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Canadian Rugby Union (Canadian Football) 1907-1915

1907 CANADIAN RUGBY UNION

INTERPROVINCIAL RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Montréal Amateur Athletic Association* 6 5 1 0 85 33 10
Hamilton Tigers 6 4 2 0 71 50  8
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 2 4 0  78 
Toronto Argonauts6 1 5 0 63112  2
ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION       
EAST DIVISIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Westmount Britannia Athletic Club 2 2 0 0 36 30  4
Kingston 2 0 2 0 30 36  0
WEST DIVISIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Peterborough 3 2 1 0 51 39  4
Toronto Victorias 3 1 2 0 39 51  2
CANADIAN INTERCOLLEGIATE UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Ottawa College 6 4 1 1    9
University of Toronto 6 3 3 0 70 52  6
Queen’s University 6 2 3 1 53 71  5
McGill University 6 2 4 0 64 61  4
MANITOBA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Winnipeg Rowing Club 4 3 1 0 55 21  6
Winnipeg St. John’s College Rugby Club 4 1 3 0 21 55  2
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}
EASTERN & WESTERN FINALS
Peterborough25Montréal Westmount AC4
Calgary City RFC5Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club2
CANADIAN RUGBY UNION SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Montréal AAA75Peterborough10
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}

1908 CANADIAN RUGBY UNION

INTERPROVINCIAL RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 5 1 0114 41 10
Hamilton Tigers 6 5 1 0131 42 10
Montréal Amateur Athletic Association 6 1 5 0 49101  2
Toronto Argonauts 6 1 5 0 50160  2
ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 2 2 0 0 37  6  4
Peterborough 2 0 2 0  6 37  0
CANADIAN INTERCOLLEGIATE UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
University of Toronto 6 5 1 0   10
Queen’s University 6 5 1 0 90 50 10
McGill University 6 1 5 0 24113  2
Ottawa College 6 1 5 0    2
MANITOBA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Winnipeg St. John’s College Rugby Club 4 3 1 0 44 23  6
Winnipeg Rowing Club 4 1 3 0 23 44  2
ALBERTA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Calgary Tigers 3 2 1 0 56 36  4
Calgary YMCA 3 2 1 0 70 34  4
Hillhurst Hornets2 0 2 0 14 70  0
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}
EASTERN PLAYOFFS
Hamilton Tigers11Ottawa Rough Riders 9
 EASTERN & WESTERN FINALS   
Hamilton Tigers31Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 8
Edmonton EsquimauxdefeatedCalgary Tigers 34-3
CANADIAN RUGBY UNION SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Hamilton Tigers 21 University of Toronto 17
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}

* two games, total points series

1909 CANADIAN RUGBY UNION      

INTERPROVINCIAL RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Hamilton Tigers 6 5 1 0111 22 10
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 5 1 0 76 71 10
Toronto Argonauts 6 1 5 0 54 93  2
Montréal Amateur Athletic Association 6 1 5 0 36 91  2
ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 4 3 1 0103 20  6
Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 4 3 1 0 51 41  6
Peterborough 4 0 4 0 19112  0
CANADIAN INTERCOLLEGIATE UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
University of Toronto* 6 5 1 0159 28 10
McGill University 6 3 3 0    6
Queen’s University 6 3 3 0 84 63  6
Ottawa College 6 1 5 0    2
MANITOBA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Winnipeg St. John’s College Rugby Club 4 3 1 0 38 29  6
Winnipeg Rowing Club 4 1 3 0 29 38  2
ALBERTA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Calgary Tigers 2 2 0 0 35  5  4
Calgary YMCA 2 1 1 0 17 29  2
Hillhurst Hornets 2 0 2 0  5 23  0
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}


EASTERN PLAYOFF
Ottawa Rough Riders14Hamilton Tigers8
 EASTERN SEMI-FINALS   
University of Toronto 31Ottawa Rough Riders 7
Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 8Toronto Athletic Club3
WESTERN FINAL
Calgary TigersdefeatedEdmonton Esquimaux49-7 *
GREY CUP – Rosedale Field, Toronto 
University of Toronto26Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club6
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}

