British Army Germany rugby union team

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The British Army Germany rugby union team is the rugby union team of the British Army in Germany. It is part of the Army Rugby Union.[1]

The team regularly plays games against emerging nations like Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.[1]

The British Forces Germany also have a very successful representative sevens squad.[1]

History[edit]

No records exist of rugby matches played by the British occupation forces in Germany after the First World War, despite a ten-year presence of the British Army of the Rhine until 1929.[2]

After the Second World War, a representative side was formed, whose fixtures have helped an interest in the playing of rugby in those countries.[2]

2009-10 fixtures[edit]

The fixtures and results of the team for 2009-10:[1]

BA (G) rugby union team fixtures
Date Location Opposition Result Report
26 August - 4 September 2009 Padova Italian Rugby Tour (Report)[permanent dead link]
26 September 2009 JHQ  Luxembourg 64-5 (Report)[permanent dead link]
24 October 2009 JHQ Army Scotland
16 December 2009 Aldershot Army 'A' 9-39 (Report)
16 January 2010 Gütersloh  Germany cancelled
30 January 2010 Rheda-Wiedenbrück  Germany cancelled
20 February 2010 Hanover Heildelberg
20 March 2010 Amsterdam  Netherlands
3 April 2010 JHQ  Belgium
  • The game against Germany had to be postponed twice because of bad weather and was eventually cancelled.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d British Army (Germany) Rugby Archived 2010-04-02 at the Wayback Machine ARU website, accessed: 29 March 2010
  2. ^ a b British Army Rugby History Archived 2010-02-06 at the Wayback Machine ARU website, accessed: 29 March 2010
  3. ^ Testspiel in Gütersloh fällt aus[permanent dead link] (in German) Rugby-Journal, published: 12 January 2010, accessed: 24 March 2010
  4. ^ Testspiel gegen British Forces Germany fällt aus[permanent dead link] (in German) Rugby-Journal, published: 28 January 2010, accessed: 24 March 2010

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