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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 »

Army Leap First Major Hurdle

Private tamatawale

Worcester Cavaliers 16pts—Army 8 Chris Budgen once again rolled back the years to generate a great up-front performance against Worcester Cavaliers. Skipper for the night, role model of the decade, he plunged forward leaving Worcester players sitting on their Sixways grarse. Together with Pete Austin and Ricky Reeves, Budgie gave the home team a front row master-class in the meaning ... Read More »

Army v Rosslyn Park


ROSSLYN PARK SELECT 29pts—ARMY 22 The Army arrived at Rosslyn Park with a team determined to prove they were good enough to wear the Reds’ jersey at Twickenham. Players with tens of caps were ‘up for it’ in equal measure to those who had just entered the pink zone. They were met by a Park Select XV reinforced by numbers ... Read More »

‘Guns face the Welsh’ in Army final


Army Premiership Final 214 will be between 12 Regt RA and 2 Bn Royal Welsh On a mild and mainly dry afternoon in Warminster the two semi-finals of this historic Army Rugby Union Cup competition were played out. Game one had the hosts 1 Bn The Yorkshire Regt play 12 Regt RA and over at the Land Warfare Centre two ... Read More »

St Valentines Eve Massacre


Cambridge University 5 — 63 The Army Amidst rain, rain, more rain and a howling wind the Grange Road ground staff produced a first class pitch for rugby. And, equally importantly, both teams tried to play a game where running and enterprise would pay a dividend. The Varsity fielded a full set of ‘Blues’ backs, signalling their intention to attack. ... Read More »

Army Overcome Oxford and Weather


Fresh from Varsity success, Oxford University provided a stern test for a revamped Army XV that featured only five players with Red jersey experience. On a gusty wet night both teams attempted an open game. Mistakes were inevitable but none proved catastrophic. The key to the Army win was utter dominance in the scrum and at one stage, with a ... Read More »

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