Premiership Cup (formerly the Army Cup) History

History

On 21 January 1907, the English Rugby Union (RFU) donated a handsome cup to the Army for an inter-unit competition. Twelve teams responded to the call for entries to the first competition. The final took place on 6 April 1907 at Aldershot between the 2nd Bn West Riding Regiment DWR and the Training Battalion, Royal Engineers; the Yorkshire men won 5-0 points. General Sir John French, General Officer Commanding Aldershot presented the trophy. Since that day, with the exception of the durations of the First and Second World Wars, the cup has been competed for annually.

In the Centenary Season (2006-07) the inter-unit competitions were re-structured and the Army Cup competition became the Premiership League Cup Competition. The 2nd Bn The Royal Welsh Regiment became the first winners of the newly structured competition on 15 March 2007 by beating 23 Pioneer Regiment RLC 22-12 points.

Premiership Cup Statistics Table

 

Year Winners Points Runners-up Points
1907 2nd Bn West Riding Regt (DWR) 5 Training Bn Royal Engineers 0
1908 1st Bn Leicestershire Regt 5 1st Bn Welch Regt 4
1909 1st Bn Welch Regt 6 2nd Bn South Wales Borderers 0
1910 2nd Bn Gloucester Regt 3 1st Bn Leicester Regt 0
1911 1st Bn Leicestershire Regt 14 2nd Life Guards 0
1912 1st Bn Leicestershire Regt 6 2nd Bn Welch Regt 3
1913 2nd Bn Welch Regt 9 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt 3
1914 2nd Bn West Riding Regt (DWR) 6 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt 3
1915-1919 No games played due to First World War
1920 2nd Bn Welch Regt 9 2nd Life Guards 0
1921 2nd Bn Welch Regt 31 Training Bn Royal Engineers 3
1922 2nd Bn Welch Regt 27 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt 8
1923 1st Bn Welsh Guards 6 2nd Bn Welch Regt 0
1924 2nd Bn Welch Regt 7 1st Bn Welsh Guards 3
1925 1st Bn South Wales Borderers 16 Royal Horse Guards 3
1926 1st Bn South Wales Borderers 10 1st Bn Welsh Guards 3
1927 1st Bn South Wales Borderers 9 Royal Engineers (Aldershot) 8
1928 1st Bn South Wales Borderers 15 1st Bn King’s Own Royal Regt 14
1929 1st Bn King’s Own Royal Regt 21 1st Bn Welsh Guards 9
Year Winners Points Runners-up Points
1930 1st Bn King’s Own Royal Regt 3 Training Bn Royal Engineers 0
1931 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 21 Training Bn Royal Engineers 0
1932 1st Bn Welsh Guards 11 2nd Bn Leicestershire Regt 3
1933 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 19 2nd Bn Leicestershire Regt 8
1934 1st Bn Welsh Guards 4 5th Bn Royal Tank Corps 0
1935 1st Bn Welch Regt 11 2nd Bn South Wales Borderers 0
1936 5th Bn Royal Tank Corps 11 2nd Bn King’s Own Royal Regt 0
1937 1st Bn Welch Regt 13 1st Bn Prince of Wales Volunteers 7
1938 2nd Bn Gloucestershire Regt 3 1st Bn Welsh Guards 0
1939 1st Bn Welch Regt 6 2nd Bn Gloucestershire Regt 3
1940-1946 No games played due to Second World War
1947 RAMC Depot & Trg Est 10 2nd Bn Welsh Guards 3
1948 Royal Signals (Catterick) 6 Royal Engineers (Hameln) 0
1949 1st Trg Regt Royal Signals 31 9th Indep Airborne Sqn RE 3
Year Winners Points Runners-up Points
1950 1st Trg Regt Royal Signals 36 RAMC Depot & Trg Est 0
1951 1st Trg Regt Royal Signals 9 1st Guards Indep Para Coy (Parachute Regt) 6
1952 1st Bn Welsh Guards 14 RAMC Depot & Trg Est 0
1953 1st Trg Regt Royal Signals 35 1st Bn Welsh Guards 0
1954 1st Trg Regt Royal Signals 11 1st Bn South Wales Borderers 6
1955 RAMC Depot & Trg Est 16 1st Bn South Wales Borderers 0
1956 1st Bn Welch Regt 9 1st Bn Royal Welch Fusiliers 8
1957 1st Trg Regt Royal Signals 15 1st Bn Welch Regt 3
1958 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 23 1st (BR) Corps Troops Col RASC 5
1959 1st Trg Regt Royal Signals 12 1st Bn The Royal Scots 9
1960 1st Bn King’s Own Scottish Borders 9 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 0
1961 1st Bn King’s Own Scottish Borders 6 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 3
1962 1st Bn Welsh Guards 9 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 6
1963 1st Bn Welsh Guards 9 28th Coy RAOC 6
1964 1st Bn Welsh Guards 25 1st Bn Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry 3
1965 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 11 1st Bn Welsh Guards 6
