The Evergreens is Ealing Rugby Club’s veterans side and is made up of players who are 35 years or over. Players are welcomed from all over and it is testimony to Ealing Rugby Club’s success that many recent members of the Evergreen squad have joined us from various West London teams to supplement our home-grown talent. Thus we are a happy ship flying a flag of convenience for anybody wishing to play a good standard of rugby throughout their 30s, 40s and 50s.

This year we will be playing competitive matches in the Middlesex Vets League with games against clubs like Ruislip, Fullerians,  Wasps and Grasshoppers as well as friendlies against old foes in Surrey such as Richmond and Barnes.

We have simple objectives:

  • To provide an appropriate vehicle to keep players in the game
  • To encourage lapsed players to return to rugby (including players from other clubs who do not have a vets team)
  • To compete at the highest standard possible
  • To field a regular side
  • To play good, competitive rugby
  • To tour
  • To keep it fun

The recent history of the Ealing Evergreens has been a tale of success on the field, success on tour and occasionally also in the bar, but most notably success in harmonising a mixed group of older players. Good players simply love to carry on playing rugby.

Long may the Ealing brand of veterans rugby continue as a key force in West London.

You are never too old to join us! A few of us still train as well so join us for a look: Men’s Section training on Tuesdays and Thursdays with prompt start at 19:30.
Evergreens Cup Winners

RFU IPF Veterans Rugby Day (Twickenham)

What a day! How can this reporter/manager/general dogsbody attempt to portray the atmosphere, the excitement and, as Jake reminded us, the potential loose bowels as we huddled before the big game. The game that might define […]


RFU IPF Veterans Rugby Day

On Saturday 9th June Ealing Evergreens are one of four teams participating in the RFU IPF Veterans Rugby Day at Twickenham. Jason Leonard says “It is fantastic to see the clubs represented here today, coming together in […]


Ealing Evergreens 51-0 Pinner Vets

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Wasps Occies 7-17 Ealing Evergreens

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Ealing Evergreens 34-26 Uxbridge Vandals

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Evergreens 30-10 H&F

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Evergreens 19 – 31 Thamesians

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