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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 »

Army turn the lights off in Newquay


After six years of heading down the ‘long road West’, the Army 7s ended the last game in the last ever Newquay Surf 7s, defeating a powerful and physical ‘Egg 1′ team 19-0 in the main final. Six years ago, Sky Sports were filming the National Series at Newquay, however for a number of reasons this year was the last ... Read More »

Armed Forces Rugby Coming Home


International Defence Rugby Championship 2015 The International Defence Rugby Competition 2015 (IDRC 15) will be contested in England from 6th until 29th October. The inaugural competition took place in Australia and New Zealand in 2011. While that was certainly a landmark in the organisation of ‘Defence’ rugby it was not the beginning of the story. Following the First World War ... Read More »

Roko Called up for World Cup Squad


Semesa Rokoduguni [Royal Scots Dragoon Guards] has been called into the England squad preparing for the Rugby World Cup. Capped against the All Blacks in 2014 Roko showed tremendous form playing for Bath and we wish him the very best of luck as he moves with the England party to Colorado for ‘a punishing boot camp’. Can’t think of anyone ... Read More »

ARU Game Admin – Insurance Updates


The Army Rugby Union – Insurance ARU Affiliation and RFU Affiliation section has been updated with the new documents for the 2015 – 2016 season. You can view the documents using the link below: Game Admin – Insurance Read More »

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