1966 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 9 63rd Para Squadron RCT 3
1967 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 14 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 3
1968 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 20 1st Bn Welsh Guards 3
1969 1st Bn South Wales Borderers 11 7 Signal Regt Royal Signals 3
Year Winners Points Runners-up Points
1970 1st Bn Welsh Guards 18 1st Bn Royal Regt Wales 6
1971 1st Bn Welsh Guards 6 1st Bn Royal Regt Wales 3
1972 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 15 1st Bn Royal Regt Wales 8
1973 1st Bn Welsh Guards 22 7 Signal Regt Royal Signals 9
1974 1st Bn Royal Regt Wales 15 7 Signal Regt Royal Signals 12
1975 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 12 3rd BAPD RAOC 6
1976 1st Bn Royal Regt Wales 10 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 4
1977 1st Bn Royal Regt Wales 22 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 9
1978 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 13 8Signal Regt Royal Signals 12
1979 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 12 1st Bn Royal Regt Wales 7
1980 3rd BAPD RAOC 10 1st Bn Royal Regt Wales 9
1981 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 20 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 0
1982 1st Bn Welsh Guards 12 21 Engineer Regt RE 6
1983 21 Engineer Regt RE 8 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 4
1984 7 Signal Regt Royal Signals 9 1st Bn Welsh Guards 3
1985 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 7 1st Bn Royal Regt Wales 6
1986 1st Bn Royal Regiment of Wales 7 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 6
1987 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 25 1st Bn Welsh Guards 16
1988 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 9 21 Engineer Regiment 3
1989 7 Signal Regt Royal Signals 20 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 7
Year Winners Points Runners-up Points
1990 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 6 1 Royal Welch Fusiliers 0
1991 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 9 1 Royal Welch Fusiliers 3
1992 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 20 1 Royal Welch Fusiliers 6
1993 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 20 7 Signal Regt Royal Signals 11
1994 7 Signal Regt Royal Signals 20 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 14
1995 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 15 2 Signal Regt Royal Signals 9
1996 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 27 4 GS Regiment RLC 11
1997 2 Signal Regt Royal Signals 31 1 Royal Welch Fusiliers 11
1998 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 31 2 Signal Regt Royal Signals 21
1999 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 20 1st Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt 15
2000 1 Royal Welch Fusiliers 11 4 GS Regiment RLC 6
2001 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 18 1 Royal Regiment of Wales 12
2002 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 42 22 AD Regiment RA 8
2003 1 Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (RGBW) 22 Royal Welsh Fusiliers 20
2004 7th Regt Royal Horse Artillery 36 1 Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment 7
2005 1 Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment 31 1st Battalion the Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) 24
2006 1st Battalion the Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) 17 1 Royal Welsh (Royal Welch Fusiliers) 15
2007 2nd Bn Royal Welsh Regt 22 23 Pioneer Regt RLC 12
2008 2nd Bn Royal Welsh Regt 17 23 Pioneer Regt RLC 10
2009 1 SCOTS – The Royal Scots Borderers 29 1st Bn Welsh Guards 20
2010 2nd Bn Royal Welsh Regt 31 1st Bn Welsh Guards 26
2011 1st Bn Welsh Guards 28 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh 9
2012 17 Port & Maritime Regt RLC 17 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh 12
Year Winners Points Runners-up Points
2013 1 Welsh Guards 11 39 Engr Reg 3
2014 12 Regt RA 13 The Royal Welsh 10
2015 12 Regt RA 27 1 Royal Welsh 17
2016 17 P&M 15 1 Royal Welsh 12
2017 12 Regt RA 22 1 YORKS 14

