1st XV News

Bedford Blues gave their fans something to really cheer about on Saturday afternoon as they ran in five tries against Moseley in a result that secured the Blues stay in the Greene King IPA Championship. 

A double for Jake Sharp along with one apiece for Nick Fenton-Wells, Camilo Parilli-Ocampo and Pat Tapley helped the Blues to secure the bonus point win with James Pritchard converting three of the scores. 

It was tenth versus eleventh in the league as the Midland club arrived at Goldington Road looking to put some distance between themselves and bottom placed Plymouth Albion who had the daunting task of needing a win over Bristol. 

Bedford Blues know that their destiny is in their own hands when Moseley pay a visit to Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon.

With just three games remaining in the 2014/15 Greene King IPA Championship season, the Blues will be fighting tooth and nail to get the all important win that will ensure their status in the league.

But Mike Rayer’s men are fully aware that Moseley - who currently sit one place behind the Blues in 11th place - travel to Bedford desperately needing a win of their own to put some much needed space between themselves and bottom placed Plymouth Albion.

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Come on you Blues!!!

Bedford Blues will be back on familiar territory this weekend for their penultimate home match of the 2014/15 Greene King IPA Championship season as they prepare to face eleventh placed Moseley on Saturday 11th April at Goldington Road (Kick Off 3pm).

Despite one of Bedford’s best performances this season, Mike Rayer’s men suffered a 38-14 defeat to league leaders Bristol last time out in the league before bouncing back against the Army in the annual Mobbs Memorial Match last week.

A Goldington Road crowd of 1,184 were treated to a spectacular try-fest on Wednesday evening as Bedford Blues fought off an impressive Army side to win the 2015 Mobbs Memorial Match 47-24.

The Blues team featured a lot of unfamiliar faces with players from Saracens, Wasps, Cambridge, Hertford, Bishop Stortford and Loughborough University making their mark on the pitch alongside Bedford first team and Blues Academy members.

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce that the exciting opportunity to be part of the Club’s future by designing the new mascot is now open to supporters of all ages with a revised deadline of Friday 24th April.

The winning design will provide the basis for the mascot, which will be launched at the first home game of next season and will be present at all future games at Goldington Road as well as selected School Games Competitions.

The competition is simple – all you have to do is come up with an idea for what the new Blues mascot should be called and look like!

Bedford Blues have named their 25 man squad which will face the British Army in the Mobbs Memorial game which is being played at Goldington Road on Wednesday 1st April with kick off at 7.45pm

First played in 1921, the Mobbs Memorial game honours Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Mobbs DSO, a true England rugby legend and a genuine hero of World War I. Formerly competed between the East Midlands and the Barbarians, the game now pits the British Army against Bedford Blues and Northampton Saints on alternate years and this year the match falls on Blues’ turf.

The annual Mobbs Memorial Match returns to Goldington Road this Wednesday 1st April as Bedford Blues prepare to go to battle against The Army (Kick Off 7:45pm).

First played in 1921, the Mobbs Memorial game honours Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Mobbs DSO, a true England rugby legend and a genuine hero of World War I. Formerly competed between the East Midlands and the Barbarians, the game now pits the British Army against Bedford Blues and Northampton Saints on alternate years and this year the match falls on Blues’ turf.

Bedford Blues gave one of their best performances all season at Ashton Gate, but it wasn’t to be as they went down 38-14 to the league leaders Bristol, writes Ryan Lewis.

The Blues travelled west off the back of four straight defeats in the Greene King IPA Championship, but played with confidence and ambition, threatening a side full of international experience. 

The result could have been better for the visitors but for a referee who harshly sent four Bedford players to the bin, three of which coming just before the half-time whistle.

Bedford Blues travel to Ashton Gate on Sunday afternoon with Director of Rugby Mike Rayer challenging his players to put in a strong performance against table-topping Bristol.

The two teams met on Boxing Day at Goldington Road when the Blues went into the break leading 17-7 thanks to tries from James Pritchard, Harry Wells and Dean Adamson only for the visitors to regroup during the interval to finally run out 24-28 winners - Pat Tapley added the Blues fourth try which secured two bonus points.

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