1st XV News

The Blues return to Goldington Road this Saturday as Jersey arrive in town for another critical Championship clash hoping to end Bedford’s winning run (Kick Off 3pm).

Following Sunday’s magnificent last minute victory over Nottingham thanks to a superb team try finished by Sam Blanchet, Mike Rayer’s troops are searching to make it eight wins on the bounce against a strong Island outfit, currently sat in sixth chasing the play-off positions. 

The 2016 Six Nations is now well underway after the opening weekend and looks set to be one of the tightest competitions for years, so where better to take in the international fixtures than on the screens at Goldington Road.

Next Saturday 13th February as the Blues take on Jersey in the Championship, the Club will screen both France v Ireland and post-game Wales v Scotland in all the bars including the big screen in the marquee.

All good things come to those who wait, and Bedford Blues were the shining example of this on Sunday afternoon as they pinched an 18-20 victory over Nottingham with the final kick of the game. You can now watch the highlights by clicking HERE.

Despite an early penalty from Myles Dorrian and a brace of tries from Paul Tupai, Bedford headed into the final minute of the game trailing the Green and Whites 18-13. Joel Conlon made a super break along the right wing before timing his perfectly to the supporting Sam Blanchet who dodged the final tackle to score under the posts giving Jake Sharp the simplest of conversions to win it.

Bedford Blues take to the road on Sunday afternoon as they head to Lady Bay to face Nottingham in the Greene King IPA Championship.

The Blues head into the game off the back of a 64-20 victory over London Welsh, but know that Nottingham - who picked up a bonus point win over Moseley last weekend - will be a tough nut to crack as they look to close the gap on the top four teams.

When Nottingham visited Goldington Road earlier in the season, the Blues had to put in an impressive defensive display to secure a 28-19 victory with tries coming from Pat Tapley, Sam Blanchet and Jordan Burns.

The Club would like to thank the Friends of the Blues for their latest donation of £20,000 as organiser Howard Travis presented a cheque to Club Chairman Geoff Irvine at half-time in last Saturday's match against London Welsh.

The amount represents a continuation of funds raised and paid to the club over the last four years by the FoB Trust to support Bedford Blues.

Irvine said: "We are delighted to receive another substantial contribution from The Friends of the Blues and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone has, and who continues to, contribute to the wellbeing of the Blues through this supporters trust.”

Tickets for the British & Irish Cup Quarter Final will go on sale on Tuesday morning after it was confirmed that Bedford Blues will meet Jersey on Friday 11th March.

Following a meeting between the competition Organising Committee on Monday 1st February, the draw for the British & Irish Cup knock-out stages was made along with confirmation of the semi-final and final.

While the Blues, who topped Pool 2 of the competition, face Jersey on Friday 11th March with a 7.45pm kick-off, the other fixtures will see Leinster ‘A’ facing London Welsh, Yorkshire Carnegie hosting Moseley and Cornish Pirates being drawn at home against Doncaster Knights.

Bedford Blues put in one of their best performances of the season as they battered London Welsh 64-20 at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon and you can watch all of the highlights by clicking HERE.

Nine tries were scored by the Blues in this comprehensive victory but more pleasing for the Bedford coaches will have been the fact that it was the closest to a full 80 minute performance that there has been all season.

Greene King IPA Championship rugby returns to Goldington Road this weekend as Bedford Blues get set to face old foes London Welsh on Saturday afternoon (KO 3pm).

It will have been 30 days since the Blues beat London Scottish in their last Championship outing but there has been little respite with Bedford picking up British & Irish Cup wins over Ulster and Scarlets Select to secure a quarter-final place.

But attention is truly back on the league this weekend and Bedford know that they have a huge challenge ahead of them in the form of Rowland Phillips’ London Welsh.

This Saturday will see the introduction of the new match day shop sale. Each remaining home game the Blues Shop will feature one big sale item to get your hands on.

This weekend we are offering 20% all away replica jerseys for adults and kids, that's £10 off an adult shirt. Just pop into the Club Shop on match day to take advantage.

The Club will offer a different deal each match day to the end of the season, but the discount is only available on game day from Goldington Road. This offer cannot be used in conjuntion with any other discount. Match tickets are available on the gate tomorrow from 12 noon.

For a second time this season, Blues fans will be able to tune into Sky Sports and watch their favourite rugby team in the comfort of their own home as Bedford take part in the first ever Championship double-header on Easter Sunday.

Sky Sports will broadcast two Greene King IPA Championship games back-to-back involving the league's current top four teams.

The Blues will be taking on Yorkshire Carnegie at Headingley on Sunday 27 March, with the game now kicking off at 4pm. To get everyone in the mood for the main event, the cameras will also be at Castle Park as Doncaster Knights take on leaders Bristol at the earlier time of 1.15pm.

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