LATEST - Game cancelled by Cambridge:

The Blues Academy are away against Cambridge U22 XV this Saturday.

Bedford make ten changes (two of them positional) to the starting lineup that beat Ealing last week. 

In the pack Ben Wilkinson moves from prop to hooker, with Hayden King restored to tight head; Josh Fadden returns at 2nd row, with Harry Agnew at flanker and Steffan Osman-Wiggin at No. 8.  Prop Oliver Pescott-Frost (Ipswich School) makes his debut from the bench.  In the back line Chris Easton moves from fly half to scrum half, with Roddy Giles returning at fly half; Aaron Martin returns from injury in the centre, with Ben Meaden reverting to full back and Jack Stapley starting on the wing.

The game is at Cambridge Rugby Club, Grantchester Road, Cambridge,CB3 9ED and kicks off at 2 pm.


Bedford Academy Director, Denis Ormesher, said … “We performed well last week against Ealing but this week Cambridge will offer a tougher challenge.  Although it was windy last week the synthetic playing surface was superb.  With the forecast of bad weather and, with Cambridge 1st XV at home, we will not be playing on the main pitch, we will face a heavier pitch.  Cambridge will be an older side, with players who have experience of playing Cambridge 1st XV.  We will need to control the game well to avoid the game getting bogged down, and to allow us to play the game we want to."


Bedford:  Josh Waller, Ben Wilkinson, Hayden King, Josh Fadden, Sam Copeland, Callum Strachan,  Harry Agnew, Steffan Osman-Wiggin;, Chris Easton, Roddy Giles; Luke Hibberd, Cameron Gregory-Ring, Aaron Martin, Jack Stapley;. Ben Meaden:  Replacements: Ollie Pescott-Frost, Owen Griffiths, Liam Appleton, Ollie Robinson, Nick Pritchard, Zach Scott-Gray, Dylan Leney, Will Foster, Richard Stewart:

Next Home Match

Friday 23rd August
1st XV Pre Season
Goldington Road