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Canadian Rugby Football Union 1887

1887 CANADIAN RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION

The 1887 Canadian Rugby Football Union (Canadian Football) Senior Chamionship was for the fourth year in a row decided between the Ontario Rugby Football Union Champions and the Quebec Rugby Football Union Champions. The QRFU was a two-game playoff involving three teams, while the ORFU season was again a League Final between the City Champions and College Champions, with the College Championship involving three teams (three less than in 1886) and the City Championship involving three rounds of matches between five teams, one less than in the previous year. There would be no Canadian Senior Championship from 1888 to 1891 as the ORFU and QRFU played separate Championships with no Playoff between them.

ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION

CITY PLAYOFFS

Toronto Argonauts 9Hamilton Tigers6 *
Hamilton Tigers10Toronto Argonauts8 **
 ROUND 2   
Hamilton Tigers 14London6
Ottawa Football Club10Kingston1
 CITY FINAL   
Hamilton Tigers 13Ottawa Football Club1
References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

*(game called)

**(replay of previous game)

COLLEGE PLAYOFFS

Ottawa Collegedefeated Royal Military College by default 
 COLLEGE FINAL   
Ottawa College9University of Toronto 0
References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

LEAGUE FINAL

Ottawa College15Hamilton Tigers0
References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

QUÉBEC RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION

PLAYOFFS

Montréal AAA33Westmount Britannia AC 15 
McGill University8Québec
 FINAL   
Montréal AAA29McGill University 0
References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

CANADIAN RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Ottawa College10Montréal AAA 5
References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

Report

Ottawa College won the 1887 Canadian Rugby Football Union Senior Championship (Canadian Football) with a close 10-9 victory over Montréal AAA in the CRFU Senior Championship Game. Ottawa College had earlier won both the Ontario Rugby Football Union College Championship 9-0 over the University of Toronto before winning the ORFU League Final 15-0 versus Hamilton Tigers who had won the ORFU City Final 13-1 against Ottawa Football Club. The Quebec Rugby Football Union Championship had been decided between Montréal AAA and McGill University with Montréal AAA winning 29-0.

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
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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

About this document

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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