Bedford Blues ran rampant against Stirling County to trounce them 87-10 in the British & Irish Cup on Saturday, writes Michael Hann.
The RBS Premiership side could not get to grips with all the aspects of the Blues’ game – in particular their forward play.
Unsurprisingly the supremacy of the Blues pack pleased forwards coach Martin Hynes who was full of praise for the way in which they dispatched Stirling.
Speaking after the game Hynes said: “We practice every week for that kind of game and we are coming to a busy part of the season, so moving forward that is good for us.
“Some days you have the rub of the green and I thought today the odd play the forwards did worked for us.
“I am very, very pleased with the way the lads played because we didn’t start throwing stupid passes when it wasn’t necessary.
“There was some really good performances in the set-piece with the scrum, the lineout and the way the lads presented the ball.
“All the things we practice every week were brought out and surprise, surprise the score took care of itself.”
Bedford have now recorded back-to-back wins in the British & Irish Cup, putting themselves in the ascendency in Pool Two.
However, Hynes is not getting carried away with how the rest of the competition will go.
He continued: “We obviously take each game as it comes and we will try and keep under the radar a little bit because there is some stiff competition within the group and rest of the competition.”
The Blues played in front of a packed Goldington Road crowd and Hynes was delighted they could put on a show for Ladies Day.
“It is lovely to see plenty of totty here at the ground,” he quipped. “The lads really appreciate the support.”
It is back to Championship action next weekend and the Blues will take the trip down the M4 to Bristol, with Hynes is expecting another difficult test.
He added: “Bristol are a quality outfit and we will just approach it as we see it through the week – the lads are very good with their preparation.”