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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: 11 May 2015

Date Opponents/Event Venue Result Report
28 Jan 15 Cambridge University Aldershot WIN 62 – 10
11 Feb 15 Oxford University Aldershot WIN 30 – 19
25 Feb 15 Worcester Sixways LOSS 14 – 20
10 Mar 15 Jersey RFC Jersey WIN 31 – 7
01 Apr 15 Bedford Blues Bedford LOSS 24 – 47
13 – 24 Apr 15 Training Camp Portugal
30 Apr 15 Royal Air Force Aldershot LOSS – 29 – 33
09 May 15 Royal Navy Twickenham WIN 36 – 18


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 »

MOBBS would have been proud

Ian Martin - Hey diddle diddle

Bedford Blues 43 pts – Army 29 England international Lt Col Edgar Mobbs, CO of the 7th Northamptons, who was killed in battle at the Somme in 1917, would have appreciated the rugby and character shown by both the Bedford Blues and the Army at the Memorial Match on 13th March. Maybe it’s a cliché but this match defined a ... Read More »

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