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Army Rugby League is a Tier 3 ‘club’ within the Rugby Football League. Super League clubs are Tier 1, Championship clubs are Tier 2 and Community clubs are Tier 4.

As a sport, rugby league provides a shining example of the finest virtues and characteristics of Army sport. It is managed, coached and played by enthusiasts for the pure love of the game, who seek and expect no further recognition or reward. There are currently 900+ service players registered with the Rugby League Football League who play in three levels of competition running from Unit level (Yeoman Cup) through a Corps Competition (Lawson Cup) and culminating with the Inter-Services. The season begins in April and runs through to the Inter-Services in September every year.

The ethos of Army Rugby League epitomises the heart and soul of what it takes to be a soldier in the British Army. It is a hard physical game that requires courage, passion and cunning. Players put the needs of the team and their team mates before themselves with selfless commitment, loyalty and discipline. To be successful, a rugby league team must live to the very highest professional standards and push as hard as possible on the pitch within the laws of the game. These qualities have been well recognised by the civilian clubs, competition organisers and supporters who come into contact with the Army Rugby League teams and players. The Army Rugby League Men’s play in the “Betfred Challenge Cup” and the Women’s play in the “Women’s Super League South” as well as Academy and Veterans teams that play alongside the representative teams throughout the year leading up to the Inter-Service competition in September.

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Fixtures

2024

DATE FIXTURE LOCATION TRAVEL
28 May - 01 Jun Women Senior – Governing Body Competition (RFL) – The Chapionship South; Rd 2 Home (London) RSTB
05 Jun ARL Inter-Corps – Rd3 Stafford RSTB
05 Jun Male – ARL Corps Competition – Lawson Cup; RD 3 Stafford UTB
05 Jun Women – ARL Corps Competition – Lawson Cup; RD 3 Stafford UTB
11 Jun - 15 Jun Women Senior – Governing Body Competition (RFL) – The Chapionship South; Rd 3 Cardiff (A) RSTB
19 Jun ARL Inter-Corps – Semi Finals Catterick RSTB
19 Jun Male – ARL Corps Competition – Lawson Cup; SF Catterick UTB
19 Jun Women – ARL Corps Competition – Lawson Cup; SF Catterick UTB
25 Jun - 29 Jun Male Development – Tri-Service Trophy Army v RM Warrington RSTB
25 Jun - 28 Jun Male Masters – Warrington Masters Warrington RSTB
25 Jun - 29 Jun Male Senior – Armed Forces Day Warrington Warrington RSTB
29 Jun Armed Forces Day Festival (1st, Dev Team & Mercian Regt) Warrington RSTB
02 Jul - 06 Jul Women Senior – Governing Body Competition (RFL) – The Chapionship South; Rd 4 Home (Bedford) RSTB
10 Jul Armed Forces Day Finals TBC RSTB
10 Jul Male – ARL Corps Competition – Lawson Cup; Final TBC UTB
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NEWS

Appointments

  • President – Brig RJ Singleton
  • Chair – Lt Col Rich Grover
  • Executive Secretary – Maj David Williams MBE (POC for the ARL)
  • Secretary Community Rugby – Maj Lloyd Morgan
  • Treasurer – Maj Nige Saunders AGC
  • Principle Secretary Representative Rugby – Capt D (Spud) Williams REME
  • Communications and Media Officer – Maj Sam Smith RS