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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

See the Premiership Cup History and Statistics page.

Contact information or the Championship Competition

Championship North 1 & 2
Captain Billy Morris
Civilian e-mail: billymorris8920@hotmail.com
Military e-mail: 14SREW-SupSqn-OC@mod.uk

Championship South West 1 & 2
Captain Jase Lowe
Civilian e-mail: 1476lowe@gmail.com
Military e-mail: 3RLC-RHQ-UWO@mod.uk

Championship South East 1 & 2
Warrant Officer Class II Abel Mataitini
Civilian e-mail: abel_mataitini@hotmail.co.uk
Military e-mail: DSEME-11Bn-ACoy-AQMS@mod.uk

Championship Germany 1 & 2
Captain Charlie Bentley
Civilian e-mail: bentley7@hotmail.co.uk

Championship Competition Leagues

Quick links:
Championship North 1 & 2
Championship South West 1 & 2
Championship South East 1 & 2
Championship Germany 1 & 2

Championship Competition Leagues and Teams – North 1 & 2

Updated: 14 Aug 13

Champ 1 – North Champ 2 – North
ITC C 5 RA
9 RLC 39 RA
Pilgrims 9 AAC
13 AA RLC 30 Sigs
2 Rifles 2nd XV 7 RLC
14 Sigs Bedford Saracens
QRL 21 Engr
Red Wings

Championship 1 – North – League Table

Updated: 09 Jul 14

Team Pl W L D F A Diff LB Pts. 4+ Try Pts. Bonus Pts. Match Pts. Total Placed
ITC C
9 RLC
Pilgrims
13 AA RLC
2 Rifles 2nd XV
14 Sigs
QRL

Championship 2 – North – League Table

Updated: 09 Jul 14

Team Pl W L D F A Diff LB Pts. 4+ Try Pts. Bonus Pts. Match Pts. Total Placed
5 RA
39 RA
9 AAC
30 Sigs
7 RLC
Bedford Saracens
21 Engr
Red Wings

Championship Competition Leagues and Teams – South West 1 & 2

Updated: 14 Aug 13

Champ 1 – South West Champ 2 – South West
Griffins 10 Sigs
1 RRF RTR
Defence Academy Abbey Wood RFC
32 RA 1 Mercians
5 REME 22 Engr
Dolphins 3 DSR
19 RA 21 Sigs
11 Sigs
Bovington Bisons
104 RA

Championship 1 – South West – League Table

Updated: 09 Jul 14

Team Pl W L D F A Diff LB Pts. 4+ Try Pts. Bonus Pts. Match Pts. Total Placed
Griffins
1 RRF
Defence Academy
32 RA
5 REME
Dolphins
19 RA

Championship 2 – South West – League Table

Updated: 09 Jul 14

Team Pl W L D F A Diff LB Pts. 4+ Try Pts. Bonus Pts. Match Pts. Total Placed
10 Sigs
RTR
Abbey Wood RFC
1 Mercians
22 Engr
3 DSR
21 Sigs
11 Sigs
Bovington Bisons
104 RA

Championship Competition Leagues and Teams – South East 1 & 2

Updated: 09 Jul 14

Champ 1 – South East Champ 2 – South East
ATC (P) 1 GG
SEME 42 RE
SEAE 4 CLSR
R Welsh Dragons 1 CG
3 CLSR 11 EOD RLC
Hindoostan XV 36 Engr
3 RSME 27 Regt RLC
1 IG 1 RHA

Championship 1 – South East – League Table

Updated: 09 Jul 14

Team Pl W L D F A Diff LB Pts. 4+ Try Pts. Bonus Pts. Match Pts. Total Placed
ATC (P)
SEME
SEAE
R Welsh Dragons
3 CLSR
Hindoostan XV
3 RSME
1 IG

Championship 2 – South East – League Table

Updated: 09 Jul 14

Team Pl W L D F A Diff LB Pts. 4+ Try Pts. Bonus Pts. Match Pts. Total Placed
1 GG
42 RE
4 CLSR
1 CG
11 EOD RLC
36 Engr
27 Regt RLC
1 RHA

Championship Competition Leagues and Teams – Germany 1 & 2

Updated: 09 Jul 14

Champ 1 – Germany Champ 2 – Germany
32 RE 4 SCOTS
QDG Heford Rhinos
26 RA 1 PWRR
35 RE HQ 20 Bde
QRH 3 RHA

Championship 1 – Germany – League Table

Updated: 09 Jul 14

Team Pl W L D F A Diff LB Pts. 4+ Try Pts. Bonus Pts. Match Pts. Total Placed
32 RE
QDG
26 RA
35 RE
QRH

Championship 2 – Germany – League Table

Updated: 09 Jul 14

Team Pl W L D F A Diff LB Pts. 4+ Try Pts. Bonus Pts. Match Pts. Total Placed
4 SCOTS
Heford Rhinos
4 CLSR
1 PWRR
HQ 20 Bde
3 RHA

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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