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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Southwold under-11s

Southwold Under-11s squad travelled to the West Country for their inaugural tour – a total of 61 players and family members enjoying a fabulous weekend that will live long in the memory.

RFC Sudbury v Ipswich.

Sudbury marched on in London 1 North with an emphatic 45-0 home win against local rivals Ipswich and, for the sixth consecutive game, they scored 40 points.

Dan Bond Woodbridge v Ipswich YM

Woodbridge Warriors emerged successful from this well-fought Suffolk derby, the visitors taking the honours in both the league and Suffolk Cup.

Simon Sinclair

Suffolk rugby coach Simon Sinclair will play an increasingly prominent role in the future of the domestic game, after accepting a full-time position at Premiership giants Northampton Saints’ academy.

Chelmsford (blue and white hoops) v Harlow

Chelmsford recorded back-to-back victories for the first time in London 1 with a comprehensive 38-3 win over Harrow.

Ipswich Rugby Club vs Cantabrigian in London 2 North 
Harry stenton

Ipswich defeated Cantabrigians 32-24 at Humber Doucy Lane.

Ethan Waddleton. Photo: Gary Day/Pinnacle

Ipswich schoolboy Ethan Waddleton has been selected for the senior England squad for the third leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, being held in New Zealand this weekend.

New England captain Dylan Hartley with head coach Eddie Jones (right).

World Cup winner Andy Gomarsall has welcomed the controversial appointment of Dylan Hartley as England’s new skipper and believes the hooker’s presence will unsettle the Red Rose’s opponents.

Colchester (black) face Wimbledon

Colchester scored eight tries to secure a hat-trick of wins, in a thrilling victory over Wimbledon.

Scott Lyle

Bury’s inability to close out a game once again cost them dear as a last-gasp try secured victory for Canterbury.

Bury's Scott Lyle celebrates scoring the first try

National League Two South

Bury St Edmunds 12

Old Albanian 31

The Haberden faithful witnessed the finest attacking side to visit Suffolk in many moons and whilst their cause was aided and abetted by three yellow cards being shown to Bury, on this performance, it will take a very good team to deny them promotion.

Carlton Littlechild goes over for Ipswich against Campion. Photo: Jim Price

Ipswich Rugby Club head coach Clive Bell believes a new approach to the side’s London 2 North season has contributed to an upturn in form at Humber Doucy Lane.

Lewis Ludlam

Ipswich rugby star Lewis Ludlam is determined to win a new contract with Premiership giants Northampton Saints and capped his battle back to fitness as he starred for his club’s ‘A’ team, the Wanderers, in their 38-13 win at Leicester last night.

Gallery:Stowmarket rue missed chances in 19-10 loss to Southwold

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Stowmarket (red) v Southwold.

An opportunity squandered for Stowmarket as frequent handling errors and a lack of thought when attacking resulted in many chances being wasted against a committed but ultimately limited Southwold side.

Matt Hema scores the vital try at the end of the match

National League 2 South

Bury St Edmunds 17

Dorking 13

A moment of magic by Will Affleck snatched the game for Bury in dramatic circumstances.

James Crozier was impressive for Colchester at Guernsey

National League 3 London & SE

Guernsey 22

Colchester 10

Colchester’s scrum struggled to settle in the first 20 minutes resulting in a couple of penalties which Guernsey eventually worked to their advantage, scoring the first try of the game off the back of a collapsed scrum.

Damo Brambley

Colchester were up against a strong Tonbridge side eight places above them in the league and the difference showed in the first half with the visitors amassing 22 unanswered points.

Gallery:Bury St Edmunds lose out to Southend in National 2

Monday, December 7, 2015
Bury v Southend - rugby action.

A streetwise Southend mastered the blustery conditions best to secure a valuable win at Bury.

Ipswich moved to the fourth round of the National Colts Cup, winning 31-22 at Braintree at the weekend.

Sudbury v South Woodham Ferrers - rugby action.

Sudbury got back to winning ways in style on Saturday in London North 2.

Bury St Edmunds earn memorable win at Barnes

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
John Hall

Bury St Edmunds survived a late fightback, a nervous seven minutes of injury time and last play kick at goal, to deservedly take the spoils at a wet and windswept Barn Elms.

Brett Cutbush and Ed Parry tackle a Westcombe attacker

On a wet and windy day in Kent, visitors Colchester struggled against third-placed Westcombe Park and, despite having an even share of the territory during the game, were unable to convert their possession into points, losing 18-3.

Rugby Ipswich vs Rochford Hundred

Grabbing the ball is Liam Brittain.

Struggling Ipswich secured just their second London 2 North win of the season, with a 20-10 home success against Rochford Hundred.

Bury St Edmunds RUFC chairman Mike Robinson

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club chairman Mike Robinson says the club being named Suffolk Sport’s Team of the Year is another string to the Wolfpack’s bow.

Woodbridge Amazons prove too strong for Harlow

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Claire Brickley hands off for Woodbridge Amazons

After beginning the season with three away fixtures, the Amazons finally enjoyed their home opener after respecting a minute’s silence on Remembrance Sunday.

Sudbury's Austin Beckett on the run against Diss

Sudbury suffered their first defeat of the season against London 2 North league leaders Diss, but it was by the narrowest of margins, one penalty kick.

Liam Pickett, captain of Colchester

Colchester recorded a fine third victory on the spin with a nail-biting one-point win over East Grinstead.

Bury v Old Elthamians rugby action.

A penalty in the 79th minute from Tom White gave victory to the visitors in dramatic fashion.

An aerial image showing junction 28 on the A12, shortly after completion of the Weston Homes Community Stadium but before other works in the area.

Colchester could become a “semi-regional” cycling hub under ambitious plans revealed by the borough council.

Mick and Barbara Dunne are staying with relatives in Kesgrave

A show of love and rivalry will be given by one married couple heading to Twickenham for the Rugby World Cup final today, as they cheer for opposite teams fighting for the title.

St Joseph's college
Rugby festival 
Tournament winners Hampton

In the end, St Joseph’s College were unable to replicate the glory of 2010 and 2013, where the hosts won the Cup final, but there were plenty of positives to take at the conclusion of the 29th annual rugby festival, at the Ipswich school.

Mike Tindall

‘It’s your time to shine’.

Beau Gibson

Bury came close to pulling off a dramatic last-gasp victory at table-topping Taunton.

Three Pickett brothers: Liam, Harrison and Oliver  for Colchester Rufc

Colchester were up against a big Bracknell side at Mill Road on Saturday but came out winners, 24-21, in a tight contest, to secure their second victory of the season.

Becky Sherwin

Every year the Suffolk sports awards celebrate the best in sporting talent across the county. This year’s event, at Trinity Park on November 13, features Olympic and international stars among the nominees. Here we take a look at some of the contenders for the awards

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