MATCH PREVIEW V BRITISH ARMY

Bedford Blues have named their team to take on the British Army in the Mobbs Memorial game which kicks-off at 7.45pm at Goldington Road tomorrow night.

First played in 1921, the Mobbs Memorial game honours Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Mobbs DSO, a true England rugby legend and a genuine hero of World War I. Formerly competed between the East Midlands and the Barbarians, the game now pits the British Army against Bedford Blues and Northampton Saints on alternate years and this year the match - which also marks the 100th anniversary of Mobbs' death - falls on Blues’ turf.

The Blues team for the night will feature numerous first team players as well as members of the Blues Development squad and invitational guests from Saracens and Northampton Saints.

Looking ahead to the game, Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer said: “The Mobbs Memorial game is always a great evening with both sides wanting to play some exciting rugby and give the crowd an excellent night’s entertainment and I'm sure that tomorrow will be no different."

Starting line-up:

15. Elliot Clement-Hill
14. Pat Tapley
13. Rory Hutchinson (Saints)
12. Ollie Dodge
11. Ryan Hutler (Development)
10. Sam Olver (Saints)
9. Tom Kessell (Saints)

1. Ralph Adams-Hale (Saracens)
2. Tom Lindsay (Saracens)
3. Christian Judge
4. Mike Howard
5. Byron Hodge
6. Ed Taylor (c)
7. Ben Adams
8. Paul Tupai

Replacement:
    
16. Charlie Robinson
17. James Hallam
18. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
19. Jordan Onojaife
20. Jacob Turner (Development)
21. Alex Gliksten (Saracens)
22. Dan Lewis (Development)
23. Michael Le Bourgeois

Next Home Match

Friday 24th November
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road
Kick-Off
7.45pm

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