1st XV News

Blues Community are pleased to announce another three-day rugby camp for the Easter Holidays on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of next month for children of all ages at Goldington Road, click here to book your place. 

The camp will be led under the ongoing coaching direction of ‘Learn to Play the Blues way’ with current first team Blues players taking some of the sessions and Head of Community Jon Phillips.

The Committee of the Paul Tupai ‘Toops’ Testimonial are delighted to launch his Celebration Dinner in the Blues Marquee on Friday 27th April.

An evening of fantastic food and entertainment, featuring a Q&A with Toops and special guest Dylan Hartley along with top comedian Rod Woodward, is guaranteed in honour of a Blues legend.

Welcome drinks will be served from 7pm before a superb four-course menu, entertainment led throughout the night by MC Sam Roberts and audio-visual displays as guests reminisce over the incredible playing career of ‘Toops’. There will be a raffle and auction including some unbelievable prizes.  

Bedford Blues can confirm that hooker Tom Lindsay will be joining Bristol Rugby for the 2018/19 season.

Tom arrived at Goldington Road during the summer of 2017 and has been in splendid form throughout the campaign.

Bedford Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer said: "Tom has been brilliant for us this season and now gets his reward by with an opportunity to join Bristol next season, which will no doubt be in the Premiership. While we will be disappointed to see him leave, he goes with our thanks and very best wishes for the future."

Dear Blues fans; at around 6pm last Saturday, I was stood in the Blues Marquee with a large smile on my face. We'd just racked up a fantastic bonus point win over Yorkshire Carnegie in a game that looked like it wouldn’t even go ahead!

Just over a week earlier, we had seen the forecast and the impending 'Beast from the East' due to descend on the UK bringing snow, wind and all sorts of chaos. As such, Mike Rayer and the team made the decision to cover the Goldington Road pitch and brace ourselves for what was to come. And boy did it come!

The 2018 Natwest Six Nations is well underway with Super Saturday on the horizon as the competition reaches a climax on Saturday 17th March and you can watch it all at Goldington Road.

Following the last round of fixtures Ireland lead the Six Nations tournament and now lead a one-horse race for the Grand Slam with England still chasing the Championship crown after losing to Scotland.

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