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With the Aviva Premiership final between Exeter and Saracens bringing down the curtain on the 15-a-side season tomorrow, for Norfolk rugby fans there’s another fixture to look forward to.

Calum Green has been named in the Aviva Premiership team of the season ahead of the biggest game of his career.

The wife of Norfolk rugby star Tom Youngs has been given the fantastic news that her illness is now ‘in remission’, 12 months on from being given a terminal cancer diagnosis.

On a baking-hot late afternoon at Diss a large crowd at the Norfolk Big Rugby Weekend saw North Walsham retain the Norfolk Senior Cup by beating Norwich by six tries to two.

North Walsham may well be favourites to continue their Norfolk Senior Cup dominance but the Vikings know they can’t afford to be complacent against Norwich in tomorrow’s final.

Jonny O’Brien’s four years as head coach of Norwich come to an end tomorrow, with the chance to end on a high by upsetting North Walsham in the Senior Cup final.

The annual Norfolk Big Rugby Weekend returns tomorrow and is being held at Mackenders, the home of Diss RFC.

Holt rounded off their campaign by seeing off local rivals Fakenham in the traditional Banham Cup fixture.

Ben Youngs is set to provide England boss Eddie Jones with a fitness boost when he returns to the starting line-up for Leicester Tigers on Friday night.

Making the breakthrough at Leicester Tigers has earned Norfolk youngster Harry Simmons the Aviva Premiership club’s Players’ Young Player of the Year award.

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