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Eastern Counties Ladies got off to a winning start, 26-20, against Warwickshire Women at Stowmarket RFC, in their Gill Burns Women’s County Championship Plate first round match.

London One North

Sudbury 42

Saffron Walden 19

Sudbury ended their season on a high by convincingly beating Saffron Walden at home on Saturday.

Woodbridge Colts defeated Colchester 31-0 to win the Eastern Counties Colts Cup at Hatchley Barn, on Sunday, to complete the first of a potential cup treble.

Bury were unable to grant outgoing coach Gavin Hogg a final home win as a resolute Canterbury did just enough to edge this disappointing game in National 2, 14-13.

Colchester travelled to the Channel Islands to play their last game of the season and came away losing 31-17.

England head coach Eddie Jones was a special guest at a packed Sudbury Rugby Club on Friday night and gave the club’s first team squad a special training session.

Sudbury’s first-team squad got a taste of what it’s like to be an England player, when the Red Rose head coach Eddie Jones took them for a training session on Friday night.

Bury St Edmunds’ Director of Rugby, Gavin Hogg, will be hoping to mark his last home game with a victory, before his summer departure.

Eastern Counties, in conjunction with Southwold RFC, hosted its inaugural U21/University Returners Festival on Easter Sunday in Southwold.

Record-breaking England coach Eddie Jones will be a special guest at Sudbury Rugby Club on Friday evening.

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club ladies team, the Foxes, have won the Women’s National Challenge East 2 league after an almost unbeaten season, winning their last 11 games in a row.

London Two North

Ipswich 17

Norwich 19

The talk before the start was of a real derby game, commitment from both sides, no quarter given or asked for – and that was just what was delivered.

Outgoing Bury St Edmunds head coach, Gavin Hogg, admits his decision to leave The Haberden at the end of the season required “a lot of thought and conversation” – and he hopes to cross paths with Bury again.

London Two North

Sudbury 38

Letchworth Garden City 13

Sudbury earned a long awaited win against mid-table Letchworth to move them above Chelmsford in the league but still not definitely clear of relegation with just two games left.

London Two North

Diss 59

Rochford Hundred 36

On a warm, sunny spring afternoon, champions Diss ended their league campaign in style in an exciting game with a victory that keeps their three-year unbeaten home record intact.

Trail-blazing Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club director of rugby Gavin Hogg is to leave the club at the end of the season, it emerged tonight.

National League 3 London & SE

Colchester 30

Chichester 24

Colchester ended their home season with a deserved win in this thriller where the result hung in the balance up to the final whistle.

National League 2 South

Old Elthamians 47

Bury 12

Bury’s recent run of good form came to an abrupt halt in south east London!

Bury St Edmunds Director of Rugby, Gavin Hogg, is looking for his side to go out “and express themselves” at second-placed Old Elthamians tomorrow afternoon, safe in the knowledge that they are free from all relegation fears.

Bury St Edmunds Director of Rugby, Gavin Hogg, had “mixed emotions” after his side’s thunderous 29-29 home draw against Cinderford last Saturday.

Eastern Counties One

Ipswich YM 31

Thurston 27

For much of this match YM’s late season revival seemed to have stalled, and it looked as if the team was going down to another defeat – until an amazing rally in the closing stages of the game saw them snatch victory with their very last move.

London One North

Sudbury 38

Letchworth 13

Sudbury earned a well-deserved and long-awaited win with a fightback at home against mid-table Letchworth.

National 3 London & SE

Colchester 14 Westcombe Park 36

Bury St Edmunds, effectively free from the threat of relegation, will be looking to finish their second season in National League Two South on a high, during the final month of the season.

Colchester head coach Anthony O’Riordan has pulled no punches after his side’s relegation from National League 3.

London 1 North

Eton Manor 32

Sudbury 31

Sudbury gave one of their best displays of the season, winning two bonus points, and would have claimed overall victory at mid-table Eton Manor, but for two lapses in concentration.

Bury St Edmunds have effectively fulfilled their mid-season target, of securing their National League Two South status, with four games to spare.

London 3 North

Wanstead 93

Stowmarket 3

This was a brutal away trip for a much-changed Stowmarket 15 at Wanstead, but it was difficult to see this final score coming.

London 2 North

Ipswich 12

Woodford 35

After a really tough sequence of fixtures that had seen Ipswich play three consecutive away games against teams in the top-half of the table, the Suffolk side had the chance to get back to winning ways, against Woodford, at Humber Doucy Lane.

Guildford 33 Colchester 20

National 3 London & SE

National League 2

Barnstaple 3 Bury St Edmunds 29

Bury St Edmunds will be aiming for a third successive victory, when they take on relegation-threatened Barnstaple in a tough-looking National League Two South match in North Devon tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

He’s one of the most influential sporting coaches on the planet right now and if I were an England rugby union player, I would follow Eddie Jones to the end of the world.

Tui Uru (Ipswich) was among the try scorers as Eastern Counties beat Middlesex 34-12 in the RFU under-20 Shield at Shelford, to clinch a quarter-final place.

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