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Sunday, July 24, 2016
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.

Gallery: Thousands enjoy the Bury Rugby Sevens

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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.

Gallery: Colchester defeat Guernsey in National 3 thriller

Monday, April 18, 2016
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.

Ethan Waddleton

Former St Joseph’s College pupil and Colchester RFC player Ethan Waddleton has been selected in the England squad for the Red Rose’s latest round of games in the HSBC World Sevens Series, in Las Vegas.

Sudbury v Saffron Walden in London 2 North rugby.

With the ball is Frazer Beckett.

Sudbury secured a vital 8-5 win against league leaders Saffron Walden on Saturday to keep their promotion hopes alive, moving from third to second in the league.

Colchester captain Liam Pickett scores their only try in a narrow defeat at East Grinstead

Colchester came within an ace of beating third-placed East Grinstead, in a close game where the lead changed hands no less than four times.

Chris Lord scores a dramatic last-minute try for Bury to beat Old Elthamiams

Bury scored a dramatic 79th minute try to claim the points in South East London.

Anthony O'Riordan

Colchester aim to preserve their perfect record in 2016 when they visit East Grinstead, in National 3, this afternoon.

Sam Bixby

Bury St Edmunds’ director of rugby Gavin Hogg has urged his side to keep their foot on the gas as they attempt to pull clear of the relegation zone in National 2.

Woodbridge beaten 15-13 at home by Wisbech

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Woodbridge v Wisbech

Fourth-placed Woodbridge hosted third-placed Wisbech with both sides unbeaten in 2016, so this was inevitably going to be a tight match.

Ipswich RFC  v Norwich RFC.
London 2 North Rugby Derby.

Ipswich earned the bragging rights from this East Anglian derby, winning a tight contest 12-10 at Humber Doucy Lane.

Gavin Hogg

Bury St Edmunds’ director of rugby Gavin Hogg believes their home fans can prove to be the Wolfpack’s 16th man this afternoon.

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.

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