Bedford Blues recorded their second win of the season – and the first in the Greene King IPA Championship – as they overcame a determined Ealing Trailfinders side 31-14.

With severe weather warnings on the horizon – and not wanting to quote bedtime stories -  there was plenty of huffing and puffing around Goldington Road but the Blues came out on top with a five try haul which included two apiece for Ollie Dodge and James Pritchard while Mike Le Bourgeois added one into the mix.

On a blustery day, with heavy rain in the fist half, the Blues Academy won the first game of the "double header" weekend against Ealing.  Scoring seven tries the Blues put up a convincing performance to win by 47pts - 3, and set the scene for the Blues Championship game against Ealing on Sunday. 

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Bedford Blues have been rocked by the news that flanker Darren Fox could miss up to three months of the season after breaking his arm during the British & Irish Cup against Llanelli on Saturday afternoon.

Despite the injury, Fox continued playing before having to leave the field with eight minutes remaining on the clock in the Blues first win of the season.

After attending hospital an x-ray revealed a clean break to Fox’s left arm and he underwent surgery earlier this week.

Speaking about the injury, Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer said:

Friday 16th August was a special day for new Blues signing Michael Le Bourgeois. After completing his summer move to Bedford he pulled on the famous jersey for the very first time and would open his Goldington Road account against Premiership giants Northampton. Then he met Courtney Lawes!

Not one for shying away from a tackle, Mr Lawes gave Booj both barrels – the video on Youtube went viral with over 210,000 hits (no pun intended) - but the man from Jersey got the pass away, dusted himself down and, more importantly, learnt a little something.

Goldington Road was the location for Bedford Blues to pick up their first win of the season having overcome Llanelli 29-24 in the British & Irish Cup.

Following the game Sam Roberts caught up with back row star Nick Fenton-Wells and slippery centre Brendan Burke to look back at the previous 80 minutes. Here is the interview along with all of the Blues tries from the victory.

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It took a while to come but the monkey has finally been booted into touch as Bedford Blues recorded their first win of the season against a very resilient Llanelli side in the British & Irish Cup. It was Ladies Day at Goldington Road with 2603 fans in attendance and tries from Charlie Clare, Ollie Dodge, Mike Le Bourgeois, Mike Howard and Neville Edwards ensured a bonus point win for the crowd.

Despite dominating huge chunks of the game, Llanelli kept on sneaking their way back into it but their late rally was a little too late to spoil the Bedford party. For Full Report Click Here...

The Blues Academy game vs Loughborough University Freshers has been cancelled due to pitch problems at Loughborough.

The next Academy game is on Saturday October 26th - away to Ealing - Kick Off 2.30 pm. 

Bedford Blues have teamed up with sports nutritional supplier Muscle Finesse to ensure that the players benefit from the fastest recovery possible following match days and training.

Peterborough bases Muscle Finesse are one of the UKs largest sports nutritional retailers who offer a huge range of products to help all sportsmen and sportswomen achieving their training performance goals.

The Blues Academy beat Oxford University Under 21 XV by 24pts - 19 at Iffley Road.  Ahead by 24pts - 0 at half time the Blues let the students back into the game in the 2nd half but managed to hold on for a 24pts - 19 win in a much improved performance.


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It appears that the elusive first win of the season will have to wait another week for Bedford Blues following another single point defeat to a Yorkshire club.

The conditions in Rotherham may have resembled monsoon season making the ball hard to keep hold of, but the Blues adapted well, fought hard, scored the only try of the game through Darren Fox but were ultimately left massively disappointed not to pick up the win.


Next Home Match

Saturday 24th March
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road