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Rugby World Cup – England 2015 Trophy Tour


In the build up to the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup hosted by England, kicking off on Friday 18th September, the Rugby World Cup Trophy – The William Webb Ellis Cup is making a 100 day tour across the UK to give rugby fans the opportunity to see the famous trophy up close and get a selfie. On ... Read More »

Roko in Colorado with England

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Semesa Rokoduguni (Royal Scots Dragoon Guards) has just returned from Denver Colorado where the England squad has been preparing for the Rugby World Cup at a pretty vicious ‘boot camp’. England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster’s men have been put through their paces with a ‘body breaking’ experience where only the fittest of the fittest will have survived. It is Lancaster’s ... Read More »

The Arthur Leyland Harrison VC Cup

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We are proud to announce that the Trophy to be presented to the winners of the IDRC 15 has been named after Lt Cdr Arthur Leyland Harrison VC RN the only England rugby player to have been awarded the Victoria Cross. It is supremely fitting to perpetuate Harrison’s memory at the pinnacle of Armed Forces rugby football. Simply seeing his ... Read More »

The ARU to fund Pitch -Side First Aid course


The ARU will fund the attendance of one individual per team (2 per unit with two teams) to the Pitch-Side First Aid course below. Successful candidates will receive the following qualifications: RugbyFirst Aid Module QCF Emergency First Aid at Work (Sports specific) Automated External Defibrillator Auto Adrenaline Injection Pen Module – Epipen and Anapen Heartstart The course (12 min/ 24 ... Read More »

Rugby Coaching in Cyprus


With the kind permission of Lt Col ND Witcombe, Commanding Officer of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) I have once again managed to combine military commitment with the sport I love. (Quiet at the back). As the Army Rugby Unions’ (ARU) Rugby Development Officer my day job consists of rugby full time, keeping abreast of the Rugby Football Union’s ... Read More »

One Hundred Days to Kick Off


100 DAYS to go until the International Defence Rugby Competition kicks off on Thursday 8 October 2015. The competition hosted by the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force at Portsmouth, Aldershot and RAF Halton has drawn competitors from those rugby giants France, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Georgia will represent ‘the new rugby world’ from Eastern Europe ... Read More »

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