Bedford Blues head up the M1 to Rotherham on Saturday afternoon in search of their first Championship victory of 2017.

A fortnight has passed since Bedford's disappointing outing in South West London when they slumped to a 49-26 against Richmond and the Blues are keen to get back out on the field to right the wrongs.

The two teams met at Goldington Road back in October with Bedford winning the game 17-16. Tries for Dean Adamson and Jacob Fields put a nice shine on the win, but it was the defensive display from the entire squad that ensured that the Blues secured the victory and much of the same will be needed this weekend.

The Blues make seven changes to the team that was soundly beaten by Richmond a fortnight ago as Elliot Clement-Hill, Piers O’Conor and Tom Whiteley all return to the backs while Byron Hodge, Paul Tupai and Ben Adams start up front.

Starting Line-up:

15. Elliot Clement-Hill
14. Pat Tapley
13. Piers O’Conor
12. Ollie Dodge
11. Dean Adamson
10. Myles Dorrian (c)
9. Tom Whiteley

1. Hayden Thompson-Stringer
2. Dan George
3. Ben Cooper
4. Jordan Onojaife
5. Byron Hodge
6. Paul Tupai
7. Ben Adams
8. Jason Hill


16. Jacob Fields
17. Camillo Parilli-Ocampo
18. Billy Walker
19. Ed Taylor
20. Justin Blanchet
21. Jordan Burns
22. Jake Sharp

Next Home Match

Wednesday 26th December
1st XV
Goldington Road