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Competitive Ambassadors – compete and succeed at the highest level of Masters Rugby nationally and internationally while representing the British Army.

Director’s Foreword

The development of Army Rugby as a whole has been impressive and the Masters are an integral part of contributing to the ARU profile and credibility on and off the pitch. Being competitive, committed, representative and an ambassador for Army Rugby is important. We seek to be a team that has a sense of humility to still learn, hungry enough to compete (and win) and appreciative enough to return the investment.

We must regain and retain our Inter Services crown whilst also widening our reach as ambassadors and advocates of the sport. Army Sport is developing; it is integral to what we are and how we develop our people. The benefits are apparent and hidden and the Army Masters have an important role to play. The mentorship and guidance of your service players, assisting in the delivery of community rugby, cultivating support including sponsorship and strengthening the Army Rugby brand is implicit in everything we do.

We welcome any player to compete to join the squad. If you have played at Corps or Representative level and are in your 35th year or over, still fit, have a pair of boots and are allowed to play, please come and join us or, make yourself know to the coach or team manager for future seasons.

If you would like to know more about the Army Masters Rugby set up or how to play for the team please contact the team manager Capt Dave Boocock RAPTC by email at

Latest news

Army Masters v RAF – Team Announced


Updated: 05 Feb 2018

Date Opponents/Event Venue Result
5 – 6 Sept 17 Trials – Open Selection Aldershot
18 Oct 17 Surrey Vets Aldershot, KO 1930hrs Won 57 – 12
5 – 15 Nov 17 Bermuda Tour Bermuda
08 Dec 17 Aylesford Blues CANCELLED
17 Jan 18 Prison Service Cardiff, KO 1900hrs Won 53 – 41
02 Feb 18 Richmond Heavies Rosslyn Park, KO 1945hrs Won 52 – 5
23 Feb 18 Torbay Sharks Torbay, KO 1930hrs Won 17 – 0
21 Mar 18 Scottish Police Lochinch Sports Ground, Glasgow, G43 1AY, KO 1430hrs
11 Apr 18 RAF Vultures RAF Halton, KO TBC
25 Apr 18 IS Training Day Aldershot
05 May 18 RN Ancient Mariners Kneller Hall, KO 1030hrs


Rugby Aid XV v Army Masters in aid of Rugby for Heroes

Saturday 12th March 2016 WORCESTER WARRIORS SIXWAYS STADIUM The Army Masters continue their preparation for the Inter Service games. There has been some turbulence to the squad but momentum is being maintained and the key small investments in game plan, approach and training methods are baring fruit. It was an easy decision to make, play a R4H side. It allowed ... Read More »

Army Masters v Navy 9 May 2015

Saturday 9 May 2015 Kneller Hall, Twickenham It was the business end of the season as both teams went onto the field at Kneller Hall looking for a victory to secure the Inter Service championship after both the Navy Mariners and Army Masters had defeated the RAF Vultures in the previous weeks. Like most games between these two sides, this ... Read More »

Richmond Heavies vs Army Masters

Friday 10 April 2015 Richmond Athletic ground On a dry pleasant evening the Army Masters lined up for their last fixture of the regular season before the start of their defence of the Inter Services Crown against a experienced Richmond Veterans team, who have in their ranks players who have played at a high level. The final score of 20-18 ... Read More »

Army Masters vs. Kew Occasionals

On a slightly overcast cold but dry day the Army Masters lined up against a youthful Kew Occasional side at the Richmond Athletic Ground. Early on and some infringements by the Masters means there is a lack of fluency in their play. Pte Bunny Burenivalu lights up this early phase of the game with some sharp strong breaks craving open ... Read More »

Army Give Students a Lesson

Army 62 pts—Cambridge University 10 THE ARMY fielded a mixture of senior players and ‘freshers’ to beat Cambridge 62pts-10 at Aldershot on 28 January. Coach Andy Sanger said “some new faces but it was vital to give young players a show at the earliest opportunity to meet the challenges of the Inter Services. The first twenty minutes was intense. The ... Read More »

Army Masters 44 vs HM prison Service 17

On a wet cold Wednesday night at the Army Rugby Stadium in Aldershot a new look Army Masters team with 11 changes from last season’s team took to the pitch to face a HM Prison side. The traditional first fixture of the New Year always has a bit of spice and this was no different, the HMP with a sprinkling ... Read More »

British Army Masters 32 – Bermuda Barbarians 12

The Army Masters finished the weeks tour in fine style with a win over the local Bermuda Barbarians side at the international classic competition final day. Both sides had been turned over by the Atlanta Renegades and we’re both looking to finish the week on a high. Like the game from mid-week the Army started strong with CSgt Scotty Sutton ... Read More »

Atlanta Renegades – 19 V British Army Masters – 10

The Army Masters arrived in Bermuda on Sunday evening and after a number of military engagements which included taking part in the Bermuda Remembrance day parade it was time to get down to the serious business of some rugby at the national stadium in the Bermuda capital Hamilton. The Atlanta Renegades like most teams from North America contained a fair ... Read More »

World Masters Games – Turin 2013 – An Overview

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 (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 »

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