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

Director’s 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 Capt Dave Boocock RAPTC by email at

Latest news

Army Masters v RAF – Team Announced


Updated: 05 Feb 2018

Date Opponents/Event Venue Result
5 – 6 Sept 17 Trials – Open Selection Aldershot
18 Oct 17 Surrey Vets Aldershot, KO 1930hrs Won 57 – 12
5 – 15 Nov 17 Bermuda Tour Bermuda
08 Dec 17 Aylesford Blues CANCELLED
17 Jan 18 Prison Service Cardiff, KO 1900hrs Won 53 – 41
02 Feb 18 Richmond Heavies Rosslyn Park, KO 1945hrs Won 52 – 5
23 Feb 18 Torbay Sharks Torbay, KO 1930hrs Won 17 – 0
21 Mar 18 Scottish Police Lochinch Sports Ground, Glasgow, G43 1AY, KO 1430hrs Won 57 – 7
11 Apr 18 RAF Vultures RAF Halton, KO TBC Won 59 – 8
25 Apr 18 IS Training Day Aldershot
05 May 18 RN Ancient Mariners Kneller Hall, KO 1030hrs Won 59 – 5


Army Retain The Babcock Trophy To Send Sanger Off in Style

Prior to kick off both sides were probably quietly confident that they had the firepower within their side to win the game. Neither team had fully played an eighty minutes to their potential throughout the build up and both Head Coaches, with contrasting experience, were pleased with their final week’s preparations. In the Red corner was Army Head Coach, Andy ... Read More »

Army Masters v Scottish Police 21 Mar 18

A comfortable win for the Army Masters against a stunned Scottish Police side. 58-7 On a bitterly cold March afternoon just outside Glasgow on a 3G pitch the Army Masters took on the Scottish Police. This fixture would be the final fixture before the Inter Services game against the Royal Air Force on the 11 April at RAF Halton. This ... Read More »

Army Masters V Torbay Sharks 23 Feb 18 (Final Score 17-0)

On a very cold windy evening at Paignton RFC, Devon, the Army Masters were in unchartered waters as they took on an unknown Torbay Sharks side. This fixture was always going to be a test for the Masters as the Sharks were out to ‘sink their teeth’ into the Masters after last year’s defeat in Aldershot. Knowing that the Sharks ... Read More »


Army Masters Squad being put through their paces on the first day of training by WO2 Gareth Slade Jones. Some of the forwards getting well acquainted with the Bermudan scrummage machines as they go through their drills prior to the first game. WO2 Limbrick RE (Capt) getting through some lineout work as they look to get the edge in the ... Read More »

Army Masters v Surrey Vets 18 Oct 17

A comfortable win for the Masters against Surrey Vets. On a damp mild October evening at the Army Rugby Stadium in Aldershot the Army Masters took on a Surrey Vets side This fixture was the first for the Masters and a trail match for many of the Army players looking to secure their position in the squad. To add to ... Read More »

Army Masters at Rugby4Heroes

The Army Masters gained an invitation to the Rugby4Heroes festival held at the home of Old Leamingtonians RFC. The day started with a small Remembrance Parade for the Warwickshire Soldiers who had fallen in recent conflicts. As the last post sounded the Army Masters stood shoulder to shoulder and lowered their heads in remembrance, at the reveille the Army Masters ... Read More »

Army Masters v Royal Navy Ancient Mariners

Saturday 29 April 2017, Kneller Hall, Twickenham It was the business end of the season as the Army Masters and Royal Navy Ancient Mariners teams took to the field at Kneller Hall, with the Masters looking for a victory to secure the Inter Service Championship having beaten the RAF Vultures a week previously. This was the last game for Head ... Read More »


Wednesday 19 April 2017, Army Rugby Stadium Aldershot The 2016-17 season had been very successful for the Army Masters with only one defeat throughout the build up to the Inter Services. The positive attitude present throughout the preparation for the 2017 match against the RAF Vultures was immense and the team felt very relaxed. However saying that the Vultures were ... Read More »

Army Masters v Torbay Sharks 18 Feb 17

A comfortable win for the Masters against a strong Torbay Sharks side. Final Score 44-19 On a cool but dry evening at the Army Rugby Stadium in Aldershot the Army Masters were in unchartered waters as they took on an unknown Torbay Sharks side. This fixture was the fifth fixture for the Army Masters as they continue to develop the ... Read More »

HM Prison Service v Army Masters Cardiff Arms Park

On a damp very cold Wednesday evening at Cardiff Arms Park, a new look Army Masters team with several changes from last season’s team took to the pitch to face a HM Prison side. The traditional first fixture of the New Year always has a bit of spice and this was no different, the HMP with a sprinkling of ex-servicemen ... Read More »

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