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.


Last updated: 07 May 2019

15-17 Oct 18TrialAldershot
19 Oct 18Oxford UniversityOxford KO 1930Loss 21 - 27
30 Jan 19Oxford UniversityAldershot KO 1900W 22 - 10
08 Feb 19French ArmyAldershot KO 1900W 30 - 11
27 Feb 19British PoliceStourbridge KO 1930W 28-12
16 Mar 19Chinnor XVChinnor RFC, KO 1430W 31 - 19
01-07 Apr 19Training CampBrowns, Portugal
10 Apr 19Bedford Blues - Mobbs Memorial MatchBedford KO TBCL 31 - 52
27 Apr 19Royal Air ForceKingsholm, Gloucester KO TBCW 49 - 3
04 May 19Royal NavyTwickenham KO TBCW 27 - 11