With two games remaining in this season's Greene King IPA Championship, Bedford Blues have strengthened their squad for the next campaign with one new signing and three re-signings.
Running out at Goldington Road next season will be scrum half Tom James, 23, who has joined from Loughborough Students.
James, can also play at fullback, has captained Loughborough as well as featuring in the England Students squad which lost out to France by three points last weekend.

The Followers Association have a date for your diary as they host a new Summer Event this year for all supporters to attend.

It's open to all and promises to be an improved and much revamped event to kick start pre-season with many of the new faces set to join. So brush off the tux, freshen up that cocktail dress and join us on Saturday 9 July for a Cocktail and Casino Evening with bubbles on arrival.

The main bar will be open all evening and we have a Disco so you can dance 'til late.

Remember you don't have to be a Follower; anyone can join in the fun, so bring a friend or two or even more!

After being down by 14pts – 7 at half time, the Blues Academy had a strong second half to draw 19pts all with the Nottingham Academy on Sunday.

Nottingham started well and were first to score with a try from their strong running winger to go 7 pts ahead after 15 minutes.  Bedford hit back 10 minutes later when centre Paul Aguele scored from an interception.  Full back Liam Shields converted to make the scores 7 pts all.  Notts hit back when a loose pass from the Blues when counterattacking gave Notts the ball, and a dog-leg in defence allowed them to cut through and score under the posts.  The try was converted to give them a 14pts - 7 lead at half time.

Bedford Blues and Cornish Pirates could both have been wearing black and white hoops on Saturday afternoon as 3.035 fans inside Goldington Road were treated to a Barbarian-esq encounter with 15 tries being run in during a 54-46 win for the home side. You can see all of the tries HERE.

A hat-trick for Dean Adamson along with one apiece for Henry Taylor, Mike Le Bourgeois, Paul Tupai, George Perkins and Harry Wells did the damage while Jake Sharp converted six and Myles Dorrian one. 

Bedford Blues return to Goldington Road this weekend looking to bounce back from last weekend's defeat to Yorkshire Carnegie as they host Cornish Pirates in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Games between the two are often high scoring and close affairs with the reverse this season being a perfect example. Bedford had looked as though they were heading towards a bonus point win thanks to tries from Pat Tapley, Tom Griffiths, Joel Conlon and Mike Le Bourgeois, but a dogged Pirates team didn't give in and snatched a 32-31 win with a converted try right at the death.



Next Home Match

Saturday 5th November
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road