The Blues are straight back to Goldington Road this weekend for their final pre-season challenge against Pontypridd in our first Saturday afternoon of the season (Kick Off 15:00).

Pontypridd, Welsh Principality Premiership winners four out of the last five seasons, will be looking to level proceedings and seek revenge following Bedford’s comprehensive victory a fortnight ago in South Wales.

Whilst Mike Rayer’s troops will be dusting themselves down after a tough meeting with Saracens last Friday night which heralded plenty of positives for the Blues ahead of Championship action on the first weekend of September.

Another good performance is the target with Forwards Coach Martin Hynes adding: “This Saturday is another massively important match in our preparation for the season ahead, we still don’t know our best side so the lads are playing for places and looking to impress.

“Ponty are a proud club and will no doubt test us in all areas, but we’re excited to get out there, play our brand of rugby and have a look at the lads. We need to improve on our foundations, get our structures right and produce a performance to build on.”

Off the field we also have plenty to keep you entertained including the launch of the revamped and refurbished upstairs Eagle Bar. Whilst pre-match the doors will be closed for a private sponsors function, it will be open from 3pm for all supporters to have a look around and enjoy a beer in the new surroundings.

All the usual bars will be open, except the marquee which will be closed for the day, our tip would be to stick around post-match and either enjoy the changed Eagle Bar or the Scrum Bar which will host live music with our resident singer and guitarist Mark Calder.

The SSG Services Guard of Honour again performs the welcome tunnel for the players. Please give them and the Bedford Bear a loud cheer as the teams run out.

Don’t forget to pop in the Blues’ Club Shop to pick up your new home replica jersey and browse the new leisurewear range.

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Next Home Match

Friday 23rd August
1st XV Pre Season
Goldington Road