With over 20,000 serving Army personnel in Germany we have a thriving and developing rugby community on the continent. British Army (Germany), BA(G) Rugby for short, has an evolving policy of rugby for all. Due to operational commitments flexibility is the key to ensuring rugby does not stagnate and all three component parts of the game are covered centrally – playing, refereeing and coaching. The structure for BAG rugby will remain flexible as we draw down but it is hoped to continue as long as possible in our current vein.
On the representative front regular fixtures take place with emerging nations Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. BA(G) also has a very successful representative Sevens squad which will again play in North West Europe. This year the team took their bow at Essen and will take on all comers at Nivelles in June 23 .
Community rugby remains at the heart of BAG rugby with teams entering the ARU Premiership and Championships this season. The other teams compete in the BAG league and all teams play for the coverted Bangalore Trophy, the BAG rugby cup.
Major IHR Wilkins
BA(G) Rugby Secretary
5 RIFLES, Alanbrooke Barracks, BFPO 22
Tel: 94879 3563
Last updated: 14 March 2013
|Date||Opposition||Venue||Result / Report|
|13 May 12||Essen 7s||Essen||3rd Place|
|23 Jun 12||Nivelles 7s||Belgium||Winners|
|18 Aug 12||Rugby For Heroes||Sennelager||Winners 20 – 10
Read the British Forces Match Report
|23 Jan 13||Cyprus A||Episkopi||41 – 21 W|
|26 Jan 13||British Army Cyprus||Episkopi||25-16 W|
|09 Feb 13||Belgium Development||Brussels||Cancelled due to weather|
|09 Mar 13||Denmark||Copenhagen||26-36 W|
|23 Mar 13||Austria||Vienna||53-15 W|
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.