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CHAMPIONS: Ipswich Rugby Club are promoted

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.

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