1st XV News

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.

Bedford Blues are pleased to announce that three more members of the current squad have agreed new deals to remain at Goldington Road next season.

Back row Oli Curry, centre Lewis Robling and scrum half James Lennon have joined Ryan Hutler, Rich Lane, Alex Penny and Sean McCarthy in committing their future to the Blues for the 2019/20 campaign.

Championship Rugby returns to Goldington Road under the Friday night lights this weekend as the Blues take on Yorkshire Carnegie (KO 7:45pm).  Book online discounted tickets here

Mike Rayer and his men currently sit in third spot, but an inform and revamped Yorkshire side under Chris Sterling will be intent on spoiling the home party as the Blues attempt to put pressure on second placed Ealing Trailfinders.  

Bedford Blues have started the building process for the 2019/20 Championship season by agreeing new deals for four players from the current squad.

Props Alex Penny and Sean McCarthy have both put pen-to-paper on brand new contracts at Goldington Road as have winger Ryan Hutler and fullback Rich Lane.

Speaking about the new deals, Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer said: “There’s been a lot work going behind the scenes in getting our retention and recruitment for next season and these four signings were and are very important to us.

Following the success of our February half-term camp, Blues Community are delighted to announce TWO more exciting Rugby Camps this Easter between the dates of 9th - 11th April and 16th - 18th April. Click here to book now. 

Both camps are open to boys and girls between the ages 5-15 with all levels of ability welcome. Led by Head of Community, Dominic Fraser, and supported by experienced coaches, including Blues players, youngsters will all enjoy a first class rugby experience.

Bedford Blues ran in five tries as they romped to a 17-35 win over London Scottish at Richmond Athletic Ground on Saturday afternoon.

Bedford were clinical in their finishing as Ryan Hutler, Rich Lane, Huw Worthington, Matt Worley and Dean Adamson all crossed the whitewash during an impressive display in the Capital.

See all the tries from the game HERE.

Two early penalties gave Blues a great attacking platform and despite a lineout drive not kicking into gear, Lee Dickson spread the ball wide for Ryan Hutler to dot down for an unconverted score.


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