In the end, St Joseph’s College were unable to replicate the glory of 2010 and 2013, where the hosts won the Cup final, but there were plenty of positives to take at the conclusion of the 29th annual rugby festival, at the Ipswich school.
Every year the Suffolk sports awards celebrate the best in sporting talent across the county. This year’s event, at Trinity Park on November 13, features Olympic and international stars among the nominees. Here we take a look at some of the contenders for the awards
England, featuring Ipswich-born duo Lewis Ludlam and Will Owen will defend their title against New Zealand in the final of the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday, having overcome South Africa 28-20 on Monday.
Former St Joseph’s College pupil Lewis Ludlam and Ipswich-born ex-Framlingham School pupil Will Owen have been named in the England squad for the Under-20 World Cup which is to be held in Italy, next month.
Volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes will be honoured at the Eastern Counties Rugby Union annual dinner, where the guest speaker will be former England international Rob Andrew, current director of rugby at the RFU.