MATCH PREVIEW V OSPREYS - AMENDED

***Bedford Blues have made two late changes to their team to face Ospreys tonight. Justin Blanchet comes in for Jack Nay at blindside flanker while Chris Czekaj replaces Matt Gallagher at fullback.***

Bedford Blues head into the fifth pool game of the British & Irish Cup looking to bounce back from a home defeat to Munster in the last round.

For the first time in many years, the Blues are picking from a fully fit squad with Mike Rayer selecting a strong 22 to travel to Aberavon for the Friday night fixture against Ospreys.

Bedford make five changes from the team that narrowly lost to Ealing Trailfinders a fortnight ago with a welcome return to the wing for Howard Packman who suffered an injury against Nottingham back in November. Jordan Burns starts at scrum half while upfront, Jack Nay switches to blindside flanker with Josh Buggea returning to the openside. Justin Blanchet comes in for Jack Nay at blindside flanker while Chris Czekaj replaces Matt Gallagher at fullback

Starting line-up:
15. CHRIS CZEKAJ
14. Howard Packman
13. Ollie Dodge
12. Michael LeBourgeois (c)
11. Dean Adamson
10. Harry Sheppard
9. Jordan Burns

1. Sean McCarthy
2. Tom Lindsay
3. Ben Cooper
4. Jordan Onojaife
5. Will Carrick-Smith
6. JUSTIN BLANCHET
7. Josh Buggea
8. Jarad Williams

Replacements:    
16. George Edgson
17. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
18. Alex Penny
19. Ed Taylor
20. Alex Rae
21. Lee Dickson
22. Will Hooley

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Wednesday 26th December
1st XV
Goldington Road
Kick-Off
3.00pm

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