BOOJ RE-SIGNS

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce that captain Michael Le Bourgeois has put pen to paper on a brand new deal that will keep him at Goldington Road until 2020.

Le Bourgeois, 27, has been in spectacular form this season and continues to be one of the standout centres playing in the Greene King IPA Championship. He was first named captain of the Blues at the end of the 2015/16 campaign before taking on the job full-time the following season.

Speaking about the re-signing, Bedford Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer said: “First and foremost, we are thrilled that Michael has committed his future to the club. Since he first joined us in 2013, he has developed and matured as a player and as a captain and it was very important to keep him with us.

“Michael is a natural leader both on and off the field and his teammates respond well to his style of captaincy. I’m sure that many clubs would have liked to have signed a player with his attributes so it is certainly a bit of a coup to have him in a Blues jersey for two more seasons.”

Le Bourgeois joined the Blues in 2013 having moved from fellow Championship side Jersey Reds. Starting his rugby career in the Jersey Academy in 2008, 'Booj' signed for Jersey in 2011 and became the first Jersey Academy graduate and Jersey born player to sign a professional contract with the club. Comfortable at playing in the centre, fly half, on the wing and at full-back, Le Bourgeois provides both versatility and skill to the Bedford Blues squad.

Commenting on re-signing, Le Bourgeois said: “I’m really pleased to have signed on for the Blues for another two seasons. Ever since I arrived in 2013, I’ve been made to feel a part of the club and of the town which I now call home and I’m really looking forward to carrying on the hard work as we finish the current campaign and plan ahead for next season.”

Bedford Blues return to action Championship action at Goldington Road when Yorkshire Carnegie come to town on Saturday 3rd March. You can buy discounted tickets on hte Blues website www.bedfordrugby.co.uk

 

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Wednesday 26th December
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Goldington Road
Kick-Off
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