Pre-season clash for Bedford as Cambridge head to Goldington Road

Cambridge V Blues 2012
Bedford Blues last played Cambridge in 2012

Bedford Blues will face Cambridge in a pre-season friendly this summer as they get ready for their forthcoming Championship campaign

The match at Goldington Road at 7:45pm on 23rd August will see Richie Williams lads, who are being coached by former Blues’ man Dan Richmond

​The town sides have a met many times before in pre-season friendlies over the years, but the most recent was seven years ago when the Blues won 77-5 away

Back in 2012 tries came from James Stephenson (4), Gregor Gillanders, Don Barrell, Neil Cochrane, Luke Baldwin, Scott Spurling, Joe Vandermolen, Mark Kohler, Sacha Harding and Josh Bassett.​

Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer said: “We’ve got a huge season ahead of us with a number of new players arriving at the club so it is important to get some game time under our belts before the campaign kicks off.​

“Cambridge have recruited very well over the summer both on and off the pitch, so we are expecting a very tough challenge against a talented team who will be looking to have a real crack in National One this season.​

“The game offers us a chance to assess how far we’ve come over pre-season in terms of skills and fitness as well trying out some new combinations to see how everyone fits in.

“It will also be a great chance for both sets of supporters to see how their respective teams are shaping up before the start of the season”.​

Tickets for the game will be available from the Blues website very soon with more fixtures will also to be announced in the coming weeks.