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Bedford Blues new prop Tomas Gilardon Paz has landed in the UK, has already made himself at home at Goldington Road and is itching to get his Blues career underway.

Just hours after stepping off the plane from New York, the Argentinian international was in the club’s kit room to be measured up for his new attire.

Tomas, who stands at six feet one inch tall and tips the scales at 19 stone, moves to Bedford from Buenos Aries side San Isidros whose most famous player was Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.

Bedford Blues are pleased to announce the signing of Argentina international prop Tomas Gilardon Paz.

The 24 year old, who stands at six feet one inch tall and tips the scales at 19 stone, has most recently been playing rugby San Isidros in Buenos Aries.

The prop, who studied at the Universidad del Salvador, picked up three caps for his country during the spring.

Movember is coming to an end and what better way to celebrate the month than by joining Bedford Blues for a party following the conclusion of the Greene King IPA Championship game against London Welsh.

And to ensure that as many Mo Bros as possible are at the game – the Blues are offering 2-for-1 entry to any gent sporting some splendid facial hair on the afternoon.

Having controlled the play for much of the game, poor Blues defence in the middle of the game allowed Oxford University to stay in touch.  After taking a half time lead of 19pts - 12, Bedford gave away two tries in the first ten minutes of the second half to give the students a 24pts - 19 lead.  The Blues changed their game plan in the last 20 minutes, kept the ball tight and attacked through their forwards to score the winning try and to close out the game for a 26pts - 24 win.

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No one likes a cliché, but it certainly was a game of two halves at Brickfields on Friday night as Bedford came from 13-3 down to win 16-27.

Bedford took an early lead when Mike Le Bourgeois blasted over a penalty after the hosts were penalised at the ruck, but Declan Cusack converted two penalties to put Albion in the lead. With the score at 3-6 and 40 minutes on the clock, everything seemed manageable but a loose pass from Mark Atkinson which went behind the intended target was snapped up by Tom Bowen who scored with Cusack adding the extras.

The Blues Academy face a University U21 XV for the third consecutive week.  After losses to Cambridge and Loughborough Universities U21 XVs in the last two weeks, the Blues face the Oxford University U21 XV this week at Goldington Road, Kick Off at 2.00 pm. 

With the Blues away at Plymouth on Friday, Bedford supporters have the chance to support the Academy at home - Kick Off is 2.00 pm, the bar is open, all are welcome.

At 10 pts all at half time this game could have gone either way.  The Blues started well, but with two players in the sin bin at the same time, the Blues Academy lost their way in the middle of a disjointed game, to lose by 29pts - 15 to the older students side. 

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It may have been a chilly night but plenty of people turned out for the Armed Forces night at Goldington Road on Friday, but there was little to cheer as the Blues slipped to a 13-26 defeat to Moseley.

After the game, Sam Roberts caught up with Bedford's try scorer Neville Edwards who gave his frank opinion of what the Blues need to do to get back on track. Tom Armes also chatted with Sam to express his views on the game and to give Moseley credit for their performance.

It will be a case of back to the drawing board for Bedford Blues after they suffered a second home defeat of the season going down 13-26 against a revitalised Moseley on Friday evening.

There were 2,545 fans crammed into Goldington Road for the Friday night lights but despite a positive start, the Blues just weren’t able to break down a stubborn Moseley defence who seized their opportunities when they were presented.

Moseley Fly half Caolan Ryan missed a penalty in the third minute after his pack won a penalty on a Bedford scrum and then Jake Sharp pulled an effort just left of the uprights when the visitors were pinged for not releasing a tackle.

After a narrow defeat last week against Cambridge Univ U21 XV, the Blues Academy travel to play Loughborough Univeristy U21 this week, on Saturday November 16th, Kick Off 12.30pm.

Loughborough, who attract some of the best rugby playing students in the country, will be a tough task for the younger Blues XV.

Bedford make a number of changes to their starting line up;  Kieran Duffin starts at 9 with Ben Calder reverting the the bench; Michael Philips starts at fly half and, the Australian twins Dylan and Keano van Dieman start at full back and on the wing. In the pack Joss Morgan starts at second row.

The Blues are captained by No. 8 Dan Martin.

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