Blues name team to face Saracens

Bedford Blues squad by Nigel Rudgard
Bedford Blues squad by Nigel Rudgard

Bedford Blues have named their squad to face Premiership and European giants Saracens in their final pre-season friendly ahead of the Greene King IPA Championship tonight.

After scoring on his Blues debut last weekend, dual-registered Nathan Earle lines up against his parent club while former Sarries Nick Fenton-Wells, Jake Sharp and Jared Saunders will all be looking to get one over on their former employers.

Blues: 15. James Pritchard; 14. Nathan Earle; 13. Henry Staff; 12. Ollie Dodge; 11. Jim Wigglesworth; 10. Jake Sharp; 9. Darryl Veenendaal; 1. Tom Williams; 2. Charlie Clare; 3. James Currie; 4. Paul Tupai; 5. Mike Howard; 6. Justin Blanchet; 7. Joe Vandermolen; 8. Nick Fenton-Wells (c).

Replacements: Camilo Parilli-Ocampo, Jared Saunders, Phil Boulton, Ben Gulliver, Kennet O’Neill, Josh Buggea, Peter White, Steffan Jones, Dean Adamson, Steve Ellis, Pat Tapley.