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Some of the top rugby schools in the country will descend on Suffolk this weekend for the famous St Joseph’s College Rugby Festival.

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England and Northampton Saints rugby captain Dylan Hartley made a surprise appearance at Finborough School’s annual youth community rugby festival.

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In our weekly round-up of the local rugby action, there are wins for Colchester, Woodbridge, Braintree and Chelmsford....

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In our latest weekly rugby round-up, there’s a fine win for Colchester, a derby day triumph for Stowmarket and a big shutout victory for the Bury Foxes.

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Here’s our round-up of the latest local rugby action, including Colchester, Chelmsford, Southwold, Sudbury, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Braintree, Ipswich YM and Woodbridge.

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The latest reports and results from the region’s rugby sides – including Colchester, Diss, Southwold, Ipswich, Chelmsford and Braintree.

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More than 4,000 fans are expected to enjoy the annual feast of top drawer sevens rugby on offer in Bury St Edmunds this weekend.

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Eastern Counties 1

Ipswich 24

Fakenham 22

On a bright spring afternoon a feast of rugby was served up to the large crowd, watching the two top teams in the league battle it out in what was one of the finest games seen at Rushmere for several years, writes Dick Watson.

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Eastern Counties 3

Woodbridge Saxons 40

Ipswich 3s 17

With the lines swept and repainted and a nod from the ref, Jez Hannon led his Saxons into the frozen wasteland, writes Chris North.

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London 3 East

Wymondham 24

Woodbridge Warriors 0

Heavy overnight rain didn’t dampen Wymondham’s enthusiastic start to this mid-table skirmish.

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Eastern Counties Suffolk Chadacre Cup semi-final

Stowmarket 32

Woodbridge Warriors 24

Stowmarket started perkily, keen to avenge two-time Cup winners Woodbridge on a sunny, gusty day at Chilton Fields, writes Simon Ballard.

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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.

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London 3 East

Wisbech 19

Woodbridge Warriors 34

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

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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.

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London 3 Eastern Counties

Thetford 34

Woodbridge Warriors 8

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Eastern Counties One

Ipswich YM 53

Ipswich Magpies 28

Winning this local derby, played intensely despite the strong, swirling wind, confirmed YM as the table-topping side at the half-way point of the season.

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London 3 Eastern Counties

Woodbridge Warriors 20

Wisbech 20

Early skirmishes went in Wisbech’s favour, Woodbridge gave away too many penalties and were losing at the set piece, writes Simon Ballard.

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London 3 Eastern Counties

Stowmarket 23

Southwold 17

The eagerly-awaited clash between the last two undefeated sides in the division fully lived up to the pre-match hype, and was one of the best games seen at Chilton Fields for several seasons.

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