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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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INJURY PROBLEMS: Diss RFC head coach Dave Smith (right) will be without Kimi Latu, Chris Beaird and John Laurie for tomorrows top-of-the-table clash against Old Cooperians at Mackenders

Injuries threaten to break Diss’ run of home success

Diss RFC have been hit with an injury crisis which threatens to stop their two-and-a-half year unbeaten home league record at Mackenders.

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EASY WIN: Action from Diss' whitewash win over Holt

Dominant Diss cruise to whitewash victory

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Roydon, Norfolk Rugby action from Diss v Holt. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160924-223538009

WEEKEND ROUND-UP: Diss cruise to whitewash victory against rivals Holt, while last minute try denies Bury

Diss produced a dominant performance to thrash rivals Holt 52-0 and maintain their 100 per cent start to the season.

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Diss coach anticipating hotly-contested Holt encounter

Diss coach anticipating hotly-contested Holt encounter

Dave Smith is expecting ‘kitchen sinks to be thrown’ when his Diss RFC side play host to rivals Holt tomorrow afternoon (3pm).

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RUGBY Diss I v Romford + Gidea Park. Sean McClure ANL-150812-121106006

WEEKEND ROUND-UP: Late try hands Diss the early bragging rights over rivals Ipswich

Diss kept up their winning start to the season as a late try two minutes from time helped them to a hard-fought 28-22 win over local rivals Ipswich.

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Beaird hat-trick helps Diss to win first game

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