1st XV News

A taste of the West Country will be coming to Goldington Road in May with the launch of the town’s very own Sausage and Cider Festival on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th.

The event takes place at the home of the Blues and celebrates real cider made by artisan producers around the country and the art of sausage making, along with an array of live music acts and family activities to keep the party going.

Bedford Blues are pleased to announce the signing of a familiar face as well as the re-signing of a club stalwart for the 2017/18 Greene King IPA Championship season.

Joining Bedford over the summer will be second row star Alex Rae, 31, who announced earlier this month that he was leaving his role as Assistant Coach with Jersey at the end of the season.

Rae, who joined Bedford in 2009 from Northampton Saints having come through the Worcester Warriors Academy, was a key component of the Blues' scrum before moving onto Wasps in 2013 and subsequently Jersey.

I think that it would be fair to say that Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Mobbs would have been truly thrilled with the rugby on display at Goldington Road on Tuesday night as Bedford Blues defeated the Army 55-26 in the memorial game which commemorated the 100th anniversary of his death.

There were 13 tries scored during an enthralling 80 minutes of rugby with nine going the way of the Blues - including a hat-trick for debutant Blues Development winger Ryan Hutler - and four for the Army who battled until the final minute.

Bedford Blues have named their team to take on the British Army in the Mobbs Memorial game which kicks-off at 7.45pm at Goldington Road tomorrow night.

First played in 1921, the Mobbs Memorial game honours Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Mobbs DSO, a true England rugby legend and a genuine hero of World War I. Formerly competed between the East Midlands and the Barbarians, the game now pits the British Army against Bedford Blues and Northampton Saints on alternate years and this year the match - which also marks the 100th anniversary of Mobbs' death - falls on Blues’ turf.

Bedford Blues put in one of their most clinical performances of the season as they ran in seven tries against London Scottish at Richmond Athletic Ground on Saturday afternoon.

A brace each for Dean Adamson and Jordan Burns along with a try each for Pat Tapley, Dan George and Piers O’Conor ensured the Blues left the Capital with a maximum haul.

While the finishing would have pleased the Blues faithful, the coaching team would have been pleased with the manner in which Bedford continually soaked up pressure from the Exiles before punishing them on the break.

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