Paul Tupai ‘Toops’ Testimonial Match has been rearranged for Sunday 6th May at Goldington Road (KO 2pm) due to the changed schedule of Bedford Blues fixtures and a clash with Northampton Saints away match with Wasps.   

Tickets already purchased for the Testimonial Match featuring a Bedford Blues All Star XV against Northampton Saints All Star XV will remain valid for the changed date.

The rearranged date allows a Bank Holiday recovery after the Sunday fixture which is hoped to encourage more supporters on the day in a final celebration event in honour of the legend that is Paul Tupai.

Rugby heroes will be in attendance on and off the field with plenty of entertainment on either side of the whitewash from gates opening at 12 noon; including bouncy castles, Maori performers, DJ throughout, Q&As, raffles and much more.

The match is set to feature star-studded line-ups for both Blues and Saints representative sides. Playing names will be teased out nearer the match day, expect plenty of quality on display.  

Tickets for Toops Testimonial Match are just £10 for adults with Under 18s gaining FREE admission. All tickets are ground entry with no additional cost for Eagle Stand access which is permitted on a first come first served basis. Buy tickets online here.  

Hospitality in the Blues Marquee and Suites are available from just £25 (including your ticket). The hospitality package includes an award-winning hot buffet from Carbonis mobile caterers, pre-match Q&A and entertainment.  To book lunch please call or email Tasha on 07384 289499 or

Speaking about his Testimonial and the match, Tupai said: "It is a huge honour for me as I’ve said, the Celebration Dinner and my Testimonial Match will be something truly memorable.

“I'm incredibly proud and humbled by it all to be honest, when I first arrived at Bedford, nearly a decade ago, I had no idea how much it would change my life.

"I have so many people to thank and hopefully over the final two events I will have chance. The match is shaping up to be a little bit special so hopefully supporters can get down to Goldington Road.”

Stay up to date on all things Toops Testimonial by visiting the website and on his social media pages; @SendintheToops on Twitter and Facebook.