Fun, Friendship, Fraternity and Family!

The website for the EGOR Festival 2021 is now open!

Dear EGOR friends,

Due to the copyright of the term “Golden Oldies” by Vintage Sport & Leisure, we no longer can use that term without authorization.

In order to avoid any legal complications, we have decided to change our name to EGOR – European Grand Old Rugby. We have copyrighted the new name.

Although there is some inconvenience involved, we have renamed our website and Facebook page accordingly. Please update your bookmarks.

While we have a new name, we are the same old rugby players whose motto is Fun, Friendship & Fraternity. Hopefully there is no copyright on our motto.

Dave McDonald
President EGOR

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!!

Generally, the normal Laws or Rules of the Game apply, with minor alterations… unlimited substitutions, shorter playing times, over vigorous play is discouraged and at all times, the emphasis is on – “Fun, Friendship, Fraternity and Family!”

This is where you shall find all the Latest News about Oldies Rugby, throughout Europe !

Next EGOR  Festival

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

Future Festivals

EGOR has several Clubs interested in Hosting the 2023 EGOR (European Grand Old Rugby) Festival …and if your Club is interested, please contact us.

Information on How to Organise one of our Festivals is available from the FESTIVALS Section of this Website. Contact Us, for more information.


3rd  EGOR Festival – 9  Nationalities in one Team….it was the Whisky that did it…

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.

It is hoped that all involved in Oldies Rugby shall find it of interest and please feel free to forward the Link to all Rugby Friends.

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

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