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The Army Rugby Union (ARU) was formed in 1906 and has continued for over a hundred years to provide an infrastructure for the playing of rugby union within the British Army. Its aim is to promote and foster the game of Rugby Union within the Army and its local communities in accordance with the Laws of the Game promulgated by the Rugby Football Union (RFU).

The ARU is a Registered Charity (Number 1149105) and its day-to-day administration is conducted by a small secretariat based at Aldershot. There are several committees responsible for the various aspects of the management of Army Rugby. The ARU is part of the Army Sport Control Board (ASCB).



20 Sep Masters Trials Aldershot RSTB Authorised
22 Sep Master vs Probs Aldershot RSTB Authorised
24 Sep U23 vs RA Aldershot RSTB Authorised
25 Sep U23 Pre Inter Services Training Aldershot TBC Pending Authority
29 Sep Corps Champs Rd 1 TBC TBC Pending Authority
02 Oct - 30 Oct U23 Pre Inter Services Training Aldershot TBC Pending Authority
06 Oct Super Series Festival Aldershot RSTB Authorised
06 Oct U23 vs RLC Aldershot TBC Pending Authority
13 Oct Senior Men Trials Aldershot TBC Pending Authority
13 Oct U23 vs RMAS Aldershot TBC Pending Authority
17 Oct U23 vs RN Aldershot TBC Pending Authority
20 Oct Corps Champs Rd 2 TBC TBC Pending Authority
23 Oct Master vs Wooden Spoon Aldershot TBC Pending Authority
24 Oct U23 vs Hamp Dev Aldershot TBC Pending Authority
06 Nov - 24 Nov U23 Pre Inter Services Training Aldershot TBC Pending Authority
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Management Board

  • Chair – Major General J Bennett CBE (Jez)
  • Deputy Chair – Brigadier JP Cook OBE (James)
  • ARU Secretary (ex officio) – Mr C Fowke (Chris)
  • Director of Finance – Mr S Bates (Steve)
  • Director of Marketing – Brigadier (Retd) PJ Allison (Paddy)
  • Director of Rugby Development – Major WK Burnard MBE (Burnie)
  • Chair of Representative Rugby – Brigadier AWA Griffiths (Adam)
  • RFU Council Member – Brigadier JP Cook OBE (James)
  • Director of Community Rugby – Major M Wilding (Marc)
  • Non Executive Director – Ms A Teasdale (Alex)
  • Non Executive Director – Mr A Leach (Andy)
  • Non Executive Director – Mr B Facer (Brian)
  • Non Executive Director – Colonel D Rutherford (David)

For full committee details please visit the Main ARU Website


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