7. Edinburgh Academical Football Club – 1857
The club was formed in 1857 and was only open to former pupils of the Edinburgh Academy ‘or those with an association.’”
6. Liverpool – 1857
The club is now known as Liverpool St Helens Football Club, although it shouldn’t be confused with Liverpool FC (soccer) or St Helen’s RFC (rugby league).
5. Trinity College – 1854
It may not be the oldest, but Trinity College can lay claim to being the oldest rugby team in continuous existence, playing the game nonstop (well, not “nonstop,” per say) since 1854.