1st XV News

Bedford Blues return to Goldington Road this Saturday 21st February as they prepare for one of their toughest challenges yet against league leaders Worcester Warriors (Kick Off 3pm).

The Blues suffered a disappointing defeat away at Jersey last weekend and Mike Rayer’s men will be looking to rectify their mistakes with a stand-out performance against former Premiership side Warriors following Bedford’s strong performance against Plymouth Albion last time out on their own paddock. The support of a roaring 16th man will no doubt be needed if the Blues are to have a chance of exacting revenge over Dean Ryan’s side.

Blues new recruit Baden Kerr has bedded into life at Goldington Road, securing the starting full-back jersey in his first two weeks at the Club following a long break due to injury, but is not content with just earning his place and intends to help the Blues elevate their current league position.

In Kerr’s debut performance the Blues eased passed Plymouth Albion, scoring five tries, in front of a home crowd to seal both the win and bonus point before falling to a rather disappointing result on their travels against Jersey at the weekend.

It’s not every day that you get to have dinner with an England Rugby World Cup winner and former British and Irish Lions captain, but for one evening only Bedford Blues are making that possible as Martin Corry MBE comes to Goldington Road for a Sportsman’s Dinner.

Now retired from the game, Corry has carved out another successful career, becoming one of the most inspirational motivational and performance speakers in the world. Winning five Premiership titles and two Heineken Cups throughout his time on the pitch, the former England and Leicester Tigers skipper has many exciting stories to tell.

Bedford's hopes of a play-off place were dealt a major blow after two tries either side of half-time left Jersey as the team more likely to be chasing down the top four, writes Bedfordshire on Sunday.

The Channel Islanders leapfrogged the visiting Blues thanks to their win with Mike Rayer’s men left to lament on their third Championship defeat in four matches against their hosts.

Having shared six tries and three yellow cards in their last meeting, when Bedford recorded a narrow 25-20 win at Goldington Road, this game was always going to be a low scoring affair with the weather playing more than a significant part in the outcome.

Bedford Blues will be crossing the Channel as they prepare for a Valentine’s Day rendezvous with Jersey on Saturday afternoon at St Peter (Kick Off 3pm)..

A patient and controlled performance against Plymouth Albion last weekend saw the Blues run in five tries during a bonus point victory over the Championship’s bottom side and a return to winning ways for Bedford.

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