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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 Col James Cook OBE
Champ 1 SW & SE WO2 Abel Matatini  
Champ 1 N & Champ 2 N Capt Billy Morris  
Champ 2 SW & SE & Ger Capt Jase Lowe  
Champ 3 N & S & Ger Capt Andy Bennett  

Championship Finals 2015/16 Results:

Level Result Champions
Championship Cup ATC (P) – 27pts v Pilgrim RFC – 5pts ATC (P)
Championship Plate 2 YORKS – 29pts v 42 Engr Regt – 8pts 2 YORKS
Championship Bowl 11 Sig Regt – 59pts v Abbey Wood – 15pts 11 Sig Regt
Championship Vase 29 Regt RLC – 12pts v 8 Trg Bn REME 2nd XV – 66pts 8 Trg Bn REME

Championship Leagues and Teams – Championship 1

Updated: 29 Jul 16

Champ 1 – SW
32 REGT RA
RTR
9 RLC
14 SIGS
11 SIGS
HINDOOSTAN XV
19 REGT RA
21 SIGS

Champ 1 – South West League Table

Champ 1 – SE
1 CG
DEF ACD
42 ENGR REGT
R WELSH DRAGONS
3 RSME
ATC (P)
REDWINGS
27 RLC
ARTY CEN

Champ 1 – South East League Table

Champ 1 – N
3 RHA
1 SCOTS
PILGRIMS
4 RA
32 ENGR 2nd XV
QDG
4 SCOTS
8 REME 2nd XV

Champ 1 – North League Table

Championship Leagues and Teams – Championship 2

Updated: 29 Jul 16

Champ 2 – SW
3 SIGS REGT
1 MERCIAN
5 REME
GRIFFINS
29 REGT RLC
5 RIFLES
104 REGT RA
21 SIGS
ABBEY WOOD

Champ 2 – South West League Table

Champ 2 – SE
11 EOD RLC
1 RHA
HCR
1 IG
4 RIFLES
3 RLC
16 REGT RA
WATISHAM WARRIORS
13 AA RLC

Champ 2 – South East League Table

Champ 2 – N
3 RIFLES
21 RE
5 RA
2 R ANGLIAN
2 LANCS
1 SIGS
CORINTHIANS
Albemarle XV

Champ 2 – North League Table

Championship Leagues and Teams – Championship 3

Updated: 29 Jul 16

Champ 3 – Germany
26 RA
1 PWRR
35 RE
1 MED
QRH
HQ 20 BDE

Champ 3 – Germany League Table

Champ 3 – South
4 REGT RLC
26 ENGR
1 RSME
1 GG
KRH
10 SIGS
22 ENGR
1 R ANGLIAN
23 PARA ENGR
29 Cdo RA

Champ 3 – South League Table

Champ 3 – North
16 SIGS
7 RLC
6 RLC
ARRC RUGBY
170 ENGR
2 MERCIAN
LD

Champ 3 – North 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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