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To develop young soldiers and officers to be rugby players capable of performing at the very highest level they can achieve in order to secure the cultural legacy of the Army Rugby Union.


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Updated: 16 Nov 2017

Date Opponents Venue Result
01 – 03 Sept 17 Trials Brunswick Camp
10 Sept 17 Hampshire U20 Aldershot Lost 24 – 34
01 Oct 17 Ealing Aldershot Won 27 – 22
07 Oct 17 London Scottish Richmond Won 43 – 26
22 Oct 17 UHRUFC Honor Oak Park Won 44 – 19
05 Nov 17 Moseley Academy Aldershot CANCELLED
08 – 30 Nov 17 Training Camp Brunswick Camp
15 Nov 17 RAF Aldershot Won 19 – 13
29 Nov 17 Royal Navy Portsmouth Draw 19 – 19


Army U23s draw a line on their Season

This was always going to be a game where there was more at stake than just the result. Both Teams had beaten the Royal Air Force U23s, the Army had spluttered in Aldershot and only in the last 20 minutes of their match against the light Blues really displayed what they were capable of. The Royal Navy had travelled to ... Read More »

Army U23’s Bench mark an improvement

Game one of the Under 23s Inter Services Rugby Union Championship was hosted by the Army Rugby Union when they welcomed the Royal Air Force U23s to Aldershot. Both teams had encouraging pre Championship ‘run ins’ and this was always going to be a testosterone charged affair. The sides young chargers were out to not only win but impress the ... Read More »

Army Academy 24 vs Hampshire U20s 34

A well contested game that saw both sides experiment with players positions and combinations, with the Army Academy rotating 32 players through a structured development game that was broken into 2 x 20 mins & a 30 min session to conclude. The first 20 mins was all Hampshire who got to grips with a swirling wind and an Academy side ... Read More »

Under 23’s Inter Service Championship is shaping up to be close

The Under 23’s Inter Service Championship is shaping up to be as close in contest as the Senior Competition earlier this year. The Army U23’s travelled to RAF Halton for the light blue’s first showing in this year’s competition, the Army side having narrowly lost to the Royal Navy by two points a week ago. The RAF were better organised ... Read More »

U23 Interservice Championships Kicks Off

The U23’s Inter Service Championships for the 2016/17 season got under way at Aldershot on Wednesday 16th November. Almost on cue for kick off the heavens opened and the rain settled in to make handling conditions for both young sides to play a running rugby style increasingly difficult. The energy and enthusiasm levels for this clash of a historic rivalry ... Read More »


Army 21 pts— RAF 7 The Army U23 team overcame a determined Royal Air Force XV at Aldershot on 26 November. Although this was a ‘dead rubber’ both teams put in a whole-hearted performance for a small but noisy crowd. The tackling warmed a cold Winter night. The Army opened robustly with skipper Parkins at lock, and the back row ... Read More »

Here Begineth The Lesson(s)

Royal Navy 26 — 22 Army The ROYAL NAVY are the 2015 Under -23 Inter Service Champions. The better team on the night beat the Army 26pts-22 at Portsmouth much to the delight of a very vociferous crowd that urged the Navy to claw in every point. It did not have to be that way. The Army, bodies on fire ... Read More »

Champion Stuff from Army U23

The Army U23 defeated the RAF U23 on 28 November to retain the Inter Service Championship. It wasn’t always clear cut as the Airmen showed skills in attack and vigour in defence. With wise words from the dressing room still buzzing in their ears the Army opened at a high tempo. Skipper Ross Parkins (RE) and No8 Ryan Lewis (Rifles) ... Read More »

Army U23 Half Way There

Army U23 – 34 V Royal Navy U23 – 12 The Army overcame a tough and determined Royal Navy XV at Aldershot in their first match of the 2014 U23 Inter Services Championship. The victory by 34 pts—12 underlined a comfortable mathematical margin but, in reality the matelots might have made it closer. During the early salvoes they retained the ... Read More »

Just Champion

Army U23 39 – RAF 3 Champions Job well done and a just reward for hard graft from units, the players, coaches and managers. Flashes of true rugby characterized this very successful Army performance. Much of the play on a cold November night kept the pack warm with serial boshing, sometimes at the expense of the firepower on the overlap. ... Read More »

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