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Bedford Blues take to the road on Sunday afternoon as they head to Lady Bay to face Nottingham in the Greene King IPA Championship.

The Blues head into the game off the back of a 64-20 victory over London Welsh, but know that Nottingham - who picked up a bonus point win over Moseley last weekend - will be a tough nut to crack as they look to close the gap on the top four teams.

When Nottingham visited Goldington Road earlier in the season, the Blues had to put in an impressive defensive display to secure a 28-19 victory with tries coming from Pat Tapley, Sam Blanchet and Jordan Burns.

The Club would like to thank the Friends of the Blues for their latest donation of £20,000 as organiser Howard Travis presented a cheque to Club Chairman Geoff Irvine at half-time in last Saturday's match against London Welsh.

The amount represents a continuation of funds raised and paid to the club over the last four years by the FoB Trust to support Bedford Blues.

Irvine said: "We are delighted to receive another substantial contribution from The Friends of the Blues and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone has, and who continues to, contribute to the wellbeing of the Blues through this supporters trust.”

Bedford Academy found the RFU funded Wasps Academy too strong for them, conceding two tries in the first half, and two in an improved second half, to lose by 24pts – 0 under lights at Goldington Road.

The game started at a fast pace with both sides wanting to play open rugby.  Bedford’s discipline continued to let them down, and with two consecutive penalties costing them 60m, and giving Wasps a good attacking position, Wasps scored their first try when a driving lineout sucked in the Blues defence allowing Wasps to score on the blind side. 

Tickets for the British & Irish Cup Final will go on sale on Tuesday morning after it was confirmed that Bedford Blues will meet Jersey on Friday 11th March.

Following a meeting between the competition Organising Committee on Monday 1st February, the draw for the British & Irish Cup knock-out stages was made along with confirmation of the semi-final and final.

While the Blues, who topped Pool 2 of the competition, face Jersey on Friday 11th March with a 7.45pm kick-off, the other fixtures will see Leinster ‘A’ facing London Welsh, Yorkshire Carnegie hosting Moseley and Cornish Pirates being drawn at home against Doncaster Knights.

Bedford Blues put in one of their best performances of the season as they battered London Welsh 64-20 at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon and you can watch all of the highlights by clicking HERE.

Nine tries were scored by the Blues in this comprehensive victory but more pleasing for the Bedford coaches will have been the fact that it was the closest to a full 80 minute performance that there has been all season.

For a second time this season, Blues fans will be able to tune into Sky Sports and watch their favourite rugby team in the comfort of their own home as Bedford take part in the first ever Championship double-header on Easter Sunday.

Sky Sports will broadcast two Greene King IPA Championship games back-to-back involving the league's current top four teams.

The Blues will be taking on Yorkshire Carnegie at Headingley on Sunday 27 March, with the game now kicking off at 4pm. To get everyone in the mood for the main event, the cameras will also be at Castle Park as Doncaster Knights take on leaders Bristol at the earlier time of 1.15pm.

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