1st XV News

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.

Bedford Blues gave a superb account of themselves against former Premiership side London Irish during an enthralling encounter at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon.

While the Blues ultimately went down 23-30, there were plenty of positives to take from this performance that could easily have swung the Blues way in the latter stages. 

Speaking after the encounter, Pat Tapley, who scored two tries, said: “While it is really pleasing for me to come back into the team and score two tries, ultimately we are disappointed with the score line as it goes down as a defeat when it felt like we deserved more.

Bedford Blues return to action at Goldington Road this weekend knowing that nothing but the best will do when London Irish pay a visit.
 
A much improved performance against Jersey in St Peter last weekend saw the Blues come within a few inches of victory and now the team have the sizeable task of taking on the former Premiership team on their home patch.

The Blues return home this Saturday following a narrow loss in Jersey at the weekend hoping to continue their improved performance against the champions elect and former Premiership boys London Irish (KO 3pm).

Mike Rayer’s men will need a strong 16th man to help make Goldington Road a fortress for the arrival of the Exiles who have so far comfortably eased passed Doncaster Knights and Richmond, but having left the Channel Islands frustrated by what could have easily been an away win, the Blues will be focused on causing an upset.

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