1st XV News

The Blues are back at home this Friday under the lights against Rotherham Titans in another critical encounter as Bedford hope to climb the Championship table (Kick Off 7:45pm).

The fixture is also the Club's annual Armed Forces and Emergency Services evening with free entry to all serving personnel, simply show your ID at the gate on match day for free ground access.

Following last Saturday’s comprehensive home win versus Richmond, Mike Rayer’s men are working hard ahead of a challenging encounter against Justin Burnell’s troops who will be hurting after a Yorkshire derby loss in Leeds last weekend.

For the ninth season running the Blues will be turning pink for annual Ladies Day on Saturday 15 October against Newport Gwent Dragons to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK and specifically their breast cancer projects.

It’s less than a week away and the Club would like to encourage Bedford’s female fans through the turnstiles to help show their support at a buy one get one free special entry.

Gates open at midday with 2-for-1 entry for all ladies on the day as well as complimentary rosé wine on arrival to the marquee before the game kicks off at 3pm - while stocks last that is!

Bedford Blues recorded their first win of the season in a hard fought encounter against Championship new boys Richmond at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon.

Six tries – including a hat-trick for Pat Tapley – ensured a bonus point win for the Blues, but they were certainly made to work extremely hard for their victory.

Round five of the Greene King IPA Championship sees Bedford Blues returning to Goldington Road to host league new boys Richmond on Saturday afternoon.

While a win has proven elusive so far this season, the Blues have seen huge improvements on the field and they will be looking to progress one step further this weekend.

But Bedford know that they are in for a huge challenge as Richmond, who are also to get a win under their belt this season, will have set their own target heading into the game.

The Blues aim to kick start a busy October this Saturday against newly promoted Richmond at Goldington Road following last weekend’s narrow defeat to Doncaster Knights (KO 3pm).

Whilst some have tipped Richmond for relegation, Mike Rayer’s men will certainly not be underestimating the side from the capital who ran Rotherham very close last time out. The Blues are in a similar position to Richmond having not registered a win so far this season so both sides will be focused on changing that this Saturday.



Next Home Match

Saturday 5th November
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road