Blues makes changes for Doncaster trip

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Bedford Blues will be aiming to finish their Championship campaign on a high note when they head to Castle Park to face Doncaster Knights for a fourth time this season.

The Knights won both games in the British & Irish Cup but the first league encounter at Goldington Road went the way of the Blues, 35-29, despite the visitors leading 23-9 at the interval.

Looking ahead to the clash with Doncaster, Blues Captain Nick Fenton-Wells said: “We are looking to finish the season on a high and the result against Moseley has been a real confidence booster for us. We know that we didn’t played the best rugby and we made some silly mistakes but getting the win was a boost for team morale.

“Donnie away is always a massive fixture. They are a big physical side, they never stop playing and they are always coming at you so we know that we are going to have to work hard if we want to pick up the win.”

The Blues make a handful of changes from the team that beat Moseley with Steffan Jones starting at fullback in place of James Pritchard who will be representing the Barbarians on Tuesday night against Heriots.

Henry Staff moves to centre while Dean Adamson returns from injury to take his place on the wing. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo and James Currie are the starting props while Mike Howard comes into the second row and Hayden Thompson-Stringer starts at Number 8.

Blues: 15. Steffan Jones; 14. Pat Tapley; 13. Henry Staff; 12. Mike Le Bourgeois; 11. Dean Adamson; 10. Jake Sharp; 9. Luke Baldwin; 1. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo; 2. Charlie Clare; 3. James Currie; 4. Mike Howard; 5. Harry Wells; 6. Justin Blanchet; 7. Nick Fenton-Wells (c); 8. Hayden Thompson-Stringer.

Replacements: 16. TJ Harris; 17. Tom Williams; 18. Phil Boulton; 19. Paul Tupai; 20. Darryl Veenendaal; 21. Baden Kerr; 22. Ollie Dodge.