1st XV News

Bedford Blues will be looking forward to a return to Goldington Road as they prepare to take on Rotherham Titans under the Friday Night Lights.

The Blues went down 34-27 during a back and forth game in Jersey last Saturday, but more concerning were the number of injuries that were picked up during the encounter. Michael Le Bourgeois, Sam Blanchet, Ollie Dodge, Camilo Parilli-Ocampo (all concussion), Henry Taylor (ankle) and Phil Boulton (back) are all ruled out of action for Friday’s game.

Rotherham have held the upper hand in recent fixtures so the Blues will have to go some to force a change in fortunes

Friday night lights return to Goldington Road this Friday 16th October with an added Beer Festival in the Blues Marquee as Mike Rayer’s men prepare to face Rotherham Titans (Kick Off 7:45pm).

Following narrow defeat against Jersey last time out, the Blues will be hoping to bounce straight back against the Yorkshiremen, who have also endured a mixed start to the season following successive play-off appearance in the past two campaigns.

Bedford Blues tasted defeat on the road against Jersey on Saturday afternoon, but it was one hell of a game that really could have gone either way.

The Blues scored three tries with two coming from Dean Adamson and one from Mike Howard, but the home team made good use of their forwards to snatch the win with a fourth try before the Blues threw the kitchen sink at the hosts late on.

Bedford Blues will be looking to continue their good form as they head across the English Channel on Saturday to face Jersey at St Peter’s.

The Blues have won three out of five in the Greene King IPA Championship with the latest victory being against Nottingham at Goldington Road last weekend which saw an outstanding defence display going a long way to securing the points.

Games between Jersey and Bedford are always hard fought affairs but St Peter’s is a ground that the players enjoy playing on and the fans love visiting.

Bedford Blues’ annual Fireworks Display and Funfair will be back on Friday 6th November 2015 at Goldington Road, and is set to be bigger and better than ever!

Gates open on the evening at 6pm for an action packed, fun filled evening of loud and colourful entertainment, once again sponsored by Progress Skoda. Book early to avoid disappointment following the success of last year.

Bedford Blues winger George Perkins has been nominated as one of the entries for the Championship Player of the Month competition.

The dual registered Saracens back has been in sparkling form since moving to Goldington Road and has run in three tries - one against Bristol and two against London Welsh.

To recognise the standout individuals from across the competition, a panel of key regional and national media with vast knowledge of the Championship will submit their Greene King IPA Player of the Month nominees to public vote. A shortlist of nominees will be revealed towards the end of every month, to include an average of three rounds.

Two of the town’s great institutions are coming together once again to host a spectacular, bigger and better, three day Rugby and Beer Festival weekender at Goldington Road on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October following the inaugural success of the event last season.

While there is nothing better than watching Bedford Blues playing rugby, the experience can always be improved and in under two weeks Blues fans will be able to enjoy top-class rugby alongside some of the finest beers available from our good friends at Charles Wells Brewery.

Bedford Blues dug deep and put in a fantastic defensive display as they overcame Nottingham 28-19 at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon.

Tries from Pat Tapley, Sam Blanchet and Jordan Burns sealed the win, but it was the defence against the Green and Whites that deservedly took the plaudits at full time as the majority of the 2101 fans went home happy.

Playing up the slope in the opening half, the Blues came hurtling out the blocks in fine fashion and were hitting every Nottingham player who attempted to make a break. The pick of the bunch came from Sam Blanchet who flattened Viliami Hakalo and left the Tongan visibly rocked as he got back to his feet.

Bedford Blues return to Goldington Road this weekend for only their second home game of the Championship campaign and they’ll be looking to continue the attacking intent they’ve showed so far this season.

That time of year is coming again and the Bedford Rugby Followers are diving into the dressing up box for a fancy dress Hoedown in the Scrum Hall on the 31st of December.

This year's theme is Cowboy and Indians. So practice your John Wayne walk and your Hiawatha How, bring the family (whippersnappers welcome) and friends and join us for a good evening out.

Saloon doors open at 6:30pm with Nos's Nosh providing the food, whilst entertainmnet includes disco, games and raffles with plenty of prizes during the evening. Yeeaahaaa!



Next Home Match

Saturday 5th December
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road