Yorkshire Carnegie Head Coach James Lowes has made four changes to his side for this Saturday’s clash with Bedford Blues at Goldington Road, kick off 3pm.

Bedford are hopeful the game will go ahead despite the cold snap this week and have called for volunteers to clear the snow, ice and covers on the pitch and surrounding areas on Saturday morning to make sure they can get the game on!

The Goldington Road pitch has been covered with frost sheets since last Friday and the Blues are confident of making sure this weekend’s Greene King IPA Championship fixture against Yorkshire Carnegie remains as scheduled for a 3pm kick off.

There are two changes in the back line with Alex Davies forced out following injury at Cornish Pirates last week. He is replaced by Will Homer, who played the majority of the game against the Pirates at scrum half. Callum Irvine gets the chance to play at fly half which allows Pete Lucock to revert back to centre to replace Tom Casson, who is amongst the replacements.

In the forwards, Charlie Beech returns in the front row having missed last week’s game through concussion whilst Matt Smith starts in the second row in place of Ben West.

On the bench, new signing Craig Mitchell starts as a replacement whilst Oliver Fox comes in as scrum half cover.

The team in full is:

15. Stevie McColl
14. George Watkins
13. Andy Forsyth
12. Pete Lucock
11. Louis Brown
10. Callum Irvine
9. Will Homer
1. Marc Thomas
2. Joe Buckle
3. Charlie Beech
4. Jack Whetton
5. Matt Smith
6. Mike Myerscough
7. Richard Mayhew (c)
8. Richard Beck

16. Mike Mayhew
17. James Thraves
18. Craig Mitchell
19. Harry Newborn
20. Trystan Lloyd
21. Oliver Fox
22. Tom Casson