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Friday, July 3, 2015

The Rugby Union World Cup is heading to Ipswich next month on its tour of the country in the run-up to this autumn’s tournament.

Friday, June 19, 2015
Lewis Ludlam, right, and dad Arron.

Ipswich-born rugby star Lewis Ludlam has revealed his immense pride at representing England, ahead of the biggest match of his life on Saturday night.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Lewis Ludlam (on the ball), Will Owen (third left).

England, featuring Ipswich-born duo Lewis Ludlam and Will Owen will defend their title against New Zealand in the final of the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday, having overcome South Africa 28-20 on Monday.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Alex Day

Former Suffolk schoolboy Alex Day turned down the chance to stay with Premiership giants Northampton Saints, in a bid to resurrect his promising career.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Lewis Ludlam in training with England under-20s: 
Picture Credits: Roberto Bregani/Fotosportit

Instead of turning out for England at the World Rugby Under-20 Championships in Italy, Lewis Ludlam could have been sat watching the action on TV at home, wondering what if.

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Lewis Ludlam

Ipswich-born duo Lewis Ludlam and Will Owen both started as England defeated Wales 30-16 in their second pool game at the Rugby World Under-20 Championship in Italy.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Aki Lea in action for Eastern Counties.

Eastern Counties went down to defeat at Twickenham on Sunday, losing their County Championship Division 2 Plate final 17-3 to Surrey.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Will Owen - Tiger Images

Ipswich-born duo Lewis Ludlam and Will Owen both played as England defeated Japan 59-7 in their opening game of the World Rugby Under-20s Championships, in Italy, on Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Bury Rugby Club's player of the year Shaq Meyers

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club has named Shaq Meyers as its seniors player-of-the-year in an awards ceremony celebrating the end of the most successful season in the club’s history.

Monday, June 1, 2015
Lewis Ludlam

Ipswich will be represented on a world stage this month when the World Rugby Under-20 Championships begin in Italy.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Eastern Counties are through to their first Twickenham final since 2004 after a hard-fought 26-19 Bill Beaumont Cup Division Two North win over Northumberland at Newcastle’s Kingston Park.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Thurstable School  choir selected to welcome Fiji to Rugby World Cup 2015

A Tiptree school choir has been chosen to welcome Fiji to the Rugby World Cup in England later this year.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Lewis Ludlam

Former St Joseph’s College pupil Lewis Ludlam and Ipswich-born ex-Framlingham School pupil Will Owen have been named in the England squad for the Under-20 World Cup which is to be held in Italy, next month.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes will be honoured at the Eastern Counties Rugby Union annual dinner, where the guest speaker will be former England international Rob Andrew, current director of rugby at the RFU.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The sun came out for the St Helena hospice and Colchester RFU fun day on bank holiday Monday. George  and Olivia Vinter.

St Helena Hospice teamed up with Colchester Rugby Club for a joint community fete and fun day on the May day bank holiday.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ipswich Rugby Club are holding their Road to Rio Youth Sevens festival at Humber Doucy Lane this weekend (May 2-3).

Monday, April 27, 2015
Billy Vunipola

England and Saracens back row Billy Vunipola has been announced as the special guest for this year’s Greene King IPA Sevens tournament at Bury St Edmunds RUFC on Sunday.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Bury win the National 3 title after victory against Gravesend

Bury St Edmunds head coach Gavin Hogg will sit down with his title-winning squad this week, to discuss their futures with the club.

Monday, April 20, 2015
Colchester players celebrate.

Eton Manor v Colchester (London One) at The New Wilderness Ground, Nutter Lane, Wanstead, London, UK on 18 April 2015 Picture: Steve Waller

Colchester head coach Anthony O’Riordan surveyed the scene and admitted it made him a bit emotional.

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