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RAF Host Army for Great Rugby

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RAF v Army 2016 involved three tough encounters at Halton on 6 April. Each underlined the revival of the Royal Air Force Rugby Union on an afternoon of bright sunshine, tropical downpours and mixed fortunes for Army rugby. The Veteran’s game and Women’s games have ceased to be considered Army ‘warm-ups’ and are now meaningful contests in their own right. ... Read More »

Corsham RFC Under 13’s in Devon


With Swing Low Sweet Chariot still ringing in their ears from England’s recent Grand Slam success in the Six Nations, and their own fresh succsess in the Wiltshire Cup Final, 19 boys along with 23 parents and siblings from Corsham RFC under 13’s arrived in Brixham South Devon on Good Friday, ready to undertake their Easter rugby tour of 2016. ... Read More »

Army Women Deliver


Aldershot. Swirling drizzle. Cold wind. Red hot rugby. Army Women took on a strong England Nomads XV and were narrowly overcome by two tries to one. It wasn’t a day for even attempting conversions. Team Manager Don Smith muttered that it might be the wrong result but by that time the conditions had been forgotten and a warm glow had ... Read More »

Rugby Aid XV v Army Masters in aid of Rugby for Heroes


Saturday 12th March 2016 WORCESTER WARRIORS SIXWAYS STADIUM The Army Masters continue their preparation for the Inter Service games. There has been some turbulence to the squad but momentum is being maintained and the key small investments in game plan, approach and training methods are baring fruit. It was an easy decision to make, play a R4H side. It allowed ... Read More »

Marchwood Dolphins edge a thriller


An Army cup final should see the two best teams end up facing each other and it should be a cracker….. The knockout stages of this years Army cup saw the Royal Welsh and 17 Port Port and Maritime Regiment make it to play for the historic silverware, and the match didn’t disappoint! With two minutes to go the entire ... Read More »

Nine Try Red Overpower French


The Army saw off the French Army by 57pts—3 at Aldershot on 16 March. The match was played in commemoration of the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and completed in concert with the commemorations being held jointly between England and France in Paris on the following day. Andy Sanger’s men notched up nine tries including five in a very ... Read More »

Army – Time to Reflect


Worcester Cavaliers 64pts—Army 0 A good crowd watched the Army take a bit of a clobbering at Sixways Worcester on 24th February. The Cavaliers fielded a very strong squad whereas for various reasons the Army were depleted on the night. Head Coach Maj Andy Sanger [RE] was very philosophical about the 64pts-0 defeat labelling it a ‘one-off’. Down, the Army ... Read More »

Army Women Stick to their Guns


Army Women 12pts—England U20 41 The Class of 2016 England Women U20 produced the goods at Aldershot on 18 February.   They played rugby with great skill, passion and, in bursts, fiery pace. It is therefore right that the Army Women’s team is recognized for an outstanding performance in holding a star studded squad to two tries apiece until just before ... Read More »

Crackerjack Premiership Final Ahead


The Royal welsh 12 pts—12 Regt (AD) 10 Mud Glorious Mud. The Army Premiership Semi Finals were fought out on 17 Feb 16 in pretty dire conditions at Sandhurst and Andover. At the Royal Military Acadenmy the Royal Welsh and current champions 12 Regiment [AD]RA were nip and tuck throughout the eighty minutes. Both teams, with a fair sprinkling of ... Read More »

Steadfast at Iffley Road


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 »

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