***Bedford Blues have been forced into a change to their announced team for tomorrow's B&I Cup encounter against Ealing Trailfinders. Pat Tapley has been ruled out with injury meaning that Elliot Clements-Hill moves into the starting line-up while Josh Buggea comes in on the bench.***

Bedford return to British & Irish Cup action this weekend as they host Ealing Trailfinders in the first of a double-header.

Round Three of the Cup pits the Blues against high-flying Trailfinders with the pair having already met in league action back in October when Ealing were able to record a one point win in  a closely fought contest.

The Blues  make six changes from the team which tasted defeat in the league last week with Ollie Dodge, Elliot Clements-Hill and Jordan Burns starting in the backs while Dan George gets his first start at hooker and is joined in the pack by Billy Walker and Jason Hill. There are also places on the bench for Charley Robinson, Hayden Thompson-Stringer and Tom James.

Starting Line-up:

15. Matt Gallagher
14. George Perkins
13. Tom Farrell
12. Ollie Dodge
11. Elliot Clements-Hill
10. Jake Sharp
9. Jordan Burns

1. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
2. Dan George
3. Billy Walker
4. Will Carrick-Smith
5. Byron Hodge
6. Ed Taylor ©
7. Ben Adams
8. Jason Hill

16. Charley Robinson
17. Hayden Thompson-Stringer
18. Chris Judge
19. Paul Tupai
20. Josh Buggea
21. Tom James
22. Myles Dorrian

Next Home Match

Friday 23rd August
1st XV Pre Season
Goldington Road