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Mission Statement

Competitive Ambassadors – compete and succeed at the highest level of Masters Rugby nationally and internationally while representing the British Army.

Directors Foreword

The development of Army Rugby as a whole has been impressive and the Masters are an integral part of contributing to the ARU profile and credibility on and off the pitch. Being competitive, committed, representative and an ambassador for Army Rugby is important. We seek to be a team that has a sense of humility to still learn, hungry enough to compete (and win) and appreciative enough to return the investment.

We must regain and retain our Inter Services crown whilst also widening our reach as ambassadors and advocates of the sport. Army Sport is developing; it is integral to what we are and how we develop our people. The benefits are apparent and hidden and the Army Masters have an important role to play. The mentorship and guidance of your service players, assisting in the delivery of community rugby, cultivating support including sponsorship and strengthening the Army Rugby brand is implicit in everything we do.

We welcome any player to compete to join the squad. If you have played at Corps or Representative level and are in your 35th year or over, still fit, have a pair of boots and are allowed to play, please come and join us or, make yourself know to the coach or team manager for future seasons.

If you would like to know more about the Army Masters Rugby set up or how to play for the team please contact the team manager Captain Spencer (Sutty) Sutton PARA by Email

Management Contact Details

Director of Masters RugbyLt Col J Harris (James) Int CorpsEmail
Assistant Director of Masters Rugby / Team ManagerCapt S Sutton (Sutty) PARAEmail
TSG ManagerSSgt D Beal (David) QARANCEmail
Resource ManagerSgt G Bowman (Geoff) RE
Head CoachCapt M Eastley (Mark) REEmail
Forwards CoachSgt C Adams (Carl) PARA
Backs CoachSSgt M Pritchard (Matt) RE
Assistant CoachMaj J Stevens (Jonny) RE
S&C CoachSSgt L Brimble (Luke) RAPTC
ERISSgt J Bambury (James) RAPTC
ERISSgt J Gray (Jonny) RAPTC
PhysioMiss S Partington
AnalystMr H Lloyd-Christie (Harry)


Pending approval by HQ Army Sport, the proposed fixtures for the 2023/24 season are;

13 Oct 23Trial matches v Wooden Spoon & ProntoAldershot KO 1700hrs & 1900hrs
11 Nov 23Pacific IslandersHaslemere RFC KO 1400hrsWON 25-7
06 Dec 23HM Prison ServiceCardiff Arms Park KO 1400hrsWON 32-20
17 Jan 24English Fire BrigadeTidworth KO 1900hrsLOST 28-47
09 Feb 24Camberley XVAldershot KO 1930hrsCANCELLED
09 Mar 24North PethertonNorth Petherton RFC KO 1400hrsWON 24-15
21 Apr 24Rugby 4 HeroesGloucester KO 1600hrsWON 53-14
03 May 24Inter Service - Royal Navy MarinersRichmond Rugby Club KO TBCLOST 17-21
10 May 24Inter Service - Royal Air Force VulturesKingsholm Stadium KO TBCWON 24-0