Golden Oldies

golden oldies

Golden Oldies

For years, and in some cases many, many years, over 35’s have played Rugby under various names - Old Boys, Old Crocks, Buffties, Veterans, etc. Now known as Golden Oldies, this is played over Scotland at clubs and at dedicated festivals in Europe.

Find out more and start playing at a club near you by emailing [email protected]

What is Golden Oldies rugby?

Golden Oldies is Golden Oldies rugby is played according to World Rugby Laws of the game U19 variations with some additional variations:

  • Scrums/lineouts – no pushing/lifting
  • Unlimited substitutions
  • Tackling restrictions
    • Red shorts (35-64) can be held and must immediately pass
    • Gold shorts (65-74) can be touched and must immediately pass
    • Purple shorts (75+) cannot be obstructed in any way.

Where to play

See the list of clubs to find your local Golden Oldies team.

  • Anniesland Anarchists
  • Ayr
  • Banff
  • Biggar 
  • Blairgowrie
  • Brechin Bruce
  • Caithness
  • Craig Dunain
  • Crieff & Strathearn
  • Cumbernauld
  • Cumnock
  • CARTHA
  • Dalziel
  • Deeside
  • Dirty Old Men
  • Dundee
  • Dunfermline Greyhounds
  • Dunkeld Ospreys
  • Edinburgh Accies
  • Edinburgh Elephants
  • Ellon - Ythan Bears
  • Falkirk
  • Fife Southern
  • Forrester Rubie
  • Fraserburgh
  • Grangemouth
  • Gariochactrics
  • Gala
  • Gentlemen of Northern
  • Glenrothes
  • Hearts & Balls
  • Helensburgh
  • Hillfoot's Cast Tups
  • Highland
  • Howe of Fife
  • Huntly
  • Hyndland
  • Infirm Pelicans
  • Inverleith
  • Inverness Craig Dunain
  • Kinross RFC
  • Kinross OFAS
  • Kirkcaldy Zingari
  • Lasswade
  • Leith Accies
  • Liberton
  • Linlithgow
  • Livingstone Lobsters
  • Mackie Mammoths
  • Marr
  • Moray
  • Melrose
  • Morgan Old Blacks
  • North Berwick
  • Orkney Stoorworms
  • Panmure
  • Peebles
  • Penicuik Stags
  • Perthshire
  • Pigbarians
  • Puffin Gannets
  • Refs - The Whistlers
  • Ross Sutherland
  • Selkirk
  • Shetland
  • Stirling
  • Stornoway
  • Strathmore
  • Strollers
  • Tartan Specials
  • Waid
  • Watsonians

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