Army Master XV’s Rugby History

History

The Army began to field a representative Veterans team in the 1990’s, under the title of Army Veterans. The teams consisted of those players who were aged 35 and over, many of whom had represented the Army in their former playing days.

In 1996 a Veteran’s Inter-Service Competition was introduced to run alongside the Senior XV competition that had been in existence since 1920.

The Army Veterans were silver medallists in the 2005 World Masters held in Edmonton, Canada; undefeated at the 2004 European Veterans Championship and finalists at the 2003 Dubai International Veterans 10’s Tournament.

The Army Veterans were renamed the Army Masters XV in November 2009 after they had won the 2009 World Masters in Sydney, Australia.

Veteran’s Inter-Services Tournament Champions

YearChampionsArmy v RNArmy v RAFRN v RAF
1996
1997
1998
1999ArmyArmyArmy
2000Royal Air ForceRoyal Air ForceRoyal Air Force
2001ArmyArmyArmy
2002ArmyArmyArmy
2003ArmyArmyArmy
2004ArmyArmyArmy
2005ArmyArmyArmy
2006Triple-TieRoyal Navy 17-16Army 21-5Royal Air Force - 24-23
2007ArmyArmy 53-0Army 30-10Royal Air Force
2008Royal Air ForceArmy 18-11Royal Air Force - 18-17Royal Air Force - 25-22
2009ArmyArmy 36-16Army 38-3Royal Navy 41-13
2010Royal Air ForceArmy 28-19Royal Air Force 10-6Royal Air Force - 16-19
2011
2012ArmyArmy 20-11
2013
2014Army 18-10
2015
2016Army 35-17Royal Air Force 24-7
2017ArmyArmy 68-27Army 31-24
2018ArmyArmy 59-5Army 59-8
2019ArmyArmy 69-23Army 43-24
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