1905 in Canadian football

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1905 in Canadian football
Playoffs
ORFU Champions Hamilton Tigers
QRFU Champions Ottawa Rough Riders
CIRFU Champions Toronto Varsity
1905 Dominion Championship
DateNovember 25, 1905
Site Rosedale Field, Toronto
ChampionsToronto Varsity
  1904 Canadian Football Seasons 1906  

The 1905 Canadian football season was the 14th season of organized play since the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) was founded in 1892 and the 23rd season since the creation of the Ontario Rugby Football Union (ORFU) and the Quebec Rugby Football Union (QRFU) in 1883. The season concluded with the Toronto University team defeating the Ottawa Rough Riders in the 1905 Dominion Championship game. [1] [2]

Contents

Canadian football news in 1905

The Intercollegiate and Quebec Unions refused the Burnside Rules. For championship games, the CRU ruled the teams would use QRFU rules for the first half and the intercollegiate rules for the second half. [3]

QRFU moved to four 15-minute quarters; Tries worth five points and Goals from Tries worth one point. CIRFU adopted 10-yard rule for three downs and the ORFU gave captains the option of playing four 15-minute quarters. Goals from the Field were increased to three points and the Fair Catch rule was replaced by a three-yard Punt Return rule.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Ontario Rugby Football Union [4]
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Hamilton Tigers 66002482312
Toronto Argonauts 642067748
Toronto Victorias6240111274
London Kickers606061080
Quebec Rugby Football Union [5]
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Ottawa Rough Riders 66001263612
Montreal Football Club 642087508
Montreal Westmounts615055982
St. Patrick's College6150401242
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union [4]
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Toronto 6600634312
McGill 622291716
Ottawa 614168983
Queen's 6141751053

Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Manitoba Rugby Football Union
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Winnipeg Rowing Club33007676
Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 321028234
Winnipeg Shamrocks202014410
St.John's Rugby Football Club 20203500

League Champions

Football UnionLeague Champion
CIRFU University of Toronto
ORFU Hamilton Tigers
QRFU Ottawa Rough Riders
MRFU Winnipeg Rowing Club

Playoffs

Dominion Championship

November 25

1905 Dominion Championship Game: Rosedale Field - Toronto, Ontario

Ottawa Rough Riders 9 Toronto Varsity 11
Toronto Varsity are the 1905 Dominion Champions [3]

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References

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  2. 1 2 Sproule, Robert. "The Ontario Rugby Football Union" (PDF). Pro Football Researchers. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  3. 1 2 "Beat Rough Riders". The Montreal Gazette. November 27, 1905. p. 2 of 16. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  4. 1 2 "CFLapedia - the online Canadian Football League Encyclopedia".
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