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The British Army in Scotland draws rugby players from across all Units serving in Scotland, both Regular and Reserve and enables them to play representative level sport in Scotland. Under the overarching banner of the ARU, these players are brought together principally to contest the Inter Services Scotland matches, where they represent the British Army against both the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force in Scotland.

A training and selection camp takes place in September within Redford Barracks, Edinburgh where the base of the squad for the campaign is formed, and prior to each match the players are brought together for two days following which the team is selected.

In order to conduct community engagement through sport, the British Army in Scotland squad play a series of competitive civilian clubs in the build up to the main Inter Services event, and by playing their matches as away fixtures, the British Army in Scotland is able to deliver some community engagement activity while simultaneously demonstrating just one of the many and varied opportunities on offer in the British Army.

Management Contact Details

Director of Rugby & Head CoachCapt Si TalbotEmail
Team Manager & Forwards Coach WO2 John McCullochEmail
Assistant Head Coach & Backs Coach Pte Junior Bulumakau
PhysioCapt Sarah WiejackEmail


30 May 24Inter Service Scotland Tournament v Royal NavyOrium StadiumWON 53 - 7
30 May 24Inter Service Scotland Tournament v Royal Air ForceOrium StadiumWON 21 - 5


Image © Bryan Robertson