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Bedford Blues will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend when Plymouth Albion make the trip to Goldington Road to face Mike Rayer’s men on Saturday afternoon (KO 3pm).

After a disappointing defeat at the hands of high-flying London Scottish, the Blues know that a resurgent Plymouth Albion – who picked up an impressive home win over Rotherham Titans last weekend – will be looking to continue their recent run of good form and hoping to climb up the Championship table.

With the Six Nations back on our screens this Friday 6th February with the biggest fixture of them all Wales v England, where better to watch the opening match than at Goldington Road, surrounded by friends, fellow supporters and most importantly, ‘Happy Hour’ drinks prices.

This Friday’s Club Night sees an almighty clash in the form of Wales v England hit the big screen, ensuring an evening of rugby-filled entertainment and an atmosphere not to be missed for all Bedford Blues supporters.

Bedford Blues remain on home turf this Saturday 7th February as Plymouth Albion make their way to Goldington Road on the back of a comfortable win over Rotherham Titans last weekend (KO 3PM).

The Blues suffered a disappointing defeat against London Scottish last Saturday and Mike Rayer’s men will be going all out with a first class home performance to ensure their hopes of a top four finish are kept alive.

Bedford Blues slipped to a second defeat on the bounce as high flying London Scottish picked up a 12-29 victory at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon.

It was a tough afternoon at the office for Bedford and their cause wasn’t helped as they conceded three yellow cards during an afternoon where discipline played an important role.

After a weekend off and the chance to revitalise, Bedford Blues will be looking forward to a first home game in three weeks as they welcome high flying London Scottish to Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon.

Having started 2015 with vital wins over Moseley and Doncaster Knights, Bedford experienced their first loss of the year last time out at Rotherham Titans and will looking for some help from the Goldington Road faithful as they look to get one over on Mike Friday’s men.

Bedford Blues are excited to announce that former Auckland Blues player Baden Kerr has signed a contract with the club until the end of the season.

Kerr, who can play at both fly-half or full-back, made his Super Rugby debut for the Blues against Hurricanes in 2013, as well as representing his club Counties Manakau in the ITM Cup.

Standing at 6ft 3ins and weighing in at around 90kg, the 25-year-old is an imposing figure not just in attack but also defence, adding further size and strength to the Bedford squad.

Bedford Blues return home on Saturday 31st January after a three-week break from their home fortress as they prepare to take on Championship play-off contenders and third placed London Scottish at Goldington Road this weekend (KO 3pm).  

Following a superb start to 2015, winning vital games against Moseley and Doncaster Knights, Bedford experienced their first loss of the year last time out away at Rotherham Titans and will need a sizeable and loud home crowd to cheer them to victory versus a team with lofty Premiership ambitions.

Following defeat away to Rotherham Titans last Saturday, Bedford Blues will be looking to bounce straight back against third placed London Scottish when they come to Goldington Road on Saturday 31st January (Kick Off 3pm).

Looking ahead to the Exiles match, stand-in skipper James Pritchard is searching for further improvements and to replicate a performance similar to that in the second half of the teams’ last meeting at the Richmond Athletic Ground, when the Blues ran in three tries compared to just one from the home side.

Goldington Road will be opening its gates on Wednesday 1st April for the annual Mobbs Memorial Match as Bedford Blues prepare to go to battle against The British Army (Kick Off 7:45pm).

Tickets for the whole event, including an East Midlands XV v Army ‘A’ warm-up fixture are available online here at the cost of just £10 for adults and £2 for children under 16.

Clifton Lane continues to be a thorn in Bedford Blues side as Mike Rayer's men went down 34-19 to Rotherham Titans on Saturday afternoon.

If this is to be the Titans last season at Clifton Lane as reported in their local media then there may be a few who won't miss it given that Bedford haven't won here since 2012.

This game did have everything though. Rain, hail, snow, wind and sunshine. Rotherham got off to a perfect start when the ball was stripped from a Bedford maul and made its way to Rotherham hooker Tom Cruse who was able to gallop up the other end of the pitch to score in the first minute with Barrett converting.

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