Crunch game as Blues face Coventry

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Bedford Blues generic holding card

Bedford Blues return to Championship Cup action this weekend as they face Coventry at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon.

Despite a humbling result at Ealing Trailfinders last weekend, progress to the knockout stages of the competition isn’t impossible so there is still plenty to play for as they take on Rowland Winter’s men in this crunch encounter.



With injuries mounting up, the Blues make nine changes from the team that was defeated at Ealing last week with Joe Green, Matt Worley, Ryan Hutler, Will Hooley and Grayson Hart coming into the back-line, while Sean McCarthy, Henry Paul, Jordan Onojaife and Joe Atkinson start up front.

There is also a place on the bench for new recruit Alafoti Fa’osiliva who is in line for his Blues debut.

Starting line-up:

15. Joe Green
14. Pat Tapley
13. Matt Worley
12. Fraser Strachan
11. Ryan Hutler
10. Will Hooley
9. Grayson Hart

1. Sean McCarthy (Capt)
2. Jacob Fields
3. Henry Paul
4. Jordan Onojaife
5. Will Carrick Smith
6. Oli Curry
7. Josh Buggea
8. Joe Atkinson

Replacements:

16. Robbie Smith
17. Karl Garside
18. Andrew Boye
19. Ed Taylor
20. Alafoti Fa’osiliva
21. James Lennon
22. Charlie Reed
23. Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas

Words by Simon Hutchinson 

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