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Canadian Rugby Football Union 1886

1886 CANADIAN RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION

The 1886 Canadian Rugby Football Union (Canadian Football) season was again decided between the winners of the Quebec Rugby Football Union Championship and the Ontario Rugby Football Union Championship. The QRFU consisted of three teams playing a two-game season followed by a single-game playoff. The ORFU season consisted of two Championships – the College Championship and the City Championship – each consisting of 6 teams playing three rounds of single elimination followed by a League Final between the City and College Champions.

ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION

CITY PLAYOFFS

Toronto Argonauts68Peterborough6
Ottawa Football Clubdefeated Kingston by defaulted 
 ROUND 2   
Toronto Argonauts12Ottawa Football Club7
London 11Sarnia0
 CITY FINAL   
Toronto ArgonautsdefeatedLondon 
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

COLLEGE PLAYOFFS

Queen’s University 4Royal Military College2
Upper Canada College15Trinity College 0
 ROUND 2   
University of Toronto23Upper Canada College 0
Ottawa College17Queen’s University0
COLLEGE FINAL   
Ottawa College2University of Toronto2 *
Ottawa College12University of Toronto1 **
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

*(game called due to darkness)

**(replay)

LEAGUE FINAL

Ottawa College 13Toronto Argonauts0
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

QUÉBEC RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION

QUÉBEC RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS 
Montréal Amateur Athletic Association2 2 0 0 27  6 4 
Westmount Britannia Athletic Club21 1 0 22 15 2 
McGill University 20 2 0 9 37  0 
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

PLAYOFF

Montréal AAA19Westmount Britannia AC 0
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

CANADIAN RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Ottawa College15Montréal AAA 10
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

Report

The Canadian Rugby Football Union (Canadian Football) Senior Championship had been won in 1886 by Ottawa College who triumphed 15-10 in the Championship Game over Montréal AAA. Ottawa College had won the Ontario Rugby Football Union Championship against Toronto Argonauts 13-0 after winning first the College Final 12-1 in a replay over the University of Toronto. Toronto Argonauts had been City Champions having defeated London in the City Final. The Quebec Rugby Football Union Championship was decided between Montréal AAA and Westmount Brittania AC, with Montréal AAA winning 19-0 in the Playoff after the two sides had finished ahead of McGill University in the three-team QRFU League, which was also won by Montréal AAA .

References (Canadian Football Almanac 1875-2012 – David Stewart-Candy & Dave Clamen)

SOURCES

Ontario Rugby Football Union
Québec Rugby Football Union
Western Canada Rugby Football Union
Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union
Alberta Rugby Football Union
British Columbia Rugby Football Union
Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union
Kingston Rugby Football League
Winnipeg Rugby Football League
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kindly supplied by David Clamen
Thornhill, Ontario
Canada

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Toronto, Ontario
Canada
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kindly supplied courtesy of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club

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Many thanks to Jim Stevenson (Statistician – Ontario Football Conference) for kindly providing OFC material for 1984 to 2000
Many thanks to Mitch Soivenski of Hampton, New Hampshire for submitting errata corrections

Acknowledgements

Thanks to David Stewart-Candy

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Data Compiled by Dave Stewart-Candy & Dave Clamen, (Canadian Football Almanac 1875-2012, unpublished, Vancouver 2012).

Text Written by Enda Mulcahy

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