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Bedford Blues have booked their place in the quarter-finals of the British and Irish Cup with a 45-34 win over the Scarlet Select XV but they were made to work very hard for the bonus point victory.

You can now see all 11 tries on our Youtube Channel Blues TV by clicking HERE.

Scores from Josh Buggea, Paul Tupai, Nick Fenton-Wells, Henry Staff, Sam Blanchet and Dean Adamson along with a penalty try secured the win but the Scarlets deserve full credit for their tenacious display which almost cost the Blues dearly.

With the pitches at Wellingborough School waterlogged, the Blues Academy U19s game against East Midlands U20s was rearranged at short notice and held on the synthetic pitch at Tresham College, Kettering.  Bedford were down by two tries to one at half time (14pts -7) before eventually losing by 26pts – 24.

Due to the Wellingborough school pitches being waterlogged, the Bedford Academy U19 game against EM U20s on Sunday January 24th will now be played on the synthetic pitch at Tresham College - Kick Off is 1.00 pm.

Tresham College
Windmill Avenue
Kettering
Northants
N15 6ER

 

 

Bedford Blues head into their final pool game of the British & Irish Cup knowing that a win in front of their home fans will guarantee a quarter-final place in the competition.

A hard fought 22-17 win over Ulster on a cold night in Belfast has kept the Blues at the top of Pool 2 but a win over Scarlets Select would see Bedford claiming a final eight spot for the first time since 2013.

Following Friday’s fantastic away win in Belfast over Ulster, Bedford Blues are gearing up for an all-important fixture this Saturday at home to Scarlets Select with a win guaranteeing themselves a British & Irish Cup Quarter Final spot – and we need our 16th man (KO 2pm).

Four wins out of five leave Mike Rayer’s men in strong contention for the knockout stages of this year’s Cup campaign with only a win keeping the progression in their own hands. Whilst a slip-up from Yorkshire Carnegie, London Welsh or Doncaster Knights could equal a home tie next up, but the Blues players are only focussed on their own challenge.

Bedford Blues took a big step towards the British & Irish Cup quarter-final as they defeated Ulster A 17-22 at Deramore Park on Friday night.

On a freezing cold evening in Belfast and on a true quagmire of a pitch, Bedford racked up four tries through Phil Boulton, Dean Adamson, Henry Staff and Steffan Jones to secure a vital bonus point.

The hosts brightly and used an effective kicking game to try and pin the Blues back during the early exchanges but Bedford soaked up the pressure with the scrum putting in a huge shift five metres from their own line to win a penalty and clear the early danger.

After a long break since their last game the Blues Academy were back in action on Saturday with a convincing win, in perfect conditions at Grange Road,  against Cambridge University U20s.  Ahead by 31pts – 0 at half time, Bedford withstood a spirited comeback from the students in the second half to end as winners by 50pts – 0.

The Blues had a great start with an early try from centre Paul Aguele.  A poor clearing kick from Cambridge allowed Bedford to counter, and Aguele went in from the half way line; full back Liam Shields converted, and it was 7pts – 0 to the Blues after two minutes.  

After a long break since their last game the Blues Academy are back in action this Saturday – away against Cambridge University U20s, Kick Off at 2.00pm.

The Blues make eight changes (one of them positional) to the starting line that lost to Nottingham before Christmas.

In the pack, Ben Thompson starts at prop, Jacob Moody and Callum Strachan at second row, with Harry Peterkin and Rahat Choudhury on the flanks.  In the back line Ben Phillips returns at fly half and scrum half Callum Tormey and winger Oli Beavis (both Oaklands College) make their Blues debuts.  The side will be captained by scrum half Olly Howard.

 

Bedford Blues will be crossing the Irish Sea on Friday as they head to Belfast to face Ulster A in the British and Irish Cup.

The Blues will be looking to build on their recent form which has seen them pick up wins against London Scottish, Moseley and Bristol over the festive period and a victory in Belfast would put Bedford in a strong position for reaching the quarter-finals of the cup.

Bedford head to Northern Ireland without Mike Howard who has been ruled out for at least six weeks with ankle ligament damage.

Bedford Blues are pleased to announce an additional shirt sponsor for the start of 2016 with the first sponsorship coverage screened live on Sky Sports on New Year’s Day against London Scottish.

No stranger to the Blues Sponsorship family with many years of fantastic support, Dovecote Park have further supported the Club with their corporate logo printed on the right arm sleeve above the Charles Wells’ Eagle badge for the rest of the season.

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