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Bury Rugby

Friday, July 7, 2017

Culford School Year 13 pupil Tom Brown, from Bury St Edmunds, has signed a professional deal with Brive.

Bury St Edmunds chairman Mike Robinson has cited Premiership champions Exeter as a marker of what can be achieved by smaller clubs, ahead of the new National 2 season.

Bury St Edmunds chairman Mike Robinson says the Wolfpack must continue to look far and wide if they are to progress up the rugby pyramid.

New head coach Jon Clarke admits there can be little room for sentiment as Bury St Edmunds embark on a five-year plan to reach the Championship.

Bury St Edmunds have appointed Irish rugby legend Kevin Maggs as their new Pro-AM Rugby Director, on a part-time basis.

Eastern Counties Women suffered the first defeat this season in a tough encounter away to table-topping Leicestershire, despite playing arguably their best rugby this campaign.

With the sun shining and top class international rugby 7s on display, the crowd poured into the Greene King IPA Haberden in their droves at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club as the British Army won the ninth annual Greene King IPA 7s tournament.

Eastern Counties Ladies got off to a winning start, 26-20, against Warwickshire Women at Stowmarket RFC, in their Gill Burns Women’s County Championship Plate first round match.

Bury were unable to grant outgoing coach Gavin Hogg a final home win as a resolute Canterbury did just enough to edge this disappointing game in National 2, 14-13.

Tui Uru (Ipswich) was among the try scorers as Eastern Counties beat Middlesex 34-12 in the RFU under-20 Shield at Shelford, to clinch a quarter-final place.

Bury took a big stride to securing their National 2 status with a bonus-point victory over relegation rivals Barnes.

A Chris Lord hat-trick was just enough to see a nervy Bury side home, 33-28, against a spirited and determined Exmouth.

The former Bury St Edmunds school teacher, club president, chairman and player has been described as “a friend to all” after he died from a long illness on February 9.

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