Rugby football has a long history in Canada going back to its beginning manifestation in the 1860′s. Presentation of the diversion and its punctual development is usually credited to outsiders, parts of the regimental guards, and to the Royal Navy in Halifax, NS and Esquimalt, BC. Granted that rugby has thrived on both Canadian coasts, a large number of the amusements’ firsts have happened in Ontario and Quebec. The leading round of rugby recorded in Canada happened in Montreal near mounted guns men in 1864. That same year, Trinity College in Toronto, printed the first set of tenets for the sport of rugby in Canada.
It was six years after the fact, in 1874 when the first North American universal diversion happened in Cambridge. Ontario and Quebec played the first interprovincial match in Canada. Websites like Vancouver’s Rogues Rugby (www.roguesrugby.ca) can provide much more information on Rogue Rugby team.
The predominant diversion in British Columbia was played in 1876, between parts of the Royal Navy and the area compels on Vancouver Island. It was a different ten years after the diversion was played on the territory and in 1889; the British Columbia Rugby Union was shaped. It included Vancouver Rogues (also known as “Rogues RFC” or “Rogues Rugby Football Club”).
On the East Coast, the diversion started with the development of the Halifax Football Club in 1870. Numerous clubs were shaped in the 1880′s and in 1890; the Maritime Provinces Rugby Union was shaped.
In 1892, the Manitoba Rugby Football Union was shaped. Alberta and Saskatchewan appropriated the amusement because of the North West Mounted Police in the 1890′s. roguesrugby.ca is solely purposed on rugby in Canada.
Crosswise over Canada, there was a concise pre-war resurgence of rugby, yet that was soon broken down with the appearance of war. From 1914 to 1919, just in British Columbia and Nova Scotia, were there sufficient amounts of groups to mastermind matches on a semi-normal groundwork. Somewhere else, most rugby was disbanded in favour of a more purposeful war enterprise. There is proof to back a dynamic undertaking to keep rugby full of vibrancy throughout the war years, to assist keep confidence up around servicemen and regular folks.
After World War I, there was a stamped build in rugby crosswise over Canada, as reverting servicemen rejoined their old clubs. The development of the Rugby Union of Canada occurred in 1929 and this was accompanied by a tour of Japan by a Canadian delegates side in 1932.
Throughout World War II, Rugby investment accompanied a comparative example all over Canada. It was played on a constrained premise as most rugby players ended up being excessively included with the war venture to keep playing the amusement. The diversions that were played, for the most part included parts of the Commonwealth Forces.
Since its lower beginnings, the sport of rugby has combated various major obligations in its growth. Canada is favoured with a cruel atmosphere, a colossal land size, and a moderately level populace. Since 1945, Provincial Rugby Unions have encountered stamped development and the Rugby Union of Canada, which worked for ten years before 1939, was improved in 1965. The present managerial figure, the Canadian Rugby Union, known as Rugby Canada, was fused in 1974.
For more details on Rogues RFC, see our archives or search online for “Rogues Rugby Football Club”.
Q: Am I too small to play rugby?We’re not going to lie to you, rugby is a physical game. Size does play a factor, but not as much as you would think. There are 15 positions on the field that require 15 different body types. Rather than thinking in terms of tall or short, stocky or slim, think “solid”. It doesn’t matter what size you are as long as you can play solidly and stay on your feet – and that has more to do with power and technique than body composition.
Q: What kind of shape do I have to be in to play?You’ll run on average 4km/game. There isn’t a single position where you can get away with being out of shape. Being fit also plays a HUGE part in helping you to remain injury-free. Don’t worry if it’s been a while though, joining the team is the best way to get back into shape.
Q: I’ve never played before… is that a problem?Nope! One of the goals of the club is to target novice players. That includes beginners. We specifically structure practices so that anyone can join at any point during the season. At different times during the year, we also run special “boot camp” programs and video training for new players to help get them up to speed quickly. We’ve also designed strength and conditioning programs for our players, and we run regular fitness tests to make sure everyone is fit to play.
Q: What equipment do I need?A good rugby jersey (not one of those trendier-than-thou versions from Abercrombie & Fitch) or sweatshirt for cold weather, shorts, cleats (called rugby boots), and a mouth-guard.
Q: How old are your players?The age range at our club is pretty much the same as other clubs that play at our level. We have 36 players at the moment ranging in age from 19 to 40. The average age is about 26 years old.
Q: What makes this team different from other teams?Not much, really. The only real difference is our focus. Many teams in town concentrate their efforts on recruiting the best players and the best coaches to represent their club at the elite level. While we can’t say that we don’t have plans to field the best team in the league one day, no matter what level we play at, the Rogues will always put two things at the top of the agenda: (1) providing a top-quality development program for novice players, and (2) providing a club environment that encourages participation by players of diverse backgrounds (see Who We Are).
Q: What if I don’t fall into one of the “under-represented” categories… does that mean I’m not welcome to play for the Rogues?Not at all. Being committed to encouraging diversity in our club is just one of the things we do. We don’t give any special preference or differential treatment to anyone on the pitch or in the clubhouse. Success on the team is wholly dependent on the dedication, skill, and talent of each individual player. And none of that has anything to do with colour, ethnicity, or sexual preference (that’s the whole point, right?). We believe that the pursuit of our goal of involving under-represented groups shouldn’t exclude or marginalize players that fall within the more traditional “rugby demographic”.
Q: Do you have a women’s team?We don’t have a women’s team right now, unfortunately. It’s a very high priority for us, but being a new club, we have limited resources – both volunteer and funding-wise. Our goal is to garner enough interest to launch a women’s side no later than the 2004/5 season, though. If you or anyone you know is interested in helping us develop a women’s program, please contact us.
Q: What about a junior men’s team? This summer we’ve received a huge amount of interest in starting teams for both junior men and junior women. If you’re interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How competitive are you? What sort of time commitment is required?We’re not a house league. We play competitively in the Vancouver Rugby Union single-club division. That means we have games from 11 – 2PM most Saturdays between the middle of September and end of November, and between February and April. We practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 – 9PM during the season.