On a wet an gloomy November night at Ashton Gate Stadium, home of Bristol Bears, the U.K. Armed Forces Rugby men’s team took to the field for their annual Remembrance fixture. This year the opposition came from Rugby for Heroes … Read More
Click on image to go to the gallery of images from the 2019 Remembrance Match. Final score UK Armed Forces 29 Rugby4Heroes 26
Gareth Smith (Army) Joe Brown (Army) Ken Dowding (Army) Scott Makepeace (Navy) Edward Pascoe (Navy) Stuart Cross (Army) Matthew Dawson (Army) James Miller (C) (Army) Gareth Rees (Navy) James Dixon (Army) Ben Chambers (Navy) Setareki Raumakita (Navy) Brad Janes (Navy) … Read More
UK Armed Forces Rugby are pleased to announce the launch of their supporter’s shirt from Pro Impact. The shirt costs £39.99 and is available via mail order from Fitness for Sport Online. Click on either of the images view / … Read More
Though the International Defence Rugby Cup may have finished the World Cup had yet to reach the end of round 1 with Wales due to play their first match in the competition later that night. Obviously there was a small … Read More
Eddie Jones, the England Head Coach stated before the World Cup that whichever team who coped with adversity in Japan the best, would be the one standing more chance of winning the trophy. And that quote was fully tested as … Read More
Despite two second half tries through the RAF’s Rob Bell and the Army’s Ross Parkins, UK Armed Forces were unable to rest the trophy from RFMF’s grasp. The Fijian side produced a powerful performance to win a very physical match … Read More
A postponed start and a change of venue, due to high winds and broken posts at Kashiwa Noha led to a dsitruptive start to the IDRC 2019 final. James Dixon landed an early penalty to give UK Armed Froces and … Read More
The Tinkermen – Head Coach, Lee Soper, and Coach, B Buinimasi, have fine tuned the side ready for the Fiji Challenge Connor O’Reilly starts at wing The team selected for the IDRC final shows few changes from the team that … Read More
UKAF team selected to play the Republic of Fiji Military Forces in the final of IDRC 2019.
After an impressive win against the French National Military Rugby team the UKAF team is in a quietly confident but focused mood ahead of Monday’s final.
After the first two matches, against Georgia and France, UKAF Rugby took the opportunity to present 11 players with their UK Armed Forces cap. The presentation was held at the British Embassy, Tokyo and hosted by the Defence Attaché, Capt Simon Staley RN.
Republic of Fiji Military Forces before IDRC 2015 Final – Twickenham Stoop Nathan Huntley and B Buinimasi in rare space against Fiji – IDRC2015 The Republic of Fiji Military Force laid down their own marker of intent to retain the … Read More
Despite a continued spell of British like autumnal weather, the Semi Final of the IDRC 19 between the UK Armed Forces Rugby Team and France National Military Rugby Team, the defence version of Le Crunch was played in another hot … Read More
Matt Dawson – SecureCloud+ Man of the Match A man of the match performance from Army flanker, Matt Dawson, helped UK Armed Forces ease through to the final of IDRC2019 as they defeated France Armed Forces 39-12 in their semi … Read More
Mne Alex Peterson has arrived in Tokyo to bolster the UK Armed Forces squad back to 28. Peterson is a versatile player who will provide important cover in the specialist scrum half position for Head Coach Lee Soper’s squad. Though … Read More
Jamie Miller – Captain Craig Duncan (New Cap) Duncan, Raumakita and Vakalutukali make UKAF Debut Head Coach, Lee Soper, has named a strong side to play France in the semi final of IDRC 2019 and has handed a UKAF debut … Read More
UKAF Rugby now know that they will play France in the Semi Finals of IDRC2019 after the French over came the challenge of the hosts Japan with a 19-3 victory. In the final first round match New Zealand Defence Forces … Read More
1. The position of UK Armed Forces Rugby Football Club (UKAF RFC) Sponsorship Representative has recently been going through a review and therefore, despite the role having been advertised earlier in the year, the revised role is available now. The … Read More
On a hot humid day with temperatures reaching 36 Degrees and 82% humidity, the UK Armed Forces commenced their IDRC 19 Journey with their opening fixture against a hugely physical Georgian Defence Force at Camp Narashino. Although confident in … Read More
The UKAF records have not been going long as they have only been compiled since the name change from Combined Services to UK Armed Forces. However they are gradually taking shape as more games are played. However the heavy victory … Read More
UK Armed Forces won their opening match with a convincing win over Georgia 69 – 3. Surprisingly it was Georgia who took the lead first through an early penalty but thereafter it was all UKAF Rugby. Man of the Match: … Read More
There was a relaxed start to the final training session of the UKAF Rugby team before they departed on Friday 6 Sep for IDRC2019. Director of Rugby, Doc Cox, recently returned from deployed operation oversaw the session led by Head … Read More
The UK Armed Forces side had a very constructive mini camp held at the Royal Navy’s home of Physical Training, HMS Temeraire. The squad went through a full reportoire of moves as Lee Soper started the process of merging his … Read More
Match Report via Royal Navy Rugby Union Click here to go to the match report.
