Not the ideal start for the club with The first XV unlucky to be beaten by the margin they were; with ten minutes to go the score was 19 /14 to Colchester . Of interest was that the home club reckoned they had put out a stronger side this week than the previous one.
What was encouraging was the large number of Diss supporters [in some cases vociferous] who travelled down to Essex.
The Saracens came second to Fakenham's 1st, a team that had been their bogey side last season and with whom they were promoted .
The thirds were given an abrupt reminder of last season when the opponents, West Norfolk 2nds, called off and Les Newman was unable to find a replacement fixture.
There are still plenty of individual player sponsorship opportunities, for details contact the office.
On Sunday Andy Jermy took the under 14s off for a much deserved teambuilding jolly whilst the rest of the youth section were training.
Congratulations to Billy and Deborah Butler who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary at the weekend.
We welcome Brentwood to Mackenders on Saturday 16th for a league match Sponsored by Roy Allen Engineering, a company with long associations with the club. We have played Brentwood many times over the years with honours fairly even.
The Saracens play one of many first teams in their league when they entertain Norwich Medics .
Benny Goodman's third team travel to pay Norwich Lions hoping to kick-start their campaign.
On Sunday the under 16s are away to Watton and the rest of the youth sides and Vixens are training.
We are always looking for more coaches for our youth sides, with access to RFU courses available through the club.
As this is our 60th season their are plenty of celebrations in the pipeline , I am sure our social team Tracey Davies and Alex Richards would be very pleased to hear from any members prepared to help in any way.
The Girls, particularly the under 15s and under 13s are very keen to welcome new members [no experience necessary]
The club can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone on 01379642891 or the website at www.dissrugby.com
Updated 16:55 - 31 Oct 2017 by Alan Gittins