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Diss squander 19-point lead against visiting high flyers

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HARD-FOUGHT DRAW: Diss Under-13s battled back to draw with Woodbridge at the weekend

Battling display pays off with last-gasp equaliser

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NARROWEST OF LOSSES: Diss were distraught to lose by one point

Early and late gifts send Diss to defeat

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The Wolfpack record a bonus-point win at home over London Irish Wild Geese

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club have beaten the reserve team of Premiership side London Irish, with an impressive five try haul.

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GREAT DAY: Diss youngsters enjoyed themselves at Leicester Tigers

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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