Ahead of the Championship play-off semi-final, Blues can confirm that captain Nick Fenton-Wells has agreed a deal to sign for opponents Bristol.
As a consequence of this decision, the club feels that it is in the best interest of all parties that Nick does not play any part in the play-off games and he will therefore not be available for selection.
Bedford Blues Chairman Geoff Irvine said: "I appreciate that supporters will feel very disappointed but the club has been put in a compromising position due to Nick’s decision and, as such, we feel that this is the correct course of action to take given the circumstances."
The club will not be making any further comment on the subject and are now looking forward to seeing a big crowd flock to Goldington Road on Sunday afternoon to cheer the lads on against promotion favourites Bristol.
Tickets for the semi-final clash on Sunday 1st May are on sale now via the club website - www.bedfordrugby.co.uk - or you can buy them at the club between 9am and 6pm until Friday.
A special two-course hospitality meal will be available in the Blues Marquee pre-match for just £15pp. The main will be a plentiful Sunday roast of chicken dinner followed by a dessert of Apple Tart. Email sophie@bedfordrugby.co.uk to book into hospitality while places remain.