1st XV News

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce details of the 11th Ladies Day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday 13th October against Doncaster Knights at Goldington Road (KO 3pm).

Still in support of breast cancer, the Club has chosen to work with Macmillan for a second consecutive year and turn the home of the Blues pink for the day (with a splash of Macmillan green).

Bedford Blues were left feeling quite literally sick at full time on Saturday afternoon as they went down 23-26 to London Scottish at Goldington Road.

Illness had swept through the Blues ranks during the week, but the 22 man squad fought valiantly from start to finish, only to be denied a glorious finale for all their hard work.

***Bedford have been forced in to a very late change after Jacob Fields was ruled out of today's game. Tadgh McElroy will now start with Charlie Clare coming onto he replacements bench***

Championship rugby returns to Goldington Road this weekend as Bedford Blues take on London Scottish at 3pm on Saturday.

There was a bumper points haul between the two teams last season with 174 in total over two games including the quite ridiculous 52-52 draw at the Athletic Ground just before Christmas. 

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce the signing of London Irish fly half Jacob Atkins on a short-term loan deal.

Atkins, 21, joined the London Irish academy by virtue of coming through the AASE programme at the start of the 2016/17 season and continued his development under the watchful eye of former England fly-half Charlie Hodgson. 

The youngster has spent time with National League One side Rosslyn Park and heads to Goldington Road to provide cover at number ten with both Will Hooley and Harry Sheppard currently out of action.

Bedford Blues return home this Saturday 29th September against London Scottish at Goldington Road following a seesaw of results in the opening Championship month (KO 3pm). Save £4 and book tickets online here. 

Mike Rayer’s men started the season with two fantastic wins against Nottingham and Jersey Reds respectively, before defeats against Coventry and London Irish in the last two weeks.

Bedford Blues can confirm that prop Camilo Parilli-Ocampo suffered a broken right tibia during the Greene King IPA Championship clash with London Irish at the Madjeski Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Parilli-Ocampo suffered the injury after being tackled two minutes into the second half and required treatment on the pitch before being taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital where x-rays showed the full extent of the injury.

Tickets for the much-anticipated Boxing Day bout against near neighbours Ampthill at Goldington Road are now on sale online for just £10!

Eagle Stand Season Ticket holders will have a two-week priority window to reserve their allocated seat for the match; please either call the Club, pop in or email season@bedfordrugby.co.uk with your name, ST card number and daytime contact number. The deadline for reservations is Monday 8th October 2018.

Bedford Blues are looking for a part-time Events Manager to cover Maternity Leave from December 2018 on a 12-month contract.

Do you know someone who would be an ideal candidate for the position? Please help us in our search for this fantastic opportunity to join our team.

We are searching for an energetic and enthusiastic person to support the growth of Blues Events, working on weddings, parties, dinners and other functions across all on site venues, including the Marquee and New Lifesure Suite.

Bedford put in a monumental shift against London Irish at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday afternoon but the former Premiership side had enough in the tank to deny the Blues a point of any sort.

Strong defence was the order of the day for both sides, but a couple of silly decisions resulted in tries for the Exiles and despite a red card and two yellows for the hosts, they held on for the win.

Bedford were forced into defence very early on when a penalty in the second minute sailed into touch. Irish collected the lineout, but Bedford got stuck in and Oli Curry came away with the ball and the Blues cleared down the left.

Bedford Blues are gearing themselves up for another huge challenge this weekend as they head to the Madejski Stadium to take on London Irish in Round Four of the Greene King IPA Championship.

Despite a narrow defeat to Coventry last Saturday, Mike Rayer's men showed plenty of grit and determination to take two bonus points having slipped to 29-7 deficit within the first 40 minutes and they'll be hoping to show just as much passion this Sunday against the former Premiership side.

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