The 2019-20 season brought some exciting changes for rugby in Ealing.

To ensure that we can continue to offer rugby in Ealing at an appropriate level for all players we decided to create a new club with RFU affiliation.  The new Club, playing as Ealing Trailfinders 1871, is closely linked to the existing Ealing Trailfinders structure, shares the same facilities but operates independently within the RFU regulations and compete independently within the RFU league structure.

In the era of professional and amateur rugby it is important that clubs have the right structure to provide all rugby players with a pathway that suits their rugby ability and ambition.  By having two clubs with strong links and co-operation this can be achieved and helps to develop rugby in Ealing and the surrounding area.

The new 1871 structure not only enables us to play RFU league rugby London and SE Division but also give players opportunities to play Middlesex Merit Table rugby as well as social and veterans’ rugby through the Exiles and Evergreens squads.  This ensures we can offer rugby for players at all levels.

This also gives a strong development pathway for the very successful Ealing Trailfinders U18 Performance Programme.

The Ealing Trailfinders Professional structure is a separate entity but the strong links will enable players at the highest level to transition across either through the new Brunel University Scholarship Programme or through the Championship side’s own Academy structure.

The successful Minis and Youth sections will continue to be at the heart of Ealing Trailfinders with pathways in to Senior, and the Brunel University affiliated programme.


Ealing Trailfinders 1871 Teams

Ealing Trailfinders 1871
Ealing Trailfinders 1871 2nds
Ealing Exiles
Ealing Evergreens

Ealing Trailfinders Teams

Greene King IPA Championship
Ealing Trailfinders U18


Further Information

For more information visit the appropriate Section descriptions

Ealing Trailfinders 1871
Ealing Trailfinders Professional Rugby Management

My Hen Laid a Haddock

This for all you England fans who will, of course, be supporting Wales from now on. It’s an easy to learn version of the Welsh national anthem.


Men’s 1sts 5-39 Herford 2nds

Promotion to Zoo Shield Division 2 has meant a significant step up for Ealing’s senior amateur team, with fixtures against the second strings of several successful National 2 and 3 clubs, and the home fixture against Hertford 2nds proved to be another tough encounter, against a team unbeaten so far this season.


Richmond Saxons 42-5 Ealing Men’s 1sts

Clinical finishing from turnover ball proved the difference as reigning Zoo Shield Division 2 champions Richmond Saxons accumulated six converted tries, despite having less of the possession and territory than Ealing.


Why rugby has backs – Explained at last

It is largely unknown to players and followers of the modern game that rugby started off purely as a contest for forwards in opposition in line-outs, scrums, rucks and mauls. This pitted eight men of statuesque physique, supreme fitness and superior intelligence in packs against one another.


Men’s Second Team Manager

The Men’s Section commenced its 2015/16 season campaign with a friendly fixture away at Hammersmith & Fulham at the weekend. This gave our first and second team squad a splendid opportunity to get some match readiness before the league campaigns begin. The Section’s preparations have been very thorough and everything is in place, with one exception being the Second Team Manager.


Men’s Section teams return to training

The Men’s Section teams returned from their successful tour to Bucharest and are now training in earnest each Tuesday and Thursday, starting at 19:30 prompt. If you want further information contact Men’s Manager Ricky by EMAIL or on 07956 442502.


Evergreens Memorial Trophy 2015

On Friday 22nd May at 19:30pm Ealing Evergreens will play Ealing Exiles for the Evergreens Memorial Trophy. This event was launched by Damian a few years ago as a way to introduce recent 18 -23 […]


Ruislip 12 – 20 Ealing Men’s 1sts

A night of high drama at Ruislip ended with Ealing Men’s XV edging a hard, physical battle and lifting the North-West Middlesex Floodlit Cup courtesy of two tries by Steve Verma and two conversions and two penalties by Chico U’Chong.