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).

Blues travel to Old Deer Park this Saturday to renew their long-term acquaintances with London Welsh on what is set to be a hectic day in and around the Twickenham with local, national and international matches in the area (kick off 1pm).

If you are traveling to the match on the Followers Coach, please be advised the outward journey will now leave Goldington Road at 9am, rather than the advertised 9:30am. The supporters coach will then leave ODP shortly after the final whistle with South Africa v Samoa and England v Wales screened live in the Scrum Bar on arrival back at the Blues.

Bedford Blues tasted defeat for the first time in the Greene King IPA Championship as they went down 24-12 at London Scottish on Saturday afternoon.

Bedford put in a strong first half performance and went in 7-0 up at the interval thanks to a converted Pat Tapley try but the Blues would have been disappointed not to have racked up more points in an opening 40 minutes that they dominated. 

A resurgent London Scottish ran in two tries in four minutes to turn the tables before Pier O’Conor gave the Blues a fighting chance only for a Peter Lydon penalty and a Chris Walker try to put the game out of reach.



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Saturday 13th February
1st XV Championship
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