Grimoldby starts as Blues host Hartpury on Remembrance Day

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Bedford Blues beat Hartpury home and away last season Image: FennellTakesFotos

Louis Grimoldby will start at fly half as Bedford Blues return to league action on Saturday against Hartpury, looking to kick on from an impressive away victory in Penzance a fortnight ago.

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Mike Rayer’s side will be looking for a repeat of last season where home and away victories helped the Blues to a fourth placed finish in the English Championship.

A double for Seán French helped a stubborn Bedford side that day to a 28-21 victory at Goldington Road, where a burst from a certain Jamie Elliott late on helped the Blues secure a bonus points.

Maisey misses out

Elliott returns to the matchday squad today after a six-month absence with a hamstring injury and will provide a boost to the back line late on. There is also a spot on the bench for young Northampton Saints scrum half, Archie McParland who could make his Blues debut.

The unfortunate Will Maisey drops to the bench after his man-of-the-match performance at Cornish Pirates with three other changes coming in the forward pack.

Jamie Jack takes the number one jersey while Jordan Onojaife slots back into the second row. Cameron King, who had an impressive start in Blues colours during the cup campaign also returns at number eight.

Kick off at Goldington Road is at 3pm on Saturday, with free entry for members of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services. Simply flash your ID at the entrance to enjoy what will be another tough but entertaining encounter for the Blues.

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Bedford Blues Starting XV:

15. Matt Worley, 14. Seán French, 13. Michael Le Bourgeois, 12. Jordan Venter, 11. Dean Adamson, 10. Louis Grimoldby, 9. Alex Day (C); 1. Jamie Jack, 2. James Fish, 3. Oisin Heffernan, 4. Jordan Onojaife, 5. Alex Woolford, 6. Luke Frost, 7. Joe Howard, 8. Cameron King

Bedford Blues Replacements:

16. Craig Wright, 17. Joey Conway, 18. Bryan O’Connor, 19. Robin Williams, 20. Jac Arthur, 21. Archie McParland, 22. Will Maisey, 23. Jamie Elliott