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Steadfast at Iffley Road

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Oxford University 7—21 Army The Army visited Oxford University in the second contest in the march to meet the Navy at Twickenham on 30th April. The prize was the Mike Campbell-Lamerton Trophy donated by Army, Scotland international and captain of the British Lions who had a historical boot in both camps. Although the conditions were heavy at Iffley Road both ... Read More »


ARU Premiership Quarter Finals

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The Quarter finals of the ARU Premiership were played out yesterday and the results were; in Premiership 1, last year’s losing finalists 1 R Welsh beat 1 Bn Welsh Guards 22-10 at Tidworth; the current holders 12 Regt RA marched into the semi finals with a comfortable win over 39 Engr Regt 58-3 in Thorney Island. Previous winners 17 Port ... Read More »


New Reds Army Open Fire

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Cambridge University 11pts – The Army 31 Funny old game. The Army opened strongly and at times were exhilarating. Quick ball, sure hands, lots of angles and pacey power rattled the score board for a 19 pts lead in as many minutes but the Cambridge Blues stood their ground and answered back. The Blues showed they had power of their ... Read More »


Army Women Battle for Victory

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Army Women 24pts v 5 Emergency Services Great game! Someone pressed the Army refresh button on 9 December and the Women clicked into gear. They were ready. In their way stood a vibrant Combined Emergency Services team that came to Aldershot demanding a share of the action. They fielded two international players who individually had a strong influence on the ... Read More »


ARMY MADE TO FIGHT

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Army 21 pts— RAF 7 The Army U23 team overcame a determined Royal Air Force XV at Aldershot on 26 November. Although this was a ‘dead rubber’ both teams put in a whole-hearted performance for a small but noisy crowd. The tackling warmed a cold Winter night. The Army opened robustly with skipper Parkins at lock, and the back row ... Read More »


Here Begineth The Lesson(s)

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Royal Navy 26 — 22 Army The ROYAL NAVY are the 2015 Under -23 Inter Service Champions. The better team on the night beat the Army 26pts-22 at Portsmouth much to the delight of a very vociferous crowd that urged the Navy to claw in every point. It did not have to be that way. The Army, bodies on fire ... Read More »


Remembrance Day Match

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Bath United 35 pts — Armed Forces 7 The Royal British Legion led a poignant Standards ceremony before the Remembrance Day match at the Recreation, Bath. The quiet thoughts of the Servicemen reflecting silently in the swirling mists gave way to a powerful game of rugby against a Bath United XV comprising Senior Academy and a few 1st XV stars. ... Read More »


Fiji Dazzle in the Drizzle

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FIJI are the new Armed Forces World Champions. With a great display of hard clever rugby in murky conditions they beat the British Army at the Stoop by 30 pts—10. But Oh– where were the Fijians who would fumble in the rain, crumble in the tight and stumble across a boggy Stoop. They simply didn’t turn up. For the Army ... Read More »


British Army to take on Fiji

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British Army 40 – Defence Blacks 15 The British Army will face the Fiji Armed Forces in the Final of the Defence World Cup at the Harlequins STOOP on Thursday 29th October at 1900 hrs. The Army overcame a spirited New Zealand team in the Semi Finals by 40pts — 15 thanks to a strong performance by a high octane ... Read More »


Army Dynamics Overcome South Africa

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British Army 53 – South Africa 17 After a squeaky performance against the French the Army were out to prove their pedigree against a strong South African side with large forwards and lightening backs. Selecting a side restructured via a few injuries Andy Sanger took the opportunity to field a number of ‘futures’. Many had shown up well against Canada ... Read More »


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