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Gloucester Rugby will host the Inter-Service Rugby Union matches between the Royal Air Force and the Army at Kingsholm on Saturday 4 April 2020. The Army Men’s Team defeated both the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy in 2019.  Whereas the RAF Women’s Team beat both the Royal Navy and Army to win the Women’s Championship for the first time.

The day will see three matches occurring:

1030hrs RAF Vultures v Army Masters – at Imjin Barracks, Gloucester

1130hrs RAF Senior Women v Army Senior Women

1500hrs RAF Senior Men v Army Senior Men

Air Commodore Steve Lushington CBE, Chairman of the Royal Air Force Rugby Union, commented that partnership between Services rugby and Gloucester Rugby is getting ever stronger.  All three games will be exceptionally hard fought and promise to be great entertainment for the rugby enthusiastic.

Tickets will go on general sale at 10 am on Monday 20 January 2020, available from either or via your Corps Ticket Rep

Match Ticket Prices



Adult – £15

Concession – £10

Junior – £1



Adult – £10

Concession – £5

Junior – £1


Further comment from Air Commodore Steve Lushington:

It is a real privilege to be playing at Kingsholm, a stadium which has witnessed so many incredible sporting moments.  Such a venue can only inspire our Servicemen and women to play the best rugby of their lives – it will be a truly magnificent sporting occasion.

There is added excitement for this year’s fixture as it the Royal Air Force Rugby Union’s Centenary year. I am sure this will help to inspire the Royal Air Force players to perform even better.

Following the resounding success of the 2019 fixtures at Kingsholm, I am delighted Gloucester Rugby will host the 2020 Royal Air Force verses Army inter-Service rugby matches. 

There is a real buzz building around these fixtures and we expect a capacity crowd this year.

There will be a ‘rugby festival’ feel to the day with the Women’s, Men’s and Veteran’s teams all battling it out on 4 April in what will be an excellent spectacle of Service rugby.

There is massive pride in playing for your Service and emotions will be running high.  When the national anthem plays, the desire to play your best and do your Service proud will be huge.


Last year’s fixtures were a huge success and were supported by an appreciative crowd of over 6000 people, this year promises to be even better – book your tickets now for a fantastic day of forces sport!

Images © Alligin Photography


  • Michael Anderson says:

    Due to the prospect of mass gatherings being prohibited by the govervnment, it would probably affect the Army v RAF inter services game at Kingsholme, Gloucester. Will you make an announcement as soon as the government makes their decree?

    Thank you,

    Michael Anderson

  • Kimberley Fowke says:

    Hi Michael,

    Thank you for your message.

    The ARU is taking daily advice from MoD and Government sources, as soon as we have any update we will publish announcements via the ARU website and social media channels.

    Kind regards


  • Paul hayward says:

    Please can you advise me as to.either a refund for army v raf game or possible date for this game.

  • Kimberley Fowke says:

    Good morning,

    Thank you for your message. If you purchased tickets for the planned 2020 Army v RAF fixture that was unfortunately cancelled you can apply for a refund directly from Gloucester rugby club or if you purchased tickets from a Corps ticket Rep please contact the Corps directly for your refund. Unfortunately no date is currently available for the 2021 match.