1st XV News

Bedford Blues have named their 22 man squad for the festive fixture against Munster 'A' in the British & Irish Cup this weekend.

After the 14-25 win at Irish Independent Park last Friday, the Blues make five changes to the starting line-up with four coming in the forwards and one in the backs.

The most noteable change is a starting place for Bedford stalwart Paul Tupai who will be making his 250th appearance for the Blues. Toops - who is celebrating his testimonial year - starts at blindside flanker and joins an illustrious band of players to achieve the impressive number of Bedford caps.

Bedford Blues are back at Goldington Road this Saturday 16th December for a festive fixture v Munster A in the return B&I Cup battle (KO 3pm).

Sitting first and second in the group, the Blues will be looking to solidify their place at the top following last weekend’s impressive victory in Cork, but expect a reaction from the reigning champions who will be hunting revenge for last Friday’s encounter.

Mike Rayer’s men came from 14 points down in Ireland to turn things around, scoring 25 unanswered points with tries from Sean McCarthey and a brace for top try scorer Dean Adamson as Will Hooley added two conversions and two penalties.

Have you got Blues merchandise on your Christmas list or know someone who has? Don’t worry Blues fans, we have yet another chance for you to get those last-minute Christmas gifts from our Club Shop.

This Wednesday 13th December and the following Wednesday 20th December, we will be running our annual Christmas Market Stall in Bedford Town Centre.

Supporters can find us next to the bustling market place and next to M&S in the Town Centre for the next two Wednesdays. The gazebo stall will open for sale from 9am, running throughout the day until 4pm with Blues players on hand to help you with your purchase.

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce the appointment of former player and current Director of Rugby at Moulton College, Jon Phillips, as the new Head of Community.  

Phillips has a very impressive playing and coaching CV in addition to 10 years’ experience running the delivery at one of the region’s leading rugby education centres.

Three was the magic number for Bedford Blues in Cork on Friday night as they ran in three tries against Munster A to pick up their third win out of three in the British & Irish Cup.

Having trailed 14-0 after half an hour, the Blues fought back magnificently in tough conditions with a brace of tries from Dean Adamson and one for Ed Taylor as well as ten points from the boot of Will Hooley to secure a 14-25 win over the current Cup holders.

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