Bedford Blues

Bedford Blues flanker Joe Atkinson to retire at end of 2021/22 season

Bedford Blues flanker Joe Atkinson has announced his decision to retire from professional rugby at the end of the ongoing 2021/22 season.
15 April 2022

Alex Day Exclusive: “I wanted to play every week and enjoy rugby”

Bedford Blues scrum-half Alex Day spoke to TRU about how the Championship has changed since his first foray into the competition several years ago.
11 January 2022

Joe Harvey Column: England’s group of grafters looking to impress next week

Following the announcement of Eddie Jones’ initial 34-man squad for the summer internationals, Joe Harvey has offered his thoughts on a playing group that he believes is stacked with character.
11 June 2021

Daniel Temm on funding cuts, Carnegie and selling cashmere

The last two seasons of Daniel Temm’s rugby life have certainly been unique. From the demise of one of England’s most storied clubs, to funding cuts and a season ended by a disease, he has certainly been kept on his toes.
29 May 2020

Watch: Will Hooley and Sam Leeming on the NHS Crossbar Challenge

After launching their social media challenge, the NHS Crossbar Challenge, Talking Rugby Union’s Joe Harvey talked to the pair about the campaign.
16 April 2020

GK IPA Championship: Smith certainly not feeling blue at Bedford

Robbie Smith has never been afraid of putting in the hard yards during his fledgling career - and, as such, he had no qualms about moving from his Glasgow base in the summer in the search of more game time.
6 November 2019

'Japan 2019 has to be something on the radar'

Bedford Blues' Will Hooley chatted to Joe Harvey about all things Championship rugby, representing the USA as well as his personal ambitions at club and international level.
21 September 2018

Michael Le Bourgeois on leaving Bedford and his determination not to make up the numbers at Wasps

Michael Le Bourgeois has spoken to Talking Rugby Union about his move to Wasps – including why it was far from straightforward to leave Bedford and his excitement of playing in the Gallagher Premiership.
13 June 2018

Soane Tonga'uiha: 'It is almost like moving back home'

Ampthill and District's new recruit Soane Tonga'uiha chats exclusively to TRU about his move back to Bedfordshire and his career in the game.
4 June 2018

Rich Lane: “It is what you want out of it and for me, it was all about playing.”

Bedford’s versatile back speaks to TRU about why the GK IPA Championship is key to development, the importance of game time and Bedford’s positive season
24 April 2018

2017/18 Greene King IPA Championship season launched

The 2017/18 Greene King IPA Championship season was launched at Twickenham today, with all 12 clubs in attendance.
21 August 2017

Bedford confirm Lee Dickson as player-coach ahead of next season

Bedford Blues have confirmed that former England international Lee Dickson will join the Championship club as a player-coach ahead of the next season.
6 April 2017

Doncaster and Bristol Set for Intriguing Matchup in Play-off Final

Doncaster and Bristol prevailed in the second leg of their play-off semi finals to set up an extremely intriguing promotion decider writes Lewis Hughes.
8 May 2016

Convincing Away Wins Put Bristol And Doncaster In Pole Position For Play-off Final Clash

Impressive away victories for both Bristol Rugby and Doncaster Knights on Sunday has put both in pole position to meet in the Championship play-off final, writes Lewis Hughes.
2 May 2016

Blues sign Tongan international Viliami Hakalo

Bedford Blues have bolstered their ranks with the capture of Tongan international utility back Viliami Hakalo.
27 September 2014

Bedford Blues Launch New kit for Championship Campaign

Bedford Blues are proud to announce that their new kit for the 2014/15 Greene King IPA Championship season will be launched and worn by the players when they face Saracens on Friday night for the final pre-season fixture.
2 September 2014

'Skippy' Honoured with Testimonial

It is with great pleasure that Bedford Blues can announce that the 2014/15 Championship season will be a Testimonial one for fullback James Pritchard.
28 August 2014

Messing Around on the River!

Bedford Blues players were well and truly put through their paces at the start of this month after swapping the gym and training field of Goldington Road for the boats and river of Bedford Rowing Club.
12 August 2014

Blues Sign Eight from Saracens

Bedford Blues are pleased to announce some significant signings ahead of the 2014/15 Greene King Championship season from Aviva Premiership side Saracens.
23 July 2014

Blues Return For Pre-Season and Add Another Signing

The Bedford Blues players returned to pre-season training this week and were immediately put through their paces by new Strength and Conditioning Coach Andrew Petts.
8 July 2014