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The Blues are back at home this Friday under the lights against Rotherham Titans in another critical encounter as Bedford hope to climb the Championship table (Kick Off 7:45pm).

The fixture is also the Club's annual Armed Forces and Emergency Services evening with free entry to all serving personnel, simply show your ID at the gate on match day for free ground access.

Following last Saturday’s comprehensive home win versus Richmond, Mike Rayer’s men are working hard ahead of a challenging encounter against Justin Burnell’s troops who will be hurting after a Yorkshire derby loss in Leeds last weekend.

For the ninth season running the Blues will be turning pink for annual Ladies Day on Saturday 15 October against Newport Gwent Dragons to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK and specifically their breast cancer projects.

It’s less than a week away and the Club would like to encourage Bedford’s female fans through the turnstiles to help show their support at a buy one get one free special entry.

Gates open at midday with 2-for-1 entry for all ladies on the day as well as complimentary rosé wine on arrival to the marquee before the game kicks off at 3pm - while stocks last that is!

Bedford Blues recorded their first win of the season in a hard fought encounter against Championship new boys Richmond at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon.

Six tries – including a hat-trick for Pat Tapley – ensured a bonus point win for the Blues, but they were certainly made to work extremely hard for their victory.

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 aim to kick start a busy October this Saturday against newly promoted Richmond at Goldington Road following last weekend’s narrow defeat to Doncaster Knights (KO 3pm).

Whilst some have tipped Richmond for relegation, Mike Rayer’s men will certainly not be underestimating the side from the capital who ran Rotherham very close last time out. The Blues are in a similar position to Richmond having not registered a win so far this season so both sides will be focused on changing that this Saturday.

The deadline for 2017 Six Nations ticket applications for Twickenham to watch England closes today for all 2016-17 Bedford Blues Season Ticket holders. 

Application emails with details were sent out a few weeks back with your application form, but will be accpeted if dropped to the Club tomorrow, Tuesday 27th September.

If for any reason you didn't receive your application form via email, firstly please check your junk folder and if still not received, please get in contact with Debra Rayer or Gareth Alred at the club on 0871 871 1886 or email season@bedfordrugby.co.uk.

It was a case of close but no cigar for Bedford Blues on Saturday afternoon as they went down 30-22 to Doncaster Knights at Castle Park.

It was a back and forth game throughout with the lead changing hands four times, but ultimately it was the hosts who took the spoils late on as Bedford finished the game with 14 men.

Tries from Jake Sharp, Jason Hill, Tom Farrell and Jacob Field earned the Blues a bonus point, but two tries for the Knights in the last ten minutes after Ben Adams was sin binned, secured the win for the hosts.

Bedford Blues head north this weekend as they travel to Castle Park to take on Doncaster Knights in the Greene King IPA Championship.
 
A hugely attritional game against London Irish last weekend saw the Blues hitting form, but ultimately they fell just short against the former Premiership side as they went down 23-30.

It will be a busy October at Goldington Road with Bedford Blues hosting three home games back to back including newly promoted Richmond next up, before Friday night lights v Rotherham Titans and the annual Ladies Day fixture on Saturday 15th against Newport Gwent Dragons.

Last season’s National One title winners, Richmond, arrive in Bedford on Saturday 1st October in a match Mike Rayer’s men will certainly be targeting on home soil having performed impressively versus London Irish last time out.

The Bedford Blues Community Rugby Department is delighted to announce that their second rugby camp will be taking place in the October half term holiday and will also include a kicking master class from Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer.

The rugby camp is open to players of all ages and abilities with boys and girls being welcomed to the sessions which take place over three and a half days at Goldington Road – the home of Bedford Blues.

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