BLUES SNAP UP WELSH WIZARD

Bedford Blues have added further Premiership quality to their back line with the signing of Welsh outside back Harry Davies.
 
Davies, 24, whose preferred position is fullback but can also play 13 and wing, has signed on for the Goldington Road club on a short term deal having spent the past two seasons with Bath.
 
Standing at six feet four inches tall and tipping the scales at 102kg, the Welshman will add an extra string to the already impressive Blues backs.

Along with Davies, former Northampton Saints duo Ben Foden and Jamie Elliott should be available for selection for the weekend's first home game of the Championship season against Jersey Reds.
 
Speaking about the signing, Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer said: "I'm delighted that we have been able to add Harry to the ranks at Bedford Blues. He is a quality player who has an impressive skillset and will fit straight in with our style of play.
 
"Given our current injury situation it’s a great opportunity for Harry to come in and re-ignite his career and obviously when the other lads are back to fitness we will have even greater competition and depth in our backline."
 
Davies started his rugby career at Llantrisant RFC before joining the Cardiff Blues Academy at the age of seventeen. Whilst at the Blues Academy Harry played for the Blue and Blacks of Cardiff, making his debut against Llandaff, going on to make a total of 26 appearances and scoring eight tries.
 
Harry moved into the first team making his first team debut for the Blues in November 2014 scoring a try in the LV Cup match against Newcastle Falcons. At the end of the 2015/16 season it was announced that Harry would be joining Premiership giants Bath for the 2016/17 Premiership campaign.
 
An impressive pre-season followed but his Bath debut was delayed due to illness and he finally pulled on the famous shirt for the Anglo-Welsh Cup game against Gloucester in January 2017.
 
Changes to the coaching staff meant opportunities were few and far between at the Rec though, and Davies is now looking to truly resurrect his career at Goldington Road with the Blues.
 
You can catch your first glimpse of our new signings this weekend when the Blues take on Jersey Reds in the Greene King IPA Championship. Buy discounted tickets online now at www.bedfordrugby.co.uk

*Picture courtesy of Patrick Khachfe/Onside Images

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Saturday 29th September
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road
Kick-Off
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