* two games, total points series

1910 CANADIAN RUGBY UNION

INTERPROVINCIAL RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Hamilton Tigers 6 4 2 0 76 43  8
Toronto Argonauts 6 3 3 0 68 92  6
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 3 3 0 70 66  6
Montréal Amateur Athletic Association 6 2 4 0 74 87  4
ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 6 5 1 0 56 39 10
Dundas 6 4 2 0104 58  8
St. Michael’s College 6 3 3 0 78 75  6
Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 6 0 6 0 25 91  0
CANADIAN INTERCOLLEGIATE UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
University of Toronto* 6 6 0 0114 30 12
McGill University 6 3 3 0 70 40  6
Queen’s University 6 3 3 0 68 56  6
Ottawa College 6 0 6 0 18144  0
MANITOBA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Winnipeg Rowing Club 5 4 1 0 74 42  8
Winnipeg St. John’s College Rugby Club 5 1 4 0 42 74  2
SASKATCHEWAN RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Moose Jaw 4 4 0 0 74 18  8
Regina Rugby Club 4 0 4 0 18 74  0
ALBERTA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Calgary Tigers 3 2 0 1 29 21  5
Calgary YMCA3 0 2 1 21 20  1
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}
Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club defaulted 3 games

PLAYOFFS

EASTERN & WESTERN FINALS
University of Toronto22Toronto Amateur Athletic Club3
Calgary Tigers20Edmonton Eskimos7
GREY CUP –  Hamilton Cricket Grounds, Hamilton 
University of Toronto16Hamilton7
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}

1911 CANADIAN RUGBY UNION

INTERPROVINCIAL RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Toronto Argonauts 6 5 1 0 56 31 10
Hamilton Tigers 6 3 3 0 83 57  6
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 3 3 0 61 83  6
Montréal Amateur Athletic Association 6 1 5 0 49 78  2
ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Hamilton Alerts 5 5 0 0129 34 10
Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 5 3 2 0102 38  6
St. Michael’s College 52 3 0 39112  4
Dundas 5 0 5 0 28114  0
CANADIAN INTERCOLLEGIATE UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
University of Toronto* 6 5 1 0128 67 10
Ottawa College 6 4 2 0 85 93  8
McGill University 6 3 3 0111103  6
Queen’s University 6 0 6 0 59120  0
WESTERN CANADA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION       
MANITOBA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Winnipeg Rowing Club5 3 2 0    6
Winnipeg St. John’s College Rugby Club 5 2 3 0    4
SASKATCHEWAN RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Regina Rugby Club 4 3 1 0 65 27  6
Moose Jaw 4 3 1 0 61 38  6
Saskatoon 4 0 4 0 14 66  0
ALBERTA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Calgary Tigers6 5 0 1   10
Edmonton Eskimos 6 4 1 1    9
Edmonton YMCA 5 1 4 0    2
Calgary Rough Riders 5 0 5 0    0
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}
WESTER PLAYOFFS   
Calgary Tigers 14Edmonton Eskimos 0
 WESTERN SEMI-FINALS   
Regina Rugby Club21Moose Jaw11
Calgary Tigers13Winnipeg Rowing Club 6
 EASTERN & WESTERN FINALS   
Toronto Argonauts 9Hamilton Alerts 2 
Calgary TigersdefeatedRegina Rugby Clubby default
GREY CUP – Varsity Stadium, Toronto 
University of Toronto 14Toronto Argonauts7
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}

