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Mission Statement

The Senior XV is the premier representative team of the British Army its mission statement is: “To win the Babcock Inter-Services’ Championships every year and to perform at the highest level in all competitions”.

You can download the Directors of Senior Rugby Directive by clicking on the link below:
2014 DOR Directive (updated: 19 Mar 2014)


Last updated: 13 October 2015

Date Opponents/Event Venue Result
01 – 10 Sep 15 IDRC Training Camp Aldershot  
08 Oct 15 Australian Defence Force Aldershot W 62 – 0
12 Oct 15 Canadian Defence Force Aldershot W 128 – 6
16 Oct 15 IDRC League 3 Match Aldershot  
20 Oct 15 IDRC Quarter Finals Aldershot  
23 Oct 15 IDRC Semi Finals Aldershot
27 Oct 15 IDRC Plate Final Aldershot  
29 Oct 15 IDRC Final The Stoop  
13 Jan 16 French Army Aldershot  
27 Jan 16 Cambridge University Grange Road, Cambridge  
10 Feb 16 Oxford University Iffley Road, Oxford  
24 Feb 16 Worcester Warriors Sixways, Worcester  
16 Mar 16 Northampton Saints (Mobbs Memorial Match) Franklin Gardens, Northampton  
28 Mar – 04 Apr 16 Training Camp Browns, Portugal  
06 Apr 16 Royal Air Force RAF Halton / Saracens RFC  
20 Apr 16 Saracens HAC Ground  
30 Apr 16 Royal Navy Twickenham  


British Army open with a win


British Army 62 — Australia SRU 0 (nil) “We didn’t really see that coming” said Army Head Coach Andy Sanger when the British Army opened with a 62pts-nil win over the Australian Services Rugby Union at Aldershot. Nor did anyone else! After 20 minutes the Aussies were hammering the Army line and the ‘last trench’ work of the Reds was ... Read More »

Trusted to Deliver – Army Win Babcock Trophy at Twickenham

Happy Band

Army Head coach Captain Andy Sanger RE took the RAF match result on the chin, dragged his troops from the trenches and said ‘Attack’. He picked a pack to provide the ball and a back division that had more tricks than a box load of frogs. Before 81,116 screaming dervishes his combination stuffed the initiative up their jumpers and said ... Read More »



The Army travelled to Jersey at relatively short notice for an excellent fixture against a Jersey club that had not too long ago fought its way into the Championship. On the night the Islanders were reinforced by a few of the professional squad. For the Army it was mightily worth the trip. Prior to the match there was a nice ... Read More »

Worcester Sauce

Ledua Jope

Worcester Cavaliers 20 pts – 14 Army A dominant second half display nearly saw the Army snatch what had earlier appeared to be an improbable victory against the Worcester Cavaliers on 25 February. The Cavaliers opened in double quick time. Two solid penalties and a converted try inside 15 minutes had, at least initially, the Army reeling. The pack was ... Read More »

Baby Bul Bags a Brace

Sapper Off-Loads

Army 30 — 19 Oxford University Hard. Much harder than the score of 30 pts – 19 suggests. Three tries apiece and Gunners’ full back Owain Davies kicked 15 pts to make the difference. Oxford arrived at Aldershot with twelve Blues from the Varsity match – clearly here to win. Army Coach Andy Sanger, with one eye firmly on ‘building’ ... Read More »

End of Season Awards 13/14


Man of the Match v RAF – Captain Rob Lennox – SCOTS   Man of the Match v Royal Navy – Pte Jack Prasad – SCOTS   Players’s Player – Captain Rob Lennox – SCOTS   Player of the Season – Sapper James Dixon – Royal Engineers   Read More »

Army Scupper Navy in Tough-Out


Army 30 pts—Royal Navy 17 ARMY are again BABCOCK and Inter Services Champions — what more could you want. Well quite a lot really, chanted 80,000 at Twickenham, and the REDS provided it with something to spare. After a ‘sludgy’ start where the Army played with high energy but a strange mixture of excessive confidence and carelessness they went into ... Read More »

Hot Bath for Army

Jack finds Tams

Bish, Bosh, Fizz and more Fizz. This was a great Army performance against a fine bunch of athletes from Bath Rugby. The ‘pros’ showed silky steel in all departments but were countered by a high octane Army fifteen-man game that obliterated memories of Halton. The scrums were pretty even, Chris Budgen, Pete Austin and Turkish Titchard- Jones were both a ... Read More »

Army Battles High Level Air Defence

Hiscock in Cruise Control

The Army suffered a glitch—no more–on the road to Twickenham. They beat the RAF by 35 pts—26, it could have been more, it should have been more but it wasn’t. Three or four tries went begging providing much food for thought and analysis. Nothing too ‘hi-faluting’—more of an MOT than a major overhaul. Back to reality. At 35 pts–26 the ... Read More »

Army Senior XV v Navy 27 April 2013


Head Coach SSgt Axel Rees is pleased to announce the following selection to face the Royal Navy on Saturday 27 April at Twickenham. He commented, ‘I would personally like to congratulate all 22 players on making the match day squad, the process for selection has been extremely difficult and all selected thoroughly deserve their place. Those selected have been pushed ... Read More »

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