1st XV News

Four brave members of the Bedford Blues squad were put through their paces this week as they were set the task of taking on the Meatcure Chilli Burger Challenge.

The task was quite simple. On Monday night, Tom James, Mike Howard, Pat Tapley and Christian Judge each had to simply work their way through a four patty tower burger, a dozen jalapeno bites, double fries and a milkshake in just 15 minutes.

With the rest of the squad’s encouragement, the foursome got stuck into the challenge wholeheartedly but it proved to be a step too far as none of them could quite complete the task in the time limit set out.

The Blues return to Goldington Road this Saturday for the Christmas fixture against Ealing Trailfinders with both sides still in the running of making the Cup knockout stages going in to the festive double header (KO 3pm).  

Mike Rayer’s men travelled back from Leeds last weekend with nothing to show after an improved performance which deserved at least a losing bonus point. This Saturday the Blues will be looking to respond in front of the home faithful, but will need their 16th man behind them to help them return to winning ways.

Bedford Blues put in a big second half performance at Headingley on Friday night but despite all of their efforts, they left empty handed as Carnegie scored in the seventh minute of stoppage time to secure a 28-15 victory.

The Blues certainly had something to prove after putting in a lack-lustre display at Goldington Road last week but their preparations weren’t helped when they were delayed in getting to the ground.

Bedford Blues will be heading up the M1 on Friday night to face high flying Yorkshire Carnegie in the Greene King IPA Championship.

It's been a Jekyll and Hyde couple of weeks for the Blues who put in a huge performance to pick up a bonus point win at London Welsh a fortnight ago before relinquishing a ten point lead to lose 10-13 at home to London Scottish last weekend.

Have you made your Christmas list? Don't know what to get that one relative who has everything or looking to spoil a Blues supporter? Fear not as the Bedford Blues are on hand to help you out at this very festive time of year from this Saturday.

The Blues have three fantastic Christmas Market dates for you this year as we again rev up the yellow Robin Reliant, donning our favourite Bedford sheepskin coat and head into Bedford Town Centre to set up shop in the bustling market close to M&S on Saturday 3rd December, morning of Wednesday 7th December and all day Wednesday 14th December.

Bedford Blues presented another cheque for £5,000 to Cancer Research UK on Friday night at the match against London Scottish following the celebration of another fantastic Ladies Day on Saturday 15th October.

With the Blues picking up an excellent win on the field in that encounter against Newport Gwent Dragons in the B&I Cup, the fans certainly did their bit off the pitch as a staggering £5,000 was raised for Cancer Research.

There was very little that could be offered in way of explanation as Bedford Blues slumped to a 10-13 home defeat to London Scottish who, in all honesty, didn’t look like they were going to offer too many problems based on the first 70 minutes.

Credit to the visitors though, they did what they had to do to win the game as David Cherry scored from the back of a drive over try with Peter Lydon converting and adding two penalties to seal victory.

Bedford, in contrast, started brightly, took control early on and led 10-0 at the break thanks to a Myles Dorrian penalty and a converted Tom Griffiths try.

Today is ‘Black and Blue Friday’, a day now renowned as the single biggest day of sales in the build up to Christmas, and we’ve got a fantastic deal for all supporters who buy from the Blues Club Shop tonight at the game against London Scottish.

Every single supporter who makes any purchase in the Club Shop after gates open at 5pm will receive 20% off every item.

This fantastic offer is for one day only and will not be repeated, so if you want to make your money go further this Christmas then make sure you shop with the Blues at tonight’s game.

*Following last night's training session, Bedford Blues have been forced into a late change to their team to face London Scottish as George Perkins has been ruled out with injury. Pat Tapley will replace Perkins on the right wing.*

It'll be Friday Night Lights for a second time at Goldington Road this season as Bedford Blues prepare to host London Scottish in the Greene King IPA Championship.

The two teams kicked off 2016 with Bedford racking up a 31-19 victory in front of over 4000 fans but the Exiles had previously recorded a 24-12 win in the reverse fixture in September 2015.

Bedford Blues Community Rugby are delighted to announce details on a special one-day Christmas Rugby Camp to be held on Wednesday 21st December at Goldington Road.

The festive camp, ‘Train like a Blue’, is open to players of ages 10-18 of all abilities and will give a unique insight for youngsters who aspire to be Blues stars of the future. Open to both boys and girls, the camp is the perfect early Christmas present.

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