MATCH PREVIEW V BRISTOL

Bedford Blues face one of their biggest challenges of the Championship campaign as they make the trip to Ashton Gate to face Bristol in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Sunday afternoon.

While Bedford are one of very few Championship teams to have defeated Bristol at Ashton Gate, Pat Lam's men are in sparkling form this season having won every single league game and head into the game as firm favourites.

But if there is one thing that the Blues love, it's a mountain to climb, and they'll be doing all they can to upset the odds and maintain their own winning star to 2018.

The Blues make three changes for the trip to Ashton Gate with Tom Lindsay and Ben Cooper returning to the front row while Will Carrick-Smith takes his place in the second row.

Starting Line-up:
15. Chris Czekaj
14. Howard Packman
13. Rich Lane
12. Michael LeBourgeois (c)
11. Dean Adamson
10. Will Hooley
9. Lee Dickson

1. Sean McCarthy
2. Tom Lindsay
3. Ben Cooper
4. Jordan Onojaife
5. Will Carrick-Smith
6. Justin Blanchet
7. Alex Rae
8. Jarad Williams

Replacements:
16. George Edgson
17. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
18. Alex Penny
19. Ed Taylor
20. Josh Buggea
21. Jordan Burns
22. Elliot Clement-Hill

Next Home Match

Friday 24th August
1st XV Pre Season
Goldington Road
Kick-Off
7.45pm

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