1st XV News

Bedford Blues suffered a Cornish Pirates plundering as the West Countrymen took a 21-31 bonus point win from their visit to Goldington Road on Friday evening.

Despite scoring three very well worked tries of their own, the Blues were always playing catch-up after the visitors scored twice in the opening eight minutes before crossing the whitewash just before the break and two minutes from full-time as the set-piece failed to function against a powerful Pirates pack.

As the Greene King IPA Championship season enters its final few rounds, Bedford Blues return to action with a Friday night fixture against the Cornish Pirates.
 
This will be the third clash between the two sides this season with each result so far going the way of the home team and Bedford will be hoping for much of the same on Friday night but know that they will have to be at their best to overcome a strong Pirates squad.
 

Friday night lights return to Goldington Road this Friday 20th March with an added mini beer festival in the Blues Marquee as Mike Rayer’s men prepare to face Cornish Pirates for the fourth time this season (Kick Off 7:45pm).

Following defeat against Yorkshire Carnegie last time out, the Blues will be hoping to bounce straight back against the West Country outfit, who will be looking to even the tables having lost two of the three encounters against Bedford this season.

Celebrate the start of another rugby season in style with the Bedford Rugby Followers’ Association at their annual Summer Ball on Saturday 25th July in the Blues Marquee.

A fun filled night at Goldington Road is guaranteed for all with a black tie dinner and dance, as well as the chance to get your hands on some great prizes through the Followers’ raffle, auction and games.

Following a narrow 15-8 defeat to Yorkshire Carnegie last time out, Blues playmaker Steffan Jones believes correcting basic errors and confidence amongst the team are both vital components in exacting victory over Cornish Pirates at Goldington Road this Friday 20th March (KO 19:45).

The former Newport Gwent Dragons player said: “The mood in the changing rooms after last week’s game was one of disappointment. We didn’t take our chances when they presented themselves while Carnegie took their opportunities well. We were disappointed with the result because we knew that we could, and should, have done better.

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