With over 5000 Army personnel still living in Germany, we have a thriving and continually developing rugby community within North West Europe. Rugby union continues to be played weekly across the remaining Garrison and Stations whilst maintaining unit and formation commitments to operations and deployments. BA(G) Rugby is alive and well and is always seeking opportunities to play touring sides – both military and civilian – in its endeavour to spread the rugby word.
The representative team, headed by BA(G) rugby Director Capt Shaun Reeve RAMC, continues to play international fixtures against our European neighbours and welcomes touring sides from across Defence. Please follow the fixtures tab for the 2015/16 fixture list which will see the team play the Netherlands Development Team, Belgium Under 23s and Denmark before taking on British Army (Cyprus) in a season finale. Fixtures against Luxembourg and a Germany Development Team are still under negotiation.
Community rugby remains at the heart of BA(G) rugby and its bespoke Germany Championship 1 League still contains eight teams. Success in the League will ensure that BA(G)’s best team will automatically progress into the Army Cup and subsequently compete against the UK’s best teams. In addition, 2016 will see a ‘Festival of Rugby’ taking place in Westfalen Garrison to which all RFU registered teams are welcome – more detail to follow on the fixtures tab. From a youth perspective, three clubs within BA(G) are continually seeking to develop their game and play all-comers across a broad spectrum of ages; it is anticipated they will play in an exhibition tournament at Twickenham against Navy youth teams during half-time of the Babcock Trophy Army v Navy match on the 29th April 2016.
Maj Owen D Punter RA,
SO2 G4 Log Plans,
Tel Civ: (+49) 5219 254 2533
Tel Mil: 94881 2533
Capt Shaun R Reeve RAMC,
1 Armd Med Regt,
Tel Civ: (+49) 5051 962 2219
Tel Mil: 94879 2219
BA(G) Rugby Head Coach
SSgt Andy J Meenan,
Tel Civ: (+49) 5254 982 4097
Tel Mil: 94879 4097
Updated: 07 Dec 2015
|06 Feb 2016||Belgium U23s||Normandy Bks, Sennelager|
|20 Feb 2016||Netherlands Dev||Amsterdam|
|12 Mar 2016||Denmark||Normandy Bks, Sennelager|
|May 2016||British Forces (Cyprus)||RAF Akrotiri|
|TBC||Luxembourg||Normandy Bks, Sennelager|
|Additional Fixtures to be confirmed|
British Army (Germany) – Community Rugby Activities
BA(G) has again amended the league structure to run two leagues, one of two conferences;East and West to find the best two teams in BAG to enter the newly formed ARU Championships and a BAG league where the top two will enter the latter stages of ARU Community Cup.
The aim is to give meaningful rugby for all with the best sides making their way to business end of the UK run ARU tournaments. The British Army (Germany) Challenge Cup (BA(G)CC) is the Premier cup competition and this year will be played for over 2 days in a festival of rugby in early April 13. For the units who competed in the BAG league,a further Shield competition will be run in a further festival of rugby.