“Do you know what my favourite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” – Mike Singl
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The Golden Oldies Rugby scene hit the shores of South Africa, way back, during 1983 and was the brainchild of the late Fred Dieterle.

The first Golden Oldies festival was hosted by Villagers Rugby Club in Cape Town during 1983 with 16 teams and was a resounding success.

Shortly thereafter, The South African National Golden Oldies Rugby Association (SANGORA) was formed and the world of Veteran Rugby in the country was born.

To date approximately 150 teams from all around The Republic have affiliated to SANGORA and these stalwarts of the game come together once annually at the National Festival which is hosted by a different club every year. 

The most recent National Festivals have seen close to 40 teams participating each year with this number sure to grow.

Golden Oldies Rugby is well represented in all provinces of SA and is alive and well.

Regular festivals are held in the various provinces where these Gentlemen exchange rugby skills on the field and social skills off the field.

The minimum age for players is 35 years and the maximum age is whatever you want it to be.

See: Rules & 10 Commandments of Golden Oldies Rugby

Each province has a SANGORA Representative - details of these members to be found on the  Contact Us page.

If you are KEEN…you are ELIGIBLE to play…

“Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee
South African
Golden Oldies
Rugby Association
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Fun, Friendship, Fraternity and Family!
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!”