It is a trip to the unknown for Bedford Blues in Round Three of the British & Irish Cup as they head to Cork to face reigning champions Munster A on Friday evening.

It will be a first competitive meeting between the clubs in this competition and Bedford have named a strong 22 man squad - including new signing Huw Worthington - as they look to continue their good form in the cup.

In the opening two games of the Pool stages, both Munster and Blues have secured convincing wins over Nottingham and Ospreys Select, with only a single point separating the teams as Bedford head the group.

Starting line-up:

15. Rich Lane
14. Elliot Clement-Hill
13. Ollie Dodge
12. Michael Le Bourgeois (c)
11. Dean Adamson
10. Will Hooley
9. Jordan Burns

1. Sean McCarthy
2. Tom Lindsay
3. Ben Cooper
4. Ed Taylor
5. Jordan Onojaife
6. Alex Rae
7. Josh Buggea
8. Jarad Williams

16. Jacob Fields
17. Dave Spelman
18. Alex Penny
19. Will Carrick-Smith
20. Huw Worthington
21. Lee Dickson
22. Harry Sheppard

Next Home Match

Saturday 26th January
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road