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Women’s National Championships SE North 1

Wymondham Wasps 34

Woodbridge Amazons 5

Buoyed by a super performance in last week’s win over Chelmsford, the Suffolk side were determined to get closer than the 36-12 loss to the league leaders just a few weeks ago.

London One North

Sudbury 22

Ruislip 30

Despite a battling second half fightback, Sudbury were left counting the cost of three gifted first half tries, and ended up without a point in a game they desperately needed to win to boost hopes of London League One rugby next season.

Eastern Counties 1

Ipswich YM 8

Woodbridge Warriors 27

Woodbridge opened the scoring in this fiery local derby as full-back Jamie Smith touched down after an arcing sprint saw him receive fast ball.

National League Two South

Redingensians 25

Bury St Edmunds 21

Another superb second half performance from Bury almost stole them the win after they once again trailed heavily at half time.

National League 3 London & SE

Colchester 5

Westcliff 48

Colchester proved to be pushovers quite literally in a one-sided local derby against Westcliff, whose pack scored five pushover tries.

Young Suffolk rugby players took lessons from a team of premiership winning professionals – before watching their new mentors secure a bonus point win in front of a 21,000 strong crowd.

The month of March will ultimately decide whether Bury St Edmunds can successfully retain their National League Two South status, into a third season.

Women’s National Championships SE North 1

Woodbridge Amazons 32

Chelmsford 5

This rebuilding year is fast turning into a terrific league campaign for the Woodbridge ladies as they crushed the visiting Chelmsford side by 27 points.

London One North

Chingford 22

Sudbury 8

Sudbury travelled to East London to third-placed Chingford on Saturday and despite a spirited performance lost a close game.

Eastern Counties League

Woodbridge Warriors 7

Thetford 5

Woodbridge were expecting a demanding contest with top-of-the-table Thetford and the game didn’t disappoint.

National League 3 London & SE

Tonbridge Juddians 32

Colchester 14

This was always going to be a tough match for Colchester, away to the league leaders who had only been defeated once all season.

National League Two South

Bury St Edmunds 20

Chinnor 50

Chinnor underlined their title aspirations with an accomplished performance at an arctic Bury St Edmunds.

The former Bury St Edmunds school teacher, club president, chairman and player has been described as “a friend to all” after he died from a long illness on February 9.

Hadleigh Rugby Football Club are again hosting The Hadleigh TAG 2017.

Bury St Edmunds Director of Rugby, Gavin Hogg, insists that his side “have nothing to lose, and everything to gain,” from tomorrow afternoon’s home match against National League Two South leaders Chinnor (3pm).

Sudbury emerged victorious from a re-arranged, must-win battle at Barking, in London 1 North, on Saturday afternoon.

National 2

Redruth 10 Bury St Edmunds 3

National League 3 - Hertford 27 Colchester 18

Bury St Edmunds captain, Tom Rock, recognises that the Wolfpack have a “tough February” in their quest to remain in National League Two South for a third season, starting away at third-placed Redruth tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 2pm).

Bury St Edmunds captain, Tom Rock, recognises that his side have to burst into life from the very first whistle, rather than end up playing catch-up in the second half.

Sam Sterling bagged two second-half tries, but that was of no consolation to the Bury St Edmunds outside-centre following Saturday’s 27-21 home defeat to Henley Hawks in National League Two South.

Aaron Swanborough has been appointed as manager of Eastern Counties’ women’s team.

Four well-taken penalty goals from fly half, Simon Hoult, proved to be the difference as Chelmsford defeated Barking, 12-5, in a tense London 1 relegation battle.

Wymondham Wasps, the undefeated league leaders with a perfect seven wins from seven games, left Hatchley Barn with a Bee in their bonnet, despite a 36-12 win.

The annual Greene King IPA Rugby Sevens tournament, held at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, is to take place this year on Sunday 7th May and will become the first tournament in the 2017 Super Sevens Series.

Sudbury gave a superb performance against Tring, by far the strongest team in the league, and their determined defence often held up a classy opposition team, in a 52-14 home defeat

Southwold Swallows have faced one of their toughest seasons following promotion to Championship South East 2 this year.

Fourth-placed Woodbridge Warriors were defeated, 29-12, against the team they led by one point prior to kick-off.

England Sevens, including former St Joseph’s College schoolboy, Ethan Waddleton, experienced a difficult second day in Wellington in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Colchester took the bragging rights in this derby win over Southend, scoring five tries to earn an extra bonus point, but gained a huge confidence boost too, after their second win of the season, 31-18

Bury St Edmunds face a crunch match against fellow strugglers Henley Hawks at The Haberden tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

National League Two South

London Irish Wild Geese 36

Bury St Edmunds 24

A spirited second half performance was not good enough to paper over the cracks of a woeful first half by Bury St Edmunds on Saturday.

Bury St Edmunds RFC head coach Gavin Hogg admits his side have struggled to apply the intensity levels week in, week out, this campaign.

Having enjoyed a terrific reversal over Tabard the previous Sunday, the chance to avenge a 26-5 defeat to Essex side Harwich & Dovercourt looked a tantalising and achievable goal for the in-form Woodbridge Amazons.

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