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Championship Competition Information

The current cup holders are 32 Engineer Regiment who beat Defence Academy 20–5.

The Army Rugby Union Management Board has introduced the ‘Championship league’ for the 2012 / 13 season. It is only open to units affiliated to the ARU and the top team will be promoted into the ARU Premiership. Competitive teams are organised into four leagues, one of which is based on units serving in BA(G). Current rules and regulations can be found on the Championship rules page here

See the Premiership Cup History and Statistics page.

Championship Points of Contact

League Secretary Email Civilian Email Military
Community Chairman Lt Col James Cook jamescook148@hotmail.com james.cook501@mod.uk
Champ 1 SW & SE WO2 Abel Matatini abel_mataitini@hotmail.co.uk  
Champ 1 N & G Capt Les Gritton   5RA-RHQ-UWO@mod.uk
Champ 2 Capt Billy Morris billymorris8920@hotmail.com William.Morris363@mod.uk

Championship Finals 2014 / 15 Results:

Level Result Champions
Championship Plate 14 Sig Regt 13pts – 43pts 1 YORKS Hindoostan 1 YORKS Hindoostan
Championship Cup 32 Engr 20pts v 5pt Def Ac 32 Engr Regt
Championship Bowl 21 Engr 30pts v 3pts 3 Sigs 21 Engr Reg
Championship Vase 4 SCOTS 29pts v 12pts 1 RHA 4 SCOTS

Championship Leagues and Teams – Championship 1

Updated: 03 Aug 15

Champ 1 – SE
1 RHA
R Welsh Dragons
4 Rifles
3 Regt RLC
1 IG
1 GG
ATC (P)
42 Engr Regt
3 RSME

Champ 1 – South East League Table

Champ 1 – SW
16 Regt RA
1 Mercian
9 Regt RLC
RTR
104 Regt RA
1 R Irish
32 Regt RA
19 Regt RA
21 Sigs Regt
3 Sigs Regt

Champ 1 – South West League Table

Champ 1 – North
21 Engr Regt
5 Regt RA
3 RHA
Royal Lancers
3 RIFLES
2 YORKS

Champ 1 – North League Table

Champ 1 – Germany
HQ 20 Bde
35 Engr Regt
26 Regt RA
5 Rifles
6 Regt RLC
1 PWRR
QRH
1 Med Regt

Champ 1 – Germany League Table

Champ 1 – Midlands
QDG
Pilgrims
1 Sigs Regt
22 Sigs Regt
7 Regt RLC
2 Royal Anglian
2 LANCS

Champ 1 – Midlands League Table

Championship Leagues and Teams – Championship 2

Updated: 03 Aug 15

Champ 2 – SE
26 Engr Regt
1 GC
HCR
11 EOD RLC
27 Regt RLC
4 Regt RLC
Red Wings
13 AA Regt RLC
8 Trg Bn 2nd XV
1 R Anglian
1 RSME

Champ 2 – South East League Table

Champ 2 – SW
11 Sigs Regt
Griffins
KRH
Bovington Bisons
47 Regt RA
Abbey Wood
5 REME
10 Sigs
ARRC Sp Bn
29 Regt RLC
22 Eng Regt

Champ – South West League Table

MATCH REPORTS

Rifles Double Off

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5 Rifles finished their ARU Championship campaign with a resounding 62-15 win over the Hameln based Sappers 28 Engr Regt. The second match between these two sides was a much more open affair in which the Sappers backline more than matched the Rifles three quarters. The real difference was in the forwards where the Rifles dominated the lineout and scrimmage ... Read More »


Sappers downed by rampant Rifles

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The fourth round of the ARU BAG Championship saw a depleted 28 Regt RE side lose heavily to a 5 Rifles side that have under gone resurgence in recent weeks. After losing narrowly to 26 Regt RA and the QDG, the Rifles coached by Maj Ian Wilkins beat the Gutersloh based Gunners in the return match before turning their attention ... Read More »


Silver Bugles Blow Away Local German Champions

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5 Rifles second XV defeated Lippe Lions, last seasons local champions, 42-5 at Lemgo on a cold but bright saturday afternoon. The second side formed to give young players a chance to play rugby away from the pressure of Army Cup matches and league fixtures took on their much more experienced opponents on the old Lemgo Barracks pitch. The Bugles ... Read More »


Rifles pip Gunners in ARU Championship

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The Gutersloh based Gunners 26 Regt RA hosted 5 RIFLES in the second of their scheduled Championship fixtures in the Western pool of the BAG competition. The Fri afternoon/evening floodlit fixture tested both teams in different areas of the game and watched by a large crowd including CRA and CO 26 Regt RA. The Rifles took control of the early ... Read More »


Rifles Off Target in Opening Rounds of the BAG Rugby Championship

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5 Rifles rugby team fresh from Olympic duties came up short in both their opening matches of this year’s inaugural ARU Championship. The first match, hosted by QDG saw the Paderborn based Infantrymen take on the Gutesloh based Gunners of 26 Regt RA. A tightly fought match was edged by the Gunners after their tight five took control of the ... Read More »


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