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Army Rugby Union (Women)

This is our 18th season of women’s rugby within the Army and we continue to enhance the development of the team which was founded in 1996. Today women’s rugby is vibrant and played at all levels around the world in competitions and events. With the England Women’s Rugby Team winning the World Cup this year the publicity for women’s rugby has increased exponentially. With our aim to challenge and develop the team, we have been extremely busy organising a demanding fixture list playing both Championship and Premiership Clubs within the UK, which will give the players the opportunity to play against International and National players.

The standard of Army Women’s Rugby is increasing year on year. This is no small part, due to the very successful and thriving Inter Corps Championship. Two further initiatives which have reaped definite benefits are the introduction of an Army Development Team, introducing new players with the potential to play at full Army level to a higher standard of Rugby and the second being Corps Concentrations, enabling a large number of players to come together and receive a high level of coaching, exchange ideas and develop skill sets.
Women’s rugby will only continue to develop with your support, if you would like to play or support the team, please contact your Corps Rugby Coordinator who will assist you in any way possible.

Look forward to seeing you over the forthcoming season.

Mission Statement

“To promote awareness and support the development of Women’s Rugby in the Army, win the Inter-Services’ Championships every year by performing at the highest level at every opportunity”.

Fixtures

Updated: 16 Mar 2015

Date Fixture Venue Result
01 Oct 14 Army (W) Dev v Exeter Uni (W) Exeter WIN: 0 – 10
24 Oct 14 Cardiff Quins Penarth RFC WIN 22 – 17
07 Nov 14 CS (W) v Cardiff Blues (W) Cardiff Arms Park LOSS 17 – 12
03 Dec 14 Combined British Fire & Police Service Imber Court, London WIN 36 – 0
24 Jan 15 Olney Select (Mobbs Memorial) Olney RFC WIN 27 – 0
17 Feb 15 England U20s (W) Aldershot Stadium LOSS 10-25
14 Mar 15 Old Albians (W) St Albans WIN 36 – 5
21 Mar 15 Wasps (W) Aldershot CANCELLED
18 Apr 15 Aylesford (W) Aldershot Stadium  
30 Apr 15 RAF (W) Aldershot Stadium  
09 May 15 Royal Navy (W) Kneller Hall, Twickenham  

MATCH REPORTS

An Army Women’s Stalwart Bows Out On A High

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Old Albanians Saints 5 – 36 Army Women Maj Gemma Simister RE playing her final game for this season led an Army squad with a good mixture of Senior and Development players. After some solid performances by both the Army Women’s Senior & Development XVs this season the Georgie Memorial fixture is always a nice distraction from Inter Services preparation. ... Read More »


England Given Warm Reception at Aldershot

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Army 10 pts—England U20 25 England U20—kids out of school, probably in pink, taking ‘selfies’ on the half way line. Oh No! Watch that space and apologise for a gross misconception. The women wearing the Red Rose were skilled, fast, strong and very tough. Their organization was amazing after being together for a short time and there are future World ... Read More »


Army Women beat the Combined Emergency Services

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On a cold afternoon at the home of British Police Sport; Imber Court, The Army Women featuring seven new caps took on a strong Combined Emergency Services team in a capped fixture. Captained by England International Jane Leonard, the Army quickly displayed the intent they wished to play, fast recycled ball from the forwards and slick hand from the backs ... Read More »


CS Women edged out by Cardiff Blues 17-12

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The Combined Services Women were edged out by Cardiff Blues on Friday night 17-12. The match drew a record crowd of several hundred and all stood in respectful silence as players from both sides lined up with match officials to hear the last post. The thoughts of all were with the fallen and injured of wars past and present, particularly ... Read More »


ARMY WOMEN SNATCH A LAST MINUTE WIN AGAINST LLANDAFF NORTH IN CARDIFF

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The first full Army Women’s fixture of the season was played at Penarth RFC on Friday 24 October against the Welsh Premiership team, Llandaff North, bolstered by a few players from other Cardiff based clubs. After the success of the Army Development game against Exeter University the Army Head Coach, Capt Glyn Barraclough (RAMC), had a tough job selecting the ... Read More »


Army Women Ground the RAF Women

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A glorious day of sunshine in RAF Halton set the stage for an impressive game of rugby that saw the Army run in 15 tries and produce some exceptional rugby; as a team the forwards working hard to set the platform for the backs to exploit and individual performances that caused havoc and tested the RAF defence for a majority ... Read More »


KAT WATKINS SWAN SONG

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ARMY(W) 54 – NAVY (W) 12 After a sterling performance by the Army (W) against the RAF (W) in Aldershot Head Coach, Capt Glyn Barraclough RAMC made his team selection to meet the challenge of the Navy (W) at Kneller Hall. It was the Navy who started strongly playing down the slightest of slopes armed with the bigger pack the ... Read More »


Warm Weather Training!!

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ARMY WOMEN XV v SCOTLAND WOMEN 6-NATIONS SQUAD, EDINBURGH – 18 JAN 13 1. Maj Charlie Maxwell AGC(SPS) Skipper 2. Cpl Rae Metters REME 3. Cpl Bianca Vasey AGC (Pro) 4. Sig Demi Graham R Sigs 5. Lt Rachael Davies RLC 6. Capt Gemma Simmister RE 7. Pte Shellyann Magic AMS 8. Bdr Laura Latimer RA 9. Cfn Laura Marsh ... Read More »


England Women v France Women

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ENGLAND WOMEN – 23 v FRANCE – 13 The Royal Engineers’ Jane Leonard played a vital role in England overcoming a 13 point deficit to beat France at Esher on 3 November. Jane’s persistence in defence ensured the French No 10 was unable to contribute much more than a shakey link to some pretty quick backs. Les Bleus Plan B ... Read More »


Army Women go down to down-under tourists

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The Army Women were defeated by the touring Australian Services 13pts-10 in a very exciting and ‘nearly’ match at Aldershot. It started as ‘one-way’ Green and Gold traffic but in fourth quarter the tourists were listening intently for the whistle’ as the Army livened things up. The Aussies knew their rugby and were cream smooth in wintery conditions. They played ... Read More »


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