1st XV News

The British & Irish Cup fixtures have been announced today with Bedford Blues drawn in Pool 5 against fellow Championship sides Yorkshire Carnegie and Ealing Trailfinders as well as the Dragons Premiership Select side.

After reaching the quarter-finals of the cup competition last season, Mike Rayer’s men will be hoping to go even further this season, but know that they face a tough journey to get out of the Pool stages.

Bedford Blues will be playing in a brand new kit for the 2016/17 Greene King IPA Championship season and you will be able to see it in its entirety at Bedford River Festival this weekend.

While the design of the new kit is being kept a closely guarded secret until Saturday, we can reveal a sneaky pic of part of the jersey and believe that fans will be more than happy with the new design.

Mike Rayer’s men will be in attendance at the River Festival this weekend and it is the perfect opportunity to pop along to the Sports Village to see the new kit and meet a number of new Blues signings as well as some familiar faces.

The Bedford Rugby Followers' Association will be running a coach to the friendly match against Pontypridd on Saturday 13th August in Blues first match of the new season.

The coach will leave the Goldington Road gates at 8am en route to South Wales. The cost is £25 for Adults and £13 for Juniors, open to all supporters for return travel.

If you would like to make the journey west please contact Followers travel coordinator Margaret Appleton on 01234 354708 as soon as possible to book your place on the coach.

The long wait is finally over as the RFU Championship fixtures for the 2016/17 season have been announced with Bedford Blues opening their account with a home game against familiar foes the Cornish Pirates at Goldington Road on Saturday 3rd September.

The following weekend will see the Blues players, coaches and fans heading off for the always enjoyable trip to Jersey to face the Reds before Mike Rayer's men welcome last season's Premiership side London Irish to Goldington Road on Saturday 17th September.

Bedford Blues have completed their first block of pre-season training by being put through their paces at Fitness First in Aspects Leisure Park.
 
The squad headed to the state of the art gym last week and made full use of the facilities - as well as the car park!
 
Under the watchful eye of Strength and Conditioning Coach Andrew Petts, the players once again accustomed themselves with the dreaded Wattbike, as well as undertaking a series of workouts in the gym as well as shoving weights in the car park.
 

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