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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 2019. Our 1st and 2nd XV both play in the Quebec Rugby Federation, in the Super League. The teams have finished in the top 3 standings over the last 3-4 seasons.

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. In 2018, due to conflicts with the LPR playoffs we did not participate in the 2018 McCormick Cup matches.

Our 3rd XV will be playing in the EORU Division I league, and will provide some great social and competitive 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 added U15 Girls, and in 2019 we will be fielding U13, U15 and U17 grils teams in EORU leagues.

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 2018, the Blues boasted the LARGEST minor and Junior program in ALL OF Ottawa! Well done!

Our U13s boasted 2 sides with only 2 losses the entire season.

2019 Rugby Season

In 2019, Rugby Canada, and all the provincial unions, will be remaining with the odd Age group classifications.

  • Rookie Rugby: U7, U9 and U11 flag rugby (co-ed)
  • Minor Rugby (Intro to contact): U11 boys and girls
  • Junior Boys Rugby: U13, U15, U17 and U19
  • Junior Girls Rugby: U13, U15 and U17