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Mission Statement

The Academy develops young players for future Army teams.

The Under 23s (U23) team mission is: “To win the Inter-Service Championships Year on Year and to produce at least 3 players that are of a level that they are able to train with the Senior XV post Christmas.”

Fixtures

Updated: 25 Nov 13

Date Opponents Venue Result
06 – 07 Sep 13 Trials Aldershot  
11 Sep 13 Irish Exiles Sexey School, Somerset WIN – 26 – 13
28 Sep 13 Ealing Academy Aldershot LOSS – 19 – 21
29 Sep 13 Irish Exiles Aldershot Loss 9 – 45
19 Oct 13 Richmond Richmond (14:00) Loss 24 – 17
27 Oct 13 Cambridge University Aldershot WIN 42 – 7
28 Oct – 03 Nov 13 Training Camp Aldershot  
30 Oct 13 Cambridge University Away CANCELLED
02 Nov 13 Southampton Medics Away WIN 30 – 0
15 Nov 13 Royal Navy TBC WIN 25 – 14
22 Nov 13 Royal Air Force Aldershot WIN 39 – 3

MATCH REPORTS

Just Champion

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Army U23 39 – RAF 3 Champions Job well done and a just reward for hard graft from units, the players, coaches and managers. Flashes of true rugby characterized this very successful Army performance. Much of the play on a cold November night kept the pack warm with serial boshing, sometimes at the expense of the firepower on the overlap. ... Read More »


Army Draw First Blood at Pompey

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The Army U23 side drew first blood beating the Navy by 25 pts – 14 in the opening round of the Under 23 Inter Services challenge at Portsmouth. The Army victory owed much to a mature performance by the pack where flanker and skipper Rob Burnell (Coldstream Guards) led his eight from the point. Successive well supported drives deep into ... Read More »


Academy look good at Sexey’s

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Following the Army Academy trials weekend at the Army Rugby Stadium Aldershot Director of Rugby Lt Col Trevor Cottee had much to be pleased with. Over 50 new players turned up to show their skills off to the coaching staff and after a intensive three days a difficult selection process followed. The coaching staff had not called the ‘well know’ ... Read More »


Keep Calm – Finish the Job

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The Army U23 played open rugby and scored three excellent tries against the Royal Navy at Aldershot on 23 November. The Navy fought hard and were numerically never out of range. First class Navy kicking by Davies and the award of a try in the closing moments meant a 17 pts all draw. This gave the matelots an unbeaten Inter ... Read More »


Army Claim U23 Title in Style

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Royal Navy 9pts—Army 24 pts The Army U23 team overpowered a spirited Royal Navy 24 pts—9 at Burnaby Road Portsmouth on 2 December. This was a truly whole-hearted performance in drenching rain which, following the 10pts—5 victory against the RAF, sealed the 2011 Inter Services Championship. Tight head prop Cameron McLaren (RE) commanding the Lion King position was in dominating ... Read More »


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