Bedford Blues boss Mike Rayer is looking forward to stepping into the ‘unknown’ when they travel to Ireland to take on Connacht in the British & Irish Cup this weekend, writes Ted Kemplen.
Hartpury College maintained their six-point lead at the top of SSE National League Two South table with a 39-36 bonus-point win at home to Canterbury.
Bedford Blues youngster Aaron Morris has been named at full-back in the England U18s team to take on Australia Schools at Harrow School tomorrow (Wednesday), kick-off 1pm.
National League Two South: Ampthill 38 Redruth 17
Midlands Four East South: Kempston 33 Westwood 5
Midlands Four East South: Oundle 43 Bedford Swifts 0
National League Three Midlands: Bedford Athletic 20 South Leicester 22
Bedford Ath Blues Colts secured their place in the fourth round of the National Colts Cup on Saturday with a 39-15 triumph at Kettering.
National League Two South: Shelford 20 Ampthill 31
Midlands Four East South: Corby 12 Kempston 22
National League Three Midlands: Scunthorpe 21 Bedford Athletic 17
Midlands Four East South: Bedford Swifts 35 Old Newtonians 8
Midlands Three East South: Brackley 17 Queens 29
SSE National Two South leaders Hartpury College and fellow high-flyers Clifton both slipped to shock defeats at the hands of bottom half of the table sides on a day that breathed new life into the title race.
National League Two South: Ampthill 78 Dings Crusaders 10
No less than 71 tries were scored on Saturday across the SSE National League Two South division, with 13 coming in Bedfordshire as Ampthill convincingly put Dings Crusaders to the sword.
Former Ampthill mini and youth player Lewis Ludlow was due to make his debut for Gloucester’s first XV against Japan on Tuesday.
Midlands Four East South: Kempston 22 Bourne 17
National League Two South: Exmouth 20 Ampthill 42
Midlands Three East South: Bedford Queens 10 Biggleswade 40
National League Three Midlands: Bedford Athletic 12 Sandbach 25
Midlands Four East South: Long Buckby 13 Bedford Swifts 19