1912 CANADIAN RUGBY UNION

INTERPROVINCIAL RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Toronto Argonauts 6 5 1 0 78 56 10
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 4 2 0 77 65  8
Hamilton Tigers 6 3 3 0 90 66  6
Montréal Amateur Athletic Association 6 0 6 0 54112  0
ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Hamilton Alerts* 4 3 1 0 82 23  6
Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 3 1 2 0 34 27  2
Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 3 1 2 0 17 83  2
CANADIAN INTERCOLLEGIATE UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
McGill University 4 3 1 0 70 41  6
University of Toronto 4 3 1 0 59 55  6
Queen’s University 4 0 4 0 22 55  0
WESTERN CANADA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION       
MANITOBA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Winnipeg Rowing Club 5 3 1 1    7
Winnipeg St. John’s College Rugby Club5 1 3 1    3
SASKATCHEWAN RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Regina Rugby Club 3 2 1 0 34 31  6
Moose Jaw Tigers 2 1 1 0 21 17  4
Saskatoon Braves 3 1 2 0 30 37  2
ALBERTA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Calgary Tigers 4 3 1 0 74 18  6
Edmonton Eskimos 4 3 1 0 54 20  6
Edmonton YMCA 4 0 4 0  3 93  0
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}
EASTERN & WESTERN PLAYOFFS   
Winnipeg Rowing Club 4Calgary Tigers 3
McGill University14University of Toronto3
 EASTERN & WESTERN FINALS   
Toronto Argonauts 22University of Toronto16
Regina Rugby Club5Winnipeg Rowing Club 0
GREY CUP – Hamilton Cricket Grounds, Hamilton 
Hamilton Alerts11Toronto Argonauts4
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}

1913 CANADIAN RUGBY UNION

INTERPROVINCIAL RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Hamilton Tigers* 6 5 1 0143 37 10
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 4 2 0 84 87  8
Toronto Argonauts 6 3 3 0101 87  6
Montréal Amateur Athletic Association 6 0 6 0 27144  0
ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 4 3 1 0 90 42  6
Toronto Rowing & Athletic Association 4 3 1 0 87 42  6
Hamilton Rowing Club 4 0 4 0 18106  0
CANADIAN INTERCOLLEGIATE UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
McGill University 6 5 1 0   10
University of Toronto 6 3 3 0    6
Queen’s University 6 2 4 0 46121  4
Royal Military College 6 2 4 0    4
WESTERN CANADA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION       
MANITOBA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Winnipeg Tigers 4 2 2 0    4
Winnipeg St. John’s College Rugby Club 4 2 2 0 32 51  4
Winnipeg Rowing Club 4 2 2 0    4
SASKATCHEWAN RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Regina Rugby Club 4 4 0 0 54 12  8
Moose Jaw Tigers 4 1 3 0 24 59  2
Saskatoon Quakers 4 1 3 0 42 49  2
ALBERTA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Edmonton Eskimos 4 3 1 0 74 28  6
Calgary Tigers 4 3 1 0 42 24  4
University of Alberta 4 0 4 0  5 69  2
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}
WESTERN PLAYOFFS   
Winnipeg St. John’s College Rugby Club23Winnipeg Tigers 8
Edmonton Eskimos10Calgary Tigers 7
 WESTERN SEMI-FINALS   
Winnipeg Rowing Club13Winnipeg St. John’s College Rugby Club2
Regina Rugby Club 19Edmonton Eskimos 7
 EASTERN & WESTERN FINALS   
Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 8Toronto Rowing & Athletic Association3
Regina Rugby Club29Winnipeg Rowing Club0
GREY CUP – Hamilton Cricket Grounds, Hamilton 
Hamilton Tigers44Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 2
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}

