For the season 2020/21 the Evergreens ceased competing for Ealing Trailfinders and transferred to Ealing Trailfinders 1871. See new team details HERE.

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, 50s and occasionally older.

This year we will be playing competitive matches in the Middlesex Vets League & Cup with games against clubs like Wasps, Chiswick and UCS Old Boys as well as friendlies against old foes London Irish.

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, winning the Middlesex Vets Merit Table for the past two years. Add to that success on tour in Rome (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

Evergreens 33-22 H&F Vets

A cold and crisp late November evening at Vallis Way provided another set of perfect conditions for a key top of the table clash between these two stalwart West London Vets teams, more used to […]


Evergreens 66 – 14 Wasps Vets

“Evergreens take the sting out of Wasps” Boom! What a way to start the new season, with a seriously strong starting XV (thanks Jacko for working with Wardy to get a few old friends out) […]


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

“(Three times) Five do Vallis Island Vets Rugby” “What a jolly adventure we are going to have on Vallis Island again!” said little Eddie as he pulled on his shorts racing from the airport, “…blasted […]


Wasps Occies 7-17 Ealing Evergreens

“Wham, bam, thank you Dam!” After a longish Christmas break Evergreens were back in the saddle away at local rivals Wasps in a fiercely contested league match, with the Ealing Vets outfit eventually winning a […]


Ealing Evergreens 34-26 Uxbridge Vandals

After a well-respected one minute silence to remember the fallen; both in the armed forces and the police (our opponents) we kicked off another of our popular Friday “under the lights” fixtures. Early Ealing pressure, […]


Evergreens 30-10 H&F

“Evergreens save the best til last” A perfect outcome to a perfect evening, at what can now legitimately called Fortress Vallis last Friday, was preceded by an intense build up by both sides as they […]