The Blues Academy play their final game before the Christmas break when they travel to play Shelford U21 XV tonight. Wednesday December 17th. 

Bedford again rotate their squad, making seven changes to the starting lineup that beat Saracens two weeks ago.  In the pack Owen Griffiths starts at hooker, Lewis Brunger at prop, Alex Burman at second row, and Zachary Scott-Gray (Richard Hale School and Herts U18s) makes his debut at No.8.  In the back line Dylan Leney starts at scrum half, Cameron Ives at centre and Max Titchener at full back.  Winger Richard Stewart (Tring and Herts U18s) and fly half Nat Abery (St, Joseph’s College, Ipswich) make their debuts on the bench.

The game is at Shelford Rugby Club, 139 Cambridge Rd, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5JJ.  Kick off is 7.30 pm.


Bedford Academy Director, Denis Ormesher, said … “We don’t know much the Shelford U21 side, but we expect them to offer a tough physical challenge.  We are looking for the Blues to play a controlled game and to sign off with a good performance before the Christmas break.”


Bedford:  Josh Waller, Owen Griffiths, Lewis Brunger, Alex Burman, Josh Fadden, Joe Brock (capt), Nick Pritchard, Zach Scott-Gray; Dylan Leney, Chris Easton; Luke Hibberd, Aaron Martin, Cameron Ives, Scott Lyle; Max Titchener: Replacements: Ben Wilkinson, Roin Naseri, Hayden King, Sam Copeland, Callum Strachan, Nat Abery, Richard Stewart, Cameron Gregory-Ring, Stuart Livesey.

Next Home Match

Friday 23rd August
1st XV Pre Season
Goldington Road