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Woodbridge Amazons Vicky Watts passes the ball, watched by Maggie Kelly

Having enjoyed a terrific reversal over Tabard the previous Sunday, the chance to avenge a 26-5 defeat to Essex side Harwich & Dovercourt looked a tantalising and achievable goal for the in-form Woodbridge Amazons.

Frazer Beckett earned Sudbury a bonus point

Sudbury moved off the bottom of the league with just their second victory of the season.

Ipswich stop a Holt attack

Ipswich welcomed Holt to Humber Doucy Lane for a must-win game and played some fabulous attacking rugby in what was ultimately a very convincing 39-24 victory, over tough opposition.

Sam Sterling scores for Bury

National League Two South

Bury 8

Taunton 22

If ever there was an exhibition in taking your chances when they come, then Taunton showed why they are still an outside bet for promotion at a bitterly cold Greene King IPA Haberden.

Bury's Ben Turner is unable to play against parent club, Taunton Titans

Bury St Edmunds, buoyed by their late rally to win at Worthing last weekend, are brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday’s tough home test against fourth-placed Taunton Titans in National League Two South (3pm kick-off).

Captain Claire Brickley scored twice for Woodbridge

Women’s National SE North 1

Tabard 27

Woodbridge Amazons 39

A daunting road trip to Radlett in Herts to face third-placed Tabard posed a serious question for this season’s Amazons squad.

King's Field in Aldeburgh

A Suffolk recreation ground is set to be improved “massively” after an £82,500 grant was awarded to tackle drainage problems and create new sports facilities.

Lewis Ludlam

Former Ipswich schoolboy Lewis Ludlam is targeting game time in the Aviva Premiership, having made his senior Northampton Saints bow in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

Scott Lyle won the game for Bury

National League Two South

Bury St Edmunds 12

Barnes 10

A dramatic last-gasp penalty from Scott Lyle snatched the victory for Bury at a dank and drizzly Greene King IPA Haberden.

Scott Lyle had a good game for Bury

National League Two South

Taunton Titans 30

Bury St Edmunds 26

A last-gasp try in the seventh minute of injury time denied Bury what would have been an incredible victory.

Bury's Maku Koroiyadi, right, closes in on Worthing captain Liam Perkins

National 2 South

Bury St Edmunds 20

Worthing 10

A late Liam McBride penalty sealed the game for Bury and in doing so denied Worthing a losing bonus point.

Cai Griffiths

If anyone was in doubt as to the standard required to play at the top of National Two then it was in evidence at Silver Leys on Saturday.

Colchester edged out away at Shelford

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Colchester's Joe Flexman makes a tackle

Colchester travelled to Shelford hoping for a repeat of their victory there last season.

Gallery: Bury start season with win over Chilton

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Bury St Edmunds entertain Clifton in their first National League 2 home game of the season at The Haberden

National League Two South

Bury St Edmunds 30

Chilton 10

Bury kicked off their second season in National Division 2 with a fine victory.

Brian Williams

Tributes have been paid to a Suffolk rugby stalwart who dedicated his time to promoting grassroots rugby in the region and across England.

Tim Mann in action for Bury St Edmunds last season. Photo: Lucy Taylor

Bury St Edmunds boss Gavin Hogg believes he has assembled his best squad yet as the Suffolk club look to continue their exciting rise up English rugby union’s league pyramid in the club’s 90th anniversary year.

Ben Kelland

A Suffolk schoolboy will say au revoir to the UK this summer, after landing a dream deal with a French Top-14 team.

Cai Griffiths in action for Ospreys. Picture: Huw Evans Picture Agency

Cai Griffiths has no regrets leaving professional rugby, as he plans his new career at Bury St Edmunds.

Bury Rugby’s Pro AM Performance Director Terry Sands (left), Cai Griffiths and director of rugby, Gavin Hogg

National 2 outfit Bury St Edmunds have completed the signing of former Ospreys front row, Cai Griffiths.

A Barracudas player breaks in their upset defeat over last year's champions Northampton Saints

A crowd of nearly 4,000 fans basked in the sunshine as they took in the red-hot action at the eighth annual Greene King IPA Sevens tournament, at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, on Sunday.

Martin Offiah

Former England Rugby League international, Martin Offiah, will be the special guest at Ipswich Rugby Club’s end-of-season club dinner.

Bury St Edmunds entertain Cambridge at the Haberden on Saturday and in a dramatic end to the game score two tries to stun the league leaders with an excellent vistory

There have been some memorable days at the Greene King Haberden in recent years but Saturday’s events will live long in the memory for those that were present.

Colchester Rugby Football Club plays Guernsey RFC.

Colchester worked hard for their win over Guernsey in this nail-biting thriller, third time lucky against the Channel Islanders who won both the away league fixture and pre-season friendly.

Bury St Edmunds RUFC

Bury produced arguably their worst performance of the season with an error strewn display at Dorking.

Bury rugby v Redignesians ( blue) in National 2

Bury secured their National 2 status with a scrappy 27-15 win at relegation-haunted Southend.

Bury rugby v Redignesians ( blue) in National 2

A last minute penalty try salvaged two losing bonus points for Bury, which on reflection was a decent return on a game where the visitors ruled the roost.

Bury Rugby Club chairman Mike Robinson

The Ireland national sevens team has signed up to compete in this year’s Greene King IPA Rugby Sevens tournament at Bury St Edmunds, pitting them head to head against the England squad.

Colchester head coach Anthony O'Riordan

There was an avian feel to this mid-table clash with the peacocks of Shelford hosting the ravens from Colchester.

Matt Edison scored four tries in Bury's victory

Matt Edison scored four tries as Bury St Edmunds put an already-relegated Cornish All Blacks side to the sword with a 13-try demolition in the south west.

Woodbridge v Thetford

Woodbridge Warriors won a hard-fought game with Thetford, 38-35, in the Eastern Counties League, on Saturday.

Sudbury rugby - Sudbury v Cantabrigian in London North Two.

Sudbury kept their promotion hopes alive with a hard-fought win against Cantabs, while some unexpected results elsewhere in the league helped the west Suffolk side’s cause.

Alex Moon

Ipswich-born Alex Moon has been named on the bench for England Under-20s’ Six-Nations clash with Wales, at Ashton Gate, on Friday (tomorrow).

Artist's impression of new rugby clubhouse at Northern Gateway, Colchester

Concept plans for a new sports hub at the Northern Gateway in Colchester have been revealed.

Toby Trinder

They have all overcome some form of adversity in recent times but emerged stronger for it, as their shiny, new professional deals at Northampton Saints will testify.

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