Grey hairs appearing, joints creaking, but still love your rugby? The Dinos are looking for you. The Komodos’ veterans team – mostly featuring over-40s but welcoming anyone over 35 – revels in its motto: “the older I get, the better I was.”
Established over many jars of ale in Jakarta’s finest establishments, a group of overweight, unfit ex-rugby players and enthusiasts restarted the vets team, rebranded as The Dinos, in late 2014 after several years in hibernation.
The Komodo Jakarta 10s tournament in May 2015 was our inaugural event and we followed it up with two end-of-season friendly 15s matches in June and a successful 7s tournament in August.
We are now building a dedicated vets social and touring team that allows players to relive fine memories on the rugby field and rekindle lost youth reminiscing about past glories. Many of our players are dads of junior club players and coaches, and everyone is welcome for training and matches.
This season we aim to host a couple of touring teams in Jakarta, enter teams for the Jakarta and Bali 10s and go on a short regional tour. See you on the pitch – and by the beer cooler afterwards.