1904 in Canadian football

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Canadian Football News in 1904[edit]

The value of a Try (touchdown) was increased to five points and Goals from a Try was reduced to one point in the ORFU. The QRFU adopted a rule by Tom (King) Clancy of Ottawa that a team must make five yards on its third scrimmage to keep possession of the ball.

Regular season[edit]

Final regular season standings[edit]

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
First District
Peterborough Pets 4 2 2 0 61 57 4
Toronto Torontos 4 2 2 0 88 60 4
Toronto Argonauts 4 2 2 0 38 70 4
Second District
Hamilton Tigers 4 4 0 0 208 21 8
London Kickers 4 2 2 0 41 110 4
Toronto Victorias 4 0 4 0 26 140 0
Quebec Rugby Football Union[2]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
University of Ottawa 6 5 1 0 74 32 10
Montreal Football Club 6 4 2 0 61 54 8
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 3 3 0 91 63 6
Montreal Westmounts 6 0 6 0 36 113 0
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union[1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Queen's University 4 3 1 0 72 32 3
McGill Redmen 4 3 1 0 46 32 6
Varsity Blues 4 0 4 0 26 80 0

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Rowing Club 4 3 1 0 55 34 6
St.John's Rugby Football Club 4 3 1 0 43 20 6
Winnipeg Football Club 4 0 4 0 23 67 0

League Champions[edit]

Football Union League Champion
CIRFU Queen's University
ORFU Hamilton Tigers
QRFU Ottawa College
MRFU Winnipeg Rowing Club

Playoffs[edit]

MRFU Tie-Breaker[edit]

Away Home
Winnipeg Rowing Club 20 St.John's Rugby Football Club 8
  • Winnipeg Rowing Club wins the MRFU championship


ORFU First District Semi-Final[edit]

Away Home
Toronto Argonauts 6 Toronto Torontos 14
  • Toronto Torontos advance to the ORFU First District Final.

ORFU First District Final[edit]

Away Home
Toronto Torontos 21 Peterborough Pets 7
  • Toronto advances to the ORFU Final.

ORFU Final - Game 1[edit]

Away Home
Hamilton Tigers 32 Toronto Torontos 0

ORFU Final - Game 2[edit]

Away Home
Toronto Torontos 15 Hamilton Tigers 43
  • Hamilton wins the ORFU Final.

CIRFU Final[edit]

Away Home
McGill Redmen 0 Queen's University 6
  • Queen's wins the CIRFU Final.

Dominion Championship[edit]

  • No Dominion Final was played this year due to a rules dispute.

References[edit]

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1903 in Canadian football
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1905 in Canadian football