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The Blues Academy U19 XV travel to Maidenhead Rugby Club on Friday night to take on Wasps Academy U18 XV (Kick Off 7.45 pm).

Bedford make six changes to their starting lineup (one positional) with hooker George Harris, prop Henry Peck, centre Harry Hutchins, and full back Max Titchener returning with Liam Shields moving to centre.  No. 8 Harry Peterkin (Oaklands College) makes his debut. 

Hoping to make their debuts off the bench are St Columba's College hooker Tom Kelly and Wymondham winger Charlie Blower. The side will be captained by prop Charley Robinson.
 

Rugby is an 80 minute game and Bedford needed every one of them as they overcame a tenacious Ealing Trailfinders side who find themselves rooted at the foot of the Championship table.

Steffan Jones converted a penalty with the final kick of the game to seal a 21-23 win and earn Bedford a valuable four points.

The home side started in fine fashion and were ahead in the seventh minute when scrum half Alex Davies converted a penalty after his pack put in a good scrum which caused the Bedford front row to buckle.

Bedford Blues take to the road again this weekend as they head to west London to face Ealing Trailfinders in Round 8 of the Greene King IPA Championship.

Bedford will be in high spirits having overcome Rotherham 46-28 under the Friday Night Lights at Goldington Road, but the Blues know that Ealing will be no pushovers on their home (astro)turf.

Bedford Blues headed to the Forest of Marston today to become official treehuggers for a brand new social media fundraising campaign. 

Director of Rugby Mike Rayer, winger Dean Adamson and back rower Josh Buggea visited the Forest Centre in Marston Moretaine to get behind the Trust’s #treehugger campaign which encourages people to have fun outdoors and raise funds for the Forest of Marston Vale Trust.

The new campaign urges people to take a selfie of themselves hugging a tree, post it on their preferred social media using the hashtag #treehugger, make a £3 text donation to the trust, and then nominate three friends to do the same. 

Ealing Academy have had to cancel Saturday's game between Bedford Academy and Ealing Academy due to player availability.  

The Scrum Bar will be open for the World Cup semi-final between South Africa and New Zealand which kicks off at 4 pm.

 

ATTENTION: All remaining Beer Festival ale just £2.00 a pint tomorrow evening as the Blues Marquee opens to screen a recording of Friday's fantastic victory over Rotherham Titans.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm showing on the big screen with various guest ales available at just £2 and a selection of draught and bottled drinks on the main bar. 

Enjoy the thrills of Friday night all over again as well as a quick summary by current Blues players to hear how the win was achieved. Bring all your friends and family down and take advantage of a cheeky midweek night out in the traditional Club Night style!

There is always a buzz about Goldington Road when it’s Friday Night Lights and Bedford Blues repaid the 2574 faithful fans who turned out with an evening of running rugby and fine tries as they defeated Rotherham Titans 46-28.

Two for Jordan Burns, two for Henry Staff, a penalty try and one Piers O’Conor along with 16 points from Jake Sharps boot did the damage although the visitors – who had trailed 41-0, did rally to secure a try bonus point.

The Blues Academy travelled to Cambridge for their second game against an older students side in a week, to face the Cambridge University LX Club (the University’s 2nd XV) at Grange Road, Cambridge.  After a tight first half the Blues were 14pts - 5 down, before playing some good rugby in the 2nd half of an entertaining game to beat the University by 29pts – 24 at Grange Road, Cambridge.

The Blues Academy travel to Cambridge for their second game against an older students side in a week.  They take on the Cambridge University LX Club (the University’s 2nd XV) on Saturday October 14th at Grange Road, Cambridge.  KO is 2.00 pm.

Bedford make eight changes to their starting lineup (one positional) with hooker Michael Bond, prop Jack Culverhouse, flanker JonJo Fanning, scrumhalf Dylan Leney, fly-half Ben Phillips, centre Paul Aguele and full back Liam Shields all starting, and Jacob Moody moving to 2nd row. 

Bedford Blues will be looking forward to a return to Goldington Road as they prepare to take on Rotherham Titans under the Friday Night Lights.

The Blues went down 34-27 during a back and forth game in Jersey last Saturday, but more concerning were the number of injuries that were picked up during the encounter. Michael Le Bourgeois, Sam Blanchet, Ollie Dodge, Camilo Parilli-Ocampo (all concussion), Henry Taylor (ankle) and Phil Boulton (back) are all ruled out of action for Friday’s game.

Rotherham have held the upper hand in recent fixtures so the Blues will have to go some to force a change in fortunes

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