Bedford Blues return to Championship action this weekend with the always tricky trip to the Capital to face London Scottish at 2pm on Saturday.

While the Blues did not have a league game last week due to London Welsh's departure from the Championship, Bedford were in action as they took on Northampton Saints in an enthralling encounter at Goldington Road. While the game ended with a 17-52 win for the Saints, there were plenty of positives for the Blues to take into this weekend's fixture.

The reverse fixture in November ended in a 10-13 loss for Mike Rayer's men despite them dominating large portions of the game and the Blues will be hoping not to let the same happen again this time around.

Changes from the win over Nottingham a fortnight ago see Michael Le Bourgeois returning to captain the team at centre with Pat Tapley and Myles Dorrian also starting in the backs while Jordan Onojaife and Jason Hill come into the forwards

Starting Line-up:

15. Elliot Clement-Hill
14. Pat Tapley
13. Piers O’Conor
12. Michael LeBourgeois ©
11. Dean Adamson
10. Myles Dorrian
9. Jordan Burns

1. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
2. Dan George
3. Ben Cooper
4. Will Carrick-Smith
5. Jordan Onojaife
6. Justin Blanchet
7. Josh Buggea
8. Jason Hill


16. Jacob Fields
17. James Hallam
18. Christian Judge
19. Mike Howard
20. Ben Adams
21. Jake Sharp
22. Matt Gallagher

Next Home Match

Saturday 23rd March
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road