Blues look to continue 2020 winning streak in Penzance

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Mike Rayer has named his Blues side to take on old rivals Cornish Pirates this Sunday at The Mennaye.

The first meeting between the two clubs this campaign sees Bedford looking to back up the wins over London Scottish and Hartpury with another impressive display in Penzance, but will be expecting a tough challenge against second placed Pirates.



Director of Rugby, Mike Rayer, has taken the opportunity to juggle his pack by making six changes from last weekend.

Only one change comes in the backs as Dean Adamson misses out with a hand injury; Matt Worley slots in on the left wing.

In the forwards, there is a new front row as Henry Paul and Joe Wrafter – who re-signed with the club for next season earlier in the week – come in either side of loanee Charlie Clare.

The remaining two changes in the starting line-up see second row Will Carrick Smith and blindside flanker Josh Buggea return to the side, whilst Huw Worthington takes his place on the bench.

Starting XV:
15     Pete Lydon
14     Ryan Hutler
13     Rich Lane
12     Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas
11     Matt Worley
10     Will Hooley (C)
9       Grayson Hart
1       Joe Wrafter
2       Charlie Clare
3       Henry Paul
4       Oli Curry
5       Will Carrick Smith
6       Josh Buggea
7       Joe Atkinson
8       Dan Temm

Replacements:
16     Jacob Fields
17     Sean McCarthy
18     Alex Penny
19     Ed Taylor
20     Huw Worthington
21     James Lennon
22     Sam Leeming
23     Pat Tapley

Words by Ryan Robinson

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