Source
McLaren Lt Col J: The History of Army Rugby (Aldershot, The Army RFU, 1986)

Premiership Shield

Year Winners Points Runners-up Points
2015 7 (PARA) RHA 32 RMAS 17
2016 7 (PARA) RHA 38 ITC Catterick 9
2017 1 RIFLES 31 8 Trg Bn REME 10

Championship Cup

History

The Army Rugby Union Management Board introduced the ‘Championship Cup’ for the 2012 / 13 season. It is only open to units affiliated to the ARU and the top team will be promoted into the ARU Premiership. Competitive teams are organised into four leagues, one of which is based on units serving in BA(G).

Championship Cup Statistics Table

Updated: 23 Mar 2017

Year Winners Points Runners-up Points
2013 School of Electonic 22 ITC Catterick 0
2013 Aeronautical Engineering
2014 2 SCOTS 32 1 Rifles 7
2015 32 Engr Regt 20 Defence Academy 5
2016 ATC (P) 27 Pilgrim RFC 5
2017 Hindoostan 15 Pilgrims 10

Championship Plate Statistics Table

Updated: 23 Mar 2017

Year Winners Points Runners-up Points
2014 1 SCOTS 30 26 Regiment Royal Artillery 28
2015 1 YORKS Hindoostan 43 14 Sig Regt 13
2016 2 YORKS 29 42 Engr Regt 8
2017 3 RSME Defence Academy

Championship Bowl Statistics Table

Updated: 23 Mar 17

Year Winners Points Runners-up Points
2014 14 Signal Regiment 24 24 Army Training Centre (Pirbright) 20
2015 21 Engr Regt 20 3 Sig Regt 3
2016 11 Sig Regt 59 Abbey Wood 15
2016 29 Regt RLC 41 21 Engr Regt 10

Championship Vase Statistics Table

Updated: 23 Mar 2017

Year Winners Points Runners-up Points
2015 4 SCOTS 29 1 RHA 12
2016 8 Trg Bn REME 66 29 Regt RLC 12
2017 5 RIFLES 32 1 RHA 27

