1st XV News

Last week it was confirmed that after 96 appearances and six tries for Bedford Blues, Camilo Parilli-Ocampo would be moving on to pastures new at Chinnor next season.

A quarter of a century ago Parilli-Ocampo was just a small boy growing up amongst the agriculture of Valera, western Venezuela, not well-known as a hotbed of young rugby talent. But fast-forward to today and that boy is now much, much bigger and an invaluable contributor to the Bedford Blues pack, having played at Goldington Road since the 2014/15 season.

It was to be a disappointing afternoon in Yorkshire for the Bedford Blues as they went down 27-20 to a stubborn Doncaster Knights.

Two tries from Ed Coulson plus a Jake Sharp conversion and penalty meant it was 17-15 at the break, but an early second half try from prop Joe Sproston along with a conversion and penalty from Dougie Flockhart saw the hosts seal victory despite a late Tadgh McElroy try which secured a losing bonus point for the Blues.

See all the scores HERE.

A sellout 5000 crowd crammed themselves into Goldington Road on Friday night to see the future stars of England Rugby run out comfortable 35-10 winners over Italy in the fourth round of the Under 20 Six Nations tournament.

Tries from Tom Seabrook, Kieran Wilkinson, Ollie Fox and Ollie Sleighthome sealed a bonus point win for England but it certainly wasn’t one way traffic as the Italians scored two splendid tries of their own.

Bedford Blues will be looking for a return to winning ways when they make the journey to Castle Park on Saturday afternoon to face Doncaster Knights in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Bedford head into the game off the back of a one point defeat to Yorkshire Carnegie last weekend - the same deficit which they beat Doncaster back in October at Goldington Road when the two teams faced one another last.

Tonight's England U20 v Italy U20 match in the 2019 Six Nations at Goldington Road this evening is now SOLD OUT!

As such, we will NOT be selling any tickets on the gate, online, over the phone or in advance. If you DO NOT have a ticket, please DO NOT arrive on the night looking to buy.

International Rugby makes a long awaited return to Goldington Road under the lights this Friday 8th March as England Under 20s take on Italy Under 20s in the 2019 Six Nations (KO 7:45pm). Buy tickets online now here before they sell out.

Please note, if you do not have a ticket please do not arrive on the night, as we will NOT be selling on the gate. We urge pre-purchased ticket holders to arrive well in advance of kick off with gates opening at 5pm.

THERE WILL BE NO MATCH DAY GATE TICKETS AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 8TH MARCH FOR ENGLAND U20 V ITALY U20 AT GOLDINGTON ROAD. Secure your ticket online in advance and save money by clicking here before we sell out!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Friday night’s U20 Six Nations clash is going to be a sellout! As such, please ensure that you buy your tickets ONLINE as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Please note, if you do not have a ticket please do not arrive on the night, as we will NOT be selling on the gate. 

Bedford Blues were on the receiving end of a one point defeat under the Friday Night Lights as Yorkshire Carnegie completed an impressive comeback with a try at the death to steal a bonus point win.

The Blues inflicted a similar defeat on Coventry a few weeks ago, but the shoe was on the other foot, despite a brace of tries from Huw Worthington and one apiece for Jacob Fields, Dean Adamson, Tadgh McElroy and James Lennon.

There was nothing that could stop a late Carnegie revival as Dan Temm glided in under the posts in the 80th minute giving fly half Jade Te Rure the simplest of conversions to seal a win that looked unlikely at half-time.

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.
 

Bedford Blues will be bidding a fond farewell to prop Ben Cooper at the end of the season after it was confirmed that he’d be joining Bury St Edmunds as player/coach.

Cooper, who has made 110 appearances for the Blues over two spells at the club, has been a cornerstone of the Blues scrum while at Goldington Road offering power and mobility up front as well as fantastic scrummaging ability.

He took on a coaching role with Bury earlier this season and has now decided to commit himself to the National Two South club on a permanent basis.

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