1st XV News

It’s time to dust down the clubs, give the shoes a polish, and practice your wave to the crowd as you recover your ball from the hole as Bedford Blues prepare to host their annual golf day.

This year’s event will take place on Wednesday 7th October at the Beds & County Golf Club in Clapham.

The event will consist of a four man team competition with the top four teams all scooping a prize along with the individual with the longest drive and nearest the pin, there's even a booby prize for those not meeting the cut.

The online ticketing system is now up and running for the new season with Bedford Blues fans able to buy advanced discounted tickets via the website for all Greene King IPA Championship and British & Irish Cup fixtures from their PC,  smartphone or tablet.

The Blues capped off their pre-season campaign with an impressive 13-27 win over Welsh Giants the Scarlets at Llandovery's Church Bank on Saturday afternoon.

Despite trailing 13-5 at the interval, Mike Rayer’s men put in a big performance to oversee the Pro12 region with tries coming courtesy of Joel Conlon, Mark Flanagan, Dean Adamson and Paul Tupai.

Just as important though was the physicality displayed by the Blues along with a staunch defence that limited the chances available to the hosts - something that Bedford will be eager to carry on once the Greene King IPA Championship season kicks off next weekend.

The Club are pleased to announce further details on the special ‘Meet the Players’ evening on Thursday 3rd September from 6pm at Goldington Road, exclusively for Season Ticket holders.

The new incentive was this year included in your Season Ticket package with an early chance to hear the views of the Director of Rugby, captain and other selected players ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.

A fans’ forum will follow the end of training at 7pm, but supporters will have a chance to mingle with the new recruits and existing Blues players between 6pm – 8pm. The players will also be modelling the new away jersey.

Bedford Blues head off to Wales this weekend to complete their pre-season fixture list with a tricky tie against Pro 12 giants the Scarlets on Saturday afternoon.

Mike Rayer’s men will be making their way to Llandovery RFC’s Church Bank Playing Fields to take on one of the biggest teams in Wales rugby and a side who defeated Championship rival Jersey 40-27 last weekend.

The Blues take a squad of 26 players across the Brecon Beacons but will be without skipper Nick Fenton-Wells who has suffered a back spasm while Hayden Thompson-Stringer misses out with a hip injury.



Next Home Match

Saturday 5th December
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road