MATCH PREVIEW V DONCASTER KNIGHTS

Bedford Blues head north this weekend as they travel to Castle Park to take on Doncaster Knights in the Greene King IPA Championship.
 
A hugely attritional game against London Irish last weekend saw the Blues hitting form, but ultimately they fell just short against the former Premiership side as they went down 23-30.

Now they travel to last season’s Championship finalist for another extremely tough assignment. The Knights have made a great start to their campaign having managed to keep the bulk of last year’s squad, while also making significant new signings.
 
The Blues meanwhile make a number of changes to the team that ran London Irish close last weekend with Ollie Dodge, Jake Sharp and Jordan Burns all starting in the backs while Dave Spelman, Mike Howard and Justin Blanchet get the nod up front.
 
Starting line-up:

15. Michael Le Bourgeois (c)
14. Pat Tapley
13. Tom Farrell
12. Ollie Dodge
11. Dean Adamson
10. Jake Sharp
9. Jordan Burns
 
1. Hayden Thompson-Stringer
2. George Edgson
3. Dave Spelman
4. Mike Howard
5. Will Carrick-Smith
6. Justin Blanchet
7. Ben Adams
8. Jason Hill
 
Replacements:

16. Jacob Fields
17. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
18. Billy Walker
19. Ed Taylor
20. Josh Buggea
21. Tom Whiteley
22. Myles Dorrian

Next Home Match

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

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