Evergreens

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

REPORT: Ealing Evergreens 24 – 7 SODAM

Despite the hot weather, hard pitches and the Cougars MMT1 Cup Final along the road at Acton, there was a very good turn out at Vallis way on Saturday to see the Evergreens supplemented by a few Exiles win the day in a tough but enjoyable friendly against SODAM.

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REPORT: Barnes 34 – 12 Ealing Evergreens

Well, it was the proverbial game of two halves last Saturday down at Barn Elms. Getting changed in the ladies facilities probably explains why we played like a bunch of old women in the first half allowing Barnes to score some embarrassingly easy tries.

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REPORT: Grasshoppers III 19 – 12 Ealing Evergreens

Definitely one we let slip at the weekend…. Great defence around the fringes and excellent forward play saw us dominate most of this game but we conceded 3 tries, one an from unlucky turnover when we had been hammering at their 22 for 10 minutes saw them sprint 70 yards to score – not many of us can sprint 70 yards….

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