Preview: Blues gearing up for quarter-final clash with Jersey

Match action from Bedford Blues' victory over Ealing. Picture (c) June Essex

Match action from Bedford Blues' victory over Ealing. Picture (c) June Essex

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British & Irish Cup action returns to Goldington Road on tomorrow night as Bedford Blues play host to Jersey in the quarter-finals of the competition.

While the Islanders have two victories over the Blues in the Greene King IPA Championship, Bedford have been in superb form in the cup with the only blot on the page being an away loss to Bristol in the Pool stage.

Bedford make two changes in the backs to the team that came from behind to beat Ealing Trailfinders in the league last weekend, with Jordan Burns and Jake Sharp starting at scrum half and fly half respectively while Sam James, James Currie and Paul Tupai all start in the pack.

Starting line-up:

15. Piers O’Conor

14. Pat Tapley

13. Michael Le Bourgeois (c)

12. Tom Griffiths

11. Dean Adamson

10. Jake Sharp

9. Jordan Burns

1. Alex Lundberg

2. Sam James

3. James Currie

4. Mike Howard

5. Paul Tupai

6. Justin Blanchet

7. Josh Buggea

8. Joel Conlon

Replacements:

16. Charlie Clare

17. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo

18. Phil Boulton

19. Harry Wells

20. Pete White

21. Myles Dorrian

22. Henry Staff