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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ipswich moved to the fourth round of the National Colts Cup, winning 31-22 at Braintree at the weekend.

Sudbury v South Woodham Ferrers - rugby action.

Sudbury got back to winning ways in style on Saturday in London North 2.

Bury St Edmunds earn memorable win at Barnes

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
John Hall

Bury St Edmunds survived a late fightback, a nervous seven minutes of injury time and last play kick at goal, to deservedly take the spoils at a wet and windswept Barn Elms.

Brett Cutbush and Ed Parry tackle a Westcombe attacker

On a wet and windy day in Kent, visitors Colchester struggled against third-placed Westcombe Park and, despite having an even share of the territory during the game, were unable to convert their possession into points, losing 18-3.

Rugby Ipswich vs Rochford Hundred

Grabbing the ball is Liam Brittain.

Struggling Ipswich secured just their second London 2 North win of the season, with a 20-10 home success against Rochford Hundred.

Bury St Edmunds RUFC chairman Mike Robinson

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club chairman Mike Robinson says the club being named Suffolk Sport’s Team of the Year is another string to the Wolfpack’s bow.

Woodbridge Amazons prove too strong for Harlow

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Claire Brickley hands off for Woodbridge Amazons

After beginning the season with three away fixtures, the Amazons finally enjoyed their home opener after respecting a minute’s silence on Remembrance Sunday.

Sudbury's Austin Beckett on the run against Diss

Sudbury suffered their first defeat of the season against London 2 North league leaders Diss, but it was by the narrowest of margins, one penalty kick.

Liam Pickett, captain of Colchester

Colchester recorded a fine third victory on the spin with a nail-biting one-point win over East Grinstead.

Bury v Old Elthamians rugby action.

A penalty in the 79th minute from Tom White gave victory to the visitors in dramatic fashion.

An aerial image showing junction 28 on the A12, shortly after completion of the Weston Homes Community Stadium but before other works in the area.

Colchester could become a “semi-regional” cycling hub under ambitious plans revealed by the borough council.

Mick and Barbara Dunne are staying with relatives in Kesgrave

A show of love and rivalry will be given by one married couple heading to Twickenham for the Rugby World Cup final today, as they cheer for opposite teams fighting for the title.

St Joseph's college
Rugby festival 
Tournament winners Hampton

In the end, St Joseph’s College were unable to replicate the glory of 2010 and 2013, where the hosts won the Cup final, but there were plenty of positives to take at the conclusion of the 29th annual rugby festival, at the Ipswich school.

Mike Tindall

‘It’s your time to shine’.

Beau Gibson

Bury came close to pulling off a dramatic last-gasp victory at table-topping Taunton.

Three Pickett brothers: Liam, Harrison and Oliver  for Colchester Rufc

Colchester were up against a big Bracknell side at Mill Road on Saturday but came out winners, 24-21, in a tight contest, to secure their second victory of the season.

Becky Sherwin

Every year the Suffolk sports awards celebrate the best in sporting talent across the county. This year’s event, at Trinity Park on November 13, features Olympic and international stars among the nominees. Here we take a look at some of the contenders for the awards

Last year's winner, Jack Somers, left

Some of the region’s brightest sporting stars have been nominated for the prestigious title of Suffolk Sports Personality of the Year – and you can help pick the winner.

Colchester celebrate their first national league victory

What a difference a few months makes.

Clement Le Roy goes over for Bury's only try in their 46-11 defeat at Old Albanians

Bury endured a tough afternoon as they went down 46-11 to Old Albanians.

Diss v Ipswich

A glorious autumn day on a perfect pitch and a very decent crowd were not enough for the home side as Ipswich lost 20-7 to Diss.

Gallery:A second half surge gives Stowmarket victory

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Stowmarket rugby vs May and Baker

With the ball is Tamati Hauraki-Tyrell.

A strong showing after the break helped Stowmarket secure a 45-30 win over May and Baker at the weekend.

Thurstable School Choir greet members of the Fijian rugby team ahead of the Rugby World Cup

Schoolchildren from Tiptree sang to welcome the Fijian rugby team to the UK ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

Tim Mann scored for Bury at Chinnor

Bury survived a nervous final five minutes to secure a deserved first win in National 2, as they beat Chinnor 24-22

Bury St Edmunds entertain Bishops Stortford at the Haberden for their first match in the National League 2 South

Bury’s first venture into National 2 Rugby ended in defeat but they can take great heart from the performance.

Colchester's Damien Brambley goes for the gap against Gravesend

Colchester’s debut in English National League Division Three was not the 90th birthday present the club hoped for as Gravesend exploited errors to snatch a win in the final minutes.

Action from the Eton Manor v Colchester (London One) match at The New Wilderness Ground, Nutter Lane, Wanstead, London, UK on 18 April 2015 Picture: Steve Waller

The Rugby Union World Cup may be less than two weeks from kicking off, but away from the glitz and glamour of the sport’s biggest event, history is set to be made by two of the region’s clubs, this afternoon.

Andrew Windridge - photo: Richard Beattie/SBS Photography

Premier League Grand Final 0 SW London Chargers 46 - Eastern Rhinos 6

Gavin Hogg

Former Bury St Edmunds youngster Josh Walker has been named the club’s new first-team captain for the coming season.

dave micklethwaite

They may have signed 21 new players, but Bury St Edmunds director of rugby Gavin Hogg thinks the Wolfpack have got the right blend as they approach their first-ever campaign at National 2 level.

Calum Irvine, centre.

One of Colchester’s heroes from the club’s London 1 North title-winning campaign has quit the club due to work commitments.

Cameron Ives

Former St Joseph’s College pupil and ex-Colchester RFC youngster Cameron Ives has been snapped up by French Pro D2 side Beziers.

The Rugby Union World Cup will visit the statue to Prince Obolensky in Ipswich.

The Rugby Union World Cup is heading to Ipswich next month on its tour of the country in the run-up to this autumn’s tournament.

Lewis Ludlam, right, and dad Arron.

Ipswich-born rugby star Lewis Ludlam has revealed his immense pride at representing England, ahead of the biggest match of his life on Saturday night.

Lewis Ludlam (on the ball), Will Owen (third left).

England, featuring Ipswich-born duo Lewis Ludlam and Will Owen will defend their title against New Zealand in the final of the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday, having overcome South Africa 28-20 on Monday.

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