1st XV News

Bedford Blues will be looking to end 2017 on a high when they welcome Ealing Trailfinders to Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon.

With the year coming to an end, the Blues are hoping that a bumper crowd will be on hand to help them take on high-flying Ealing in this second versus third clash.

When the two teams met in West London earlier in the season, the game started in sparkling fashion but Bedford's discipline let them down in the second half with the hosts running away with things to win 45-25.

Don't miss the big festive fixture against fellow top four side Ealing Trailfinders at Goldington Road as Bedford Blues seek to end 2017 in style on Sat 30 Dec (KO 3pm).

The Blues have been in impressive league form, but will need a strong 16th man supporting them against the current second-best team in the Championship. Save £4 and buy tickets online before the match day here.

Madness, madness, they call it madness… And that's exactly what it was on Saturday afternoon as Bedford Blues drew at London Scottish 52-52.

While there will be plenty of attacking plaudits, the Blues were left bitterly disappointed with their defensive display which shipped seven tries over the course of the afternoon.

“I've never played in a game like this,” said Blues player coach Lee Dickson after the final whistle. “You can't expect to win a game of rugby conceding 52 points. Credit to the boys for coming back into it and getting that penalty try at the end, but we've got to take a long hard look at ourselves as defensively we were appalling today.

Bedford Blues will be looking for some festive cheer on Saturday afternoon as they head to the Richmond Athletic Ground to face London Scottish in the GreeneKing IPA Championship.

As the second half of the season gets underway, the battle hardened Blues are looking forward to getting back to League action after two really physical encounters versus Munster ‘A’ in the B & I Cup.

When the Blues welcomed the Exiles to Goldington Road in Round Two of the competition, Bedford ran in six tries to pick up a 44-26 win but Scottish fought back towards the end of the game to pick up a four try bonus point.

February brings a cerebral challenge to Goldington Road with the return of Jackie Markham's BRFA General Knowledge Quiz in the Scrum Hall.

Set a date in your diary for Friday 2nd February 2018 as the Blues players enjoy a break weekend from action.

Doors to the Scrum Hall are open at 7pm with the quiz starting at 7:30pm, so be there early to secure your table and get the drinks in before the eggheads get to work.

Teams can be up to six people, but if you don't have a team come along and we'll join you with some like-minded supporters.

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