1. ITV Report

Bedford Championship rugby fixtures announced

Bedford Blues finished 9th in the Championship in 2013-14 Photo:

Bedford Blues will start the new GK IPA Championship Rugby campaign at Nottingham when it kicks off during the first weekend of September.

The Blues will play their first home game the following week against Rotherham Titans. They will host beaten play-off finalists Bristol for their Christmas fixture.

The Blues, who finished 9th in 2013/14 season, will also finish the regular season against Nottingham next April.

New visitors to Goldington Road next season include Worcester Warriors, who were relegated from the Aviva Premiership. They make the trip to Bedford in Week 16 in February.

Doncaster Knights, who replaced Ealing Trailfinders, also renew rivalries with Bedford. Their visit takes place during Round 11 in January.

Full fixture list can be found here