1st XV News

Bedford Blues can now confirm that their third and final pre-season friendly ahead of the Greene King IPA Championship season will be against Pro 12 side Scarlets at Llandovery RFC.

Having already announced encounters against Ampthill, Old Albanians and Plymouth Albion, Mike Rayer’s men will head on their travels once again to Llandovery Rugby Club to face Welsh giants the Scarlets on Saturday 29th August at 2.30pm.  The Welsh region finished sixth in this season's Pro 12 to qualify for the European Challenge Cup, and will prove a stern test for the Blues ahead of the Championship season opener.

Bedford Blues have returned to pre-season training this week and the players are gearing up for a pair of intriguing friendly encounters ahead of the Greene King IPA Championship season which kicks off on the first weekend of September.

Ahead of the league opener, the Blues will take part in three matches against four teams. The first game will be a first triangular friendly at Goldington Road on Saturday 15th August against National One opposition Ampthill and National Two South Old Albanians with all three teams playing each other for  40 minutes.

The popular Bedford Blues car boot sale is back from this Sunday. Get down to Goldington Road every Sunday from 9am to either sell those valuable unneeded items or to grab yourself a bargain from any one of the pitches.

The cost for a pitch is just £7 in the back car park with punters coming in for just £1 between 9am – 1pm. Entrance is through the front gate where our man Ian will look after you.

The money raised from the car boot sales is invaluable to the Club so pop down and support the Blues while grabbing yourself a bargain. New sellers and buyers welcome, pop down from this Sunday 14th June.

Bedford Blues and Canada’s all-time leading point scorer James Pritchard has signed a new deal to remain at Goldington Road for the coming Greene King IPA Championship campaign.

Pritchard, 35, who has just enjoyed his testimonial season with the Blues, will return to Goldington Road following his involvement in the 2015 Rugby World Cup with Canada.

The Bedford Rugby Followers Association will be carrying out a number of tasks every Saturday over the summer months to help tidy up Goldington Road and improve the ground in the lead up to another exciting Championship season, and they need your help!

The Club are investing significant sums on a facilities project at the home of Bedford Blues in the off season, but need the followers to complement the work with an array of smaller jobs including painting, weeding and general tidying.

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