1896 in Canadian football

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Canadian Football News in 1896[edit]

In the MRFU, the fall session saw the Winnipeg Football Club (Winnipegs) and the St.John's Rugby Football Club (St.John's) compete; in the spring session of the season, the Royal Canadian Dragoons were added to the competition. The Winnipegs and the St.John's played a final league game to determine the regular season champion, the St.John's received a bye to the MRFU playoff finals while the Winnipegs played the Dragoons in the MRFU playoff semi-final.

Final regular season standings[edit]

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

Quebec Rugby Football Union[1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa College 4 4 0 0 81 14 8
Ottawa City Football Club 4 2 2 0 40 59 4
Montreal Football Club 4 2 2 0 47 25 4
McGill University 4 2 2 0 80 44 4
Britannia Football Club 4 0 4 0 22 128 0
Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
St.John's Rugby Football Club 3 2 1 0 34 23 4
Winnipeg Football Club 3 1 2 0 23 34 0
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

League Champions[edit]

Football Union League Champion
ORFU University of Toronto
QRFU Ottawa College
MRFU St.John's College
Northwest Championship Winnipeg Football Club

Playoffs[edit]

[2]

MRFU Playoffs[edit]

MRFU Semi-Final & Final
Winnipeg Football Club 25 Royal Canadian Dragoons 0
St.John's Rugby Football Club 7 Winnipeg Football Club 6
Royal Canadian Dragoons were a late entry to the MRFU

ORFU Semi Finals[edit]

ORFU Semi-Final 1
University of Toronto 18 Queen's University 16
University of Toronto 13 Queen's University 1
University of University Toronto advances to the 1896 ORFU Final
ORFU Dominion Semi-Final 2
Royal Military College 13 Toronto AC Lornes 6
Royal Military College 1 Toronto AC Lornes 42
Toronto AC Lornes advance to the 1896 ORFU Final

ORFU Final[edit]

ORFU Final
University of Toronto 43 Toronto AC Lornes 6
University of Toronto 18 Toronto AC Lornes 16
University of Toronto advance to the 1896 Dominion Championship

Dominion Championship[edit]

November 21

1896 Dominion Championship Game: Rosedale Field, Toronto, Ontario

Ottawa College 12 University of Toronto 8
Ottawa College are the 1896 Dominion Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  2. ^ "1896 season".