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Mission Statement

“To win the annual Inter-Services’ Championships and to perform at the highest level in other Masters rugby competitions whilst representing the British Army”.

Director’s Foreword

I am delighted and thrilled to have been selected as Director Masters Rugby and now have the chance to support an organisation and team that has given me possibly some of the most competitive, fun filled rugby of my playing career to date; if I can encourage anybody who loves rugby and has played at a decent level to give it a go then they should aspire to waling out onto a pitch on a warm spring morning clad in the red of the Army and about to do battle with the Navy. There is simply nothing to compare.

Gin and Tonic rugby it is not, and the passion and ferocity that it is played with by fit serviceman their late 30s would put many a professional sportsman to shame.

Whilst winning is important though, we the Masters, like to embrace an ethos of the non professional era with regards the camaraderie and fun that perhaps is now missing from senior level rugby, whilst at the same time aspiring to be the best players we can possibly be and compete at the highest level. Testament to that ethos and effort is our current title as World Masters Rugby Champions and the style and great fun had in securing this vaunted title. You’ll never know until you’ve tried it, so ask yourself what you are waiting for if rugby truly is your life!

  • Are you a committed, dedicated and selfless team member?
  • Are you serving, over 35 and still playing good rugby?
  • Have you played rugby to a minimum of Corps standard regularly?

If yes or you would like to know more details of the Army Veterans’ game please contact the Assistant Director Masters XV at graham.quant202@mod.uk.

Calling Notice World Masters Game(WMG)
World Masters Game (WMG) Annex A

Fixtures

Updated: 22 Sep 2014

Date Opponents/Event Venue Result
25 Sept 14 TBC TBC  
21 – 22 Oct 14 TBC Aldershot  
04 – 05 Dec 14 Poss v Probs Aldershot  
27 – 28 Jan 15 Prison Service Vets Aldershot  
21 – 21 Feb 15 Kew Occasionals TBC  
18 – 22 Mar 15 Welsh Select Wales  
9 – 10 Apr 15 Richmond Heavies Richmond  
29 Apr 15 RAF Vultures Aldershot  
09 May 15 Ancient Mariners Kneller Hall  

Team Captain – Major Cammy “Cam” Hastie

I joined “The Royals Scots (The Royal Regiment) in 1983 at the age of 18 and represented the Regiment at Rugby on many occasions. During my time with the Regt and my verity of postings I’ve played for several civilian clubs. I currently play for my civilian club Frome RFC in Somerset.

 

I transferred to the SASC in 1992 and represented the Army in Scotland and Infantry Rugby team.

On commissioning to the AAC in 2005 I’ve had the pleasure of playing for my Corps and for a period of time I was the Corps Secretary.

I’ve represented the Army Master for about 8 Years on and off and had the honour of leading the team during the World Masters Rugby tournament in 2013, which we currently hold the title.

It has been a massive privilege to be selected and to lead the Army Masters team during the 2013/14 session and can’t think of a better way of finishing off either my Army career or my last session playing with the Masters.

Contact details:
Contact through the ARU

MATCH REPORTS

World Masters Games – Turin 2013 – An Overview

Skipper Camie Hastie putting the Squad to rights

British Army Masters Rugby – World Master Games Turin Italy 2013 The main focus for the Army Masters 2012/13 season as with all service teams had been the defence of the Inter Services title, but once that was secured after good performances to retain the title for third year in a row all minds started to focus on the World ... Read More »


World Masters Games Gold history has been written

Army Masters Squad at World Masters Games 2013

Army Masters (45) Thakatani Asti Rugby (0) World Masters Games 2013 Turin Italy The Army Masters secured a place in World Masters Games history by successfully defending the tittle won four years ago in Australia by beating Italian side Thakatani Asti at the Grugliasco Rugby ground in Turin on Friday evening. The score line does not truly reflect what a ... Read More »


Army Masters move into the final at WMG

Head Coach Tiny Baker putting his point across at half-time

Semi-Final Victory, Army Masters (35) v Old Highlanders Rugby Club (0) World Masters Games 2013 Turin Italy The Army Masters booked their place in the final of the World Masters Games with hard fought victory over the Old Highlanders the local team whose ground is being used for all the matches in the tournament. The vocal local support however could ... Read More »


Army Master v Ivrea RC

Post match photo with our new Italian mates Ivera RC

World Masters Games 2013, Turin, Italy The Army Masters under the blazing Italian sun here in Turin secured a place in the Semi-finals of the competition with another big win this time against Italian side Ivrea Rugby Club to top their pool as clear winners. The message is out that the Army Masters are in town and the win put ... Read More »


Army Masters v Zero11 ASD (WMG)

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World Masters Games 2013, Turin, Italy The Army Masters secured a semi- final spot with their second pool game in the World Masters Games with a massive victory over side Italian side Zero11 ASD. There were tries from Lee Davies, Billy Moore and Masters Skipper Camie Hastie to name but a few as the Master dominated the Italian side who ... Read More »


World Masters 2013 – Arrival in Turin

Masters team at the WMG  Games Village

Army Masters – World Masters Games 2013 – Turin Italy The Army Masters have finally arrived in city of Turin Italy, to start their defence of the Gold Medal secured back in Sydney Australia at the 2009 World Masters Games. The weather is warm and first full day consisted of a light training session in a local park in the ... Read More »


Army Masters v Pilgrims RFC

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The Road to Turin and the World Masters Games Wednesday 12 June 2013 Pilgrims 26 – Army Masters 24 While most Rugby fans eyes are now focused down-under and all matters British & Irish Lions for the Army Masters Head Coach Tiny Baker they are firmly fixed on selection of the Army Masters Squad for the trip to Italy and ... Read More »


Army Masters vs RAF Vultures

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Wednesday 17th April 2013 Queen Avenue Aldershot There was no denying the fact that the Army Masters have suffered three defeats on the bounce before this fixture, but this did not dampen down the positive attitude that was present throughout the build-up training for the coming game against the RAF Vultures.Due to work commitments’ Neil Griffiths is unable to take ... Read More »


Masters Team Announcement for Inter Service match v RAF Vultures

RAF Rugby Union Festival of Rugby

Army Masters name their starting XV and replacements to face the RAF Vultures at the Army Rugby Stadium, Aldershot next Wednesday, kick off is 1300hrs and entry is free. The annual Royal Air Force Rugby Union Festival of Rugby was held at the Coslett stand sports pitch RAF Halton, the home of recruit training in Buckinghamshire on Wednesday 11 April ... Read More »


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