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Czekaj returns

By Blues Brother
April 6 2018

Playing at Hartpury College looks like being an interesting experience for Blues' players and supporters alike.

Those of us who have been there previously will know that it's not like any other "club" in the Championship or the rest of the leagues, for that matter.

Formed only 14 years ago as a league side Hartpury are a scholastic offshot of Gloucester whose training hq is at the College. As a result Hartpury decimated all and sundry after they were forced to start at the bottom of the league pyramid.

It has to be said they didn't make many friends playing against amateur sides in the south west as they hammered the points home.

Unless there's been a big investment now they are in the Championship visiting spectators are advised to seek refreshment in local pubs, and what look like hospitality boxes at the back of the stand are in fact classrooms.

They're also a club which doesn't have a fan base - it tends to be College employees and families of players who watch. Altogether odd and it will get even odder if one day Hartpury get into the Premiership alongside their mentors.

Regardless, it's a game of rugby and we make lots of changes as we look to build on the big win 33-7 win against Hartpury at Goldington Road.

Chris Czekaj, Elliot Clements-Hill and Harry Sheppard come into the backs with Camilo Parilli-Ocampo, George Edgson, Alex Penny, Ed Taylor, Justin Blanchet and Josh Buggea all returning to the pack.

Blues: 15. Rich Lane 14. Howard Packman 13. Rory Hutchinson 12. Chris Czekaj 11. Elliot Clement-Hill 10. Harry Sheppard 9. Jordan Burns 1. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo 2. George Edgson 3. Alex Penny 4. Ed Taylor (capt) 5. Will Carrick-Smith 6. Justin Blanchet 7. Josh Buggea 8. Jarad Williams

Reps: Tom Lindsay, Dave Spelman, Ben Cooper, Jordan Onojaife, Ben Adams, Michael Le Bourgeois, Will Hooley.

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Back To School
Blues Brothers (IP Logged)
06/04/2018 17:24
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Garlic sausage (IP Logged)
07/04/2018 08:36
Live stream on Championship rugby site.

 
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charleyboy (IP Logged)
07/04/2018 12:12
Quote:
Garlic sausage
Live stream on Championship rugby site.
This should take you straight to it.
[www.championshiprugby.co.uk]

 
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mellsblue (IP Logged)
07/04/2018 14:35
There’s time left yet, but I think we can say Czekaj is no 12.

 
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Garlic sausage (IP Logged)
07/04/2018 15:18
Got out of jail there.

 
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mellsblue (IP Logged)
07/04/2018 19:15
My tablet ran out of battery just as Hartpury scored in the 89th minute, so I missed Packman’s try. Gutted.
That’s was very reminiscent of the game v Rotherham away. Still, winning when playing poorly is the sign of a good team.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018:04:07:19:16:01 by mellsblue.

 
Re: Back To School
TryBlues (IP Logged)
07/04/2018 19:48
Our away form has been pretty bad all season.

 
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compo simonite (IP Logged)
07/04/2018 20:44
For those who missed the game the link given above you can still watch the game.........Packman try is with watching......

And we are still third with a game in hand.........

 
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red eagle (IP Logged)
08/04/2018 16:32
You never visited Moseley between their leaving The Reddings and their present home?

 
Re: Back To School
Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
08/04/2018 17:33
Remember it well

 
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TryBlues (IP Logged)
08/04/2018 18:56
With Jersey losing, we need 10 points to guarantee 3rd.

 
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tomthepom (IP Logged)
09/04/2018 06:41
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TryBlues
With Jersey losing, we need 10 points to guarantee 3rd.
i make it 9

 
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compo simonite (IP Logged)
09/04/2018 11:56
Agreed nine points........our big crunch game is this Saturday......its a must win game against Pirates.....needs a big turnout from all Blues Fans AND the people of Bedford.......coyb's!

 
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TryBlues (IP Logged)
10/04/2018 16:48
Yorkshire can get 15 points + 55 = 70, so we need to get to 71 due to them winning more games and we are on 61.

Issue spotted... 2 different tables have different points for Yorkshire

BBC - 54 [www.bbc.co.uk]
RFU Championship table 55 [www.championshiprugby.co.uk]

Who knows!!



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Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
10/04/2018 20:07
When the ‘stats man’ says who knows.. we’re in trouble lol

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