1914 CANADIAN RUGBY UNION

INTERPROVINCIAL RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Hamilton Tigers 6 5 1 0105 34 10
Toronto Argonauts* 6 5 1 0145 47 10
Montréal Amateur Athletic Association 6 2 4 0 62108  4
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 0 6 0 39162  0
ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Hamilton Rowing Club 4 3 1 0 57 28  6
Toronto Rowing & Athletic Association 4 2 2 0 63 41  4
Ottawa St. Patrick College 4 1 3 0 26 77  2
CANADIAN INTERCOLLEGIATE UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
University of Toronto4 3 1 0 59 53  6
McGill University4 3 1 0 79 29  6
Queen’s University 4 0 4 0 37 93  0
WESTERN CANADA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION       
SASKATCHEWAN RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION       
NORTH DIVISIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
University of Saskatchewan2 2 0 0 22 10  4
Saskatoon 2 0 2 0 10 22  0
SOUTH DIVISIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Regina Rugby Club 4 4 0 0 70 22  8
Moose Jaw 4 0 4 0 22 70  0
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}
EASTERN PLAYOFFS   
Toronto Argonauts 9Hamilton Tigers 9*
Toronto Argonauts 11Hamilton Tigers 4
WESTERN PLAYOFFS
Regina Rugby Club 31University of Saskatchewan 0
University of AlbertadefeatedEdmonton Civics2 games to 1
 EASTERN SEMI-FINALS   
Toronto Argonauts 16Hamilton Rowing Club 14
University of Toronto 17McGill University13
WESTERN SEMI-FINALS
Regina Rugby Club 20Winnipeg Rowing Club12
University of Albertadefeated Calgary Tigers20-15
GREY CUP – Varsity Stadium, Toronto 
Toronto Argonauts14University of Toronto2
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}

*(game called on account of darkness)

** two games, total points series

1915 CANADIAN RUGBY UNION

INTERPROVINCIAL RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Hamilton Tigers* 6 6 0 0125 23 12
Toronto Argonauts 6 4 2 0 88 64  8
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 2 4 0 69 69  4
Montréal Amateur Athletic Association 6 0 6 0 10136  0
ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Toronto Rowing & Athletic Association 4 2 2 0 38 62  4
Hamilton Rowing Club 4 2 2 0 62 38  4
WESTERN CANADA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION       
SASKATCHEWAN RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Regina Rugby Club 4 4 0 0 82  8  8
Moose Jaw 4 0 4 0  8 82  0
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}
PLAYOFFS   
Calgary Canucks8Calgary Army 6
University of Alberta 24Edmonton Army 7
 WESTERN SEMI-FINAL   
Calgary Canucks18University of Alberta12
WESTERN FINAL    
Regina Rugby Club17Calgary Canucks 1
 EASTERN FINAL   
Toronto Rowing & Athletic Associationdefeated Hamilton Rowing Club38-22*
GREY CUP –  Varsity Stadium, Toronto 
Hamilton Tigers 13Toronto Rowing & Athletic Association7
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of sources}

* two games, total points series

Report

The Canadian Rugby Union (Canadian Football) entered a new era with the establishment of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union in 1907 comprising Toronto Argonauts, Montréal Amateur Athletic Association, Hamilton Tigers and Ottawa Rough Riders, who are all still members of the Canadian Football League in some form or other. That year Montréal Amateur Athletic Association defeated Petrborough for the Canadian Rugby Union Senior Championship 75-10. Western Divisions, of which there was only Manitoba RFU in the CRU did not compete for the Senior Championship.

In 1908 Alberta Rugby Football Union joined the CRU and Hamilton Tigers won the Senior Championship 21-17 against Toronto Argonauts. 1909 brought more significant change with the first Grey Cup competed for after the awarding of the trophy by Earl Grey. University of Toronto defeated Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 26-6. UT again won in 1910 defeating Hamilton 16-7 and again in 1911, 14-7 over Toronto Argonauts. Hamilton Alerts ended this run in 1912 with an 11-4 victory over Toronto Argonauts. Hamilton Tigers kept the Grey Cup in Hamilton in 1913 with a 44-2 defeat of Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club. In 1914 Ottawa St. Patrick’s College joined the Ontario RFU, posting a 1-3 record. Saskathcewan Rugby Football Union also joined the CRU that year and Toronto Argonauts won their first Grey Cup with a 14-2 defeat of the University of Toronto. In 1915 Football was much scaled back due to WWI and the Hamilton Tigers won the Grey Cup with a win over Toronto Rowing & Athletic Association (13-7). There wasno Grey Cup in 1916.

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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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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