1st XV News

The Greene King IPA Championship season arrives back at Goldington Road this weekend as Bedford Blues welcome London Scottish in Round Two of the competition.

There has been plenty of coming and goings for both clubs over the summer months - including a few swaps between the two - but both kicked off the campaign with good wins at the Richmond Athletic Ground last weekend.

Bedford Blues Community have taken the decision to move didi rugby classes to Sunday mornings from this weekend after its first trial term in the summer.

The transition to Sunday mornings, at the same time periods and great coaching, has been taken to allow parents a more routine pathway into junior rugby which also takes place on Sunday mornings. The switch in day avoids other competition classes for toddlers and makes logistics easier for the club.

It is with great sadness that the Club have been informed that former player Dominic Wyer-Roberts passed away suddenly on Saturday afternoon, aged just 45.

The thoughts of all at Bedford Blues are with his wife Kate, daughter Grace and sons Augustus and Fabian.

Dom, who played in the second row, made 40 appearances for the first team between 1993-95. He also played once in 1989 as a pupil from Bedford School.

One of Bedford’s most celebrated former players and ex England captain Budge Rogers has released a biography that will be on sale in the Blues Club Shop at the first league match of the season this Saturday v London Scottish (KO 3pm).

The match day also hosts the annual FPA Autumn Lunch with Budge in attendance and available to sign any books purchased as well as speak on the mic in the pre-game build up.

All of Budge’s share of the proceeds are being donated to the RFU Injured Players’ Fund.

Bedford Blues kicked off their Greene King IPA Championship campaign with a bonus point 7-36 win over Richmond on Saturday evening.

Seven months ago, on their last visit to Richmond Athletic Ground, Bedford were on the wrong end of a 49-26 score line which left the entire squad feeling, well, blue.

This time though, it was all smiles as a dominating attacking performance in the first half was complimented with a strong defensive display in the second to ensure that demons were banished and the Blues got off to the best possible start.

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