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CHAMPIONS: Ipswich Rugby Club are promoted

PUBLISHED: 10:43 13 April 2014 | UPDATED: 10:43 13 April 2014

High Five - Chris Kolapo-Ajala with ball in hand, running in his 3rd try of the day, giving a high five to his team mate, Jermaine Watson.
Ipswich V Norwich (London NE) on 05-04-2014 at Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk UK

High Five - Chris Kolapo-Ajala with ball in hand, running in his 3rd try of the day, giving a high five to his team mate, Jermaine Watson. Ipswich V Norwich (London NE) on 05-04-2014 at Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk UK

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Ipswich Rugby Club have been promoted to London 1 North, winning the London 2 North title with a game to spare.

Johnny Breedt’s men went into yesterday’s game at Holt in second place, behind leaders Saffron Walden, but knew that victory in their final two games would seal the championship.

However, it did not come to that with Ipswich making no mistake in Norfolk, winning 39-19, and Saffron slipping up at Chelmsford, losing 38-31.

Ipswich’s final game of the season is at South Woodham Ferrers on April 26.

More reaction in Tuesday’s Ipswich Star and EADT and in Friday’s Love Rugby.

Ipswich Town U18 Academy boss Alan Lee is hoping his young charges can keep up the proud Blues tradition of success in youth football, with victory against Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Youth Cup Fourth Round tonight, at Portman Road, 7pm ko.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes young defender Chris Smith returned from his loan spell at Chelmsford ‘more of a bloke’ and is hopeful he has a first team future.

Ipswich Town U23 3

QPR 0

Ben Morris hit a brace and Aaron Drinan opened his account in a blue shirt as an experienced Ipswich Town under 23 side eased past QPR 3-0 at Playford Road today, writes Kieren Standley.

FA Women’s Premier League

South East Division One

Ipswich Town 9

Haringey Borough 0

Ipswich Town Ladies bounced back from last Sunday’s disappointing FA Cup exit to Charlton with an emphatic 9-0 trouncing of bottom of the league Haringey Borough at the Goldstar Ground in Felixstowe, writes Kieren Standley.

Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen is set to appeal the red card given to Eunan O’Kane following his altercation with Jonas Knudsen.

Episode Six: Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back for another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast to discuss the win over Leeds, Portman Road atmosphere and the latest transfer news.

Bersant Celina revealed just how much the adulation of the Ipswich Town fans means to him after his latest match-winning effort.

It’s that kind of season. Just when everything seems to be miserable, and the fans’ anger is mounting, along comes a victory to lighten the mood. At least temporarily, writes Northstander Terry Hunt.

Saturday was a much-needed day for Town fans, writes Karl Fuller.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy and former Blues boss Roy Keane could be in direct competition for the Republic of Ireland job if Martin O’Neill is lured to Stoke City, according to the Irish Sun.

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