LiveRUGBY UNION: London Welsh v Bedford Blues

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4:17pm

conversion is missed, but Welsh win 29-11

4:15pm

Welsh strike again as Jewell pounces on a handling error to score

4:13pm

Robinson misses conversion, but Welsh lead 24-11

4:12pm

Nick Scott goes over in the corner

4:05pm

Ten minutes left here. Welsh need a big push to secure the bonus-point win.

3:53pm

The game has gone slightly flat for the moment, while Bedford are even awarded a scrum penalty 

3:47pm

Pritchard slots a penalty to make it 19-11

3:42pm

Bedford threaten through wing Patrick Tapley, but he is just stopped by Jewell  

3:38pm

Robinson converts for 19-8

3:37pm

Tom May goes over for Welsh's third try

3:35pm

The second half begins with another scrum penalty to Welsh

3:31pm

Here we go again

3:24pm

That was a much better end to the half for Welsh, but the game remains in the balance.

3:17pm

It's Welsh 12, Bedford 8

3:16pm

Robinson converts for 12-8

3:15pm

Referee Darren Gamage awards Welsh a penalty try

3:14pm

Welsh are ending the half with an attacking scrum

3:12pm

Nick Scott enjoys a good break into Bedford's 22, but Welsh can't take advantage

3:11pm

And this time he slots it for 8-5

3:10pm

Pritchard lines up a penalty

3:02pm

Robinson misses the conversion, so it is 5-5

3:02pm

Welsh finally get a move together and Seb Jewell scores in the corner

2:56pm

The Exiles' kicking has been poor, exemplified by Will Robinson's last attempted up and under.

2:54pm

This is not going according to plan for Welsh, who lack urgency. There is at least plenty of time to improve

2:51pm

But he is off target again

2:51pm

Pritchard lines up another penalty

2:45pm

Bedford have clearly come to play. Welsh need to tighten up their game.

2:40pm

Pritchard misses the conversion, but Welsh were caught napping there

2:38pm

Pritchard goes over for a try on the counter attack. Welsh 0, Bedford 5

2:36pm

Pritchard's effort drifts wide in the wind

2:35pm

This time Bedford win a scrum penalty and captain James Pritchard will kick for goal.

2:33pm

But they win a penalty and clear

2:32pm

Welsh are immediately under pressure after knocking on in their own 22

2:31pm

Here we go

2:29pm

Kick-off is now two minutes away and the rain is lashing down. Hopefully, fans will be treated to another try fest as witnessed on the Exiles' last visit here - the 47-16 hammering of Rotherham

2:23pm

2:20pm

Welsh beat Bedford in the opening game of the season at Allianz Park, but lost at Goldington Road in November. They have a chance to avenge that today against opponents whose form has been very mixed this season.

2:16pm

London Welsh could go top again this afternoon if they beat Bedford and leaders Bristol go down at Leeds Carnegie. Another home win for the Exiles would keep them in second spot and increase their chances of making the top four.

2:07pm

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2:05pm

Kick-off is at 2.30pm. Here are the teams.

London Welsh: Jewell, Stegmann, May (capt), Parker, Scott, Robinson, R Lewis, Bristow, Morris, Tideswell, West, P Browne, D Browne, Kirwan, Stedman.
Reps: Davis, Hepburn, Ryan, Nimmo, Quill, Cook, Awcock.
Bedford Blues: Pritchard (capt), Tapley, Le Bourgeois, Atkinson, Hircock, Fenner, Veenendaal, Auterac, Clare, Gilardon-Paz, Tupai, Wells, Gillanders, Fox, Fenton-Wells.
Reps: Harris, Steenkamp, Cooper, Howard, Barrell, Peck, Burke.

2:04pm

London Welsh return to the Kassam Stadium today for the first time since February 9, seeking to continue their progress towards a play-off spot.

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