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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).


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 London Scottish Aldershot CANCELLED
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


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 »

Students give Army a lesson

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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