Bedford Blues winger George Perkins has been nominated as one of the entries for the Championship Player of the Month competition.

The dual registered Saracens back has been in sparkling form since moving to Goldington Road and has run in three tries - one against Bristol and two against London Welsh.

To recognise the standout individuals from across the competition, a panel of key regional and national media with vast knowledge of the Championship will submit their Greene King IPA Player of the Month nominees to public vote. A shortlist of nominees will be revealed towards the end of every month, to include an average of three rounds.

Two of the town’s great institutions are coming together once again to host a spectacular, bigger and better, three day Rugby and Beer Festival weekender at Goldington Road on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October following the inaugural success of the event last season.

While there is nothing better than watching Bedford Blues playing rugby, the experience can always be improved and in under two weeks Blues fans will be able to enjoy top-class rugby alongside some of the finest beers available from our good friends at Charles Wells Brewery.

Bedford Blues dug deep and put in a fantastic defensive display as they overcame Nottingham 28-19 at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon.

Tries from Pat Tapley, Sam Blanchet and Jordan Burns sealed the win, but it was the defence against the Green and Whites that deservedly took the plaudits at full time as the majority of the 2101 fans went home happy.

Playing up the slope in the opening half, the Blues came hurtling out the blocks in fine fashion and were hitting every Nottingham player who attempted to make a break. The pick of the bunch came from Sam Blanchet who flattened Viliami Hakalo and left the Tongan visibly rocked as he got back to his feet.

Bedford Blues return to Goldington Road this weekend for only their second home game of the Championship campaign and they’ll be looking to continue the attacking intent they’ve showed so far this season.

That time of year is coming again and the Bedford Rugby Followers are diving into the dressing up box for a fancy dress Hoedown in the Scrum Hall on the 31st of December.

This year's theme is Cowboy and Indians. So practice your John Wayne walk and your Hiawatha How, bring the family (whippersnappers welcome) and friends and join us for a good evening out.

Saloon doors open at 6:30pm with Nos's Nosh providing the food, whilst entertainmnet includes disco, games and raffles with plenty of prizes during the evening. Yeeaahaaa!

After almost a three week spell away from Goldington Road, Bedford Blues return home this Saturday 3rd October for only their second home Championship fixture of the season against the Green and Whites of Nottingham (Kick Off 3pm).

Following a strong start to the season, only narrowly missing out on the road to both of the capital’s Exiles, spirits in the squad remain high with the players looking forward to a noisy welcome against a side featuring three very recent former Blues having moved to Lady Bay this summer from Bedford.

Bedford Blues put in an almighty shift at Old Deer Park on Saturday afternoon but left South West London with just a losing bonus point after a 30-24 defeat to London Welsh.

Two tries from the impressive George Perkins and one for the evergreen Paul Tupai - who was making his 200th Blues appearance - kept Bedford in touch, but three first half tries had already done the damage.

Bedford Blues head to the capital on Saturday lunchtime to renew hostilities with old foes London Welsh in Round Four of the Greene King IPA Championship.

Many people could be forgiven for thinking that the big Anglo-Welsh clash was taking place at Twickenham on Saturday night, but there will be just as much pride and passion on display at Old Deer Park as the Blues prepare to face the Exiles at their spiritual home.

“Just when you thought he was out, they pulled him back in...”

After being left out of the initial Canadian Rugby World Cup squad, Bedford Blues fullback James Pritchard has been called back into the fold and joined up with his Canuck teammates ahead of their next against Italy.

Pritchard was recalled to the squad by Canada head coach Kieran Crowley after Liam Underwood was lost for the tournament due to a knee injury that he picked up during the Canuck’s 50-7 loss to Ireland at the Millennium Stadium in the first game of the campaign.


The RAF have had to cancel Saturday's game between Bedford Academy and the RAF U23 XV due to player availability. 

The Scrum Bar is open and the Rugby World Cup is on TV all day;  Italy v Canada (14:00), South Africa v Samoa (16:45) and England v Wales (20:00).



Next Home Match

Saturday 5th December
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road