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Tykes Come From Behind to Claim Sevens Title

Sapper Team Effort

Gunners Women bang on—again, and Sappers take the Plate A great day’s ARMY SEVENS lifted the 2013-14 season to a climax. Coming from behind in a thrilling final 1 YORKS—the Tykes—overhauled 17 Port & Maritime Regiment to win the Army trophy for the first time. Of course, those with a longer tooth will remember them as the descendants of Duke ... Read More »

Army Scupper Navy in Tough-Out


Army 30 pts—Royal Navy 17 ARMY are again BABCOCK and Inter Services Champions — what more could you want. Well quite a lot really, chanted 80,000 at Twickenham, and the REDS provided it with something to spare. After a ‘sludgy’ start where the Army played with high energy but a strange mixture of excessive confidence and carelessness they went into ... Read More »

Army Women Ground the RAF Women


A glorious day of sunshine in RAF Halton set the stage for an impressive game of rugby that saw the Army run in 15 tries and produce some exceptional rugby; as a team the forwards working hard to set the platform for the backs to exploit and individual performances that caused havoc and tested the RAF defence for a majority ... Read More »

Hot Bath for Army

Jack finds Tams

Bish, Bosh, Fizz and more Fizz. This was a great Army performance against a fine bunch of athletes from Bath Rugby. The ‘pros’ showed silky steel in all departments but were countered by a high octane Army fifteen-man game that obliterated memories of Halton. The scrums were pretty even, Chris Budgen, Pete Austin and Turkish Titchard- Jones were both a ... Read More »

Army Battles High Level Air Defence

Hiscock in Cruise Control

The Army suffered a glitch—no more–on the road to Twickenham. They beat the RAF by 35 pts—26, it could have been more, it should have been more but it wasn’t. Three or four tries went begging providing much food for thought and analysis. Nothing too ‘hi-faluting’—more of an MOT than a major overhaul. Back to reality. At 35 pts–26 the ... Read More »

BA(G) v Austria 2014

Game Won BA(G) Clapping Off Austria

BA(G) managed to finish their season on a high with an encouraging 22 – 13 win over Austria in Vienna. However, victory didn’t seem quite so certain until well into the second half. The first half saw the Austrian’s pin BA(G) in their own half with some good kicking from hand. This was not helped by the penalty count against ... Read More »

Army team warm to the Russian Challenge


The Army senior team finished off their Inter Service warm up matches with an impressive victory over the Russian Club champions Krasny Yar at the Browns International Sports Training complex near Faro in Portugal. The Russians had returned to Browns after last years camp when they went on to win the Russian Club league and cup double. The REDs are ... Read More »

CUP 14 – Premier Gunners Bang on Target


12 Regiment Royal Artillery 13pts Royal Welsh 10 The ‘Queens of the Battlefield’ are the 2014 Kings of Army rugby. In a hotly contested Army Premiership Final the Gunners from 12 Regiment came from behind to claim the Silver Trophy presented by the RFU to the Army Rugby Union in 1921. Victory was a fitting reward from the ‘team from ... Read More »

Sappers Dig Deep

Darrell Ball draws the flak

Royal Engineers 28pts REME 10 THE Sappers deservedly regained the Inter Corps Trophy at Aldershot on 26 March with a sterling performance against an REME side that tackled ferociously and was always in touch until the last quarter. It was an exciting final with many sub-plots: the front row, the back row, half back and centre. It ended with the ... Read More »

Army Just Short in Mobbs March

Tipping point - Darrel Ball

An emerging Army XV lost to a Northampton Saints XV 47pts—29 in the Mobbs Memorial Match at Franklin’s Gardens on 20 March. An appreciative crowd of 2500 applauded the willingness of both teams to thrust forward from almost any quarter—so the Saints opened with power and pace scoring three clean cut tries adrift within 12 minutes. For the Army it ... Read More »

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