After an opening day warm-up, it’s time for the big one as Bedford Blues welcome European Champions Saracens to town this Saturday (KO 3pm).

Fresh from a comprehensive victory over Plymouth Albion last weekend, Mike Rayer’s men know they will be in for a much stiffer challenge versus the sizeable task Mark McCall’s troops will deliver at Goldington Road.

Tests don’t come any bigger than Europe’s best side, but the focus remains on performance as the Blues new look squad gel ahead of an exciting Championship campaign. With lots to enjoy on and off the field, including the stars of Saracens and the Champions Cup trophy in attendance, why not book online now and save £4 by clicking here.

To make your day extra special book into pre-match hospitality in the Blues Marquee for just £20 per person (excluding match ticket) for a two-course meal and entertainment with a couple of current international stars. For more details and to book email or call 0871 871 1886.

On arrival pick up a mini match programme as gates open from 12 noon and head to one of the bars to soak up the pre-match atmosphere.

The SSG Services Guard of Honour returns with the Junior Blues forming the first tunnel of the season before also running a special training session at half-time. Please give them and the Bedford Bear a loud cheer as the teams run out as well as this week’s mascots Zavier and Zara Gibbs.

After the match head to the Blues Marquee for the Anglian Fasteners’ Man of the Match presentation and enjoy live music from the returning Mark Calder as the post-match party starts.

For the Blues faithful why not head up to the Eagle Bar for the return of the Michael R Peters Final Whistle with live match reaction from a Bedford coach and player.

Don’t forget to pop into the Club Shop which we be offering both a line of clearance items and the launch of the new away jersey! Located next to the marquee pop in to show your colours!

Buy tickets online in advance and save a massive £4.00 on all adult tickets, click here to buy.

Match Sponsor: Dovecote Park

Next Home Match

Wednesday 26th December
1st XV
Goldington Road