1st XV News

Bedford Blues are delighted to confirm that today’s match at Goldington Road against Yorkshire Carnegie in the Greene King IPA Championship IS going ahead as planned (KO 3pm).

The ‘beast from the east’ has certainly been challenging, but thanks to the incredible effort shown by the fans and staff at Bedford Blues the pitch and ground is ready to host a fantastic afternoon of rugby.

Due to the cold conditions please allow extra time and take plenty of care on your travels to Goldington Road. Additionally, make sure you wrap up warm and wear appropriate footwear.

Bedford Blues welcome Yorkshire Carnegie to Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon in what is sure to be an exciting Greene King IPA Championship encounter.

When the two teams met back in October, fans were treated to a rollercoaster encounter which saw Carnegie rack up a 38-24 lead before a converted Chris Czekaj try in the 75th minute set up a grandstand finish. Bedford scored in stoppage time when Alex Penny stretched over the line, but Will Hooley's conversion attempt cruelly cannoned off the inside of the upright and bounced over the wrong side of the bar meaning the hosts took the spoils 38-36.

Bedford Blues were delighted to welcome students from Great Barford Primary Academy to Goldington Road on Tuesday afternoon to meet players and coaches as part of the Community 'Reading and Rugby' scheme.

The programme encourages youngsters to take part in small reading groups with a rugby coach before heading out onto the field to play tag rugby. One of the most successful Blues Community projects, the aim is to inspire children from across Bedfordshire to become involved with the game while improving literacy.

Calling all Blues supporters! Due to the expected weather over the next few days we need your support to clear the snow, ice and covers on the pitch and surrounding areas on Saturday morning to make sure we get the game on!

The Goldington Road pitch has been covered with frost sheets since last Friday and we are confident of making sure this weekend’s Greene King IPA Championship fixture against Yorkshire Carnegie remains as scheduled for a 3pm kick off.

To ensure this, we will need volunteers to help in all aspects of our clear up between 9am and 11am on Saturday morning.

Bedford Blues are back in action at Goldington Road this Saturday 3rd March for a decisive clash with Yorkshire Carnegie with the winner holding a top four spot (KO 3pm).

The Leeds based outfit come off the back of a defeat at seventh placed Cornish Pirates allowing the Blues the chance leapfrog them into third should Bedford take the spoils with Doncaster Knights playing on Sunday.

Before last weekend however, Yorkshire were on a six-game unbeaten run and having narrowly beaten Blues at Headingley earlier this season, Mike Rayer’s men know they will be in for a sizeable challenge.  


Next Home Match

Saturday 28th April
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road