Blues History

Formed after the end of the 1971 season, the Bytown Blues Rugby Football Club have been representing the rugby community proudly over the past 42 years, on and off the pitch. The 2013 season will be no different. With three senior men’s squads and a full junior program, the Blues have a full summer schedule and a place for any and all of those that are interested.

Senior Men

The Blues will be fielding 3 senior men’s team in 2018. Our 1st and 2nd XV both play in the Quebec Rugby Federation, in the Super League. The team has successfully defended its Super League title, with a perfect undefeated season (10-0) in 2017.

The senior men have participated in its 3rd McCormick Cup season in the fall. In 2017 the club made it to the semi-finals of the consolation round, with a narrow, last minute loss to Oakville Crusaders.

Our 3rd XV will be playing in the EORU Division I league, and will provide some great social and competetive rugby.

Junior Program

The Blues Junior program is an established and successful program, its strength is due to the dedication of the coaches, managers and players within the club.

We have represented EORU at the provincial championships for the last 10 years, repeatedly. As well, the club has placed dozens of players a year on the regional, provincial and national team levels, at all ages.

In 2018, we will look to startup the Blues women’s Junior program; with U13, U15 and hopefully, U17 teams.

Minor Program

The Blues started the minor (flag) program in 2016; with 18 players. With the successful introduction of Try Rugby sessions last winter, the Rookie Rugby program has grown significantly to over 47 players at U6, U8 and U10, for both boys and girls.

In 2017, the Blues boasted the LARGEST minor program in ALL OF EASTERN ONTARIO RUGBY! Well done!

Our U12s boasted 4 sides with an undefeated season by all four at the festivals.

2018 Rugby Season

In 2018, Rugby Canada, and all the provincial unions, will be moving to the odd Age group classifications.

  • Rookie Rugby: U7, U9 and U11 flag rugby
  • Minor Rugby (contact): U11 introduction to contact
  • Junior Rugby: U13, U15, U17 and U19 (most likely with the men)

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