The Eastern Rugby Football Union

ERFU Seasons

ERFU Database Stats

  • 17 Games
    • 1 Exhibition
    • 0 Pre-Season
    • 12 Regular Season
    • 3 Playoff
    • 1 Grey Cups
  • 0 Players

Best and Worst Regular Season Records

Eastern Rugby Football Union Best Seasons
Team Year(s) GP W L T PCT
1 Toronto 1941 6 5 1 0 0.833
Ottawa 1941 6 5 1 0 0.833
3 Toronto Balmy Beach 1941 6 2 4 0 0.333
4 Montreal 1941 6 0 6 0 0.000
Eastern Rugby Football Union Worst Seasons
Team Year(s) GP W L T PCT
1 Montreal 1941 6 0 6 0 0.000
2 Toronto Balmy Beach 1941 6 2 4 0 0.333
3 Toronto 1941 6 5 1 0 0.833
Ottawa 1941 6 5 1 0 0.833

Record Streaks for the ERFU Regular Season

Winning Streak
Overall
  • 4 games – Ottawa Rough Riders
    (Oct. 11, 1941 — Nov. 1, 1941)
  • 4 games – Toronto Argonauts
    (Sept. 27, 1941 — Oct. 18, 1941)
Home
  • 3 games – Toronto Argonauts
    (Oct. 4, 1941 — Nov. 1, 1941)
  • 3 games – Ottawa Rough Riders
    (Sept. 27, 1941 — Oct. 25, 1941)
Visitor
  • 2 games – Ottawa Rough Riders
    (Oct. 18, 1941 — Nov. 1, 1941)
  • 2 games – Toronto Argonauts
    (Sept. 27, 1941 — Oct. 18, 1941)
Unbeaten Streak
Overall
  • 4 games – Ottawa Rough Riders
    (Oct. 11, 1941 — Nov. 1, 1941)
  • 4 games – Toronto Argonauts
    (Sept. 27, 1941 — Oct. 18, 1941)
Home
  • 3 games – Toronto Argonauts
    (Oct. 4, 1941 — Nov. 1, 1941)
  • 3 games – Ottawa Rough Riders
    (Sept. 27, 1941 — Oct. 25, 1941)
Visitor
  • 2 games – Ottawa Rough Riders
    (Oct. 18, 1941 — Nov. 1, 1941)
  • 2 games – Toronto Argonauts
    (Sept. 27, 1941 — Oct. 18, 1941)
Losing Streak
Overall
  • 6 games – Montreal Bulldogs
    (Sept. 27, 1941 — Nov. 1, 1941)
  • 2 games – Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
    (Oct. 11, 1941 — Oct. 18, 1941)
Home
  • 3 games – Montreal Bulldogs
    (Oct. 4, 1941 — Nov. 1, 1941)
  • 2 games – Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
    (Sept. 27, 1941 — Oct. 18, 1941)
Visitor
  • 3 games – Montreal Bulldogs
    (Sept. 27, 1941 — Oct. 25, 1941)
  • 2 games – Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
    (Oct. 11, 1941 — Nov. 1, 1941)
Winless Streak
Overall
  • 6 games – Montreal Bulldogs
    (Sept. 27, 1941 — Nov. 1, 1941)
  • 2 games – Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
    (Oct. 11, 1941 — Oct. 18, 1941)
Home
  • 3 games – Montreal Bulldogs
    (Oct. 4, 1941 — Nov. 1, 1941)
  • 2 games – Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
    (Sept. 27, 1941 — Oct. 18, 1941)
Visitor
  • 3 games – Montreal Bulldogs
    (Sept. 27, 1941 — Oct. 25, 1941)
  • 2 games – Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
    (Oct. 11, 1941 — Nov. 1, 1941)

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ERFU Notes

  • League Formed: January 1, 1941
  • Disbanded: December 31, 1941
  • Seasons suspended: None
  • Seasons operated: 1

The Eastern Rugby Football Union was formed for one season in 1941 when the IRFU decided to suspend operations during World War II. Member clubs Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto wanted to continue playing but the Hamilton Tigers did not. Montreal and Ottawa encouraged Toronto to allow willing participant Toronto Balmy Beach from the ORFU to join the IRFU as a replacement. Toronto balked, fearing this could lead to permanent membership for Balmy Beach in the IRFU, but agreed to form a new league with the four entities.

The league would only last for one year. During the remaining period of World War II, service clubs provided the football entertainment in the east and competed for the Grey Cup.