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 email@example.com.
Last updated: 16 Jan 13
|Fri 12 Oct 12||Pros V Probs||Aldershot||14:00 Hrs||Open selection|
|Tue 13 Nov 12||REME Vets||Aldershot||19:00 Hrs||Won 20 – 0|
|Mon 10 Dec 12||Farnborough RFC||Aldershot||19:30 Hrs||Cancelled|
|Wed 16 Jan 13||Prison Service Vets||Aldershot||16:30||WIN 36 – 12|
|Sat 02 Feb 13||Kew Occasionals||Kew||12:00||LOST 15 – 10|
|Sat 09 Mar 2013||Welsh Select||Wales||TBC||LOST 30 – 25|
|Fri 15 Mar 13||Richmond Heavies||Richmond||19:30||LOST 22 – 13|
|Wed 17 Apr 13||Royal Air Force||Aldershot||TBC||WON 68 – 0|
|Sat 28 Apr 13||Royal Navy||Kneller Hall||10:30 Hrs||WON 22-7|
ARU Masters Team Captain
WO2 Neil Griffiths – (1 Royal Welsh)