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It may have been a defeat but there were a huge amount of positives to take from the performance as Bedford Blues went down 18-55 to European Champions Saracens at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon.

Playing down the slope, Bedford started the brighter side and immediately put pressure on the Saracens defence who coughed up a penalty which Will Hooley duly dispatched in the third minute.

Bedford Blues have launched their new second jersey ahead of the new season which will be worn for the first time this Saturday against European Champions Saracens and available to purchase from the club shop or online.

The design mirrors the home strip which was introduced last season, with the traditional Bedford hoops still featured in a modern style. The biggest change is to the primary colour as the Blues will be running out in a white shirt this season with white shorts and socks.

The Club are pleased to announce further details of this season's ‘Meet the Players’ evening which will be held on Thursday 24th August from 6:30pm for 7pm in the Scrum Hall, exclusively for 2017-18 Season Ticket holders.

The pre-season event was again included in the Season Ticket package following the success of the last two seasons’ introduction with an early chance to hear the views of the Director of Rugby Mike Rayer, captain Michael Le Bourgeois and some of the new faces at Goldington Road ahead of the Championship campaign.

After an opening day warm-up, it’s time for the big one as Bedford Blues welcome European Champions Saracens to town this Saturday (KO 3pm).

Fresh from a comprehensive victory over Plymouth Albion last weekend, Mike Rayer’s men know they will be in for a much stiffer challenge versus the sizeable task Mark McCall’s troops will deliver at Goldington Road.

Bedford Blues kicked off their pre-season campaign with a comprehensive 43-7 victory over National One side Plymouth Albion at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon.

While the score line may have suggested otherwise, the Blues had to dig deep early on and put in a good defensive display against Kieran Hallett's men who are expected to be pushing for promotion this season.

With a strong Blues defence in place, the attack was in just as inspired form with Howard Packman crossing the whitewash twice while Man of the Match Rich Lane, Michael Le Bourgeois, George Edgson, Paul Tupai and Dean Adamson all scored.

This summer Bedford Blues Community team will be hosting not one, but two big pre-season rugby camps in August for children of all ages at Goldington Road.

The first camp will be a four-day rugby extravaganza from Monday 21st to Thursday 24th August under our new coaching direction being rolled out across the region; ‘Learn to Play the Blues way’.

This exciting new project will allow children to experience the Blues rugby, culture and values whilst being coached and led by current Bedford Blues first team players. The ‘Blues’ way will focus on the below five core principles.

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