British Army (Germany) Rugby History
There appears to be no records held of any matches played by units stationed in Germany after the First World War (1914-18), but that does not mean we can assume that no rugby was played during the ten year occupation of the northern Rhine by the British Army of the Rhine (1919-29).
In the aftermath of the Second World War (1939-45) a second British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) again occupied northern Germany and it was not long after its formation a Senior XV side played a BAOR Representative XV. When the Army Cup competition resumed in the 1946/47 season it was arranged that the final be played between the winning UK team and the champions of BAOR the arrangement became the norm after 1952.
After modest beginnings the BAOR Representative XV developed a fixture list which included: West Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark. Such fixtures have helped to generate an interest in the playing of rugby in those countries.
In 1992 as result of the end of the Cold War and troop reductions in Germany, BAOR was redesignated British Army (Germany) (BA(G), nevertheless rugby has continued to flourish.
BAOR Major Units Cup Statistics
McLaren Lt Col J:The History of Army Rugby (Aldershot, The Army RFU, 1986)