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Rugby news

Monday, August 7, 2017

An Olympic venue operator has been appointed to advise Colchester Borough Council on its plans for a regional sports hub at the Northern Gateway.

History has been made within the Eastern Counties Rugby Union setup and, more specifically, at Southwold Rugby Club.

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club have continued their signing spree ahead of the new season by bringing in the top scorer for the Austrian national side.

Ambitious Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club have announced seven new signings for the season ahead.

New Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club head coach, Ollie Smith, is excited about the prospect of taking the club forward to the next level.

Former British & Irish Lion and England international Ollie Smith has been revealed as the new head coach at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club.

Culford School Year 13 pupil Tom Brown, from Bury St Edmunds, has signed a professional deal with Brive.

The bill for clearing up a popular sports ground after travellers set up a camp on the site has been estimated at more than £3,000.

Ipswich Rugby Club have rung the changes during the close season and are looking forward to the new campaign in London 2 North East.

Stowmarket Rugby Club have appointed John Holton as the new first-team coach at Chilton Fields.

Bury St Edmunds chairman Mike Robinson has cited Premiership champions Exeter as a marker of what can be achieved by smaller clubs, ahead of the new National 2 season.

Bury St Edmunds chairman Mike Robinson says the Wolfpack must continue to look far and wide if they are to progress up the rugby pyramid.

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club have re-signed several key players ahead of their push for promotion next season.

New head coach Jon Clarke admits there can be little room for sentiment as Bury St Edmunds embark on a five-year plan to reach the Championship.

Pre-season has started at Felixstowe, with the respective men’s and women’s teams providing a very good mix of players.

Chelmsford Rugby Club are back in training this week.

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club have made their first signing of the off season, with the club promising several more new faces over the summer.

A talented young Suffolk rugby player is targeting a career in the sport after he was selected against the odds for the England Counties under-20 side.

Braintree Rugby Club held their Annual Awards and Dinner Dance and this year there was plenty to celebrate.

Bury St Edmunds have appointed Irish rugby legend Kevin Maggs as their new Pro-AM Rugby Director, on a part-time basis.

London and South Premier

London Skolars A 32

Eastern Rhinos 10

The Rhinos showed great character to come back from an early 10 point deficit to level the scores but conceded several late tries to give a final score that flattered the home side.

The recently-formed Ipswich Scorpions women’s rugby union team are holding an open session for experienced and novice players keen on playing the sport.

Eastern Counties were left licking their wounds having suffered a narrow loss in the opening game of the Bill Beaumont County Championships, against East Midlands.

Eastern Counties Women suffered the first defeat this season in a tough encounter away to table-topping Leicestershire, despite playing arguably their best rugby this campaign.

With the sun shining and top class international rugby 7s on display, the crowd poured into the Greene King IPA Haberden in their droves at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club as the British Army won the ninth annual Greene King IPA 7s tournament.

New Bury St Edmunds head coach, Jon Clark, is not planning to make wholesale changes after Gavin Hogg’s reign ended on a winning note at Clifton last weekend.

It’s the Bury Rugby Greene King IPA Sevens this Sunday, one of the highlights of the Suffolk sporting calendar. MARK HEATH previews the event.

The younger players from Woodbridge Rugby Club’s youth section – the minis - and their parents were out in force in glorious sunshine last Sunday.

A Suffolk soldier soaked up the “unreal” atmosphere generated by 80,000 fans at the home of rugby union.

National League Two South

Clifton 30

Bury St Edmunds 33

Bury signed off for the 2017 season with an exhilarating win away in Bristol.

Gavin Hogg’s final match, as Bury St Edmunds’ Director of Rugby, coincides with the end of another satisfactory season for the Wolfpack at National League Two South level.

Former Northampton Saints centre, Jon Clarke, has been appointed as the new head coach of Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club.

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.

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