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Bedford Blues return to British & Irish Cup action on Friday night with their second trip of the season to Ashton Gate to face high flying Bristol.

The Blues have been enjoying the cup competition so far this season having racked up good wins over Scarlets Select and Ulster A, but know that they are in for a huge challenge against Bristol who currently top the Greene King IPA Championship.

Bedford make full use of their squad for the Friday night game making nine changes to the team that was defeated by Doncaster Knights last weekend.

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Bedford Blues unbeaten home run came to an end on Saturday afternoon as second placed Doncaster Knights recorded a 13-18 victory at Goldington Road.

Things had looked bright for the Blues in the opening 40 minutes as Joel Conlon crossed the whitewash with Jake Sharp adding the extras along with two penalties, but a first half penalty from Knights winger Dougie Flockhart was followed by five more in the second half to secure the win.

Bedford Blues will be hoping to bounce back immediately against Doncaster Knights in the Greene King IPA Championship this weekend having suffered an agonising one point defeat to the Cornish Pirates.

Looking ahead to the game, Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer said: “We know we have a huge challenge ahead as Doncaster are in a rich vein of form. They will bring a big physical threat up front and have some real X-factor in the back three.

“We took a knock last week, but we are back at Goldington Road and in front of our fans and we’ll be doing all we can to get back on the horse and put in a big performance.”

Bedford Blues full back James Pritchard is joining near-neighbours Ampthill on a short term loan deal to help them during an injury crisis.

Pritchard, who recently appeared in his fourth Rugby World Cup with Canada, joins up with several former Blues as Ampthill prepare to face Hull Ionians this weekend.

Speaking about the move, Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer said: “Pritch is an amazingly experienced player who will be able to help out Ampthill on the pitch as they battle with a nasty injury crisis.

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