Bedford Academy found the RFU funded Wasps Academy too strong for them, conceding two tries in the first half, and two in an improved second half, to lose by 24pts – 0 under lights at Goldington Road.

The game started at a fast pace with both sides wanting to play open rugby.  Bedford’s discipline continued to let them down, and with two consecutive penalties costing them 60m, and giving Wasps a good attacking position, Wasps scored their first try when a driving lineout sucked in the Blues defence allowing Wasps to score on the blind side. 

Wasps went further ahead just before half time when another driving lineout gave them their second try to make the half time score 10pts – 0 to Wasps.

Wasps extended their lead just after half time; a driven lineout gained ground, putting the Bedford defence on the back foot, and their fly half cut through the Blues defence to score under the posts.  The try was converted and Wasps were 17pts – 0 ahead.  Bedford began to perform better but could find no way through a solid Wasps defence.  Wasps sealed their win with a late try, outflanking the Blues defence, wide on the right, to win by 24pts – 0.


Blues Academy Director Denis Ormesher said .… “Wasps deserved their win.  Their lineout gave them a great platform and their defence was strong and well organised.  We were disappointed with our performance.  Our discipline was poor and by conceding so many penalties we were never able to establish any rhythm.”


Bedford:   Charlie Robinson, Michael Bond, Henry Peck, Charlie Harvey, Callum Strachan, Harry Peterkin, Rahat Choudhury, Mozez Gunda; Olly Howard (capt), Ben Phillips; Ross Taylor, Paul Aguele, Jack Gibbs, Tom Fawwsett;  Liam Shields:  Replacements: George Harris, Ben Thompson, Oliver Pescott-Frost, Leon Patel-Campion, Jacob Moody, Cameron Lawes, Reuben Pritchard, Callum Tormey, Oli Beavis, Max Titchener.

Next Home Match

Wednesday 26th December
1st XV
Goldington Road