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Bedford Blues have named their 22 man squad to face London Irish in the third pool game of the Championship Cup at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

After a solid performance and a bonus point win over Hartpury last Friday, the Blues know that they will need to step it up a gear against the league and pool three leaders.

Bedford travelled to the Exiles back in September for league action and put in an impressive display, but the former Premiership side enough gas in the tank to win the game 29-20.

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Bedford Blues were absolutely delighted to present another record-breaking cheque, this year for £10,000, to Macmillan Cancer Support at last Friday night’s match following another incredible Ladies Day on Saturday 13th October. 

The Blues definitely made Ladies Day 2018 one for the books, with an incredible performance on the pitch, grinding out a 29-28 victory over Doncaster Knights. However, the day was about more than just rugby, raising a huge amount for a wonderful cause.

Bedford Blues picked up their first win of their Championship Cup campaign with a convincing six try 43-14 rout of Hartpury at Goldington Road on Friday night.

A brace of tries from Alex Penny along with a penalty and one each fro Pat Tapley, Harry Davies and Justin Blanchet secured the bonus point which Lewis Robling converted four and added a penalty for an 11 point haul.

It may have been a drizzly and miserable night, but it didn’t stop 2143 fans from turning up at Goldington Road and they were treated to plenty of action from the off with the Blues scoring four first half tries.

Friday Night Lights return to Goldington Road as Bedford Blues prepare to face Hartpury in the second pool game of the Championship Cup.
 
Bedford tasted defeat on the road last week as they went down 22-20 to the Cornish Pirates at the Mennaye Field, but the Blues were certainly buoyed by aspects of their performance as well as three well taken tries. 
 
Bedford and Hartpury faced off in the league last month with the visitors to Goldington Road coming within a whisker of winning had it not been for a final penalty drifting just wide of the uprights, and the Blues are expecting another tough encounter.
 

Bedford Blues return home under the Friday night lights this weekend in the Championship Cup against Hartpury (KO 7:45pm).  Save £4 and book tickets online here.

The fixture is the Club's 8th annual Armed Forces and Emergency Services evening with free entry to all serving personnel, simply show your ID at the gate on match day for free ground access.

Bedford’s winning streak came to an end on Sunday afternoon as they went down 22-20 to Cornish Pirates in the opening round of the Championship Cup.

Some great tries from Alex Gliksten, Dean Adamson and Ryan Hutler just weren't enough as the boot of Javier Rojas Alvarez kept the scoreboard ticking and ultimately secured the win for the hosts.

Despite having a couple of early penalties and the chance to make yards, Blues failed to find touch and were on the back foot following a good Pirates break. A penalty followed and Alvarez converted to make it 3-0.

Bedford Blues have named their 22 man squad which will be heading to Penzance to take on the Cornish Pirates in the first pool game of the inaugural Championship Cup on Sunday afternoon

Just three weeks after the Blues last made the trip to the West Country, they head to the Mennaye Field once again looking for another victory after they picked up a 29-30 win over the Pirates in the league.

With the Championship Cup starting for Bedford Blues on Sunday 11th November down at Cornish Pirates, I would just like to take this opportunity to reassure our supporters that we, as a club, are taking this competition extremely seriously.
 
I know that there was a fair amount of scepticism about this competition when it launched and people wondering why a cup including Premiership teams or those from National One could not be included, but this is what we have and Mike and the players will be doing all they can to bring silverware back to Goldington Road.
 

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce that they have been selected to host the Under 20s Six Nations clash between England and Italy on Friday 8th March 2019 (Kick Off 19:45) live on Sky Sports.

Goldington Road will open its gates to Steve Bates’ charges as they prepare to face the Azzurri in the fourth round of the competition and the day before the senior sides battle it out at Twickenham.

Tickets for the game are on sale now and you can save up to £4 by ordering in advance by clicking here.

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