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Tue, 12:53

Women’s National Championships East 1

Chelmsford Bluebirds 0

Woodbridge Amazons 22

The Amazons returned to winning ways at an inhospitable Chelmsford on Sunday. Biting wind and a sloping pitch meant the Suffolk ladies had to fight for every score, writes Ian Girling.

Women’s National Championships East 1

Bury Foxes 28

Southwold Swallows 0

The Bury Foxes shut out the Southwold Swallows, but the score doesn’t reflect the effort and endeavour shown by the visitors to disrupt the ever-improving home side, writes Natalie Palmer.

Eastern Counties London 3

Thetford 20 Southwold 26

Southwold remain top of the table after a scintillating win at Thetford.

London One North

Diss 12

Chingford 41

A determined and forthright performance against the league leaders highlighted the fact that Diss are more than comfortable in London One and should enjoy further success as the season develops.

London 2 North

Woodford 12

Sudbury 56

Sudbury travelled to East London on Saturday to play Woodford, opponents they have not met for approximately 20 years, and came away with a convincing win.

Eastern Counties London 3

Stowmarket 48 Newmarket 10

Stowmarket maintained pressure on leaders Southwold at the top of the table with a well-deserved victory against struggling Newmarket.

London 2 North East

Cantabrigians 8 Ipswich 12

Ipswich managed their first away win of the season in what was a rather dour affair at Cambridge-based Cantabs.

Chelmsford’s first team faced Wanstead at home with another new line up thanks to injuries and availability, writes Annie Coulson.

London 3 Eastern Counties League

Woodbridge Warriors 43 v Wymondham 12

Woodbridge Warriors beat Wymondham 43-12 to finally record their first home of the season.

London 1 North

Colchester 29

Old Priorians 22

Colchester notched up their third bonus point victory in a row in a thrilling clash against visitors Old Priorians, writes Steve Whiteman.

Henley Hawks might be below Bury St Edmunds in the National League Two South table, with five wins from 10 matches, but they made a statement of intent last weekend with an impressive win at then-leaders Taunton Titans.

Bury St Edmunds head coach, Ollie Smith, has not ruled out the possibility of chasing down the top two in the National League Two South this season.

London One North

Diss 34 Saffron Walden 34

Diss had to make do with a 34-34 draw against Safron Walden following another frantic, error-ridden, but thoroughly entertaining encounter.

Ipswich YM Rugby Club head coach Clive Bell has told his players to stay humble and self-motivated following a sensational start to the season.

Women’s National Championships East 1

Woodbridge Amazons 14 Harwich Owls Ladies 24

Woodbridge Amazons were replaced at the summit of the Women’s National Championship East One Division table after coming up just short in a thrilling home clash with Harwich Owls Ladies on Sunday.

Bury St Edmunds 37 Clifton 19

Fresh from their rip-roaring second-half display at Canterbury last weekend, which yielded four unanswered tries in a 29-21 victory in Kent, Bury St Edmunds entertain Clifton at The Haberden today (3pm).

Bury St Edmunds head coach, Ollie Smith, had mixed emotions at the end of last Saturday’s dramatic 29-21 victory over Canterbury.

Chelmsford Rugby Club’s weekend’s fixtures got off to a great start with the girls’ team dominating in their game against Clacton at home.

Eastern Counties One

Ipswich YM 53

Ipswich Magpies 28

Winning this local derby, played intensely despite the strong, swirling wind, confirmed YM as the table-topping side at the half-way point of the season.

London 3 Eastern Counties

Woodbridge Warriors 20

Wisbech 20

Early skirmishes went in Wisbech’s favour, Woodbridge gave away too many penalties and were losing at the set piece, writes Simon Ballard.

London Two North

Chelmsford 5

Sudbury 53

Sudbury travelled to Chelmsford on Saturday, determined not to be complacent just because the home side are yet to win a game.

London One North

Colchester 60

Letchworth Garden City 12

Colchester put in a much better performance this Saturday and notched up nine tries in an excellent display of running rugby.

London 3 Eastern Counties

Stowmarket 23

Southwold 17

The eagerly-awaited clash between the last two undefeated sides in the division fully lived up to the pre-match hype, and was one of the best games seen at Chilton Fields for several seasons.

Canterbury 21 Bury St Edmunds 29

Attitude is everything for Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club head coach Ollie Smith.

London 1 North

Diss 43

Eton Manor 47

Diss and Eton Manor produced a game of untold excitement and entertainment that highlighted both side’s ability to attack on the front foot, whilst exhibiting true weaknesses in defence.

Eastern Counties 3

Aldeburgh & Thorpeness 43

Mersea Island Rhinos 5

A cold and windy Suffolk afternoon was the stage for Aldeburgh’s most convincing victory of the season so far, writes Malcolm Beer.

The 31st annual St Joseph’s College Rugby Festival saw Brighton College capture the De La Salle Trophy at the weekend, writes Angus Savage.

London 2

Ipswich 27

Old Cooperians 20

Ipswich mounted a fantastic fightback from 15 points down with just 20 minutes left with three cracking late tries and a penalty securing a welcome win.

Eastern Counties One

Hadleigh 21

Ipswich YM 33

The small crowd watching this top-of-the-table clash was treated to a fierce, competitive game, with eight tries in all and both sides willing to attack and throw the ball around, despite the blustery conditions.

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