Round five of the Greene King IPA Championship sees Bedford Blues returning to Goldington Road to host league new boys Richmond on Saturday afternoon.

While a win has proven elusive so far this season, the Blues have seen huge improvements on the field and they will be looking to progress one step further this weekend.

But Bedford know that they are in for a huge challenge as Richmond, who are also to get a win under their belt this season, will have set their own target heading into the game.

The Blues make four personnel changes to the team that ran Doncaster close last weekend with all the changes coming up front. Jack Culverhouse and Jacob Fields come into the front row in place of Hayden Thompson-Stringer and George Edgson while Ed Taylor and Josh Buggea return to the starting line-up for Will Carrick-Smith and Jason Hill. Ben Adams moves to number eight while Sam James, Christian Judge and Tom James come in on the replacements bench.

Starting line-up:

15. Michael Le Bourgeois (c)
14. Pat Tapley
13. Tom Farrell
12. Ollie Dodge
11. Dean Adamson
10. Jake Sharp
9. Jordan Burns
1. Jack Culverhouse
2. Jacob Fields
3. Dave Spelman
4. Mike Howard
5. Ed Taylor
6. Justin Blanchet
7. Josh Buggea
8. Ben Adams

16. Sam James
17. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
18. Will Carrick-Smith
19. Christian Judge
20. Jason Hill
21. Tom James
22. Myles Dorrian

Next Home Match

Saturday 26th January
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road