As a pupil at Old Buckenham Hall School and while playing rugby for Ipswich RFC and Ipswich YM, Harry Rowland won his first representative honours with selection to the Northampton Saints Elite Player Development Group.
Against a backdrop of blue skies and scorching sunshine, spectators flocked in their droves into the Greene King IPA Haberden, home of Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, to enjoy a day of exhilarating fast-paced rugby sevens, writes Becky Haywood.
A large crowd watched Colchester comprehensively beat visitors North Walsham Vikings to finish the season unbeaten at ‘fortress’ Mill Road and claim third place in the league, scoring over 1,000 points, writes Steve Whiteman.
Sudbury Rugby Club are back in London 1 North after an unanswered 22 second-half points saw them comfortably beat Hampstead 37-7 at Wildwood Road to clinch promotion in the play-off game, writes Ken Watkins.
On a bright spring afternoon a feast of rugby was served up to the large crowd, watching the two top teams in the league battle it out in what was one of the finest games seen at Rushmere for several years, writes Dick Watson.
The morning of game day had club members up early, walking the pitch to determine whether or not the game would go ahead but, ever dedicated, players and members cleared the snow away from the lines and the game went on.
Thetford put the first points on the board after only a minute when Wold were penalised for holding on to the ball in the tackle, and as the kick sailed over from nearly 40 metres it seemed a real battle was in the offing, writes David Vaughan.