Six conversions in the UKAF Rugby Union Senior XV 42-26 victory over Bristol United have put the Army’s James Dixon at the top of the UKAF Rugby Union points scoring list with 17 points. His other 5 points came from … Read More
United Kingdom Armed Forces Rugby take on Bristol United. On a clear and chilly night at Ashton Gate, the UKAF men took on Bristol United in the Annual Remembrance Day Game. Prior to kick off, a poignant Act of Remembrance … Read More
UKAF trained yesterday as they seek to gel the best players from the 3 Armed Forces sides, Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force into one cohesive unit for the annual Remembrance fixture at Ashton Gate. Evans noted that the challenge he … Read More
UK Armed Forces Rugby (UKAF) have announced the squad for their annual Remembrance fixture. The side facing Bristol on 8 November at Ashton Gate will be captained by RAF back row Flying Officer Rob Bell. The squad are excited to … Read More
On 8 November 2017 the men of UK Armed Forces Rugby (UKAF) will play their annual Remembrance fixture taking on Bristol for the first time in 47 years, while UKAF’s Women return to Cardiff to play Wales in a fixture … Read More
We are delighted to announce that Non Evans MBE has joined our elite band of ambassadors. A true sporting legend, she has competed internationally in four different sports: rugby union, judo, weightlifting and freestyle wrestling. Over the course of her … Read More
Former Scotland international Mattie Stewart has joined the UK Armed Forces Rugby team, taking on a partnership role as ambassador. The former NCO with the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment – and Northampton prop – will join a growing number … Read More
UK Armed Forces Rugby has today joined forces with Scotland rugby union international, and 2013 British and Irish Lions Ryan Grant. Grant is the latest addition to a growing number of elite ambassadors who will work to support and grow … Read More
UK Armed Forces Rugby is delighted to announce the newest member of the team – former South Africa international Thinus Delport has joined us as a UKAF Ambassador. With an impressive playing career, in which he collected 18 international caps, … Read More
The longer, warmer days and a dry Recreation Ground hold great promise for a feast of running rugby when UKAF play their re-arranged Remembrance Match against Bath United on Wednesday 10 May, 2017, kick off 19:30. The difference could not … Read More
United Kingdom Armed Forces Rugby is pleased to announce that Olympic Gold medal winning coach, Ben Ryan, as an ambassador. If winning gold with Fiji, at the first Olympics that rugby sevens, was a high point of a thirteen year … Read More
MEDIA RELEASE UKAFRU vs Bath United The Recreational Ground Wednesday 10 May 17 K/O 1930hrs Serving military personnel from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force men’s rugby teams will combine to face Bath United at the Rec on … Read More
Due to a water logged pitch tonights Remembrance Match between Bath United and UKAF has been postponed. Further details will be announced when known.
The UK Armed Forces have been forced in to a late change to the team to play Bath United in tomorrow night’s Remembrance Match at the Recreation Ground, entry free, KO19:30. The Royal Navy’s versatile Seta Raumakita has been forced … Read More