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Championship Competition Information

The current cup holders are The Royal Highland Fusiliers 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland who beat 1st Battalion the Rifles 32 –7.

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

Contact information or the Championship Competition

Chairman of the ARU Championship Competition
Lt Col James Cook RA
Mobile: 07949 574135
Civilian e-mail:
Military e-mail:

Championship Cup – FINAL

Updated: 10 Apr 14

Team Score Score Team Champions
2 SCOTS 32 7 1 Rifles 2 SCOTS

Championship Bowl – FINAL

Updated: 10 Apr 14

Team Score Score Team Winner
ATC (Pirbright) 20 24 14 Sig Regt 14 Sig Regt

Championship Plate – FINAL

Updated: 10 Apr 14

Team Score Score Team Winner
1 SCOTS 30 28 26 Regt RA 1 SCOTS

Championship Competition Leagues and Teams

Updated: 14 Aug 13

1 – Scotland and North 2 – South East 3 – South West 4 – Midlands South
2 Scots 1 IG 3 LSR 14 SIGS
21 Engr 3 RSME 5 REME 1 Rifles
3 Rifles 47 RA 42 Engr Regt 21 SIGS
39 RA ATR (P) 3 DSR 29 RLC
5 RA SEAE (11 REME) 19 RA 9 Regt AAC
    Arty Cen Pilgrims


5 – South Central 6 – Midlands Central 7 – Germany 1 8 – Germany 2
32 RA 13 AAC RLC 20 Armd Bde 3 Bn REME
4 LSR 16 RA 26 Regt RA 35 Regt RE
Def AC 30 SIGS 5 Rifles 6 TLR
HQ Land Force 33 ENGR Scots DG (ROG) QDG
KRH 7 RLC    

Fixtures and League Tables

Click on the league title below to view the league table and fixtures for each individual league:
L1 – Scotland and North,
L2 – South East,
L3 – South West,
L4 – Midlands South,
L5 – South Central,
L6 – Midlands Central,
L7 – Germany 1,
L8 – Germany 2


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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