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2019/20 Squad Updates
TryBlues (IP Logged)
20 February, 2019 14:02
Retained 17
New Signings 9

Forwards 14
Backs 12

Prop (4)
Penny
McCarthy
Jenkins - Scarlets
Wrafter - Moseley

Hooker (2)
Fields
Smith - Glasgow

2nd Row (3)
Taylor
Carrick-Smith
Onojaife - Ealing - 2 years

Back row (5)
Curry
Temm - Yorkshire
Atkinson - Wasps
Buggea
Worthington

Scrum half (2)
Lennon
Hart - Scottish

Fly Half (2)
Hooley
Leeming - Hartpury

Centre (3)
Robling
Worley - Northampton Saints
Coulson

Wing (3)
Hutler
Adamson
Tapley

Full Back (2)
Lane - 2 year deal
Green - DSP

Waiting on info



Leaving/left (16)
Dickson - retiring - Barnard Castle
Clare - Leicester Tigers
King - Cornish Pirates
Sheppard - Returns to Scottish
Elliott - Zebre
Parilli-Ocampo - Chinnor
Cooper - Bury St Edmonds - player coach
Davies - club in Wales forgot which one
Flanagan - retired
Williams - retired
Blanchet
Britton - DSP
Sharp
Czekaj - retired
Rae - retired - although he is the forwards coach

Nay
Ryan
Strachan
McElroy



Edited 26 time(s). Last edit at 10/05/2019 00:19 by TryBlues.

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
TryBlues (IP Logged)
20 February, 2019 14:09
A great initial batch of signings

McCarthy and Penny were wanted by pretty much every Championship club.

Lane keeps getting better, but I still think he could go to a Premiership club.

Hutler continues the Blues tradition of having top scoring wingers in the Championship. He has developed so much from last season where he couldn't catch the ball.

If you look at the Yorkshire board you will see that we are speaking with or have signed Temm the No.8.

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
TryBlues (IP Logged)
20 February, 2019 17:23
Sione Vailanu has left Saracens to go to Wasps as a Hughes replacement probably.

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
iron blue (IP Logged)
20 February, 2019 19:25
Thanks for the update, Temm would be a great signing, however I hope he's not replacing Williams. Great news on the other lads.

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
TryBlues (IP Logged)
21 February, 2019 21:14
Lane is a 2 year deal as well. Penny might be but I'm not 100% sure.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 21/02/2019 21:15 by TryBlues.

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
TryBlues (IP Logged)
27 February, 2019 15:19
Updated for 3 retained and 1 leaver

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
compo simonite (IP Logged)
12 March, 2019 14:18
[www.chinnor-rfc.com]

One of ours leaving for Chinnor

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
compo simonite (IP Logged)
13 March, 2019 16:02
[www.bedfordrugby.co.uk]

New signings and re signings straight from the off site

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
Luton_Blue (IP Logged)
13 March, 2019 18:40
Loving the signings thus far! If we can keep our core squad and finish third this season I’ll be happy!

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
TryBlues (IP Logged)
13 March, 2019 19:49
Yes we have signed a lot of our key players. Would be good to see some fly half announcements and an electric scrum half. Burns has re-signed for Ealing.

We are clearly moving back towards a more mobile pack with Cooper and Ocampo leaving. Great in the scrum but defensive liabilities and not offering anything around the pitch. The same could be said about Clare.

Fields played really well against Yorkshire, making some huge tackles and is starting to develop into a decent hooker.

Still a couple of big losses both to retirement to be announced I have heard.

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
compo simonite (IP Logged)
13 March, 2019 20:34
Luton Blue

‘Loving the signings thus far! If we can keep our core squad and finish third this season I’ll be happy!’

I recall that last year the club was on the receiving end of critiscm for not recruiting early enough it is pleasing to see they are getting good players signing contracts early.....
.
Try Blues total agreement with you on young Jacob Fields he has grown into a good player.....but the lineout needs sorting....

The vibes are good for next season.....

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
13 March, 2019 22:43
Well if we lose Williams that’s a massive loss, best 8 we’ve had for years.

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
Luton_Blue (IP Logged)
14 March, 2019 16:32
But we must hang on to a core of players. Glad we are making early signings and not leaving it too late mind you makes summer boring

I wonder if we’ll see some of these players at the mobbs match

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
TryBlues (IP Logged)
14 March, 2019 18:08
Finally Blues have a top quality 7 for next year!!

[www.bedfordrugby.co.uk]

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
14 March, 2019 19:12
The man in the know “he say yeah”

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
TryBlues (IP Logged)
14 March, 2019 19:22
Quote:
Jonathan Wilcox
Well if we lose Williams that’s a massive loss, best 8 we’ve had for years.


Totally agree, Williams gets us going even when we are going backwards. I remember some on here no happy with his signing, yet with Lane and McCarthy, has been a vital player for us. Temm is a quality replacement though.

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
TryBlues (IP Logged)
14 March, 2019 21:28
A theme to the signings appears to be pace.

Atkinson 16-17 [www.youtube.com]

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
TryBlues (IP Logged)
15 March, 2019 12:40
Now confirmed [www.bedfordrugby.co.uk]

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
15 March, 2019 15:42
Two really big losses and big boots to fill in more ways than one. Both quality players and Williams for me is one of the best number 8's ever to play at Bedford, exciting to watch, especially with ball in hand. I wish them both well for the future.



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Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
Luton_Blue (IP Logged)
15 March, 2019 20:49
Agreed big loses - let’s see who else is coming.

Pace is good! Every time we attack at pace teams struggle to defend against us

But to have pace you need to be really fit too!

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
20 March, 2019 14:29
Good to see Will, Ed and Josh signing new contracts. Forwards coming together nicely for next season.

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
Luton_Blue (IP Logged)
20 March, 2019 19:21
You know what I’m like for continuity - and these signings are early enough to satisfy me.

Wonder if we’ll get any trialists at the mobbs?

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
Rollingrock (IP Logged)
21 March, 2019 18:45
Hearing that Sheppard is not in the plans for next season & will be allowed to leave.

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
21 March, 2019 21:49
Unfortunately he seems to be injured most of the time....

 
Re: 2019/20 Squad Updates
TryBlues (IP Logged)
21 March, 2019 23:28
Yes, I heard the same and was surprised. We have fly half issues as even if Hooley signs he’s off to the World Cup.

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