MATCH PREVIEW V EALING TRAILFINDERS

After a two week British & Irish Cup break, Blues return to action on Saturday afternoon as they travel to the capital to take on Ealing Trailfinders at Vallis Way.

Bedford had shaken off their early season ring rust with two league victories over Richmond and Rotherham which they followed up with a win over the Dragons Premiership Select XV before being beaten in the Cup by Yorkshire Carnegie last weekend.

The hosts have made a solid start to the season and currently lie in fifth position with Bedford trailing them by four points and the Blues know Ealing have had some notable victories so far this season.

Captain Michael Le Bourgeois returns to the starting line-up along with Elliot Clements-Hill, Ollie Dodge and Tom James in the backs while a new front row sees Hayden Thompson-Stringer, Jacob Fields and Dave Spelman linking up and Ben Adams starts at flanker.
 
Starting Line-up:
 
15. Elliot Clement-Hill
14. Pat Tapley
13. Michael Le Bourgeois (c)
12. Ollie Dodge
11. George Perkins
10. Myles Dorrian
9. Tom James

1. Hayden Thompson-Stringer
2. Jacob Fields
3. Dave Spelman
4. Mike Howard
5. Will Carrick-Smith
6. Ed Taylor
7. Ben Adams
8. Jason Hill

Replacements:

16. George Edgson
17. Jack Culverhouse
18. Christian Judge
19. Byron Hodge
20. Josh Buggea
21. Jordan Burns
22. Jake Sharp

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

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