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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.

Over the last few seasons more females have been getting involved in coaching and refereeing, which can only develop the grass route rugby so that all potential rugby players have role models to look up to. With Army players involved in premiership and international rugby, as a sport we are in a good place, but we need to continue to build upon our successes and aim ever higher.

Look ahead:

  • Quality fixtures list
  • Retain Inter-Services Championship
  • Remain unbeaten by either the RAF & Navy
  • Continue to develop Women’s Corps Rugby
  • Build a stepping stone from Corp to Army level rugby

Fixtures

Updated: 03 May 2016

Date Fixture Venue Result
Sat 03 Oct 15 – KO 13:00 Belgium (W) Zonnebeke, Belgium WIN 38 – 21
Fri 6 Nov 15 – KO (TBC) Combined Services (W) v Cardiff Blues (W) Cardiff Arms Park
Wed 9 Dec 15 – KO 17:00 Combined British Fire & Police Service (W) Army Rugby Stadium, Aldershot
Fri 22 Jan 16 – KO 19:30 Llandaff North (W) Cardiff
Thu 18 Feb16 – KO 19:00 England U20s (W) Army Rugby Stadium, Aldershot L 41 – 12
Sat 26 Mar 16 – KO 14:30 England Nomads (W) Army Rugby Stadium, Aldershot L 10 – 5
Wed 6 Apr 16 – KO TBC RAF (W) RAF Halton W 29 – 7
Sat 16 Apr 16 – KO 17:00 Army (W) Dev v Old Albanians (W) St Albans
Sat 30 Apr 16 – 1030 Royal Navy (W) Kneller Hall, Twickenham Win 74 – 0
Sat 28 May 16 – KO TBC US Combined Services TBC
Wed 1 Jun 16 – 1900 New York City RFC New York
Sat 4 June 16 – 1500 USA Eagles U23s Rutgers University, Princeton, NJ.
Sat 11 Jun 16 Liberty Cup Aviator Field, New York City.

MATCH REPORTS

Army Women Deliver

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Aldershot. Swirling drizzle. Cold wind. Red hot rugby. Army Women took on a strong England Nomads XV and were narrowly overcome by two tries to one. It wasn’t a day for even attempting conversions. Team Manager Don Smith muttered that it might be the wrong result but by that time the conditions had been forgotten and a warm glow had ... Read More »


Army Women Stick to their Guns

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Army Women 12pts—England U20 41 The Class of 2016 England Women U20 produced the goods at Aldershot on 18 February.   They played rugby with great skill, passion and, in bursts, fiery pace. It is therefore right that the Army Women’s team is recognized for an outstanding performance in holding a star studded squad to two tries apiece until just before ... Read More »


Army Women Battle for Victory

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Army Women 24pts v 5 Emergency Services Great game! Someone pressed the Army refresh button on 9 December and the Women clicked into gear. They were ready. In their way stood a vibrant Combined Emergency Services team that came to Aldershot demanding a share of the action. They fielded two international players who individually had a strong influence on the ... Read More »


Army Women Back in Action

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Army Women beat Belgium Women 38 pts-25 at Zonnebeke near Ypres on Sat 3 October in their first run out of the season. Full report to follow shortly. Read More »


Army Women retain Inter-Service title beating the Navy Women 65-0

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After an excellent performance by the Army (W) against the RAF (W) in Aldershot, the team prepared themselves to battle the Navy (W) at Kneller Hall on Saturday 9 May 2015 to retain their Inter-Service title. The Army came out firing on all cylinders and within 3 minutes Gnr Jess McAuley went speeding over the try line to score her ... Read More »


Army Women Dominate the Airspace 51-10

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With the sun shining over the Army Rugby Stadium on Thursday 30 April, the Army Women were physically and mentally well prepared to take on the RAF Women in front of a stadium of supporters and hopefully emulate the success of the Army Masters team, who had earlier been victorious over the RAF Vultures. The RAF Women started the game ... Read More »


Charlie Lloyd Memorial 10’s – Saturday 18 April 2015

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With the final pre-Inter Services fixture cancelled between the Army (W) and Aylesford (W) the Army travelled to Oxford to take part in the second Charlie Lloyd Memorial 10’s. Charlie Lloyd, a Loggie, it was fitting to see the first game of the day; RLC (W) v Army (W). With no time for pleasantries, both teams worked hard in the ... Read More »


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 »


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