Colchester's Jerome Awesu on the rampage against Ipswich

GALLERY: Colchester Rugby Club run riot in huge derby victoy over Ipswich rivals

London 1 North

Colchester 67

Ipswich 7

Ipswich won promotion to London League One with several big wins against league opposition last season and showed evidence of a well drilled and organised team.

But in Colchester they came up against a team playing with purpose, determination, skills and speed they were simply unable to match on the day.

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The Exiles rugby club are hoping to make a difference to the lives of people who have lost relatives in conflict zones. Photo by Jack Fawthrop.

Woodbridge: Rugby club sets up charity links to conflict zones

A rugby club is hoping to make a real difference to the lives of people who have lost relatives in conflict zones.

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Scrum action from Colchester's game

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Stowmarket score 14 tries, as Colchester and Chelmsford win

Reports from the weekend’s rugby union games across the region.

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Ipswich's Carlton Littlechild looks to evade a challenge from Mike Rouse

GALLERY: Ipswich 19 North Walsham 19

Ipswich led 19-5 but had to settle for a draw as they protected their unbeaten home record against the last side to win at Humber Doucy Lane, back in January 2013.

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Adam Sawyer.

Ipswich feel right at home in London 1 North, despite opening day defeat at Letchworth

Defeat in their opening game may have been a bitter pill to swallow, but Ipswich coach Lee Parry insists his newly-promoted team have nothing to fear in London 1 North.

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