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In the words our our first Combined Services coach, "Sensei" CJ Kolson, "Rugby is a game of controlled aggression, ideally suited to the development of the warrior spirit. Physical fitness, mental toughness, spontaneous tactical boldness, cohesive teamwork and decisive leadership are premium qualities of this (our) game"


US Military teams have existed since the 1919 Allied games held after WWI and some of the players involved in those games went on to play in the 1920 Olympics. In the late 1920., we saw Marines in China in 1927-31[[1]] and in the 30s, Marines in Philadelphia. Servicemen have played on a variety of teams until base level teams in the late 1960's began to organize. They were fueled by the service academies who have had rugby history dating from the 60's and one of the more successful base level teams (Pensacola) took part in the Monterey Tournament in the 60s. Other early base level teams were Ft Jackson (AL), Fitzsimmons (CO), and an overseas team in Taipai Taiwan. The first team in Europe, Frankfurt Americans, was started in 1973, and Okinawa Lyons also in the early 70s, but it was not until the formal organization of our national governing body, USA Rugby in 1974, that there began a concerted effort to support military teams. The structure provided for a 'military committee', but it lay dormant in spite of some early volunteer offers until 1979 when it began (providing for a Combined Services Chairman) allowing the opportunity for a USA Rugby Combined Services Committee . The activity of that committee are chronicled in the documents and Minutes of the Combined Services Committee and the on the field club actions in the CS Newsletter which started in 1981 and spanned for two decades keeping military ruggers in touch with each other. Some of this was summarized in the Combined Services Handbooks which were distributed to military rugby team leaders across the globe. There was a documentation of the first Combined Services Women's Newsletter. You can read the subsequent military rugby history that led to the adoption of rugby into the official DoD sports programs, which followed the lead of the Marine Corps who gave 'official' status to the game in 1988. Up until that time, the Combined Services Committee worked under their own guidelines, an example of which can be found in the 1989 Handbook [[2]]

There are several -> notable Military Rugby firsts


The official DoD Armed Forces Rugby website is: http://armedforcessports.defense.gov/Sports/Rugby.aspx

Click here to go to the sites for the -> service academies

Click here to go to the sites for the -> National Governing Body Officers with military background

Click here for a list of Fallen Military Ruggers: [[3]]

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Featured Links

List of our Military Eagles

Here is a list of service members who represented our country while in uniform

Go -> Combined Services Now recognized as Armed Forces Rugby

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This site contains information about the Combined Services Committee as well as teams' results, rosters, photos and documentation associated with the teams' (Seniors and U-23) activities.


Go -> Armed Forces Championship results

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This site has all the interservice match results, past and present


Go -> Military Club Tournament results

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This site has the results of National Military Club Tournaments held since 1979, to include in some years, Regional Tournament results


Go -> Army

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Army Rugby Logo white background cropped.jpg This site contains information about the Army Select Side and CONUS Installation teams' results, rosters, photos and documentation associated with the teams' activities.

For a list of teams Go to -> CONUS Army installation teams

For All Army Select Side, go here -> [[4]]

Go -> Navy

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NAVY logo plain.jpg This site contains information about the Navy Select Side and CONUS Installation teams' results, rosters, photos and documentation associated with the teams' activities.

For a list of teams, to include ship teams, Go to -> CONUS Navy installation teams

For All Navy Select Side, Go here -> [[5]]

Go -> Air Force

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Air Force 15s logo 2017.JPG Air Force 7s logo 2017.JPG AF Rugby old logo.jpg This site contains information about the Air Force Select Side and CONUS Installation teams' results, rosters, photos and documentation associated with the teams' activities.

For a list of teams Go to -> CONUS Air Force installation teams

For All Air Force Select Side, go here -> [[6]]

Go -> Marine Corps

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Marine Corp rugby logo.jpgThis site contains information about the Marine Corps Select Side and CONUS Installation teams' results, rosters, photos and documentation associated with the teams' activities.


For a list of teams Go to -> CONUS Marine Corps installation teams

For All Marine Select Side Go here -> [[7]]

Go -> Coast Guard

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Coast Guard rugby logo.jpg This site contains information about the Coast Guard Select Side teams' results, rosters, photos and documentation associated with the teams' activities.

For a list of teams go to -> CONUS Coast Guard installation teams

For the All Coast Guard Select Side go here -> [[8]]

Facebook page -> [[9]

Go -> Multiservice Installation Teams

This site contains information about multiservice teams' results, rosters, photos and documentation associated with the teams' activities. For a list of teams Go to -> Multiservice Installation Teams


Go -> European All Star Teams

(The US Forces Europe Rugby Union Logo was actually the Christian Socialist (Bavaria) Union holding the USAREUR Shield (created by Dave McNaughton) This site contains information about the European military club and Select side teams' results, rosters, photos and documentation associated with the teams' activities.

For a list of teams Go to -> European installation teams

For a list of All Star Teams Go to -> European All Star Teams

For a brief history and European Military Rugby Leadership through that history


Go -> Pacific Teams

This site contains information about the Pacific military club and select side teams' results, rosters, photos and documentation associated with the teams' activities.

For a list of teams Go to -> Pacific installation teams

Go -> SOUTHCOM Teams

This site contains information about the Panama and SOUTHCOM military club and select side teams' results, rosters, photos and documentation associated with the teams' activities.

For a list of teams Go to -> SOUTHCOM installation teams

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