It’s fourth versus second as Ealing come to Bedford

80

The first Bedford Blues’ game of 2019 could give them a points equaliser with second place Ealing, currently just five points from the table top spot in the Greene King IPA Championship.

It’ll be tough as the visiting Trailfinders have an excellent record, having only lost once in their last nine Championship outings and only one other time against London Irish.

Blues v EalingThe Blues meanwhile have won their last five league games, most recently 27-11 over Richmond.

The clash will be extra spicy too with several players on both teams having played for their now opposing side. But, as Director of Rugby Mike Rayer explains, it’ll be the same starting XV that he picked against Richmond three weeks ago.

There will, however, be only one change on the bench with Jake Sharp joining scrum half James Lennon.

Now more than ever, we need your help to fund the Bedford Independent’s quality journalism that serves our community...

We choose to champion editorial independence, meaning we report the facts without bias and can stand up to those in power when we believe it’s needed.

We can give a voice to people in our community whose voices may otherwise not be heard. And we don’t have a paywall, so everyone can read the stories we publish for free.

But in this time of crisis, many news organisations all over the world are facing existential threat, with advertising revenues plummeting. We’re no different.

We work hard every day to bring you news, commentary, entertainment and announcements from across Bedford. We hope that, with your help, we’ll be able to continue this for many years to come.

Will you help sustain our work today by clicking below ? Even a small donation makes a difference for our future.

Thank you for your support.