NEW BOY KERR ENJOYING BEDFORD LIFE

Blues new recruit Baden Kerr has bedded into life at Goldington Road, securing the starting full-back jersey in his first two weeks at the Club following a long break due to injury, but is not content with just earning his place and intends to help the Blues elevate their current league position.

In Kerr’s debut performance the Blues eased passed Plymouth Albion, scoring five tries, in front of a home crowd to seal both the win and bonus point before falling to a rather disappointing result on their travels against Jersey at the weekend.

The New Zealander is both getting to grips with the Northern Hemisphere game and pitch conditions, which were rather tricky for any full-back last weekend in the Channel Islands, but settling into Bedford life has been a simple breeze for the talented playmaker.

Kerr said: “The Club and the boys have made the switch really easy and it’s a great club to be part of – you can really feel the family values of Bedford. It has made it easier having my partner move across with me, but now my sole focus is playing rugby and I’m loving being back involved.

“The first thing I had to get used to was the cold, but the people just make it really special and everyone I’ve spoken to has been really positive and amazing. From the players to coaches, management and fans, everyone has been really supportive.”

Following the first two results Kerr has been involved with, the 25-year-old added: “It was exciting and really good to get that first win and to be out playing again, it’s been a while since I’ve played and I was just happy to be out there on the field with the boys.

“It’s quite hard when you haven’t played in a while, you forget how exciting it is to be a rugby player and the kind of bond you get with teammates - I was just stoked to be part of a team again.

“The crowd at Goldington Road was awesome, back home they’re quite quiet so it was great to see the support. As the game went on the crowd really got behind us and I think it showed in our performance, we didn’t give up and we got a couple of late tries.

“Jersey had a really big pack and the pitch conditions really suited them, unfortunately we didn’t execute well enough and we will review the match this week ahead of concentrating on Worcester this Saturday.”

Looking ahead to top of the table Warriors at home this weekend, Kerr said: “We know it’s going to be a challenge, but these are the games you want to be involved with and is what it’s all about. You’ve got to go out every week trying to get that win and you’ve got to expect it too, you can’t go out thinking you’re going to lose, this team has the ability to beat anyone on their day.”