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Senior XV



Mission Statement

‘Compete and succeed at the highest level of Inter Services and Championship level rugby, Nationally and Internationally while representing the British Army’

The development of British Army Rugby has been impressive and the senior rugby players 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.

Army Senior Rugby is the Senior XV and the A team. The Snr XV is the premier representative rugby team of the British Army. The teams are open to all Army rugby players who are capable of competing at the highest level of inter-services and championship level rugby. Being selected is no easy task and it is predicated on performance and commitment. It is a highly respected rugby shirt to wear and every wearer is only a custodian, seeking to add value to the shirt and the privilege of playing Army representative rugby.

We are:
Professional in every way – on the rugby field and on the battlefield; for the Army, our unit and sport. Striving for excellence and success in all that we do.

Our season has a number of fixtures where a large squad competes for Senior XV places. The season includes the Inter Service rugby competition with the Royal Navy and RAF. We seek to play Championship level rugby and expose the high standard of Army senior rugby to as many rugby playing communities in the UK and internationally as possible. In doing so we seek to improve our standard of play by competing against high quality opposition and contributing to the Army’s engagement strategy.

We pursue success through a set of standards that is high performance related and underpinned by a team culture and ethos that is inclusive and recognises that our ability to perform at the highest level comes from the sum of our parts. We respect the shirt we wear and thrive in the challenges we set ourselves to achieve great things as rugby players and soldiers.

Fixtures

Last updated: 22 Oct 2018

Date Opponents/Event Venue Result
15-17 Oct 18 Trial Aldershot
19 Oct 18 Oxford University Oxford KO 1930 Loss 21 – 27
30 Jan 19 Oxford University Aldershot KO 1930
08 Feb 19 French Army Aldershot KO 1900
27 Feb 19 British Police Stourbridge KO 1930
16 Mar 19 Nottingham Nottingham KO TBC
27 Mar 19 London Scottish Richmond KO 1930
01-07 Apr 19 Training Camp Browns, Portugal
10 Apr 19 Bedford Blues – Mobbs Memorial Match Bedford KO TBC
27 Apr 19 Royal Air Force Kingsholm, Gloucester KO TBC
04 May 19 Royal Navy Twickenham KO TBC

MATCH REPORTS

Match Summaries

Rain ….Mud…..(Repeat) 3 REDS in action across the South in atrocious conditions…….. Three Army representative Teams were in action last night; the Women at Aldershot against England U20s; the A Team at Esher and the …

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RICHMOND HEAVIES VS ARMY MASTERS

Friday 2 February 2018 Rosslyn Park On a dry, cool and windless evening the Army Masters lined up for only their second full fixture after trails matches held before Christmas. This now traditional fixture versus …

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British Army vs Cambridge University

The British Army Senior XV kicked off their new Season away to Cambridge University at Grange Road in the traditional opener to their 2018 Inter Service campaign. The Light Blues had a strong squad featuring …

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Army v Navy The 100th Match

The annual Army v Navy match played at Twickenham stadium was never going to be about the final result and who had the bragging rights for another year; it was more about the occasion. Ex …

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Army tackle the Swans by the Sea

Head Coach Captain Andy Sanger is not adverse to ‘testing’ his teams resolve; the last time he took them to Wales the REDs were categorically ‘beaten up’ by a fast and physical Bedwas side that …

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