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Colchester head coach Anthony O’Riordan has pulled no punches after his side’s relegation from National League 3.

London 1 North

Eton Manor 32

Sudbury 31

Sudbury gave one of their best displays of the season, winning two bonus points, and would have claimed overall victory at mid-table Eton Manor, but for two lapses in concentration.

Bury St Edmunds have effectively fulfilled their mid-season target, of securing their National League Two South status, with four games to spare.

London 3 North

Wanstead 93

Stowmarket 3

This was a brutal away trip for a much-changed Stowmarket 15 at Wanstead, but it was difficult to see this final score coming.

London 2 North

Ipswich 12

Woodford 35

After a really tough sequence of fixtures that had seen Ipswich play three consecutive away games against teams in the top-half of the table, the Suffolk side had the chance to get back to winning ways, against Woodford, at Humber Doucy Lane.

Guildford 33 Colchester 20

National 3 London & SE

National League 2

Barnstaple 3 Bury St Edmunds 29

Bury St Edmunds will be aiming for a third successive victory, when they take on relegation-threatened Barnstaple in a tough-looking National League Two South match in North Devon tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

He’s one of the most influential sporting coaches on the planet right now and if I were an England rugby union player, I would follow Eddie Jones to the end of the world.

Tui Uru (Ipswich) was among the try scorers as Eastern Counties beat Middlesex 34-12 in the RFU under-20 Shield at Shelford, to clinch a quarter-final place.

Women in and around Ipswich are being encouraged to scrum down to Humber Doucy Lane, where a ladies rugby team has reformed.

Women’s National Championships SE North 1

Woodbridge Amazons 20

Harlow 0

The Amazons ended their 2016/17 season with a heart-warming win over Essex rivals Harlow.

A record number of young rugby players transformed Hadleigh, into the focal point of Mini-TAG rugby in Europe… and beyond.

Suffolk RFU Chadacre Cup Final

Woodbridge Warriors 18

Southwold 15

The Woodbridge Warriors retained the Suffolk RGU Chadacre Cup by upsetting a higher division team in the final for the second straight season.

Ipswich Rugby Club are hoping to raise around £850,000 to build a new clubhouse, in time for their 150th anniversary in three years time, and are keen to hear from any potential benefactors.

There’s a David versus Goliath clash in the Suffolk Chadacre Cup final this weekend.

Bury St Edmunds effectively secured their National League Two South status, into a third season, with a rousing 43-31 victory at Barnes last Saturday.

Sudbury faced second placed Brentwood on Saturday and again put up a competitive display against a well drilled side - the Essex side running out victors.

Bury took a big stride to securing their National 2 status with a bonus-point victory over relegation rivals Barnes.

Colchester took no points but a lot of pride from an impressive display that saw the second-from-bottom team lead second-top Wimbledon until late in the game, before eventually succumbing 34-18.

Bury St Edmunds will be forced into several changes for tomorrow afternoon’s crunch encounter in National League Two South at Barnes (kick-off 2.30pm).

Woodbridge Warriors travelled to face a much-changed Wisbech side, from the one they had beat 48-12 on November 5, and lost 39-12.

Southwold fell short in just two crucial areas at the weekend, losing by three points, having conceded 26 penalties in the game.

Sudbury threw away a winnable game, making silly mistakes that gave their opposition possession and field position, whilst squandering scoring opportunities with poor handling.

England Sevens, featuring ex-St Joseph’s College pupil, Ethan Waddleton, were beaten 19-0 in their quarter-final against New Zealand at the Las Vegas sevens.

A Chris Lord hat-trick was just enough to see a nervy Bury side home, 33-28, against a spirited and determined Exmouth.

Colchester visited Amersham & Chiltern, who were one place below the Essex team at the bottom of the National 3 table, winning 28-20.

Bury St Edmunds face a “season-defining” three matches in March, which will probably decide whether or not they are involved in an end-of-campaign relegation battle in National League Two South.

Woodbridge Warriors booked their place in the final of the Suffolk Chadacre Cup, after a 37-12 victory over Clacton.

Women’s National Championships SE North 1

Wymondham Wasps 34

Woodbridge Amazons 5

Buoyed by a super performance in last week’s win over Chelmsford, the Suffolk side were determined to get closer than the 36-12 loss to the league leaders just a few weeks ago.

London One North

Sudbury 22

Ruislip 30

Despite a battling second half fightback, Sudbury were left counting the cost of three gifted first half tries, and ended up without a point in a game they desperately needed to win to boost hopes of London League One rugby next season.

Eastern Counties 1

Ipswich YM 8

Woodbridge Warriors 27

Woodbridge opened the scoring in this fiery local derby as full-back Jamie Smith touched down after an arcing sprint saw him receive fast ball.

National League Two South

Redingensians 25

Bury St Edmunds 21

Another superb second half performance from Bury almost stole them the win after they once again trailed heavily at half time.

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