MATCH PREVIEW V JERSEY

Bedford Blues have made four changes to their starting line-up as they look to rediscover winning ways in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Following defeats to table-topping Ealing Trailfinders and Bristol, the Blues are looking to get back on track when they head over to Jersey to face the Reds on Saturday afternoon.

While the newly named Stade Santander International hasn't always been the happiest of hunting grounds for Bedford, clashes between the two clubs have always been exciting affairs and much of the same is expected this weekend.

Looking ahead to the contest, Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer said: "Everyone is really excited about getting over to Jersey and putting in a more rounded performance. Defensively the lads are working incredibly hard for each other while attacking wise we feel there's a lot more to come us.

"We know that a trip to Jersey is never easy, but we are well prepared and looking forward to the game."

Rayer makes three changes in the backs with Chris Czekaj, Rich Lane and Jordan Burns all starting while up front Ben Adams starts in place of Justin Blanchet who suffered a broken arm during the game against Bristol. Jordan Onojaife comes into the match day squad and he is joined on the replacements bench by young winger Ryan Hutler who could make his competitive Blues debut.

Starting line-up:
 
15. Chris Czekaj
14. Elliot Clements-HIll
13. Rich Lane
12. Michael Le Bourgeois (c)
11. Dean Adamson
10. Harry Sheppard
9. Jordan Burns

1. Sean McCarthy
2. Tom Lindsay
3. Alex Penny
4. Ed Taylor
5. Will Carrick-Smith
6. Alex Rae
7. Ben Adams
8. Jarad Williams
 
Replacements:
16. George Edgson
17. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
18. Ben Cooper
19. Jordan Onojaife
20. Paul Tupai
21. Lee Dickson
22. Ryan Hutler

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

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