Championship Tankard Statistics Table

Updated: 23 Mar 2017

Year Winners Points Runners-up Points
2017 35 Engr Regt 29 2 MERCIAN 19
YearWinnersPointsRunners-upPoints
19072nd Bn West Riding Regt (DWR)5Training Bn Royal Engineers0
19081st Bn Leicestershire Regt51st Bn Welch Regt4
19091st Bn Welch Regt62nd Bn South Wales Borderers0
19102nd Bn Gloucester Regt31st Bn Leicester Regt0
19111st Bn Leicestershire Regt142nd Life Guards0
19121st Bn Leicestershire Regt62nd Bn Welch Regt3
19132nd Bn Welch Regt91st Bn Gloucestershire Regt3
19142nd Bn West Riding Regt (DWR)61st Bn Gloucestershire Regt3
1915-1919 No games played due to First World War
19202nd Bn Welch Regt92nd Life Guards0
19212nd Bn Welch Regt31Training Bn Royal Engineers3
19222nd Bn Welch Regt271st Bn Gloucestershire Regt8
19231st Bn Welsh Guards62nd Bn Welch Regt0
19242nd Bn Welch Regt71st Bn Welsh Guards3
19251st Bn South Wales Borderers16Royal Horse Guards3
19261st Bn South Wales Borderers101st Bn Welsh Guards3
19271st Bn South Wales Borderers9Royal Engineers (Aldershot)8
19281st Bn South Wales Borderers151st Bn King's Own Royal Regt14
19291st Bn King's Own Royal Regt211st Bn Welsh Guards9
YearWinnersPointsRunners-upPoints
19301st Bn King's Own Royal Regt3Training Bn Royal Engineers0
19311st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt21Training Bn Royal Engineers0
19321st Bn Welsh Guards112nd Bn Leicestershire Regt3
19331st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt192nd Bn Leicestershire Regt8
19341st Bn Welsh Guards45th Bn Royal Tank Corps0
19351st Bn Welch Regt112nd Bn South Wales Borderers0
19365th Bn Royal Tank Corps112nd Bn King's Own Royal Regt0
19371st Bn Welch Regt131st Bn Prince of Wales Volunteers7
19382nd Bn Gloucestershire Regt31st Bn Welsh Guards0
19391st Bn Welch Regt62nd Bn Gloucestershire Regt3
1940-1946 No games played due to Second World War
1947RAMC Depot & Trg Est102nd Bn Welsh Guards3
1948Royal Signals (Catterick)6Royal Engineers (Hameln)0
19491st Trg Regt Royal Signals319th Indep Airborne Sqn RE3
YearWinnersPointsRunners-upPoints
19501st Trg Regt Royal Signals36RAMC Depot & Trg Est0
19511st Trg Regt Royal Signals91st Guards Indep Para Coy (Parachute Regt)6
19521st Bn Welsh Guards14RAMC Depot & Trg Est0
19531st Trg Regt Royal Signals351st Bn Welsh Guards0
19541st Trg Regt Royal Signals111st Bn South Wales Borderers6
1955RAMC Depot & Trg Est161st Bn South Wales Borderers0
19561st Bn Welch Regt91st Bn Royal Welch Fusiliers8
19571st Trg Regt Royal Signals151st Bn Welch Regt3
19581st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt231st (BR) Corps Troops Col RASC5
19591st Trg Regt Royal Signals121st Bn The Royal Scots9
19601st Bn King's Own Scottish Borders91st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt0
19611st Bn King's Own Scottish Borders61st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt3
19621st Bn Welsh Guards91st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt6
19631st Bn Welsh Guards928th Coy RAOC6
19641st Bn Welsh Guards251st Bn Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry3
19651st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt111st Bn Welsh Guards6
19661st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt963rd Para Squadron RCT3
19671st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt147th Regt Royal Horse Artillery3
19681st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt201st Bn Welsh Guards3
19691st Bn South Wales Borderers117 Signal Regt Royal Signals3
YearWinnersPointsRunners-upPoints
19701st Bn Welsh Guards181st Bn Royal Regt Wales6
19711st Bn Welsh Guards61st Bn Royal Regt Wales3
19721st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt151st Bn Royal Regt Wales8
19731st Bn Welsh Guards227 Signal Regt Royal Signals9
19741st Bn Royal Regt Wales157 Signal Regt Royal Signals12
