MATCH PREVIEW V DONCASTER KNIGHTS

With just two games left in the Championship season, Bedford Blues head north to take on Doncaster Knights at Castle Park on Saturday afternoon.

Games between the two sides are often enthralling affairs and back in December, the boot of Dougie Flockhart helped the Knights inflicted the first home defeat of the season on the Blues 13-18.

Looking ahead to the game, Blues Backs coach Paul Larkin said: “A trip to Castle Park is never easy and we know that the Knights will want to gain momentum as they head into the play-offs. That said, we have two huge games before the season ends and we want to make sure that we give our fantastic followers something to cheer about.

“Last time out against Cornish Pirates we were left extremely frustrated by our performance. Don’t get me wrong, a bonus point win with eight tries being scored is great, but to ship seven pretty soft scores was very disappointing and it is something that we’ve looked long and hard at over the past two weeks. The lads know that we cannot play that way against Doncaster as we’ll get punished and they are raring to put things right on the pitch.”

Bedford make just one change to the side that defeated Cornish Pirates 54-46 with Myles Dorrian getting the nod ahead of Jake Sharp at fly half while there is a welcome return to the bench for club captain Nick Fenton-Wells who has recovered from a thumb injury. The game will also see long-serving prop Phil Boulton making his 200th appearance in a Blues jersey.
 
Starting Line-Up:
 
15. Steffan Jones
14. George Perkins
13. Michael LeBourgeois (c)
12. Tom Griffiths
11. Dean Adamson
10. Myles Dorrian
9. Henry Taylor
 
1. Tom Williams
2. Charlie Clare
3. Phil Boulton
4. Mike Howard
5. Mark Flanagan
6. Justin Blanchet
7. Josh Buggea
8. Paul Tupai

Replacements:

16. James Currie
17. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
18. Harry Wells
19. Nick Fenton-Wells
20. Jordan Burns
21. Jake Sharp
22. Henry Staff

 

Next Home Match

Saturday 27th April
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road
Kick-Off
3.00pm

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