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Top-of-the-table encounter goes the way of leaders Diss

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RUGBY: Diss v Norwich. Head coach Dave Smith.

Diss RFC head coach says table-topping clash ‘like any other’

Diss RFC head coach Dave Smith insists he is treating this weekend’s top-of-the-table clash with South Woodham Ferrers like any other.

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Plenty of action for Diss anglers

Despite the frozen lakes since the turn of the year, there has still been plenty of action from members of the Diss Angling Club down at The Mere over recent weeks.

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NO REPEATS: Diss head coach Dave Smith

Coach calls on Diss RFC to avoid a repeat when Epping visit

Dave Smith is hoping his Diss RFC side will show a marked improvement from the last time they faced Epping Upper Clapton when the Essex side visit Mackenders on Saturday (2.30pm), writes Liam Apicella.

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PACKED OUT: Crowds enjoying the action from the hill during the 2014 tournament, which was played out on a baking hot day.   Picture: Roger Arbon

Bury St Edmunds' sevens tournament to kick off Super Sevens Series

The biggest tournament of its kind in East Anglia this year - Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club's Greene King IPA Sevens tournament - has been given the accolade of doubling up as the first event in the 2017 Super Sevens Series.

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First piece of silverware for
Diss after semi-final victory

First piece of silverware for Diss after semi-final victory

WOODFORDES NORFOLK CUP

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ON THE MARCH: Diss launch another attack

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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