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. The Fools Day Carnival was a great success, with teams travelling from both around the region and as far afield as Sydney. A highlight of the intra-club game on 2 May was the participation of Stephen Larkham and fellow former Brumby Damian McInally, both have not lost too much pace since their Super Rugby playing days.

Upcoming Matches:

Saturday 30 May: ACT Vets v Queanbeyan 'Off-Whites'

This will be a special charity match to mark the 60th anniversay of the Queanbeyan RUFC. The Vets will play an invitational team of Queanbeyan Whites old boys at Campese Field, Yass Road Queanbeyan, kick-off time is 2:30pm.

Sunday 31 May: ACT Vets Game Day

A regular intra-club match will be held the day after the Queanbeyan game for those club members unable to play on Saturday and for those who subscribe to the club motto of 'when too much rugby is never enough' and are willing to back-up from the previous day.


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

ACT Veterans Rugby Sponsors

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