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Bedford Blues Academy U19 0 pts: Leinster U18 28 pts:

The Blues Academy started their season with a tough encounter with Leinster U18s.  Leinster, who are preparing for the Irish Inter-Provincial Championship, played some excellent rugby and were deserved winners by 28pts - 0. 

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Bedford Blues got their pre-season friendly campaign off to the best possible start with a six try victory over near-neighbours Old Albanians.

1167 fans came to Goldington Road on Friday night to see the home side win 40-5 with Steve Ellis and Joe Vandermolen scoring two tries apiece while James Currie and Paul Tupai also dotting down. Sam Lunnon scored a consolation try for the visitors who put in a fine shift throughout the 80 minutes.

With BT it used to be a case of “It’s Good To Talk”, but nowadays it is even better to watch! BT Sport has arrived at Goldington Road, in addition to Sky Sports, and Bedford Blues fans will be able to take full advantage in all of the bars around the ground.  

Starting on Saturday 6th September with two live Aviva Premiership matches in the scrum bar on BT Sport and one live academy match vs Cambridge RUFC Under 21s on the Goldington Road pitch!

After a tough pre-season training programme over the last seven weeks the Blues Academy take to the field for the first time this season on Saturday at Goldington Road (Kick Off 2.00 pm), when they welcome the Leinster Under 18 squad.  Leinster, who last played the Blues Academy in 2009, when they beat the Blues 18 – 7, are warming up for the Irish Inter-Provincial Championship.  Both Bedford and Leinster field a large squad to give both sets of coaches a chance to see new players in action.

 

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The clock is ticking down as Bedford Blues prepare to launch their pre-season campaign with a challenging tie against near-neighbours Old Albanians on Friday night. Tickets are just £5.00 for adults and FREE for Under 18s, and with so many new faces set to play it is a must-see fixture.

Following a successful training camp in Belfast at the weekend, Bedford welcome the National One side to Goldington Road for their first friendly of pre-season as Director of Rugby Mike Rayer looks to blood the new signings.

Blues Club Doctor, Dr. David Niblett,and Academy physio, Kelly Loftus, put the Blues Academy Coaches through a Medical Training refresher course at Goldington Road, before Academy training this week.

The session covered training on use of the spinal board, which is used to immobilise a player with any suspected neck or spine injury.  This is vital to protect the player from any damage caused by movement until a full assessment can be carried out. 

Tickets for Bedford Blues pre-season clash with Premiership giants Saracens went on sale this morning with discounted prices for those buying in advance, from as little as £8.00 for adults.

The Blues kick off their preparations for the forthcoming Greene King IPA Championship season with a home game against Old Albanians next Friday (August 15) before heading to West London to face Ealing Trailfinders on Saturday 23rd August.

The pre-season reaches its climax on Friday 29th August when European heavyweights Saracens return to Goldington Road for the annual fixture.

Bedford Blues have started the second phase of their pre-season by heading off to Belfast for a four day training camp.

It was a 6am start for the Blues players and coaches today (Thursday) as they set off for Heathrow Airport before jetting off to Northern Ireland where they will be put through their paces across the long weekend.

After arriving at George Best Airport, the squad had no time for sightseeing as they made their way to Belfast Harlequins RFC to crack on with the first training session of the trip. After a quick bite to eat, it was onto the training pitch as the coaching staff put the players through the training regime.

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