ACT Veterans Rugby

Honorary Patron in Chief: His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Supporter: His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor of New South Wales

Honorary Patron: Air Chief Marshal Sir A.G. Houston AK AFC (Retd)

Honorary Patron: Vice-Admiral R. Griggs AO CSC RAN VCDF



"The most powerful rugby club in Australia" according to The Canberra Times

2014 team photo with thanks to Michael Thompson Photography

The 21st season for the ACT Veterans Rugby club is well underway. Since our first game playing the Navy Old Salts at Canberra Stadium on 13 February we have played four matches plus another successful Fools Day Carnival on Saturday 28 March.

Upcoming Matches:

Saturday 18 April: ACT Vets v Box Hill Unquenchables

The Box Hill old boys are making their annual trip to Canberra to see the Rebels take on the Brumbies and will be playing the ACT Vets at Portsea Oval, kick-off at 2pm.

Sunday 3 May: HMAS Canberra

This game has been scheduled for the iCognition Cup match against HMAS Canberra but if this game cannot go ahead as scheduled it will become a regular 'Red v Blue' intra-club match at Portsea Oval

Training for the 2015 season is well underway. Everyone is welcome to come along to the training sessions, which are every Wednesday evening at Kapyong Field, RMC (across the road from Portsea Oval) starting at 6pm.


If you're 35 or older and would like to play rugby in Canberra, join us every three weeks (or so) for a friendly game at Portsea Oval, RMC Duntroon and post-match social drink at Mercure Hotel.

To find out more details on enjoying a match or 10 every season with a group of like-minded ex and current rugby players from in and around the ACT either drop by the ground on one of our match days or email:

The President’s Message

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