1st XV News

Bedford Blues return home under the Friday night lights this weekend in the Championship Cup against Hartpury (KO 7:45pm).  Save £4 and book tickets online here.

The fixture is the Club's 8th annual Armed Forces and Emergency Services evening with free entry to all serving personnel, simply show your ID at the gate on match day for free ground access.

Bedford’s winning streak came to an end on Sunday afternoon as they went down 22-20 to Cornish Pirates in the opening round of the Championship Cup.

Some great tries from Alex Gliksten, Dean Adamson and Ryan Hutler just weren't enough as the boot of Javier Rojas Alvarez kept the scoreboard ticking and ultimately secured the win for the hosts.

Despite having a couple of early penalties and the chance to make yards, Blues failed to find touch and were on the back foot following a good Pirates break. A penalty followed and Alvarez converted to make it 3-0.

Bedford Blues have named their 22 man squad which will be heading to Penzance to take on the Cornish Pirates in the first pool game of the inaugural Championship Cup on Sunday afternoon

Just three weeks after the Blues last made the trip to the West Country, they head to the Mennaye Field once again looking for another victory after they picked up a 29-30 win over the Pirates in the league.

With the Championship Cup starting for Bedford Blues on Sunday 11th November down at Cornish Pirates, I would just like to take this opportunity to reassure our supporters that we, as a club, are taking this competition extremely seriously.
I know that there was a fair amount of scepticism about this competition when it launched and people wondering why a cup including Premiership teams or those from National One could not be included, but this is what we have and Mike and the players will be doing all they can to bring silverware back to Goldington Road.

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce that they have been selected to host the Under 20s Six Nations clash between England and Italy on Friday 8th March 2019 (Kick Off 19:45) live on Sky Sports.

Goldington Road will open its gates to Steve Bates’ charges as they prepare to face the Azzurri in the fourth round of the competition and the day before the senior sides battle it out at Twickenham.

Tickets for the game are on sale now and you can save up to £4 by ordering in advance by clicking here.

An additional allocation of Eagle Stand and Ground Entry tickets have now been released for the big Boxing Day match against our close neighbours Ampthill, with some of the best seats in the house available.

Season Ticket holders have now passed the deadline for early purchase of their existing seat, but will find a good selection of premium seats still available online for just £10 in the Eagle Stand. 

Bedford Blues played their ‘get out of jail’ free card as they picked up a bonus point win over Hartpury in the Greene King IPA Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Leading 26-24 with time up on the clock, the Blues gave away a kickable penalty just inside their 22. Hartpury centre Sam Leeming stepped up, just as he had a few minutes earlier from an almost identical position to add extras from the fourth try for the visitors, but he pulled this attempt wide and handed the Blues the win.

Bedford Blues return to home soil this weekend for another huge challenge in the Greene King IPA Championship against Hartpury College.

The Blues head into the game off the back of three wins over Yorkshire Carnegie, Doncaster Knights and Cornish Pirates, who they defeated 29-30 at Mennaye Field on Sunday.

But Beford know that they certainly won't have everything their own way this weekend as the visitors gave the Blues two epic games last season and have started this campaign in fine form picking up some impressive victories along the way.

Bedford Blues return home this Satuday 27th October to face Hartpury at Goldington Road, following a crucial one-point victory away at Cornish Pirates last weekend (KO 3pm).   

The Blues have shown great resilience in the past two weeks to carve out successive single point victories in their outings against Doncaster Knights and Pirates to elevate them to fifth in the Greene King IPA Championship.

The visitors, Hartpury, have endured a tough start to the season and arrive in town on a four-game losing streak. However, Mike Rayer’s men will be aware of the threat the West Countrymen pose after scraping a narrow 21-26 victory at the College last time the two met.

Enjoy the best seat in the house with VIP hospitality and dining in the new Lifesure Suite at the Bedford Blues Fireworks and Funfair Display on Friday 2nd Novemeber. 

Experience an unrivaled and exclusive hospitality package for 10 people at a cost of £500 (individual places also available). Simply email sophie@bedfordrugby.co.uk or hollie@bedfordrugby.co.uk to book. 

The Lifesure Suite is a shared hospitality venue for up to 100 guests. Equipped with a superb private bar and viewing balcony, it will make for the perfect spot to watch the evening’s Fireworks displays.