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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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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

Baby Bul Bags a Brace

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

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

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

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 »


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