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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: 13 Dec 2017

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
31 Jan 18 Oxford University Iffley Road, Oxford KO 1915
03 Feb 18 Nottingham Nottingham
14 Feb 18 British Police East London RFC
09 Mar 18 French Army Paris, France KO 1900 local
19-26 Mar 18 Training Camp Browns, Portugal
24 Mar 18 TBC Browns, Portugal KO 1600 local
28 Mar 18 London Scottish Aldershot KO 1930
11 Apr 18 Royal Air Force RAF Halton KO 1430
18 Apr 18 Northampton – Mobbs Memorial Match Franklins Gardens, Northampton KO 1930
05 May 18 Royal Navy Twickenham KO 1500

MATCH REPORTS

New Reds Army Open Fire

Cambridge University 11pts – The Army 31 Funny old game. The Army opened strongly and at times were exhilarating. Quick ball, sure hands, lots of angles and pacey power rattled the score board for a 19 pts lead in as many minutes but the Cambridge Blues stood their ground and answered back. The Blues showed they had power of their ... Read More »


Fiji Dazzle in the Drizzle

FIJI are the new Armed Forces World Champions. With a great display of hard clever rugby in murky conditions they beat the British Army at the Stoop by 30 pts—10. But Oh– where were the Fijians who would fumble in the rain, crumble in the tight and stumble across a boggy Stoop. They simply didn’t turn up. For the Army ... Read More »


British Army to take on Fiji

British Army 40 – Defence Blacks 15 The British Army will face the Fiji Armed Forces in the Final of the Defence World Cup at the Harlequins STOOP on Thursday 29th October at 1900 hrs. The Army overcame a spirited New Zealand team in the Semi Finals by 40pts — 15 thanks to a strong performance by a high octane ... Read More »


Army Dynamics Overcome South Africa

British Army 53 – South Africa 17 After a squeaky performance against the French the Army were out to prove their pedigree against a strong South African side with large forwards and lightening backs. Selecting a side restructured via a few injuries Andy Sanger took the opportunity to field a number of ‘futures’. Many had shown up well against Canada ... Read More »


France by a Head

British Army 23 — 24 French Armed Forces The bookies took a hammering when the French Armed Forces overtook the Army at the final hurdle in Aldershot. Whilst local punters didn’t quite demand their money back they will now be a little more reluctant to assume that the Arthur Harrison VC Trophy staying in Aldershot was an odds-on bet. The ... Read More »


Canada Show How Pioneers Do It

Canada put on a great display of true grit, sportsmanship and, in phases, played some enterprising rugby to score the first 6 pts against the British Army in IDRC 15. Coach Blake Edwards has done a remarkable job that, in large passages of play, enabled the CAF to take on a mixture of international, premiership and senior club players and ... Read More »


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

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 »


JERSEY XV 7pts– 31 THE ARMY

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

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 »


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