Bedford Blues will be looking for an immediate response in the British & Irish Cup after suffering a 52-8 defeat away at Bristol last Friday.

At the midpoint in the pool stages, Bedford face Bristol once again but this time at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon with the Blues looking to put right the wrongs of last weekend.

The Blues make nine changes from last week’s team with Piers O’Conor, Pat Tapley, Ollie Dodge and Henry Taylor starting in the backs while Alex Lundberg, Biyi Alo, Mark Flanagan, Nick Fenton-Wells and Paul Tupai come into the pack.

Starting line-up:

15. Piers O’Conor
14. Pat Tapley
13. Michael Le Bourgeois
12. Ollie Dodge
11. Dean Adamson
10. Myles Dorrian
9. Henry Taylor

1.Alex Lundberg
2. Charlie Clare
3. Biyi Alo
4. Mike Howard
5. Mark Flanagan
6. Justin Blanchet
7. Nick Fenton-Wells (c)
8. Paul Tupai


16. Sam James
17. Tom Williams
18. Phil Boulton
19. Harry Wells
20. Jordan Burns
21. Jake Sharp
22. Steffan Jones

Next Home Match

Saturday 23rd March
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road