The most popular and longest-running Vets rugby tournament in the world.

The first Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival was held in Auckland in 1979. Held roughly every two years since then in rugby destinations around the world, the Golden Oldies Rugby movement keeps growing based on the fundamental ethos of Fun, Friendship and Fraternity.

Golden Oldies is for all Vets rugby teams, Presidents grade rugby sides, Old Boys rugby teams, Masters rugby teams, Golden Oldies rugby teams and groups of mates who want to be involved in the World’s premier over-35s rugby event!



Golden Oldies Rugby is your opportunity to show all those skills you acquired in younger days while still enjoying your favourite sport. This is not uncompromising competition but rather the means of cementing friendships and enjoying the company of some of life’s most unforgettable characters on and off the field.

Our next Festival is in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2018. A dedicated Christchurch website has been created so all information on all things Christchurch is in one convenient location.