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Regina Rugby Club was formed on September 13 at the Regina City Hall and adopted the colors of old gold and purple. On September 22 the Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union was organized in the Flanagan Hotel at Saskatoon. SRFU adopted the CRU rules. Regina played Moose Jaw Tigers in its first game on October 1 at the Moose Jaw Baseball Grounds. The Tigers won 16-6. Edmonton changed its name to the Eskimos.


Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta Unions formed the Western Canada Rugby Football Union on October 21. Regina RC changed its colors to blue and white. Winnipeg realtor Hugo Ross donated the championship trophy bearing his name; he subsequently drowned in the sinking of the S.S. Titanic in April, 1912. Calgary Tigers won the Western Championship and challenged for the Grey Cup, but the CRU would not accept the challenge because the WCRFU was not a full member of the CRU. University of Toronto defeated the Argonauts 14-7 on November 25 to win its third consecutive Grey Cup championship.


Regina Rugby Club adopted the colors of the Canadian contingent in the Spanish-American War - red and black Hamilton Alerts were suspended by the ORFU on November 23 for flaunting the authority of the Union. Toronto Rowing and Athletic Club had protested a penalty call which had resulted in a victory for the Alerts. The ORFU ordered the game be re-played on the 23rd, but the Alerts refused to field a full team. The Alerts lost to Toronto 39-7 while the main squad lost a regularly scheduled match in Hamilton to the Tigers 12-8. The Alerts went on to defeat the Toronto Argonauts 11-4 in the Grey Cup game. Many of the players joined the Tigers of IRFU the following season.


Hamilton Tigers played four exhibition matches in Western Canada defeating Winnipeg 26-1, Regina 26-4, Moose Jaw 25-1 and Calgary 19-2. This is the first documented East-West series of games. On September 6 the Hamilton Alerts applied for reinstatement. In the ORFU under the name of the East Hamilton Athletic Association, but the request was denied. The Hamilton Rowing Club, however, was accepted.


The remnants of the Hamilton Alerts operated separately from any Union for several seasons before fading from the scene. The CRU appointed Head Linesmen and the CIRFU adopted a three-yard Interference rule IRFU adopted a Residence Rule.


No games because of the First World War.


No playoff games because of a rules dispute with the CRU in the West, lack of interest in the East and student studies to the Intercollegiate Union which were deemed more important.

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