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 13 June: ACT Vets v Box Hill Unquenchables

The ACT Vets are travelling to Melbourne for the return leg of the annual home and away matches with the Box Hill Unquenchables. The match will be part of the Victorian Masters Carnival at the home ground of the Box Hill Rugby Club, corner of Canterbury and Middleborough Roads Box Hill, kick-off time is 12:00pm.

Sunday 28 June: ACT Vets v RAAF Mirages (Northrop-Grumman Cup)

The annual charity match against the RAAF old boys will be held at Portsea Oval RMC, with a kick-off time of 2:00pm.


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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