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It is with great sadness that the Club has been informed that Colin Barnes, Chairman of Lifesure Group, one of Bedford Blues main sponsors and club supporters has passed away suddenly at the age of 83 years-old.

Colin has been a long-time fan of the Blues and his company have been extremely proud sponsors for the past 12 years providing much needed support which has been greatly appreciated by everyone at the club. 

Lifesure Insurance was opened by Colin in May 1971 and he has led the company to huge success in a very competitive insurance broker market.

Bedford Blues took on the Cornish Pirates in a barnstormer of a Greene King IPA Championship fixture, but it was the hosts who took the win while the Blues left Penzance with a single bonus point.

Last season, this fixture saw a 40-40 draw and once again it was a truly entertaining encounter but with slightly tighter defences.

An injury to Ben Adams in the warm-up ruled the Australian back rower out of the game so Josh Buggea came in for his first start of the season while Paul Tupai took a place on the bench.

Bedford Blues will be making the long journey down to Penzance this weekend to take on the Cornish Pirates as the Greene King IPA Championship reaches the halfway point of the season.
 
Last season's fixture at the Mennaye was a truly remarkable one with both sides playing a Barbarians-esq style of running rugby with defence playing second fiddle. End-to-end action saw the game resulting in a 40-40 draw thanks to a last gasp converted try for the departing Myles Dorrian who had worn both jerseys while on English shores.
 

Are you a local business person looking to connect with like-minded people in the Bedford Business Community in a relaxed atmosphere, whilst supporting the Blues?

Why not join the relaxed Blues Exec Business lunches on the second Wednesday of every month?  

These events provide both an informal opportunity for the local business community to meet and chat in a pleasant environment with a brief synopsis and welcome speech by club officials. The bar is always open, as we are a rugby club, and we welcome you to join us for this revamped networking lunch in our social surroundings.  

The Bedford Rugby Followers Association will be running an excursion in Cornwall this Saturday before the Blues match against Pirates on Sunday, and invite any supporters travelling to join them!​

On Saturday 2nd December the Followers are heading to the picturesque harbour town of Falmouth, to not just enjoy the coastline and idyllic location, but cheer on Falmouth Rugby Club against Sidmouth.

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