Fun, Fraternity, Friendship and Family!

Like a number of other sports, Rugby is available for the over 35+ who wish to play – and enjoy – the Game they have loved for years … and in many cases, years and years!! This is not uncompromising competition but rather the means of cementing friendships and enjoying the company of some of life’s most unforgettable characters on and off the field. Rugby has created an exceptional global fraternity and this is happily inherent

Our next festival

The 16th EGOR (European Grand Old Rugby) Festival, will be taking place in 2022 in Verona, Italy (moved from 2021 due to COVID-19). It will be hosted by I Cangrandi. The website of the festival can be found at

Our next festival after Verona

We are still looking for a club willing to host our next festival after Verona, in 2024. Please contact us at if you are interested and would like to know more details. Additionally, please have a look at for an application form, our laws of the game and some criteria that you should consider when hosting a festival.

Future festivals

Should your club be interested in Hosting a future EGOR (European Grand Old Rugby) Festival, such as the one in 2024, please contact us.

Find a team

If you do not have an Oldies Team but would like to create one and find out more,  email

Find a festival

Please refer to to the Platform for international rugby tournaments for veterans teams worldwide, where our members and others promote their events on Facebook.

An introduction video

During early 2015, EGOR President – Dave McDonald – was working with three Media Students from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland making a DVD about Oldies Rugby.

Thanks go to the Placement Students –  Kirstin Gault, Ifigeneia Moutsou and Lauren Ritchie. Well Done !