Devastating display sees Copping claim a hat-trick

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Haverhill 12 Bury St Edmunds 53

BURY dominated throughout in this comfortable victory as James Copping grabbed a hat-trick of tries.

Further tries from full-back Stephen Block, scrum-half Ed Spetch, winger Louis Hicks and flanker Will Horsnell along with the precise kicking of Fly-half Ewan Evans rounded off a devestating display.

Clacton 10 Bury St Edmunds 75

AN under-stregnth Bury side could only name 12 players but still managed to run out comfortable winners over Clacton scoring a total of 11 tries with four from Sam Hunt, two for Jack Deeming, and one each for Jacob Rutterford, Jack McLoughlin, Cameron Brough, Gideon Blake and George Haines. Deeming, also converted 10 out of the 11 tries, several from wide out.


Finborough U12s Rugby Festival: <PICTURES SUPPLIED>

FINBOROUGH School were unlucky not to be crowned champions after falling at the final hurdle, losing in the final 28-7 after extra-time to defending champions Barnardiston Hall School. Strong performances from James Johnson, Jack Spain, Toby Alkhersan, Matthew Oon, Archie Davison and Ethan Clifford throughout the tournament took the team to an unlikely final appearance but it proved to be a step too far.


Finborough School 14 Old Buckenham Hall 0

Finborough School 14 St Joseph’s College 5

Finborough School 14 Taverham Hall 7

Quarter final: Finborough School 14 Perse School 0

Semi final: Finborough School 5 Holmwood House 0

Cup Final: Barnardiston Hall School 28, Finborough School 7.


UNDER-12s BURY St Edmunds Wolves remained unbeaten, winning all four pool games before claiming a 1-0 victory in the final against Pool B winners Newmarket. In a tight affair, Xander Packer scored the only try of the match, late in the first half, to claim a deserved victory.


Bury St Edmunds Wolves 5 St Neots 0

(Toby Alkhersan 2, Levi Roper, Harry Haydon, Jake Swinburn)

Bury St Edmunds Wolves 3 Southwold 0

(Roper, Xander Packer, Alkhersan)

Bury St Edmunds Wolves 4, Woodbridge 0

(Haydon 2, Alkhersan 2)

Bury St Edmunds Wolves 2, Shelford 0

(Alkhersan, Haydon)

Final Pool A. Bury St Edmunds Wolves 1, Newmarket 0



WEST SUFFOLK College Rugby Academy enjoyed success at the Suffolk Schools competition with their two sides claiming first and second.

Supplying two teams due to a late cancellation, West Suffolk ‘Blue’ overcome their college counterparts West Suffolk ‘Red’, as well as Castle Manor College and Haverhill to end up victorious.

Bury Minis Festival


BURY put in a strong performance at the tournament held at the Haberden, storming through their pool with victories over Newmarket and Southwold before coming through a tightly fought semi-final against Sudbury. The team consisting of Williams, Derbyshire, Thompson, Hempstead, Peacock, Garner and Walker did incredibly well to reach the final but were ultimately beaten by a strong Ipswich team.


BURY Wolves U7s lifted the trophy in style at the Bury Festival with a comprehensive victory in the final against a strong Newmarket team.

To reach the final the Bury Wolves enjoyed victories against St Neots, Ipswich and Woodbridge as well as claiming a draw against a disciplined Shelford side.

Wolves Squad: Finlay Osgood, Max Berry, Alex Barker, William Berry, Ryan Bourne, William Cardozo, Freddie Rose, Ben Smart, Oto Bagshaw, Sebastian Brindley, Thomas Benton, Charlie Simmons.

Saints Squad: Archie Kilbane, Gavin Wynn, George Williams, Jensen King, Henry Derbyshire, Charlie Bidwell, Luke Neal, Xavier Roman, Jack Gilbrook, Sam Harrison, Riley Stevens.



Full results

Under-12s winners: Bury St Edmunds, runners up Newmarket. Plate: Ipswich.

Under-11s joint winners: Ipswich & Woodbridge. Plate: Bury St Edmunds

Under-10s winners: Ipswich, runners up Bury St Edmunds. Plate: Southwold.

Under-9s winners: Newmarket, runners up Shelford. Plate: Woodbridge.

Under-8s winners: St Neots, runners up Newmarket. Plate: Bury St Edmunds.

Under-7s winners: Bury St Edmunds, runners up Newmarket. Plate: St Neots.