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Try-laden second half eases Diss to victory

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Sudbury Rugby Club's head coach Ben Scully worked alongside England coach Eddie Jones (pictured) and his defence coach Paul Gustard, who is coming to coach at the club on Tuesday.    Picture: PA Wire

England rugby coach to put Sudbury squad through their paces

England defence coach Paul Gustard will be at Sudbury Rugby Club on Tuesday evening, talking to the club’s coaches and taking a training session with the senior players and Colts.

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INJURY RELIEF: Diss head coach Dave Smith

Sidelined players are starting to return for Diss RFC

Diss Rugby Club head coach Dave Smith is finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel with regards to his side’s injury problems, writes Liam Apicella.

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DRIVING FORCE: Stephen Hipwell and John Laurie look to mount another attack during Diss victory over Ipswich, which kept them in top spot heading into the Christmas break

Latu runs in a hat-trick to keep Diss top of the table

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DRIVING FORCE: Kimi Latu sets Diss on yet another attack during their home victory over Norwich at Mackenders, which kept the Blues top of the league standings

McClure is Diss’ main man in comfortable home win

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ABSENT SKIPPER: Diss will be without their influential captain Fraser Hall until after the Christmas period as he continues his recovery from a troubling knee injury

Skipper will be missing for Diss until after Christmas

After a weekend off, Diss Rugby Club return to action tomorrow afternoon looking to tighten to their grip on top spot in the London League Two North East standings.

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CONVINCING WIN: Steve Hipwell (pictured in action earlier this season) scored two tries during the victory over Woodford  a result that helped to restore Diss back at the top of the table

Seven-try victory sees Diss return to top of the perch

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Young Diss teams make it into top five seeds

Young Diss teams make it into top five seeds

Two Diss Under-13 sides impressed at the first Norfolk RFU and Eastern Counties RFU Festival on Sunday.

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IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED: Dave Smith (foreground) wants his Diss team to start managing matches better, particularly when they have built up a healthy winning advantage

Smith calls on Diss players to improve decision making

Dave Smith is eager for his Diss RFC side to banish the ‘annoying habit’ they have picked up in recent weeks.

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HONOURS EVEN: Steve Hipwell (pictured earlier this season with the ball in hand) scored Diss opening try during their 25-25 draw on the road at the weekend

Diss lose status as leaders after drawing on the road

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AT LAST: Tom Murray runs in a try during Sudbury's first of the season

WEEKEND RUGBY ROUND-UP: Sudbury finally post first win

After eight failed attempts, Sudbury secured their first London League Division One North victory of the season on Saturday, while Bury St Edmunds also ended a winless streak of their own.

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CAPTAINS WARNING: Diss skipper Fraser Hall has urged his side to improve defensively ahead of tomorrow afternoons trip to Cantabrigian

Diss must ditch ‘ping pong’ rugby for Cantabs fixture

Defence will be key for Diss RFC during tomorrow’s trip to Cantabrigian — that is the view of skipper Fraser Hall.

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LOSING FEELING: Sean Stapleton attempts to make some ground for Bury. Picture: Mecha Morton

WEEKEND RUGBY ROUND-UP: Fourth straight defeat for Bury

Bury St Edmunds have dropped down to 11th in the National League Two South standings after they were beaten at home by Redingensians, while there was also defeats for Sudbury and Newmarket.

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BREAKING THROUGH: Sean McClure, who scored seven points with the boot, looks to get Diss on the front foot

MATCH: Diss maintain grip on top spot

LONDON LEAGUE TWO NORTH EAST: Diss 27 South Woodham Ferrers 20

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STRENGTH IN DEPTH: Injury-hit Diss celebrate a try earlier thi season

Diss coach previously unaware as to strength of options

Diss RFC head coach Dave Smith has been pleasantly surprised by the strength in depth at the club.

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HONOURS EVEN: Action from Sudbury's draw with Chingford

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Draw ends Sudbury’s losing sequence, Bury beaten by leaders

After losing their first six games of the new London League One North season, Sudbury halted the rot thanks to a 29-29 home draw with Chingford on Saturday.

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WINNERS: Diss players celebrate a try

Injury-hit Diss show promotion pedigree

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WITHDRAWAL: Injuries mean Diss will not play in this season's RFU Intermediate Cup

Diss make decision to pull their side out of RFU cup

Dave Smith feels the right decision has been made after Diss Rugby Club pulled out of the RFU Intermediate Cup ahead of tomorrow’s scheduled tie at Welwyn, writes Russell Claydon.

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HAMMERING: Ben Scully saw his Sudbury side suffer a hefy whitewash at Tring

WEEKEND RUGBY ROUND-UP: Sudbury trounced on the road

Sudbury suffered their heaviest defeat for many years as they went down 90-0 away at Tring in the London League One North on Saturday.

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TWO TRIES: Philip LeLeivre scored twice in Diss' 30-15 win against Old Cooperians

MATCH REPORT: Injury-hit Diss go top with stellar display

LONDON LEAGUE TWO NORTH EAST: Diss 30 Old Cooperians 15

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