Please Note this early Kick Off Time of 2pm
Christmas Menu today for all Hospitality Guests at Goldington Road
Bedford Blues will be hoping to wish their fans a very Merry Christmas when they face Connacht at Goldington Road in their last home game of 2013.
With Pool Three of the British & Irish Cup remaining a close affair, Bedford still fancy their chances of teaching the quarter finals of the competition and a reversal of the 17-5 defeat suffered in Galway last weekend would certainly put the Blues back on track.
The Blues make a number of changes to the starting line-up with Captain James Pritchard returning at fullback while Corey Hircock, Jake Sharp, Ben Cooper, Ben Gulliver and Sacha Harding all come in to the XV while Gregor Gillanders is named on the replacement bench following his long injury lay-off.
15. James Pritchard 14. Patrick Tapley 13. Corey Hircock 12. Brendan Burke 11. James Short 10. Jake Sharp 9. Darryl Veenendaal
1. Darren Fearn 2. Charlie Clare 3. Ben Cooper 4. Mike Howard 5. Ben Gulliver 6. Sacha Harding 7. Matt Hankin 8. Nick Fenton-Wells
Replacements: 16. TJ Harris, 17. Nico Steenkamp, 18. Tomas Gilardon Paz, 19. Tom Jubb, 20. Gregor Gillanders, 21. Ben Calder, 22. Mike Le Bourgeois