1st XV News

Bedford Blues return to Championship action this weekend with the always tricky trip to the Capital to face London Scottish at 2pm on Saturday.

While the Blues did not have a league game last week due to London Welsh's departure from the Championship, Bedford were in action as they took on Northampton Saints in an enthralling encounter at Goldington Road. While the game ended with a 17-52 win for the Saints, there were plenty of positives for the Blues to take into this weekend's fixture.

Bedford Blues are pleased to launch their End of Season Gala Dinner in the marquee at Goldington Road on Friday 5th May.

There is limited availability for this much-anticipated event with the Blues players, coaches and special guests as we mark the end of another Championship season with a memorable night of entertainment.

Open to both male and female, this year’s black tie gala dinner promises to be another fantastic evening for all in attendance with a superb four course dinner and awards presentation, as well as AV displays with match highlights.

The annual Mobbs Memorial Match returns to Goldington Road next Tuesday 28th March as Bedford Blues prepare to go to battle against The British Army to mark 100 years since the death of Lt Col Edgar Mobbs (Kick Off 7:45pm).

The 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 falls on Blues’ turf.

Bedford Blues have continued their preparations for the 2017/18 season with two new signings along with the retention of three members of the current squad.

Making their way to Goldington Road next season will be Ealing Trailfinders prop Alex Penny along with Wasps hooker George Edgson, who had been on loan with the Blues this season. Remaining with Bedford next season will be this season's top try scorer Dean Adamson, fullback Elliot Clements-Hill and back rower Justin Blanchet.

Bedford Blues were given a big workout ahead of their final three Championship fixtures as Premiership giants Northampton Saints descended on Goldington Road and duly left with a 17-52 win.

The game was never about the result for either team, but there were plenty of positives for the Blues to take away including two good tries scored by Tom James and Pat Tapley.

Speaking at the full-time whistle, the Blues returning skipper Michael Le Bourgeois said: “The boys played really well, there’s a lot of learning for us to take from it but we created some good opportunities and there’s a lot of positives to take as we head into the final few weeks of the season.

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