Bedford Blues head into Sunday’s Greene King IPA Championship play-off second leg knowing that they will have to put in a performance of Leicester City proportions to have any chance of reaching the final this season.

On Sunday, the Blues were well beaten 16-45 at Goldington Road by a clinical Bristol who ran in six tries to give themselves a 29 point cushion ahead of the second leg. But with no pressure on the Blues at all, the message from the coaches is simple - Go out there, express yourselves and do what Bedford do best.

Bedford make two personnel and one positional change from last week’s team with Ollie Dodge replacing the injured Tom Griffiths and Seb Nagle-Taylor getting the nod at openside flanker with Josh Buggea switching sides and Harry Wells moving to the bench.

Starting line-up:

15. Steffan Jones
14. George Perkins
13. Michael LeBourgeois (c)
12. Ollie Dodge
11. Dean Adamson
10. Jake Sharp
9. Henry Taylor
1. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
2. Charlie Clare
3. Phil Boulton
4. Mike Howard
5. Mark Flanagan
6. Josh Buggea
7. Seb Nagle-Taylor
8. Paul Tupai


16. Jacob Fields
17. Biyi Alo
18. Alex Lundberg
19. Harry Wells
20. Jordan Burns
21. Myles Dorrian
22. Pat Tapley

Next Home Match

Friday 1st March
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road