BLUES 2018/19 FIXTURES

The Greene King IPA Championship fixtures for the 2018/19 season have been announced with Bedford Blues opening their account away to Nottingham before hosting their first home game versus Jersey Reds at Goldington Road a week later.
 
The brand new Championship Cup competition sees the Blues in Pool 3 alongside Cornish Pirates, Hartpury College and London Irish. All Pool games will be played in November and December with the quarter-finals and semi-finals in February, before the final takes place in May.
 
September will be a busy and tough opening month with five fixtures for Mike Rayer’s men, including promoted Coventry away, relegated London Irish at home and finishing with the visit of London Scottish.
 
Bedford will start October with a trip to Leeds to face Yorkshire Carnegie before welcoming Doncaster Knights to Goldington Road the following week for the Ladies Day fixture. The mammoth trip to Cornish Pirates faces the Blues in Round 8, before Hartpury College come to town for the final game of the month.
 
League action returns for the festive period with the Blues travelling to Richmond at any time between 21st and the 30th December, before Ealing Trailfinders visit Bedford on 12th January.
 
Supporters will eagerly look for the date Mike Rayer’s men take to the skies for the trip to Jersey Reds in Round 12 before Coventry head to Bedford for the first time since September 2009 at the end of January.
 
February will be a quieter month with only two games, but plenty happening. The first fixture will be a huge home match-up against London Irish which will incorporate the Blues Annual Beer Festival, before a trip to Richmond Athletic Ground follows to face London Scottish.
 
March sees the Blues welcome Yorkshire Carnegie before we head the opposite direction to take on Doncaster Knights at Castle Park. It's then Cornish Pirates' turn to take to the road on 23rd March, before the month ends with a trip to Hartpury College.
 
The Championship season closes in April with Blues hosting Richmond on the 13th followed by the tough away trip to Ealing Trailfinders and a season finale against Nottingham on 27th April in the End of Season Party at Goldington Road. 
 
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Fixtures:
 
Round 1: 31 August-2 September 2018
Nottingham vs Bedford Blues
 
Round 2: 7-9 September 2018
Bedford Blues vs Jersey Reds
 
Round 3: 14-16 September 2018
Coventry vs Bedford Blues
 
Round 4: 21-23 September 2018
London Irish vs Bedford Blues
 
Round 5: Saturday 29th September 2018, KO 3pm
Bedford Blues vs London Scottish
 
Round 6: 5-7 October 2018
Yorkshire Carnegie vs Bedford Blues
 
Round 7: Saturday 13th October 2018, KO 3pm
Bedford Blues vs Doncaster Knights
 
Round 8: 19-21 October 2018
Cornish Pirates vs Bedford Blues
 
Round 9: Saturday 27th October 2018, KO 3pm
Bedford Blues vs Hartpury College
 
Cup Rnd 1: 9-11 November 2018
Cornish Pirates vs Bedford Blues
 
Cup Rnd 2: Friday 16th November 2018, KO 7.45pm
Bedford Blues vs Hartpury College
 
Cup Rnd 3: 23-25 November 2018
London Irish vs Bedford Blues
 
Cup Rnd 4: 30 November-2 December 2018
Bedford Blues vs London Irish
 
Cup Rnd 5: Saturday 8th December 2018, KO 3pm
Bedford Blues vs Cornish Pirates
 
Cup Rnd 6: 14-16 December 2018
Hartpury College vs Bedford Blues
 
Round 10: 21-30 December 2018
Richmond vs Bedford Blues
 
Round 11: Saturday 12th January 2019, KO 3pm
Bedford Blues vs Ealing Trailfinders
 
Round 12: 18-20 January 2019
Jersey Reds vs Bedford Blues
 
Round 13: Saturday 26th January 2019, KO 3pm
Bedford Blues vs Coventry
 
Round 14: Saturday 9th February 2019, KO 3pm
Bedford Blues vs London Irish
 
Round 15: 15-17 February 2019
London Scottish vs Bedford Blues
 
Round 16: 1-3 March 2019
Bedford Blues vs Yorkshire Carnegie
 
Round 17: 8-10 March 2019
Doncaster Knights vs Bedford Blues
 
Round 18: Saturday 23rd March 2019, KO 3pm
Bedford Blues vs Cornish Pirates
 
Round 19: 29-31 March 2019
Hartpury College vs Bedford Blues
 
Round 20: Saturday 13th April 2019, KO 3pm
Bedford Blues vs Richmond
 
Round 21: 19-21 April 2019
Ealing Trailfinders vs Bedford Blues
 
Round 22: Saturday 27th April 2019, KO 3pm
Bedford Blues vs Nottingham

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