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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: 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

Canada Show How Pioneers Do It

Canada put on a great display of true grit, sportsmanship and, in phases, played some enterprising rugby to score the first 6 pts against the British Army in IDRC 15. Coach Blake Edwards has done …

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British Army open with a win

British Army 62 — Australia SRU 0 (nil) “We didn’t really see that coming” said Army Head Coach Andy Sanger when the British Army opened with a 62pts-nil win over the Australian Services Rugby Union …

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JERSEY XV 7pts– 31 THE ARMY

The Army travelled to Jersey at relatively short notice for an excellent fixture against a Jersey club that had not too long ago fought its way into the Championship. On the night the Islanders were …

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Worcester Sauce

Worcester Cavaliers 20 pts – 14 Army A dominant second half display nearly saw the Army snatch what had earlier appeared to be an improbable victory against the Worcester Cavaliers on 25 February. The Cavaliers …

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Baby Bul Bags a Brace

Army 30 — 19 Oxford University Hard. Much harder than the score of 30 pts – 19 suggests. Three tries apiece and Gunners’ full back Owain Davies kicked 15 pts to make the difference. Oxford …

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End of Season Awards 13/14

Man of the Match v RAF – Captain Rob Lennox – SCOTS   Man of the Match v Royal Navy – Pte Jack Prasad – SCOTS   Players’s Player – Captain Rob Lennox – SCOTS …

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Army Scupper Navy in Tough-Out

Army 30 pts—Royal Navy 17 ARMY are again BABCOCK and Inter Services Champions — what more could you want. Well quite a lot really, chanted 80,000 at Twickenham, and the REDS provided it with something …

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Hot Bath for Army

Bish, Bosh, Fizz and more Fizz. This was a great Army performance against a fine bunch of athletes from Bath Rugby. The ‘pros’ showed silky steel in all departments but were countered by a high …

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Army Battles High Level Air Defence

The Army suffered a glitch—no more–on the road to Twickenham. They beat the RAF by 35 pts—26, it could have been more, it should have been more but it wasn’t. Three or four tries went …

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