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Youngsters get up close with pros

Young players from Diss Rugby Club honed their skills with the professionals at 10-time English champions Leicester Tigers on Saturday, November 4.

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ON TOUR: Framlingham rugby players

Framlingham rugby players tour France

The senior rugby squad at Framlingham College visited Paris during half-term for a six-day tour of the French capital.

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DOUBLE UP: Stephen Hipwell scored Diss' two tries at the weekend

Spirited Diss are defeated away at the league leaders

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STAR MAN: Stephen Hipwell charges through to score

Diss pegged back late in end-to-end fixture

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FAMILIAR FACE: Mike Howard has returned to Diss. Picture: Nigel Rudgard

Coup for Diss as Bedford stalwart Howard returns

After last appearing for the club in the 2005/06 season, Mike Howard is once again preparing to pull on a Diss RFC shirt.

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WARNING: Dave Smith

Head coach expecting Walden to be tough opponents

Saffron Walden may be below his team in the league table, but Diss RFC head coach Dave Smith has told his side they will not have it all their own way at Mackenders tomorrow (2.30pm), writes Liam Apicella.

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DERBY THRASHING: Todd Wishart scored a try for Diss

Blues comfortably beaten on the road by their rivals

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HOME LOSS: Alex Leeder in action for Diss

Diss defeated despite scoring seven tries

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MORE PRAGMATISIM: Dave Smith wants his side to cut out the high-scoring games

Head coach keen to drop the basketball mentality

Ahead of tomorrow’s crunch derby at North Walsham (3pm), head coach Dave Smith has conceded his Diss side need to ditch their basketball approach.

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FEELING FRESH: Diss head coach Dave Smith

Week-long break will have done Diss plenty of good

Head coach Dave Smith believes his Diss RFC side will have benefitted from their week off, writes Liam Apicella.

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HAT-TRICK HERO: Stephen Hipwell ran in three tries for Diss

Hipwell runs in a hat-trick as Diss record away victory

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BIG WIN: Diss ran in a number of tries against Letchworth. Picture: John Grist

Losing streak over as Diss edge high-scoring fixture

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AWAY DEFEAT: Steve Hipwell scored one of Diss' four tries in their loss at the weekend

Hosts inflict third straight defeat on the visiting Blues

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EVER PRESENT: John Laurie had a great performance in a Diss shirt, scoring the teams first try to keep them in the game

A second successive loss for Smith’s Diss

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AWAY LOSS: Match action from Diss' defeat on the road at Colchester

Diss blown away by late Colchester tries

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HOME CLASH: Dave Smith addresses his Diss players

Head coach looking for Diss to make quick start

Dave Smith is hoping his Diss RFC side are able to rid themselves of their tendency to start matches slowly when they host Brentwood tomorrow (3pm).

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FRONT FOOT: Diss go on the attack during their victory over South Woodham

Diss get started with an away day victory

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LOOKING AHEAD: Dave Smith wants Diss to have a season of consolidation at a higher level

Head coach looking for his Diss side to be competitive

As Diss prepare for life in London League One North, head coach Dave Smith has revealed he would be happy with a season of consolidation.

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Leicester Tigers player pays visit to see Diss’ rising stars

Leicester Tigers player pays visit to see Diss’ rising stars

Youngsters at Diss Rugby Club were given a treat last week with the visit of a Premiership Rugby player to Mackenders.

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ANOTHER LOSS: Steve Hipwell, who scored a try, looks to make inroads into Lancashire territory

Hipwell gets his name on try-sheet again in defeat

BILL BEAUMONT CUP

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