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London 2 North

Ipswich 23

Norwich 15

It was brilliant sunny day at Humber Doucy Lane as the two sides took to the field for this derby match in front of a large & noisy crowd of 350 spectators with Ipswich still smarting from the hammering they suffered at Beeston Hyrne back in October, writes John Kornjaca.

NC East 1

Lakenham Hewitt 5

Woodbridge Amazons 44

Sitting third in the league prior to this weekend, a mouth-watering trip to bottom placed Lakenham Hewitt meant the Woodbridge Amazons could keep the pressure up on the two sides above them, writes Ian Girling.

London 3 East

Wisbech 19

Woodbridge Warriors 34

Woodbridge started vigorously, the Warriors pushing up-field for Jamie Smith to kick three penalty points.

Mike Bacon takes his weekly look at sport, including the Six-Nations, the progression, or not, of VAR and how the PC brigade are starting to infiltrate sport.

Women’s National Championships East 1

Woodbridge Amazons 61

Chelmsford 0

On a glorious sunny Suffolk afternoon, the Amazons put on an amazing display to reignite their league campaign, writes Ian Girling.

London 3 Eastern Counties

Woodbridge Warriors 3

Holt 14

Early scrum penalties put Woodbridge on the back-foot, James Wyatt missed a penalty kick but the short ball was knocked on by Adam Plummer and the resulting scrum became the first of many periods of duress for the home defence, which held well, writes Simon Ballard.

London 3 Eastern Counties

Wymondham 17

Stowmarket 28

Stowmarket got off to a flying start and from the first few minutes hardly left the home side 22, and it was no surprise when full back Dan Garrard crossed the line and then converted his own try.

St Joseph’s College in Ipswich have reached the quarter-finals of the RFU National Cup after seeing off Wimbledon College 18-14 in a tense regional final.

Suffolk Cup
Ipswich YM 5 Stowmarket 24

A former Suffolk school pupil has been called up to represent England’s under-20s team in two major international competitions.

London 2 North

Wanstead 27

Ipswich 5

The Black and Golds of Ipswich fought hard throughout the match against second-placed Wanstead, eventually losing by something of a distance, with the Herons sealing their victory with two injury time tries.

Eastern Counties One

Sudbury Talbots 29

Ipswich YM 11

Top of the table YM’s 100% record came to a crashing end on a windy, raw afternoon at Sudbury, beaten by a more complete, well-organised and determined side, writes Debbie Taylor.

London 3 Eastern Counties

Thetford 34

Woodbridge Warriors 8

This mid–table clash didn’t disappoint, as both sides started energetically.

Eastern Counties One

Ipswich Magpies 24

Ipswich YM 32

A dull, cold, dank afternoon at Humber Doucy Lane hosted a game of rugby as grey as the weather, writes Debbie Taylor.

London 3 East

Woodbridge Warriors 19

West Norfolk 30

A late Woodbridge charge was too late, as the points went back across the border, writes Simon Ballard.

London 3 East

Wymondham 7

Southwold 26

Southwold kept touch with Stowmarket at the top of the league with a confident win on the road in Norfolk, writes David Vaughan.

Eastern Counties 1

Ipswich YM 20

Hadleigh 11

This top of the table clash, which confirmed Ipswich YM’s position as best in the league – at least of this first phase of the league season – rarely managed to hit any heights, writes Debbie Taylor.

London 2 North

Ipswich 19

Sudbury 53

Sudbury picked themselves up from last week’s hiccup and put on another good display of running rugby at Ipswich, writes Don Reekie.

London 3 East

Stowmarket 26

Woodbridge Warriors 5

Stowmarket, joint league leaders, started with intent – their pack pushed the visitors back and scrum half Jo Fifield shot quick passes to hooker Jake Squirrell and the forwards to charge on to, writes Simon Ballard.

London 3 East

West Norfolk 28

Stowmarket 32

Stow returned to the top of the table after this classic game of two halves as the visitors dominated the scoring in the first half before West Norfolk fought back in the second, writes Martin Barnard.

Eastern Counties One

Colchester Thirds 14

Ipswich YM 20

On a bright but raw winter’s afternoon the YM back division that took to the field against Colchester bore little resemblance to the formation that had represented the club for most of the season so far, so injury-ravaged are the YM at present.

London 2 North

Harlow 22

Ipswich 17

Following a three-match unbeaten run in November, sixth-placed Ipswich Rugby Club came unstuck against Harlow, the side just above them, on a freezing cold day in Essex, writes John Kornjaca.

London 3 East

Woodbridge 3

Southwold 21

A week after losing to Woodbridge in a cup classic, high-flying Southwold returned for a league battle with eight new faces and revenge on their minds, writes Simon Ballard.

Women’s National Championship East 1

Woodbridge Amazons 5

Bury Foxes 22

This all Suffolk league fixture pitted a young up-and-coming Bury side with this season’s established and promising contenders, the Woodbridge Amazons.

Suffolk Chadacre Cup First Round

Woodbridge Warriors 42

Southwold 32

Top of the league Southwold faced mid-table Woodbridge in a cup clash for bragging rights, writes Simon Ballard.

London 3 East

Stowmarket 30

West Norfolk 14

Stowmarket returned to winning ways against the visitors from Kings Lynn.

London 3 East

Crusaders RFC 19

Woodbridge Warriors 25

Crusaders attacked from the off through No8 Robert Dye but were stopped by a couple of penalties which gave Woodbridge an opportunity to launch No8 Aldis Salavejs off wide, though wing Simon Ward was stopped by some strong defence, writes Simon Ballard.

Australia rugby coach Michael Cheika has escaped any punishment from the Autumn International Disciplinary body following his ‘reactions’ during the 30-6 defeat by England last weekend.

Women’s National Championships East 1

Chelmsford Bluebirds 0

Woodbridge Amazons 22

The Amazons returned to winning ways at an inhospitable Chelmsford on Sunday. Biting wind and a sloping pitch meant the Suffolk ladies had to fight for every score, writes Ian Girling.

Eastern Counties London 3

Stowmarket 48 Newmarket 10

Stowmarket maintained pressure on leaders Southwold at the top of the table with a well-deserved victory against struggling Newmarket.

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