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Same old story as Diss slip to a hefty defeat at home

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MAKING STRIDES: Former Diss youth player Tom West: Picture: RFU Collection

West completes journey from Diss to Premiership

When Tom West made his Aviva Premiership debut earlier this month, it was not only a proud moment for the youngster and his family, but also everybody of a Diss RFC persuasion.

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England select former Fram College pupil

England select former Fram College pupil

Northampton Saints prop Toby Trinder has earned his first call-up to the England Under-20 Rugby squad for the 2018 Six Nations, as well as the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in May.

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BOUNCE BACK: Diss are at home on Saturday

Blues tipped to bounce back from big defeat

Saturday’s thrashing at the hands of promotion-chasing Brentwood will not have had any lasting negative impact on the Diss RFC players.

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LOTS TO PLAY FOR: Diss Rugby head coach Dave Smith has high hopes for this weekend's game against Brentwood

Diss Rugby in a ‘great position’ to attack

Diss Rugby Club have a great mindset going into their first game of the year as they prepare to face second-placed Brentwood, according to head coach Dave Smith.

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HOME WIN: Diss III were victorious at Mackenders

Third team topple leaders

EASTERN COUNTIES

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BONUS TRY: Diss scored four tries to gain a bonus point

Smith hails his Diss boys after top win

Diss Rugby Club’s 26-22 victory over promotion-hopefuls Colchester, in their final London One North fixture of the year, has been hailed as ‘fantastic’ by coach Dave Smith.

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HIGH-SCORING DRAW: Alex Leeder offloads a pass for Diss

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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