MATCH PREVIEW V PONTYPRIDD

Bedford Blues have named their squad to face Pontypridd at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon in the final pre-season fixture ahead of the 2016/17 Championship campaign.
 
Saturday's game is the return fixture from a clash between the two sides who met a fortnight ago with Bedford running out 66-14 winners at the Welfare Ground, home of Cilfynydd RFC. The Blues ran in ten tries during the outing but will be expecting a much tougher challenge this weekend with both teams gearing up their preparation for the season ahead.
 
Following last week's bruising encounter with Saracens, which went 36-21 in the way of the Premiership and European Champions, the Blues welcome a number of dual-registered players to Saturday's match day squad with Matt Gallagher, George Perkins, Tom Griffiths, Billy Walker and Hayden Thompson-Stringer all pulling on a Bedford jersey.
 
Starting line-up:
 
15. Matt Gallagher
14. George Perkins
13. Tom Farrell
12. Tom Griffiths
11. Dean Adamson
10. Myles Dorrian
9. Jordan Burns
 
1. Jack Culverhouse
2. George Edgson
3. Dave Spellman
4. Mike Howard (c)
5. Ed Taylor
6. Justin Blanchet
7. Josh Buggea
8. Jason Hill
 
Replacements:

Hayden Thompson-Stringer, Sam James, Billy Walker, Will Carrick-Smith, Ben Adams, Tom James, Jake Sharp, Tom Whiteley, Michael Le Bourgeois, Elliot Clement-Hill.

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

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