1st XV News

Bedford completed their pre-season fixtures with a hard fought victory over a dogged Blackheath side who certainly weren't going to let the Blues have everything their own any.

Bedford took a two try lead early on, but the hosts fired back with three good scores to lead at the break. But Blackheath could do little to prevent the Blues second half juggernaut which crossed the line four times without reply.

Bedford Blues have named their squad to take on Blackheath in their final pre-season friendly ahead of the 2017/18 Championship campaign.

Following a bruising encounter against European Champions Saracens last weekend, Bedford make wholesale changes to the starting line-up as they look to finish their preparations for the new season with a flurry.

With a few niggling injuries, Bedford welcome Tongan number eight Sione Vailanu into the squad for this weekend's game. The big back rower represented Tonga at Under 20s, but has recently been pulling on a Japanese jersey as part of their sevens set up.

Tickets are now on sale for all 14 of the Blues home Greene King IPA Championship and British & Irish Cup pool stage matches with a £4 saving on adult tickets purchased via the print @ home online system. Click here to buy.

Early highlights include the opening game of the season and family fun day against London Scottish on Sat 9 Sep, the arrival of title favourites Bristol and their star studded line-up two weeks later and Ladies Day on Sat 21 Oct v Ospreys. 

Attention Eagle Stand Season Ticket holders only, many of you have received your Season Tickets today and many more will do in the coming days. Unfortunately our ticket printing partners have made a frustrating error in not including the seat number on the card. 

We will now need to replace and exchange your card for the correct data and new barcode. We are working with our suppliers to get the replacement cards to us for Thursday night's 'Meet the Players' event. Please bring the card/s you have received to exchange on the evening.

It may have been a defeat but there were a huge amount of positives to take from the performance as Bedford Blues went down 18-55 to European Champions Saracens at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon.

Playing down the slope, Bedford started the brighter side and immediately put pressure on the Saracens defence who coughed up a penalty which Will Hooley duly dispatched in the third minute.

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