1905 in Canadian football

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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.

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[1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tigers 6 6 0 0 248 23 12
Toronto Argonauts 6 4 2 0 67 74 8
Toronto Victorias 6 2 4 0 11 127 4
London Kickers 6 0 6 0 6 108 0
Quebec Rugby Football Union[2]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 6 0 0 126 36 12
Montreal Football Club 6 4 2 0 87 50 8
Montreal Westmounts 6 1 5 0 55 98 2
St. Patrick's College 6 1 5 0 40 124 2
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union[1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Varsity Blues 6 6 0 0 63 43 12
McGill Redmen 6 2 2 2 91 71 6
University of Ottawa 6 1 4 1 68 98 3
Queen's University 6 1 4 1 75 105 3

Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Rowing Club 3 3 0 0 76 7 6
Winnipeg Football Club 3 2 1 0 28 23 4
St.John's Rugby Football Club 2 0 2 0 3 50 0
Winnipeg Shamrocks 2 0 2 0 14 41 0

League Champions

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

Playoffs

  • The ORFU champion Hamilton Tigers refused to play in Ottawa for the Dominion Semi-Final, so they were banned from the final by the CRU.

Dominion Championship

November 25

1905 Dominion Championship Game: Rosedale Field - Toronto, Ontario

Ottawa Rough Riders 9 Toronto Varsity Blues 11
Toronto Varsity Blues are the 1905 Dominion Champions

References

  1. ^ a b http://www.cflapedia.com/
  2. ^ http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Coffin_Corner/24-01-919.pdf
Preceded by
1904 in Canadian football
Canadian football seasons Succeeded by
1906 in Canadian football


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