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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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MORE CLINICAL: Bury's director of rugby Gavin Hogg

Hogg calls on Bury side to be more ruthless

Last weekend’s 23-20 victory at Worthing may have eased lingering relegation fears within the ranks, but Bury St Edmunds’ director of rugby Gavin Hogg has admitted his side will need to be more clinical against Taunton Titans at The GK IPA Haberden tomorrow (3pm).

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CRUCIAL PERIOD: Bury director of rugby Gavin Hogg

January crucial for Bury RUFC

Gavin Hogg has conceded his Bury St Edmunds RUFC side are about to enter a ‘very important’ period in their season.

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Michael Mellett gets brought down by two Bishops Stortford players.  Picture: Mecha Morton

MATCH REPORT: Bury St Edmunds unable to pull off upset

Bury St Edmunds signed off for 2016 with a fourth straight defeat as Bishops Stortford claimed a 33-9 victory which sent them top of the National League Two South table.
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BAND OF BROTHERS: Bury St Edmunds players are looking to put in a big performance against title challengers Bishops Stortford at The GK IPA Haberden tomorrow afternoon

Bury look to fire up festive celebrations

With Bury St Edmunds’ Gavin Hogg admitting they are not where they had forecast to be heading into the winter break, he is looking to his side to deliver an early Christmas present tomorrow.

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NOT STRONG ENOUGH: Bury have been working on their set piece this week after Cinderford took advantage to record a 29-26 victory on Saturday  Picture: Shawn Pearce Photography

Hogg: we must be in top form to take advantage of an open game

Gavin Hogg believes title challengers Old Elthamians’ open style of rugby will give his Bury side a better chance of causing an upset tomorrow (3pm) after coming up just short at Cinderford.

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GOING OVER: Chris Lord scores a try for Bury St Edmunds in Saturdays 33-27 home win against Barnstaple

Three on the spin for Wolfpack after triumph over Barnstaple

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TOP TIPS: New Zealand international Kane Hames with the Bury players

All Black player takes coaching session at Bury

New Zealand international Kane Hames surprised the Bury St Edmunds RUFC Under-16s squad with an unexpected visit this week.

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WINNING FEELING: Bury's Gavin Hogg

Hogg believes win could be Bury’s turning point

Gavin Hogg takes his Bury St Edmunds RUFC side into tomorrow’s game with Barnstaple (3pm) believing they have now turned a corner in their season.

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HOME DEBUT: Louis Whetton in action during Bury St Edmunds 12-10 win over Barnes on Saturday, in what was the New Zealanders first home game for the first team

last-gasp kick wins it for bury

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HIGH HOPES: Bury's Gavin Hogg

Hogg wants to give Bury RUFC fans reason to cheer

Gavin Hogg is looking for Bury St Edmunds RUFC to ‘put the wrongs right’ from their last home game when they host Barnes (13th) at the Haberden tomorrow (3pm), writes Alex Moss.

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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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BIG MATCH: Dan Collins admits Bury need to beat Exmouth on Saturday

Bury skipper: ‘Exmouth a must-win game’

After four straight defeats, Bury St Edmunds captain Dan Collins has labelled tomorrow’s clash at struggling Exmouth (2.30pm) as a ‘must-win’ game

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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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TOUGH GOING: Bury's Sean Stapleton lacks support as he is taken down during The Wolfpack's 37-17 defeat to Redingensians at the Haberden  Picture: Mecha Morton

MATCH REPORT: Wolfpack go down to 4th straight defeat

LONDON LEAGUE TWO SOUTH: Bury St Edmunds 17 Redingensians 37

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IMPORTANT RUN: Bury chief Gavin Hogg has told his players they must start winning matches

Rams’ visit is the start of an important run of games for The Wolfpack

Bury St Edmunds begin what director of rugby Gavin Hogg describes as ‘an important run of games’ at The Haberden this weekend, writes Alex Moss.

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HONOURS EVEN: Action from Sudbury's draw with Chingford

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Draw ends Sudbury’s losing sequence, Bury beaten by leaders

After losing their first six games of the new London League One North season, Sudbury halted the rot thanks to a 29-29 home draw with Chingford on Saturday.

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NEW SIGNING: Ben Turner

poor first half costs wolfpack

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LATEST RECRUIT: Louis Whetton. Picture: Shawn Pearce

Bury Rugby Club bring in duo

Gavin Hogg is hopeful he has addressed Bury St Edmunds’ Achilles heel by swooping to bring in two new specialist second-row players, including the son of an ex-New Zealand captain.

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VIDEO: Hogg’s frustration at Bury’s inconsistent performance

Bury St Edmunds’ director of rugby Gavin Hogg gave his post-match reaction on Saturday’s home defeat to Redruth to sports editor Russell Claydon.

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