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Thrilling end to gripping game at The Haberden

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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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AWAY DAY BLUES: Chris Lord looks to make some inroads during Bury's defeat. Picture: Shawn Pearce

Battling Wolfpack pay penalty for an error-strewn display

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IMPORTANT FIXTURES: Ollie Smith has urged his team to give their all in the next three matches

December games vital to Wolfpack’s season aims

Ollie Smith doesn’t want to end up in league purgatory, damned to finish in mid-table limbo, writes Hannah Dolman.

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CELEBRATIONS: Bury were in fine form as they celebrate one of their five tries

Bury fly higher than wild geese

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The Wolfpack record a bonus-point win at home over London Irish Wild Geese

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club have beaten the reserve team of Premiership side London Irish, with an impressive five try haul.

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SPOTLIGHT: RugbyNats is shining the national spotlight on the Haberden

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Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club is under the national spotlight this week, as grassroots show RugbyNats focuses its gaze on The Haberden.

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AWAY LOSS: Harry Anderson-Brown was among the tries for Bury in the defeat at Henley

Bury’s winning run is ended

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SOLID DEFENCE: Boyd Rouse was awarded the sponsors man-of-the-match award for his defensive contribution

Third straight win for Wolfpack but discipline concerns Smith

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VIDEO: Mat Edison on Bury St Edmunds 37 Clifton 19

Number 8 Mat Edison said the crowd noise under the newly-roofed stand made a big impact in this afternoon's home win over Clifton.

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Bury come out a different side in second half to record victory

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PROMOTION AIM: Ollie Smith believes his side can push to go up

Coach: ‘Bury can push for promotion’

Ollie Smith believes promotion to the National League is achievable for his Bury St Edmunds side this season — despite a massive overhaul of the playing and coaching staff during the summer.

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CHALLENGE SET: Bury head coach Ollie Smith

Bury coach lays down challenge ahead of Canterbury trip

Ollie Smith has challenged his Bury St Edmunds players to prove their promotion credentials with a victory at top-four outfit Canterbury tomorrow (3pm), writes Russell Claydon.

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STRONG SUPPORT: Fans sit in the new stand. Picture: Shawn Pearce

Bury bounce back from pair of losses but captain says lesson to be learned

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Bury toe the line at the haberden

Bury toe the line at the haberden

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ENCOURAGEMENT: Jason White carried out a full-throttled coaching session

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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