19751st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt123rd BAPD RAOC6
19761st Bn Royal Regt Wales101st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt4
19771st Bn Royal Regt Wales221st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt9
19781st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt138Signal Regt Royal Signals12
19791st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt121st Bn Royal Regt Wales7
19803rd BAPD RAOC101st Bn Royal Regt Wales9
19811st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt207th Regt Royal Horse Artillery0
19821st Bn Welsh Guards1221 Engineer Regt RE6
198321 Engineer Regt RE81st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt4
19847 Signal Regt Royal Signals91st Bn Welsh Guards3
19857th Regt Royal Horse Artillery71st Bn Royal Regt Wales6
19861st Bn Royal Regiment of Wales77th Regt Royal Horse Artillery6
19877th Regt Royal Horse Artillery251st Bn Welsh Guards16
19887th Regt Royal Horse Artillery921 Engineer Regiment3
19897 Signal Regt Royal Signals201st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt7
YearWinnersPointsRunners-upPoints
19907th Regt Royal Horse Artillery61 Royal Welch Fusiliers0
19917th Regt Royal Horse Artillery91 Royal Welch Fusiliers3
19927th Regt Royal Horse Artillery201 Royal Welch Fusiliers6
19937th Regt Royal Horse Artillery207 Signal Regt Royal Signals11
19947 Signal Regt Royal Signals207th Regt Royal Horse Artillery14
19957th Regt Royal Horse Artillery152 Signal Regt Royal Signals9
19967th Regt Royal Horse Artillery274 GS Regiment RLC11
19972 Signal Regt Royal Signals311 Royal Welch Fusiliers11
19987th Regt Royal Horse Artillery312 Signal Regt Royal Signals21
19997th Regt Royal Horse Artillery201st Bn Duke of Wellington's Regt15
20001 Royal Welch Fusiliers114 GS Regiment RLC6
20017th Regt Royal Horse Artillery181 Royal Regiment of Wales12
20027th Regt Royal Horse Artillery4222 AD Regiment RA8
20031 Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (RGBW)22Royal Welsh Fusiliers20
20047th Regt Royal Horse Artillery361 Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment7
20051 Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment311st Battalion the Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)24
20061st Battalion the Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)171 Royal Welsh (Royal Welch Fusiliers)15
20072nd Bn Royal Welsh Regt2223 Pioneer Regt RLC12
20082nd Bn Royal Welsh Regt1723 Pioneer Regt RLC10
20091 SCOTS - The Royal Scots Borderers291st Bn Welsh Guards20
20102nd Bn Royal Welsh Regt311st Bn Welsh Guards26
20111st Bn Welsh Guards282nd Battalion Royal Welsh9
201217 Port & Maritime Regt RLC172nd Battalion Royal Welsh12
YearWinnersPointsRunners-upPoints
20131 Welsh Guards1139 Engr Reg3
201412 Regt RA13The Royal Welsh10
201512 Regt RA271 Royal Welsh17
201617 P&M151 Royal Welsh12
201712 Regt RA221 YORKS14
YearWinnersPointsRunners-upPoints
2013School of Electonic22ITC Catterick0
2013Aeronautical Engineering
20142 SCOTS321 Rifles7
201532 Engr Regt20Defence Academy5
2016ATC (P)27Pilgrim RFC5
2017Hindoostan15Pilgrims10
YearWinnersPointsRunners-upPoints
20141 SCOTS3026 Regiment Royal Artillery28
20151 YORKS Hindoostan4314 Sig Regt13
20162 YORKS2942 Engr Regt8
20173 RSME-Defence Academy-
YearWinnersPointsRunners-upPoints
201414 Signal Regiment2424 Army Training Centre (Pirbright)20
201521 Engr Regt203 Sig Regt3
201611 Sig Regt59Abbey Wood15
201629 Regt RLC4121 Engr Regt10
YearWinnersPointsRunners-upPoints
20154 SCOTS291 RHA12
20168 Trg Bn REME6629 Regt RLC12
20175 RIFLES321 RHA27
YearWinnersPointsRunners-upPoints
20154 SCOTS291 RHA12
20168 Trg Bn REME6629 Regt RLC12
20175 RIFLES321 RHA27
YearWinnersPointsRunners-upPoints
20154 SCOTS291 RHA12
20168 Trg Bn REME6629 Regt RLC12
20175 RIFLES321 RHA27
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