Bedford Blues head to Richmond today as they return to Championship action following six weeks of cup competition.
Today’s match will see fifth placed Blues take on tenth place Richmond with the Bedford side looking to continue the four league game consecutive wins before the cup intermission.
Looking ahead to the game, Blues forwards coach Alex Rae said: “Following a decent cup campaign, we are all looking forward to getting back into league action and know that we have a stern challenge ahead of us this weekend.
“Richmond at home are a real handful and play without fear so we’ll need to be on top of them from the start. We had a very attritional game against Hartpury last weekend and the lads had to dig deep to pick up the win. We’ll need more of the same Saturday against Richmond if we want to give our numerous travelling fans some Christmas cheer.”
Bedford make five changes from last weekend with Rich Lane returning to fullback and Lee Dickson at scrum half, while Jacob Fields starts at hooker, Alex Penny comes in at prop and Mark Flanagan takes his place in the second row.
If you’re not travelling with the Blues you can still catch up on the action live on Sky Sports Action from 3pm.