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Jamaican Rugby player, Tristan Brown
The Caribbean island nation of Jamaica may not be the first country that comes to mind when it comes to rugby union, but one Bedford player is hoping to help his country to the next Rugby World Cup...
Lloyd Smith of England's Deaf rugby squad about to put the ball into a scrum in a game against Wales
Goldington Road and Bedford Athletic Rugby Club played host to a special double header as the England Deaf Rugby squads came to town for two games in preparation for a Southern Hemisphere...
Poster for England Deaf against Wales Deaf rugby match on 28th April 2024
Bedford will see not one, but two international teams in action this weekend as the England Deaf Rugby side take on their Welsh counterparts in the latest revival of the Broadstreet Cup. Goldington Road plays host...
Bedford Blues player holds off a tackle from a Coventry rugby player in their fixture at Butts Park Arena
Bedford Blues are still fourth, but were unable to break their Butts Park Arena curse after Coventry kept the Championship title race alive with an imposing 54-19 victory on Saturday afternoon...
Bedford Blues face Coventry on New Years Day in 2024 at Goldington Road
The business end of the Championship season really hits hard for Bedford Blues in the coming weeks, and it begins with a tricky trip to the Butts Park Arena to face old rivals, Coventry on Saturday afternoon...
Cameron King and Henry Pollock for Bedford Blues against Ampthill at Goldington Road
Ampthill made it three consecutive Championship victories and rise to sixth in the table after holding on to a 29-24 victory against a well-backed Bedford Blues...
Bedford Blues at Ampthill's Olney Field in the Championship
Saturday afternoon sees the resumption of the 'Battle of Bedfordshire' as Bedford Blues and Ampthill resume their rivalry amongst the backdrop of a superb climax of another Championship season...
Bedford Blues in action at Nottingham in April 2024
Bedford Blues are up to third in the Championship table after another fruitful Friday night under the floodlights in Nottingham with Mike Rayer's side running out 34-24 winners in the Midlands...
Matt Worley and Dean Adamson in action for Bedford Blues against Nottingham in Dec 2023
Bedford Blues are back in action this weekend in one of a quartet of Friday night fixtures in the Championship which could have a huge saying on the final league table come the end of May...
Pat Tapley against the British Army in the Mobbs Memorial Match in April 2023
Mike Rayer has named a special 26-man squad for the annual Bedford Blues fixture against the British Army which takes place under the floodlights at Goldington Road on Thursday night...
Bedford Athletic vs Shelford in Regional South East Rugby Division 1
Bedford Ath suffered their seventh home loss of the season and the third consecutive match in which no bonus points have been gained, although Bedford Ath are safe from relegation...
Dean Adamson scores a try against Caldy on Ladies Day at Goldington Road in March 2024
Ladies Day returned to Goldington Road in aid of Sue Ryder St John's Hospice as Bedford Blues gained back-to-back victories for the first time in 2024 with a belligerent win over Caldy...