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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:
2016/17 DOR Directive (updated: 01 Sept 2016).

Fixtures

Last updated: 12 Mar 2018

Date Opponents/Event Venue Result
16 Sep 17 French Pacific Combined Services Laon, France KO 1800 local
14-15 Nov 17 Trial Aldershot
17 Jan 18 Cambridge University Grange Road, Cambridge KO 1915 Won 73 – 10
31 Jan 18 Oxford University Iffley Road, Oxford KO 1915 Won 26 – 17
03 Feb 18 Nottingham Nottingham L31 – 33
14 Feb 18 British Police East London RFC Won 19 – 5
09 Mar 18 French Army Paris, France KO 1900 local Won 46 – 12
19-26 Mar 18 Training Camp Browns, Portugal
24 Mar 18 TBC Browns, Portugal KO 1600 local
28 Mar 18 Birmingham Moseley RFC Birmingham KO 1930 Won 50 – 0
11 Apr 18 Royal Air Force RAF Halton KO 1430 Lost 19 – 20
18 Apr 18 Northampton – Mobbs Memorial Match Franklins Gardens, Northampton KO 1930 Lost 21 – 54
05 May 18 Royal Navy Twickenham KO 1500

MATCH REPORTS

Mobbs Memorial Match: Northampton Saints 54 British Army 21

Northampton Saints emerged from a thrilling Mobbs Memorial Match with victory, as they scored eight tries to the British Army’s three to win 54-21 at Franklin’s Gardens. Over 2,000 people in attendance were treated to a keenly contested battle, with 75 points combined after both sides paid their respects to Saints’ fallen servicemen before a ball was kicked. And on ... Read More »


The Army REDS achieve what England couldn’t 24 hrs later. (Beat the French!)

This is the fifth year that the Army senior team have met and played their French counterparts. This year the REDs travelled to the very impressive French Military Centre of Sport in Fontainebleau, an hour’s drive south of Paris for the annual ‘Le Crunch’ fixture. Head Coach Andy Sanger had selected a competitive team still shy of a few well-known ... Read More »


Match Summaries

Rain ….Mud…..(Repeat) 3 REDS in action across the South in atrocious conditions…….. Three Army representative Teams were in action last night; the Women at Aldershot against England U20s; the A Team at Esher and the Men in East London against the British Police. It didn’t matter where you were, you would have watched three Army teams splash and splosh their ... Read More »


RICHMOND HEAVIES VS ARMY MASTERS

Friday 2 February 2018 Rosslyn Park On a dry, cool and windless evening the Army Masters lined up for only their second full fixture after trails matches held before Christmas. This now traditional fixture versus the experienced Richmond Heavies is normally the last fixture of the regular season before the start of their defence of the Inter Services Crown. However ... Read More »


Army v Oxford University and Nottingham Rugby

Army REDS take a very large step forward. Army Rugby Union Head Coach Captain Andy Sanger MBE always knew when he planned the 2018 season that the first week in February would be one that by 1400hrs on Saturday 3rd he would have a better understanding of who was putting their hand up higher than others to be in his ... Read More »


British Army vs Cambridge University

The British Army Senior XV kicked off their new Season away to Cambridge University at Grange Road in the traditional opener to their 2018 Inter Service campaign. The Light Blues had a strong squad featuring 11 players from December’s Varsity win over their rivals, Oxford. Army Head Coach Andy Sanger also had good depth to choose from, picking 11 players ... Read More »


Army Remember the Fallen at the World Rugby Memorial

Army Champions square up the French Police and Army Team challenge the French Pacific. It’s not often you get the Army Premiership Champions, 12 Regiment Royal Artillery to be on the same programme as the Army Senior XV. An invitation from the French to participate in the World Rugby Memorial unveiling in Laon, France allowed just that. Ex French Rugby ... Read More »


Army v Navy The 100th Match

The annual Army v Navy match played at Twickenham stadium was never going to be about the final result and who had the bragging rights for another year; it was more about the occasion. Ex Royal Navy head coach and former Rugby Football Union Premiership referee Geraint Ashton Jones and the Inter Services Sponsors Babcock, renewing their support to this ... Read More »


Army tackle the Swans by the Sea

Head Coach Captain Andy Sanger is not adverse to ‘testing’ his teams resolve; the last time he took them to Wales the REDs were categorically ‘beaten up’ by a fast and physical Bedwas side that had the Army XV wondering where the next assault was coming from; a trip to Swansea that is steeped in Welsh rugby folk law was ... Read More »


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