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.



18 Oct 19Oxford UniversityOxford KO 1915L 31-0
06 Nov 19Rosslyn ParkCANCELLED
07 Feb 20Southern KnightsMelrose RFC KO TBC
14 Feb 20French ArmyFrance KO TBC
07 Mar 20CoventryCoventry RFC KO 1100
23-30 Mar 20Training CampBrowns, Portugal
04 Apr 20Royal Air ForceKingsholm KO TBC
15 Apr 20Northampton Saints - Mobbs Memorial MatchFranklins Gardens KO TBC
22 Apr 20TBCTBC
02 May 20Royal NavyTwickenham KO 1400