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Army U23

Mission Statement

To develop young soldiers and officers to be rugby players capable of performing at the very highest level they can achieve in order to secure the cultural legacy of the Army Rugby Union.


New – Director of Army Academy Directive 2017 / 18


Updated: 16 Nov 2017

Date Opponents Venue Result
01 – 03 Sept 17 Trials Brunswick Camp
10 Sept 17 Hampshire U20 Aldershot Lost 24 – 34
01 Oct 17 Ealing Aldershot Won 27 – 22
07 Oct 17 London Scottish Richmond Won 43 – 26
22 Oct 17 UHRUFC Honor Oak Park Won 44 – 19
05 Nov 17 Moseley Academy Aldershot CANCELLED
08 – 30 Nov 17 Training Camp Brunswick Camp
15 Nov 17 RAF Aldershot Won 19 – 13
29 Nov 17 Royal Navy Portsmouth Draw 19 – 19


Army Draw First Blood at Pompey

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

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

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

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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