MATCH DAY FOCUS: BLUES HUNT REVENGE OVER IRISH

The Blues are back in action at Goldington Road this Saturday 1st December in a reverse of last weekend’s Championship Cup fixture against London Irish (KO 3pm).

Bedford will be targeting a return to winning ways as Mike Rayer’s men welcome league leaders, London Irish, following a narrow defeat last Sunday to the Exiles at The Madjeski Stadium.

Both sides still need a win to boost qualification hopes, but the Blues will not be underestimating a strong Irish outfit who have strength in depth throughout their squad. To save £4 and become Bedford’s 16th player, book tickets online by clicking here.

As well as a thrilling afternoon of rugby, there will be no shortage of off-field entertainment for supporters. On arrival be sure to head for a pre-match tipple in the warmth of one of our bars, while you soak up the festive atmosphere. Our choice would be the upstairs Eagle Bar, which has a wide selection of real ales; including Bedford’s very own Eagle IPA, as well as Greene King IPA or our festive guest ale – Bah Humbug from Wychwood Brewery.

Hospitality is nearly sold out, but there is one remaining table in the new Lifesure Suite. Enjoy the afternoon in premium hospitality overlooking the pitch with a welcome drink of Prosecco on arrival and a delicious four-course meal by Portfolio Catering. To book, email sophie@bedfordrugby.co.uk.

This weekend the Autoglass Guard of Honour will be made up of children from Bletchley Rugby Club Under 10s. Be sure to give them and the Bedford Bear a massive cheer as the teams run onto the pitch! If you would like to enter a team, school or group to form our welcome tunnel, please email community@bedfordrugy.co.uk.

At half time, we will be hosting a presentation on the field to celebrate the wonderful work done at the annual Bedford Soup Festival. The volunteers who helped run this special event will present a cheque from Soup Fest 2018 to Bedford Homeless Partnership.

The entertainment does not stop after 80 minutes; post-game there’s a host of great options for supporters. The Blues Marquee is the place to be this Saturday, as well as the normal Anglian Fasteners Man of the Match presentation, Irish band Muckle will be playing into the evening to get your party started.

Alternatively head to the Michael R Peters Final Whistle, with post-match reaction from Blues players and coaches upstairs in the Eagle Bar. Ask the questions for a chance to win a pint of Greene King IPA.

Be sure to have a look in the Club Shop to find Christmas presents and stocking fillers! Located next to the marquee, pop in to check out the new Blues leisurewear range including several new items in this week. Keep a watchful eye for the official Bedford Blues OddBalls underwear range!

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Next Home Match

Wednesday 26th December
1st XV
Goldington Road
Kick-Off
3.00pm

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