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British and Irish Lion puts on a masterclass for Culford pupils

Former Scotland international and British and Irish Lion Jason White tackled one of his biggest challenges yet, a group of school children.

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HIGH HOPES: Ollie Smith knows this weekend's fixture against the league leaders will be tough, but has faith his team are ready for the challenge

Home turf could play an important role in defeating league leader’s Taunton

Ollie Smith has said the team has pulled off an incredible turnaround from the opening season loss as the side gear up to face league leaders Taunton Titans, writes Hannah Dolman.

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BIG WIN: Match action from Thurstons 71-3 victory over Haverhill

Thurston are bidding to make club history

Despite the tragedy of Josh Gilbert’s death, Thurston Rangers’ first team have made a flying start to top the early Greene King IPA Eastern Counties One West season — and chairman Matt Ansell feels they are well equipped to secure promotion.

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ON FORM: Dwayne Corcoran ran in four tries for Bury

Wolfpack run in host of tries in big win

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Time to honour tragic prop Josh

Emotions are set to be running high at Thurston Rangers Rugby Club tomorrow as the community comes together to honour one of their brothers, in tragic prop Josh Gilbert.

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STRONG PERFORMANCE: Sean Stapleton, alongside Sam Bixby and Harry Anderson-Brown, were praised for their performances against Barnstaple. Picture: Shawn Pearce

Wolfpack ‘on the verge’ of great
season after third win in a row

Ollie Smith is pleased by Bury St Edmunds RUFC recording their third successive victory, but admits he is still unsure how they will fare across the season.

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MIXED DAY: Chris Snelling scored a try in Burys comeback win but ended up having to leave the field after being knocked out taking a high catch

Bury show grit in narrow win

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VIDEO: Bury St Edmunds coach on Old Redcliffians victory

Ollie Smith said his Bury St Edmunds side made Saturday's 28-20 home win over basement side Old Redcliffians harder than it should have been, but was always confident they would break through a tiring defensive line late on to get what they needed.

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NEW SIGNINGS: Guillaume Duplenne (left) and Collen Smith are among a raft of new players looking to make an impression in Suffolk

Smith says Bury’s players must repay debt in front of home fans

‘A step in the right direction’ was how Bury St Edmunds’ Ollie Smith described his side’s first win of the season on Saturday — but he says his team will be out to repay a debt to the home fans tomorrow.

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CONCERNED: Ollie Smith was worried by the performance of his team

New head coach is concerned by appalling Wolfpack performance

Head coach Ollie Smith has said that the season opening loss of Bury St Edmunds RUFC was ‘appalling and worrying’, writes Hannah Dolman.

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HOME LOSS: Action from Bury's defeat. Picture: Shawn Pearce

New-look Wolfpack suffer hefty home defeat at hands of visitors from Kent

Club captain Chris Snelling has slammed the performance of the Wolfpack in their opening day loss to league newcomer Tonbridge Juddians.

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FRUSTRATION: The home side struggled against Tonbridge, fluffing good chances and missing the basics

Wolfpack decimated by team playing their first ever game in National 2 South League

Bury St Edmunds RUFC were convincingly beaten at home by 17-50 at the hands of league newcomer Tonbridge Juddians.
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LOTS OF CHANGES: New head coach Ollie Smith has spoken to the Free Press about the changes

Promotion will be Bury’s target

Despite recruiting 14 new players and a new coach, Ollie Smith has said his new-look Bury St Edmunds side are targeting promotion to the GK IPA Championship.

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French flair added to Bury St Edmunds rugby club

French flair added to Bury St Edmunds rugby club

The Wolfpack have announced their latest signing, French winger Guillaume Duplenne, as the number of new players approach a starting 15.
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Namibian international joins Wolfpack

Namibian international joins Wolfpack

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club’s busy summer of recruitment has continued with the signing of Namibia international Collen Smith.

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NEW ARRIVAL: Federico Silverstri

Silverstri ready to make number two shirt his own

Bury St Edmunds fans will get their first chance to see the host of new signings in action at The GK IPA Haberden tomorrow — and one of the new Italians is desperate to make the number two shirt his own.

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New arrivals at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club

Pictured: Yasin Browne 



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

‘New signings are starting to shape up’

Despite a flood of signings at the GK IPA Haberden over the summer, Yasin Browne has revealed there is already a strong unity in the dressing room at Bury St Edmunds.

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VIDEO: Austrian kicking sensation becomes Wolfpack's 11th summer signing

The latest player signing for Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club arrives in Suffolk today, fresh from Vienna where he is known for being the the top points scorer for the Austrian national team.

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IN CHARGE: Ollie Smith

Smith’s wealth of experience will benefit Bury

New Bury St Edmunds head coach Ollie Smith believes he can utilise his experiences from all levels of the game to help The Wolfpack achieve their National League One ambition.

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EXCITING TIMES: Terry Sands

Excitement building at Bury RUFC

Bury St Edmunds rugby club is buzzing with excitement and expectation as the new players and staff settle in, according to performance director Terry Sands.

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