MATCH PREVIEW V YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE

Friday Night Lights return to Goldington Road as Bedford Blues take on Yorkshire Carnegie in the Greene King IPA Championship.
 
While the Blues picked up a win at Emerald Headingley earlier this season, the Leeds-based club knocked Bedford out of the cup at the start of February when the teams met for a second time.
 
The Blues head into Friday’s clash off the back of a good league win over London Scottish, but Mike Rayer’s charges know that they will need to be on top form to take anything from this highly anticipated clash.
 
Looking ahead to the game, Blues coach Paul Tupai said: “Carnegie are a tough bunch to break down and we know that they’ll be looking to build on some decent form of late . They were very good against us a few weeks ago but we are expecting a big performance from the boys in front of the home fans. The lads have had a week off to recuperate and have been fresh and excited in training this week so we're all looking forward to seeing that out on to the pitch on Friday night.”
 
The Blues are without Lewis Robling for the clash after he suffered a fractured eye socket, but Saracens youngster Dom Morris has joined on dual registration and heads straight into the starting line-up alongside Jake Sharp who gets the nod at fly half. The pack remains the same as the one that started against London Scottish a fortnight ago but Ed Coulson has returned from injury to take a place among the replacements.
 
Starting line-up:
15. Rich Lane
14. Ryan Hutler
13. Matt Worley
12. Dom Morris
11. Dean Adamson
10. Jake Sharp
9. Lee Dickson (C)

1. Sean McCarthy
2. Jacob Fields
3. Alex Penny
4. Will Carrick-Smith
5. Mark Flanagan
6. Oli Curry
7. Huw Worthington
8. Jarad Williams

Replacements:
16. Tadgh McElroy
17. Toby Trinder
18. Ben Cooper
19. Paddy Ryan
20. Josh Buggea
21. James Lennon
22. Ed Coulson

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Saturday 21st September
1st XV Cup
Goldington Road
Kick-Off
3.00pm

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