1st XV News

Congratulations to Academy winger/full back Aaron Morris who has been selected to start for the England U18 side that take on Australia Schools at Harrow School on Wednesday December 4 (kick-off 1.00pm) streamed lived on RFU.com and youtube.com/officialrfutv.

Morris, who played for the England U18 Clubs & Schools XV earlier this year, has now been selected for the full England U18 squad, and is the only non Premiership Academy player in the squad.

Bedford Blues fans will have the chance to complete all of their Christmas shopping when the Blues Shop moves into the town centre on Wednesday 11th December.

The Blues will be donning their best Del Boy sheepskin jackets and opening their suitcases in front of Marks & Spencer.

Not only will there be plenty of perfect Christmas gifts on sale for everyone in the family, but if you spend over £30 on merchandise at the market stall you will also be given a ticket (worth £18) to the Blues British & Irish Cup game against Rotherham Titans on 18th January 2014 absolutely FREE!!!

Wow... It's not very often you can say it, but wow!

After an impressive second half against Plymouth last weekend Bedford Blues put in a monumental performance to beat league leaders London Welsh at Goldington Road.

Young winger Patrick Tapley rounded off his man of the match performance with a first half brace while replacement Jake Sharp hurtled half the pitch to score the all-important try and Mike Le Bourgeois kicked 13 points.

Bedford Blues new prop Tomas Gilardon Paz has landed in the UK, has already made himself at home at Goldington Road and is itching to get his Blues career underway.

Just hours after stepping off the plane from New York, the Argentinian international was in the club’s kit room to be measured up for his new attire.

Tomas, who stands at six feet one inch tall and tips the scales at 19 stone, moves to Bedford from Buenos Aries side San Isidros whose most famous player was Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.

Bedford Blues are pleased to announce the signing of Argentina international prop Tomas Gilardon Paz.

The 24 year old, who stands at six feet one inch tall and tips the scales at 19 stone, has most recently been playing rugby San Isidros in Buenos Aries.

The prop, who studied at the Universidad del Salvador, picked up three caps for his country during the spring.

Movember is coming to an end and what better way to celebrate the month than by joining Bedford Blues for a party following the conclusion of the Greene King IPA Championship game against London Welsh.

And to ensure that as many Mo Bros as possible are at the game – the Blues are offering 2-for-1 entry to any gent sporting some splendid facial hair on the afternoon.

No one likes a cliché, but it certainly was a game of two halves at Brickfields on Friday night as Bedford came from 13-3 down to win 16-27.

Bedford took an early lead when Mike Le Bourgeois blasted over a penalty after the hosts were penalised at the ruck, but Declan Cusack converted two penalties to put Albion in the lead. With the score at 3-6 and 40 minutes on the clock, everything seemed manageable but a loose pass from Mark Atkinson which went behind the intended target was snapped up by Tom Bowen who scored with Cusack adding the extras.

It may have been a chilly night but plenty of people turned out for the Armed Forces night at Goldington Road on Friday, but there was little to cheer as the Blues slipped to a 13-26 defeat to Moseley.

After the game, Sam Roberts caught up with Bedford's try scorer Neville Edwards who gave his frank opinion of what the Blues need to do to get back on track. Tom Armes also chatted with Sam to express his views on the game and to give Moseley credit for their performance.

It will be a case of back to the drawing board for Bedford Blues after they suffered a second home defeat of the season going down 13-26 against a revitalised Moseley on Friday evening.

There were 2,545 fans crammed into Goldington Road for the Friday night lights but despite a positive start, the Blues just weren’t able to break down a stubborn Moseley defence who seized their opportunities when they were presented.

Moseley Fly half Caolan Ryan missed a penalty in the third minute after his pack won a penalty on a Bedford scrum and then Jake Sharp pulled an effort just left of the uprights when the visitors were pinged for not releasing a tackle.

No one wants to admit it, but Christmas is fast approaching and where better to buy all of those goodies for the family than the Bedford Blues online store.

REMEMBER Last Post for items to be delivered before Christmas is orders recived by 11am on Friday 20th December.

Whether it is a new 2013/14 rugby shirt for dad, a gilet for mum or a vintage top for granddad, the Blues online store has something for everyone as well as the opportunity to buy all of your match day tickets for the rest of the season.

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