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Championship Competition Information

The current cup holders are Hindoostan RFC who beat Pilgrims RFC 15–10.

The Army Rugby Union Management Board introduced the Championship Leagues Competition in the 2012 / 13 season since when it has thrived. 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 three 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 Frazer Ross
Assistant Chairman Abel Matatini
Champ 1 Jase Lowe
Champ 2 Andy Bennett ">
Champ 3 Richard Glet

Championship Finals 2016/17 Results:

Level Result Champions
Championship Cup Pilgrims 10 – 15 Hindoostan Hindoostan
Championship Plate 3 RSME 34 – 10 Defence Academy 3 RSME
Championship Bowl 29 Regt RLC 41 – 10 21 Engr Regt 29 Regt RLC
Championship Vase 5 RIFLES 32 – 27 1 RHA 5 RIFLES
Championship Tankard 35 Engr Regt 29 – 19 2 MERCIAN 35 Engr Regt

Championship Leagues and Teams – Championship 1

Updated: 11 Jul 17

Champ 1 – SOUTH
ABBEY WOOD
32 REGT RA
19 REGT RA
9 RLC
5 RIFLES
33 RE (REDWINGS)
DEFENCE ACADEMY

Champ 1 – South League Table

Champ 1 – NORTH
21 ENGR REGT
QDG
42 ENGR REGT
42 ENGR REGT
CORINTHIANS
32 ENGR REGT
PILGRIMS
2 LANCS

Champ 1 – North League Table

CHAMP 1 – ARTD (-)
8 REME (2nd XV)
BOVINGTON BISONS
3 RSME
ATC (P)
11 SIGS
ARTILLERY CENTRE
1 RSME

Champ 1 – ARTD (-) League Table

Championship Leagues and Teams – Championship 2

Updated: 11 Jul 17

CHAMP 2 – SOUTH WEST
5 REME
29 REGT RLC
3 SIGS
104 REGT RA
RTR
1 MERCIAN

Champ 2 – South West League Table

Champ 2 – SOUTH EAST
1 IRISH GUARDS
WATTISHAM WARRIORS
1 RHA
13 AA RLC
27 REGT RLC
1 SIGS REGT
2 PWRR

Champ 2 – South East League Table

CHAMP 2 – NI & SCOTLAND
3 SCOTS
39 ENGR REGT
2 SCOTS
3 RIFLES
1 SCOTS

Champ 2 – NI & Scotland League Table

CHAMP 2 – NORTH
4 REGT RA
4 SCOTS
ITC CATTERICK
LIGHT DRAGOONS
ROYAL LANCERS
2 MERCIAN
3 RHA
LBERMARLE BKS

Champ 2 – North League Table

Championship Leagues and Teams – Championship 3

Updated: 11 Jul 17

CHAMP 3 – SOUTH WEST
22 ENGR REGT
4 REGT RLC
29 CDO RA
10 SIGS REGT
47 REGT RA
KRH
11 EOD RLC
GRIFFINS
26 ENGR REGT

Champ 3 – South West League Table

Champ 3 – SOUTH EAST
1 R ANGLIAN
1 COLDSTREAM GUARDS
36 ENGR REGT
3 REGT RLC
16 REGT RA
HCR
4 MED

Champ 3 – South East League Table

Champ 3 – MIDLANDS
1 ROYAL IRISH
170 ENGR GP
16 SIGSC
6 REGT RLC
23 PARA ENGR
ARRC SP BN
7 REGT RLC

Champ 3 – Midlands League Table

Champ 3 – GERMANY
1 PWRR
170 ENGR GP
26 REGT RA
1 MED
QRH

Champ 3 – Germany League Table

MATCH REPORTS

Rifles Double Off

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

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

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

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

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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