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Championship Festival 2015 – Newbury Rugby Club

VASE Final - 4 SCOTS

Twenty Two Shades of Grey Fall at the Last Hurdle. The Championship Festival produced total commitment Regimental rugby at its very best. A raw afternoon on top of Newbury Common witnessed the final charges for Championship honours. Sponsored by the Royal British Legion one hundred and thirty players, a dozen assorted men with whistles and flags and countless sponge-men / ... Read More »

An Army Women’s Stalwart Bows Out On A High


Old Albanians Saints 5 – 36 Army Women Maj Gemma Simister RE playing her final game for this season led an Army squad with a good mixture of Senior and Development players. After some solid performances by both the Army Women’s Senior & Development XVs this season the Georgie Memorial fixture is always a nice distraction from Inter Services preparation. ... Read More »



The Army travelled to Jersey at relatively short notice for an excellent fixture against a Jersey club that had not too long ago fought its way into the Championship. On the night the Islanders were reinforced by a few of the professional squad. For the Army it was mightily worth the trip. Prior to the match there was a nice ... Read More »

Worcester Sauce

Ledua Jope

Worcester Cavaliers 20 pts – 14 Army A dominant second half display nearly saw the Army snatch what had earlier appeared to be an improbable victory against the Worcester Cavaliers on 25 February. The Cavaliers opened in double quick time. Two solid penalties and a converted try inside 15 minutes had, at least initially, the Army reeling. The pack was ... Read More »

Army Masters vs. Kew Occasionals


On a slightly overcast cold but dry day the Army Masters lined up against a youthful Kew Occasional side at the Richmond Athletic Ground. Early on and some infringements by the Masters means there is a lack of fluency in their play. Pte Bunny Burenivalu lights up this early phase of the game with some sharp strong breaks craving open ... Read More »



39 Engineer Regiment 6 pts—7 (Para) RHA 16 RMAS 26 pts — 1 Scots Guards 12 Regimental rugby at the top of the tree. Sandhurst in the strong sunlight made a brave backdrop for the 2015 Premiership 2 semi finals. Importantly there were two new teams in the mix. The Engineers from Aberdeen and Gunners from Colchester have long provided ... Read More »

Baby Bul Bags a Brace

Sapper Off-Loads

Army 30 — 19 Oxford University Hard. Much harder than the score of 30 pts – 19 suggests. Three tries apiece and Gunners’ full back Owain Davies kicked 15 pts to make the difference. Oxford arrived at Aldershot with twelve Blues from the Varsity match – clearly here to win. Army Coach Andy Sanger, with one eye firmly on ‘building’ ... Read More »

The Army (W) Development team defeat Olney Ladies


On a bitterly cold afternoon at Olney Rugby Football Club on Saturday 24 January 2015 the Army development team stepped onto the field looking confident and ready for the battle ahead. This game marked the centenary of the Mobbs Memorial and two games were to be played on this day; the ladies match, followed by 1Yorks playing Olney 1st XV. ... Read More »

Army Give Students a Lesson


Army 62 pts—Cambridge University 10 THE ARMY fielded a mixture of senior players and ‘freshers’ to beat Cambridge 62pts-10 at Aldershot on 28 January. Coach Andy Sanger said “some new faces but it was vital to give young players a show at the earliest opportunity to meet the challenges of the Inter Services. The first twenty minutes was intense. The ... Read More »

BA(G) Over-run Army ‘A’


British Army (Germany) overcame an Army ‘A’ XV 32pts—12 at Aldershot on the second match of their tour to UK. It was a clear victory for a well drilled team and showed that, despite the run-down, Army rugby is still well represented on the other side of the Channel. Strong performances down the spine of the team allowed centres Joe ... Read More »

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