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Bury St Edmunds bring in experienced centre

Bury St Edmunds RUFC have added a centre with experience in the Scottish Premiership as well as the top amateur level in France, just ahead of the transfer deadline.

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TOP COACH: Ex-French coach Philippe Saint-Andr� will be at Finborough School next month (Picture: Mecha Morton)

French rugby great to give masterclass at Finborough

Former French winger and national head coach Philippe Saint-André will be imparting advice to promising young rugby players at Finborough School next month.

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VALIANT EFFORT: Collen Smith tries to gain ground for Bury St Edmunds in their 24-18 defeat at Worthing Raiders on Saturday (Picture: Shawn Pearce)

Ill-discipline proves costly for Bury in another away defeat

NATIONAL LEAGUE

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LEADERSHIP REQUIRED: The Wolfpack will need its leading players such as club captain Chris Snelling (Picture: Mecha Morton)

Big game for the Wolfpack after another away defeat

It is a big weekend for the Wolfpack, whose push for a best-ever league finish is under serious threat following two successive defeats in the National League Two South, writes Hannah Dolman.

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DOTTING DOWN: Lucy Kerr scores a try for the Bury Foxes

Foxes’ ongoing victorious run moves into double figures

WOMEN’S NATIONAL

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GAME OF ATTRITION: The rain fell persistently at Hyde Park in Somerset causing quagmire conditions

Winning on the road is hardest achievement in National Leagues

NATIONAL LEAGUE

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MEMORIAL: Thurston have used Josh Gilbert's number 3 shirt as a symbol

Thurston win first fixture in double-try thriller

GREENE KING LEAGUE

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Foxes notch up ninth straight win in epic tussle

Foxes notch up ninth straight win in epic tussle

Bury Foxes kept up the pressure on Women’s National Challenge East 1 leaders Harwich & Dovercourt with their sixth straight league win, a 15-12 success at Southwold Ladies.

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HIGH PRAISE: Ollie Smith expressed a high opinion of Bury-boy Chris Lord and his 'fantastic' season

Bitter memory of loss sticks despite first-ever Redruth win

NATIONAL LEAGUE

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EXPERIENCE: Kevin Maggs

Irish rugby legend praises progress of Wolfpack

Irish rugby legend Kevin Maggs, Bury St Edmunds Pro-am rugby director, was on hand to provide advice —and drinks — to the Wolfpack during their home win over Redruth, writes Hannah Dolman.

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NOT MUCH TO CELEBRATE: Bury's 32-12 loss to second-from-bottom Wimbledon was not the result the side wanted

Inconsistent form from the Wolfpack in second-half of season

Win, loss, win, loss — the recent form of Bury St Edmunds RUFC has been inconsistent in National League Two South after their promotion push came to an end.

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ON TARGET: Fraser Honey lands a penalty kick on the stroke of half-time to give Bury St Edmunds a 25-6 lead against Barnstaple, while Holland international scrum-half Jake Ashby made a confident home debut

Victory not all sweet for Bury head coach

NATIONAL LEAGUE

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VIDEO: Yasin Browne on Bury St Edmunds 39 Barnstaple 25

Coaches' man of the match Yasin Browne said Bury's players showed what they were all about in their five tries to three victory over Barnstaple.

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Foxes extend unbeaten run to reach last eight

Foxes extend unbeaten run to reach last eight

RFU INTERMEDIATE CUP

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DISAPPOINTING DAY: Chris Lord was among the tries in Bury's defeat

Wolfpack go down to defeat after error-strewn display

NATIONAL LEAGUE

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ALL TO PROVE: Bury's players have been told to perform or face the chop by coach Ollie Smith

Bury players playing for their futures

After criticising their attitude in a disappointing 24-14 defeat at Old Redclifficans, Bury St Edmunds’ Ollie Smith is warning his players they are now very much playing for their futures at the club.

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WELL-FOUGHT VICTORY: Bury III beat leaders Thurston in Division One West of the Eastern Counties league

Third successive loss prompts Smith to evaluate weak points

Ollie Smith wants Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club to gift themselves an early Christmas present on Saturday, with a home win over Broadstreet.

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KEEPING POSITIVE: Fly-half Liam McBride congratulates his team mates as they kept pushing and fighting for a victory

Thrilling end to gripping game at The Haberden

NATIONAL LEAGUE

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CHIN UP: Ollie Smith has told the team there is still plenty to play for after Christmas, including a space in next season's squad

Bury St Edmunds head rugby coach admits promotion chances have slipped away

Bury St Edmunds head coach Ollie Smith has admitted his side are now too far off the pace to fight for promotion after Christmas.

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LEADING: Liam McBride leads his team out on the field (Picture: Mecha Morton)

Wolfpack players pick up International Caps

Five of the Wolfpack players have been selected to represent their country, as the quality of the Bury St Edmunds squad becomes apparent.
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