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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: 11 Feb 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
TBC Mar 19 TBC TBC
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

Army V Navy – 2012

ARMY SINKS NAVY BEFORE RECORD CROWD Army 48 pts — Navy 9 At Twickenham on 28 April the Army beat the Navy 48 pts—9 to retain the BABCOCK Trophy and be crowned 2012 Inter Service …

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RAF Vultures v Army Masters

Wednesday 11 April 2012 RAF Halton The season since the Christmas break for the Army Masters had been a story of up’s and down’s, but back to back wins against Forth Valley Fossils during the …

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Army V RAF – 2012

Army Firepower Downs Air Force – Interservice Championship 2012 The Army won this first encounter of the 2012 BABCOCK Inter Service Championship by a clear 59pts-nil. The Royal Air Force put in a brave and, …

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