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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: 07 May 2019

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 1900 W 22 – 10
08 Feb 19 French Army Aldershot KO 1900 W 30 – 11
27 Feb 19 British Police Stourbridge KO 1930 W 28-12
16 Mar 19 Chinnor XV Chinnor RFC, KO 1430 W 31 – 19
01-07 Apr 19 Training Camp Browns, Portugal
10 Apr 19 Bedford Blues – Mobbs Memorial Match Bedford KO TBC L 31 – 52
27 Apr 19 Royal Air Force Kingsholm, Gloucester KO TBC W 49 – 3
04 May 19 Royal Navy Twickenham KO TBC W 27 – 11

MATCH REPORTS

The Army 49—Royal Air Force 3

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Army and Bedford remember Edgar Mobbs

Bedford Rugby Club hosted the annual Mobbs Memorial Match this week, just over 1500 spectators gathered in the stands to honour the memory of Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Mobbs and witness another pulsating match between the …

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Cpl Lewis Bean signs for Northampton Saints

Congratulations to Corporal Lewis Bean RIFLES who has signed for Northampton Saints. Lewis serves with 2 RIFLES and has seen active duty twice in Afghanistan. During his Military career he has represented the Army and …

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2019 Inter Service Squad Announcement

Head coach, Major ‘Burnie’ Burnard MBE has announced the following squad for the 2019 Inter Service Championship. A mixture of returning faces and fresh talent populate the squad. Congratulations to those selected, competition for places …

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Army ‘Tazer’ The British Police

Stourbridge Rugby Club has changed greatly in the last 12 months, the previous outing here against the British Police was a mud bath, neither team was distinguishable after 10 minutes the pitch was so cut …

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Army send the French to their Waterloo

On a cold wet Friday evening in Aldershot the Army senior men hosted their French counterparts in what has now been commonly matched in the calendar with the England v France 6 Nations Fixture, ‘Le …

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Army Freeze out Oxford University

Head Coach Major Burnie Burnard MBE had the first opportunity to see how his senior mens team would shape up for the coming season with the Army hosting Oxford University at the Army Rugby Stadium …

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