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Bedford Blues rugby captain James Pritchard was this week crowned Outstanding Achiever at the Bedford Sports Awards which were held on Monday December 9.

Hundreds of players and organisers from across a wealth of sports attended the prestigious event at Bedford Corn Exchange and Skippy picked up his award following an outstanding year which has seen him succeed in passing Gareth Rees’ total of 491 to become the leading point scorer in Canadian Rugby.

Dodgeball player Charlotte Porteous was named Adult Sports Personality of the Year.

The Blues Academy beat the Saracens Academy, at Allianz Park, on a misty winter evening by 19pts – 15.  At 10pts - 0 down after 10 minutes it looked like a tough evening ahead for the Blues, however with a tough physical performance from the Bedford forwards, they fought back to be 10pts - 7 down at half time, and went on to a well deserved win by 19pts – 15 against the RFU funded Saracens Academy, coached by Don Barrell and Ian Vass.

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Rayer rues missed chances as Blues suffer cup defeat at Connacht With Thanks to Bedfordshire on Sunday, Written byDAN PALMER

Bedford Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer was left to rue wasted opportunities as his side came away with nothing from today’s British & Irish Cup clash at Connacht Eagles.  The return fixture is this Saturday at Goldington Road with an EARLY 2pm Kick Off.

Rayer’s men made the journey across the Irish Sea to Galway but were beaten 17-8 and left without even a losing bonus point after a game they should have won.

Bedford Blues make the trip over to Ireland for this weekend's B&I Cup clash with Connaught knowing that continuity is key as they step into the unknown.

Following the Blues 28-26 win over Championship leaders London Welsh last weekend, Bedford make just two changes to the starting line-up with Darryl Veenendaal starting at scrum half and Phil Boulton coming into the front row.

There is also a place on the bench for Argentinian prop Tomas Gilardon Paz and young number 9 Ben Calder.

The Blues Academy play the Saracens Academy on Monday December 9th, at the Sarances' Allianz Park ground, Greenlands Lane, NW4 1RL, Kick Off at 7.30 pm.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

Bedford, who are without a number of players due to injury or illness, delay naming their team until Monday.  

Congratulations to Academy winger/full back Aaron Morris who has been selected to start for the England U18 side that take on Australia Schools at Harrow School on Wednesday December 4 (kick-off 1.00pm) streamed lived on RFU.com and youtube.com/officialrfutv.

Morris, who played for the England U18 Clubs & Schools XV earlier this year, has now been selected for the full England U18 squad, and is the only non Premiership Academy player in the squad.

The Blues Academy welcomed the New South Wales Country XV to Goldington Road and after a tight game were winners by 17pts - 10.  The New South Wales Country Rugby Union (NSWCRU), covers over 80% of the regional and rural areas of New South Wales outside the Sydney metropolitan district - over one hundred clubs with a Senior, Junior, Schools and Women player base of over thirty six thousand people.  The NW Country U18 XV are touring the UK and playing games against Glamorgan Wanderers and Oaklands College/Saracens as well as Bedford Blues Academy.

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Bedford Blues fans will have the chance to complete all of their Christmas shopping when the Blues Shop moves into the town centre on Wednesday 11th December.

The Blues will be donning their best Del Boy sheepskin jackets and opening their suitcases in front of Marks & Spencer.

Not only will there be plenty of perfect Christmas gifts on sale for everyone in the family, but if you spend over £30 on merchandise at the market stall you will also be given a ticket (worth £18) to the Blues British & Irish Cup game against Rotherham Titans on 18th January 2014 absolutely FREE!!!

Wow... It's not very often you can say it, but wow!

After an impressive second half against Plymouth last weekend Bedford Blues put in a monumental performance to beat league leaders London Welsh at Goldington Road.

Young winger Patrick Tapley rounded off his man of the match performance with a first half brace while replacement Jake Sharp hurtled half the pitch to score the all-important try and Mike Le Bourgeois kicked 13 points.

LATEST: Bedford 17pts: NSW 10pts:  Match Report to follow.

The Blues Academy welcome the New South Wales Country XV to Goldington Road on Sunday, Kick Off at 2.00 pm. 

The New South Wales Country Rugby Union (NSWCRU) claim to be the largest Rugby province in the world and cover over 80% of the regional and rural areas of New South Wales outside the Sydney metropolitan district - over one hundred clubs with a Senior, Junior, Schools and Women player base of over thirty six thousand people.  The NW Country U18 XV are touring the UK and playing games against Glamorgan Wanderers and Oaklands College/Saracens as well as Bedford Blues Academy.

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