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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”.

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2014 DOR Directive (updated: 19 Mar 2014)


Last updated: 07 Apr 2014

Date Opponents/Event Venue Result Report
29 Jan 14 Oxford University Away WON – 15 – 7
12 Feb 14 Cambridge University Away WON – 64 – 5
26 Feb 14 Rosslyn Park Away LOSS – 22 – 29
12 Mar 14 Worcester Away LOSS – 16 – 8
19 Mar 14 Northampton Away LOSS – 47 – 29
03 – 11 Apr 14 Training Camp Portugal
05 Apr 14 Krasny Yar Portugal WIN 26 – 22
16 Apr 14 Royal Air Force RAF Halton
22 Apr 14 Bath Away
03 May 14 Royal Navy Twickenham


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 »

Army Teaches Students a Lesson


Army 39 pts — Cambridge University 5 pts THE ARMY REDS welcomed senior players back to training but nevertheless fielded a largely experimental XV to beat Cambridge 39pts-5 at Aldershot on 20 February. The performance fully justified the decision of Army senior coach Axel Rees to “ring the changes on the evidence”. A succession of well supported breaks, one gem ... Read More »

Students give Army a lesson

‘Bull’ Bulamacau opens up on the right wing

To go under by 14 pts—24 to a far from bright Oxford University team at Aldershot was not a great start to the Army season. No escaping the hard truth– it was a poor performance where senior players remained below the parapet and some ‘’recruits’ failed to emerge from the smoke. It is too easy for those in the warm ... Read More »

Army v Navy – The Supporters View


This year was the 96th running of the famous battle between the Army and Navy’s ‘super sports’ at Twickenham, incidentally it was also the 10th anniversary of Babcock’s sponsorship of the match, for that we are ever grateful. For once the weather was not on the side of the spectators; the wettest week in a few years had disrupted both ... Read More »

Army V Navy – 2012


ARMY SINKS NAVY BEFORE RECORD CROWD Army 48 pts — Navy 9 At Twickenham on 28 April the Army beat the Navy 48 pts—9 to retain the BABCOCK Trophy and be crowned 2012 Inter Service Champions. The Army Reds came together in waves—the sort that swamped the Navy. Wave upon wave broke on the Blue defence as the Army steadily ... Read More »

RAF Vultures v Army Masters


Wednesday 11 April 2012 RAF Halton The season since the Christmas break for the Army Masters had been a story of up’s and down’s, but back to back wins against Forth Valley Fossils during the Scotland training Camp and Richmond Heavies in Aldershot had helped steady the ship for Masters Head Coach SSgt Tiny Baker. However the earlier results in ... Read More »

Army V RAF – 2012


Army Firepower Downs Air Force – Interservice Championship 2012 The Army won this first encounter of the 2012 BABCOCK Inter Service Championship by a clear 59pts-nil. The Royal Air Force put in a brave and, in parts, skilful performance, and must be considered unlucky to lose by such a wide margin. Maybe local knowledge and the ability to fly off ... Read More »

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