The Exiles almost certainly ranks as Ealing’s most serious social rugby team. Any team which does not have a mandatory half of a pint of pre-match Guinness must take their entry out of the ballot for this recognition!
However, on the pitch we take it seriously too and this season we compete in Middlesex Merit Table Division Four. During the past few seasons we have usually made it to the final or semi-finals of this competition and when not involved in league fixtures we rarely spend a weekend without lacing up the boots to do battle with whomsoever steps up to the challenge. Most Exiles do not train due to laziness, living a great distance from Ealing (e.g. Barry, our captain, resides in Newbury) or other commitments. You are allowed to train, but not expected to admit to doing so. Fitness is a matter for personal discipline and is encouraged.
All-comers are welcome (age range of team members is currently early 20s to mid-50s; average age approximately 36). If you sign up for a game, you will pretty much be guaranteed at least a half on the pitch. However, as a serious social side, you will be expected to stay in the bar after the game and work on this side of the game at least as hard as you work on your game on the pitch.
Men’s Section training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays with prompt start at 19:30.