International Defence Rugby Competition Introduction

Running throughout October alongside the Rugby World Cup, the International Defence Rugby Competition (IDRC) will pit twelve insulin plant teams of battle-hardened soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines against each other to determine the greatest Armed Forces rugby team on the planet. Teams from across the world will be hosted by the Royal Navy, the Army and the RAF for pool matches in Portsmouth, Aldershot and RAF Halton before the semi-finals and the final are held at The Stoop, home of Harlequins, during the week of the RWC Final.


The Final and Plate Finals results:

IDRC 2015 Final:
British Army 10 v Fiji 30

IDRC 2015 Plate Final:
Royal Navy 32 v Georgia 7

Tournament News

Fiji Dazzle in the Drizzle.

FIJI are the new Armed Forces World Champions. With a great display of hard clever rugby in murky conditions they beat the British Army at the Stoop by 30 pts—10. From the opening moments when lock Save Tabak

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Georgia Beaten But Not Defeated.

Anyone who watched the first five minutes and the last fifteen would have thought this to be a one sided IDRC Plate Final. In this time the Royal Navy score 26 unanswered points through four well taken tries. H

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British Army to Take on Fiji.

British Army 40 – Defence Blacks 15 The British Army will face the Fiji Armed Forces in the Final of the Defence World Cup at the Harlequins STOOP on Thursday 29th October at 1900 hrs. The Army overcame a spi

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Army Dynamics Overcome South Africa.

British Army 53 – South Africa 17 After a squeaky performance against the French the Army were out to prove their pedigree against a strong South African side with large forwards and lightening backs. Sel

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France Comeback to Beat RAF.

RAF 13 – France 29 With the group stages now behind us, it was time for the knock out stages of the competition with RAF being pitted against France for the first of the IDRC quarter finals. With the anth

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New Zealand Win To Make Semi Final.

New Zealand 45 – Tonga 8 New Zealand travelled to RAF Halton to meet Tonga for the station’s second Quarter Final of the day. Soon after the anthems were sung, both teams lined up opposite each othe

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Japan by a Thread – Fantastic Stuff.

Japan 28 — 26 Georgia Japan started very quickly—and then floored it. It was high-tempo attack to the try line for eighty minutes as the men from the Far East played an amazing coherent brand of rugby uncom

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