Celebrate historic rugby rivalries in 2024
The countdown to the 2024 Inter Service Championship starts now! One of rugby union’s most historic competitions has been confirmed for 2024, with the dates, venues and ticket prices of all three weekends being announced.
The Royal Navy won the 2023 Senior Men’s crown for the first time since 2016 with a dramatic 39-22 win over the British Army at Twickenham Stadium, and they will begin their quest for a first back-to-back title success in 50 years when they take on the Royal Air Force in Plymouth on Saturday, April 20th.
Meanwhile the British Army’s Senior Women are seeking a three-peat of titles since regaining their crown in 2022, and their campaign kicks off against the Royal Navy at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, May 4th.
The schedule also means that the Royal Air Force will have the all-important fallow week in the middle round of the three. The RAF Senior Men have won two of the last seven Inter Service Championships (2015 and 2018), while the Senior Women are the only team to have broken the Army’s run of titles and have pushed the red shirts all the way in the last two years.
As in the past two years, 2024’s Inter Service Championship retains the double-headers with the Senior Men and Senior Women both sharing the big stages of Brickfields Stadium in Plymouth, Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium, and the home of England Rugby, Twickenham Stadium.
Each weekend also includes the relevant Masters level fixture. The Royal Navy Mariners and the Royal Air Force Vultures get things underway at Devonport Services RFC on Friday, April 19th, with the Mariners then taking on the British Army Masters at Richmond Athletic Ground on Friday, May 3rd, and the series rounds off between the RAF Vultures and Army Masters at Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester, on Friday, May 10th.
Venue availability and a desire to give the Inter Service Championship its own window between the end of the Six Nations and the Premiership and European club knockout stages has both condensed the Championship into a four-week block and changed the order of the fixtures as follows:
Saturday, 20 April – Royal Navy v Royal Air Force, Brickfields Stadium, Plymouth
Saturday, 4 May – British Army v Royal Navy, Twickenham Stadium
Saturday, 11 May – Royal Air Force v British Army, Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester
Army v Navy Ticket Information
Tickets are now on sale via the RFU Ticket Office .
Army Navy ticket prices start from just £25 for adults – lower than 2023 – with Under-16 tickets on general sale in categories 3 and 4 for £10.00.
Army v Navy Ticket Prices
Tickets can be ordered directly from the Twickenham Stadium box office, including groups such as Cadet Units, University Units and civilian rugby clubs.
Visit www.eticketing.co.uk/rfu for more details.
Purchases are subject to a £3.50 administration charge per transaction.
Group Reservation Process for Units, Ships and Establishments.
If you are interested in reserving tickets and or a coach parking pass for a Unit / Ship or Establishment, please register your interest by emailing email@example.com and full details on the reservation process will be provided.
Associations and non-serving groups
Associations and non-serving groups who booked for 2023 will be contacted by the RFU ticket office.
British Army Group Bookings
All Army groups should book directly from the RFU ticket office.
Parking tickets for cars, minibuses and coaches can also be booked now. Contact the RFU ticket office for more information.
Special Access Tickets
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Royal Navy v Royal Air Force Ticket Information
Serving Personnel and Veterans: £8.00
Individual and group tickets will all be available directly from the Plymouth Albion ticket office at this link: - Navy v RAF 2024 - Albion (plymouthalbion.com)
The Royal Navy Mariners play the Royal Air Force Vultures at Devonport Services RFC on the Friday evening of this weekend. Entry will be free for all
Royal Air Force v British Army Ticket Information
Malvern Tyres Stand: £20.00*
The Greene King Shed: £15.00*
*£5 discount available for Serving Personnel, Veterans and Gloucester Rugby members
Tickets for the Saturday will also include entry into the RAF Vultures versus Army Masters, which will be played at Kingsholm on the Friday evening. Friday tickets are £5 for adults and free for Under-16s.
Individual and group tickets are available to purchase directly from the Kingsholm ticket office at this link: - .https://www.eticketing.co.uk/gloucesterrugby/Events
Purchases are subject to a £1.50 administration charge per transaction