1907 in Canadian football

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1907 in Canadian football
Playoffs
IRFU Champions Montreal
ORFU Champions Peterboro
CIRFU Champions McGill
1907 Dominion Championship
DateNovember 30, 1907
Site McGill University, Montreal
Champions Montreal Football Club
  1906 Canadian Football Seasons 1908  

The 1907 Canadian football season was the 16th season of organized play since the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) was founded in 1892 and the 25th season since the creation of the Ontario Rugby Football Union (ORFU) and the Quebec Rugby Football Union (QRFU) in 1883. [1] This year also marked the first for the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, which is a predecessor of the modern day's CFL East Division. The season concluded with the Montreal Football Club defeating Peterboro in the 1907 Dominion Championship game. [2] [3]

Contents

Canadian Football News in 1907

The Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (also referred to as the Big Four) grew out of an amalgamation between the Hamilton Tigers and the Toronto Argonauts of the ORFU and the Ottawa Rough Riders and the Montreal Foot Ball Club of the QRFU on September 13. As a result of Ottawa and Montreal leaving, the QRFU withdrew from senior competition. The Ottawa entry was the result of the amalgamation of the Ottawa St. Pats and Rough Riders.

Montreal won the Big Four's first game, 17–8 over Toronto and later became the league's first championship team.

The CRU adopted the intercollegiate rule of one yard between opposing lines and stated that the lines could not move until the ball was put into play by the Scrimmage. Teams had to gain 10 yards in three downs; a Try was five points; a Goal from a Try was one point; a Goal from the Field was four points; a Free Kick was three points and a Penalty Kick was worth two points. The ORFU adopted the CRU rules.

Calgary City Rugby Football Club played its first game on October 31 and defeated the Strathcona Rugby Football Club 15–0 at Calgary. The Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club was formed on April 10 and adopted the uniform colors of black with yellow facings. Edmonton played its first game on November 9 and defeated the Calgary City Rugby Football Club 23–5 at the Edmonton Exhibition Grounds.

The Saskatchewan Rugby Football League was formed.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

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

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union [4]
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Montreal Football Club 6510853310
Hamilton Tigers 642071508
Ottawa Rough Riders 6240781024
Toronto Argonauts 6150631122
Ontario Rugby Football Union [5]
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
ORFU West
Toronto Victorias211032602
Peterboro 211060322
ORFU East
Montreal Westmounts22003764
Kingston Granites 20206370
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union [5]
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Ottawa 641171749
Toronto 633070586
Queen's 623153765
McGill 624075614

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Manitoba Rugby Football Union
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Winnipeg Rowing Club 431055216
St.John's Rugby Football Club 413021552
Saskatchewan Rugby Football League
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Moose Jaw Tigers421138215
Regina Civil Service422023324
Regina City Football Club412128363

League champions

Football UnionLeague Champion
IRFU Montreal Football Club
CIRFU Ottawa College
ORFU Peterboro
MRFU Winnipeg Rowing Club
SRFL Moose Jaw Tigers
ARFL Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club

Playoffs

Alberta Rugby Football League Playoffs

DateAwayHome
ARFL Playoffs Game
October 31Strathcona 0 Calgary Rugby Foot-ball Club 15
DateAwayHome
ARFL Finals Games 1 & 2
November 9 Calgary Rugby Foot-ball Club 5 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 26
November 16 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 10 Calgary Rugby Foot-ball Club 5

ORFU West Final

AwayHome
Peterboro 15Toronto Victorias 6

ORFU Final

AwayHome
Peterboro 25Montreal Westmounts 4

Dominion Championship

November 30

1907 Dominion Championship Game: McGill University - Montreal, Quebec

Montreal 71 Peterboro 10
Montreal Football Club are the 1907 Dominion Champions [2]

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