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Community Rugby


Community rugby is the grass-roots of rugby within the Army. It encompasses the following:

  • The encouragement of ever wider participation (men and women) in the game.
  • Organising and managing competitions.
  • Developing players to enable them to play for the representative teams.

The Unit Rugby Officer has an important role to play in Community rugby.

Community Rugby Mission Statement

  • Continue to develop the structured season and encourage ever wider participation (men and women) in local and Army-wide competitions.
  • Develop a clear development path to Representative Rugby for every capable individual.
  • Maintain a duty of care for players.

Community Rugby – Useful Links


Director of Community Rugby
Lieutenant Colonel JS Gunning (Jason)

Chairman of Corps Rugby
Lieutenant Colonel N P Andrew (Nick)

Secretary Corps Rugby
Captain R J Crane (Richie)

Chairman BA (G) Rugby
Colonel RI Harrison OBE (Ritson)

Chairman Premiership Rugby Rugby
Major JP Cook MBE (James)

Secretary Cup Competitions
Captain K Woods (Kathryn)

Secretary Rugby Committee
Mr C Fowke (Chris)


Download RFU’s Introduction to Rugby (pdf 2.8MB) – It provides a basic guide to the game of Rugby Union and should be useful for coaches, players and spectators who are new to the game.

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