Army Rugby competes in the International Defence Sevens Competition in the USA

Army Rugby competedin ID7s Competition at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on 18 and 19 August 2012.

The AARU entered two teams into the competition - AARU Gold and AARU Green. The UK Royal AirForce, the UK Army, the French Defence Forces as well as each of the five services in the US Armed Forces also fielded teams.

The US services were placed in one pool in order to compete for the Armed Forces Cup and the international teams were placed in a second pool.

On Saturday 18 August a total of 20 matches were played. On Sunday 19 August a total of 15 matches were played – and only after the first four matches did the two pools have the opportunity to compete against each other.

The results for the two AARU teams were as follows:

(1)   AARU Gold was defeated by the British Army 31 to 5.

(2)   AARU Green was defeated by the French ArmedForces 35 to 14.

(3)   AARU Gold defeated the British Royal Air Force33 to 12.

(4)   AARU Green was defeated by the British Army 33to nil.

(5)   AARU Gold was defeated by the French Armed Forces 26 to 12.

(6)   AARU Gold defeated AARU Green 30 to nil.

(7)   AARU Green was defeated by the British Royal Air Force 34 to 7.

(8)   AARU Gold was defeated by the British Royal Air Force 26 to 12.

(9)   AARU Green defeated the US Coast Guard 24 to12.

(10) AARU Gold defeated the US Navy 19 to 7.

(11) AARU Gold defeated the US Army 22 to 19.

The top three teams in the ID7s Competition were the British Army, the French Armed Forces and the British Royal Air Force.

Photos from the ID7s Competition are available here:

http://www.wonderworksstudios.com/gallery/iD7s-at-Rugby-Town/G0000dav5l7rZhfA

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And also here:

http://prior-t.smugmug.com/RugbyinDenver/Australian-Army-Rugby-2012

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