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Our House

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Our House

Today TMRRFC is mourning the loss of Scobie Hall, commonly known as the TMR Clubhouse, which was gutted by a fire on Christmas morning. We would like to share this news with our members and the entire Quebec Rugby community, as we know our home away from home holds not just fond memories for us, but for our extended rugby family. Currently, police are investigating the cause of the fire.

TMR rugby began renting the Clubhouse in 1971 and later purchased the property. Over the 45 years since, Scobie Hall has been the scene of innumerable, unspeakable acts of love, stupidity, drunkenness, fraternity and all of the very best kinds of regret.

The TMR Clubhouse has proudly played host to touring sides from all over the globe, as well as countless bachelor parties, a number of weddings, baptisms, and funerals.

Our hallowed hall has always been a perfect setting for celebrating courage and glory, as well as a reliable place to commiserate over pain and disappointment. Many heroes were immortalised upon its sacred walls making Scobie Hall a museum of Quebec Rugby.

Regardless of the outcome of the battle on the pitch, our mother, the Clubhouse faithfully welcomed all combatants home. After each endeavour whether victorious or disastrous, we were taken in to bandage our wounds, toast to our opponents and to bask in the sweaty glow of fine violence that makes up a truly noble game of rugby.

For the moment, the future of our home remains unclear, but it is certain that little, if anything contained within has survived. Though our past has been lost, it will not be forgotten.

Please continue to visit the website and follow our social media platforms for further news / updates regarding Scobie Hall.


Aujourd'hui, TMRRFC vit la perte de Scobie Hall, également connu sous le nom du Club House de TMR, qui a été éviscéré par le feu le jour de Noël. Nous souhaitons partager cette nouvelle avec nos membres ainsi que l’ensemble de la communauté de rugby du Québec, puisque nous reconnaissons que ce lieu à une valeur sentimentale non seulement pour nous, mais aussi pour toute la famille du rugby québécois.

Le club de rugby TMR réside au Club House depuis 1971. Depuis 45 ans, Scobie Hall a été le théâtre d'innombrables actes d'amour, de stupidité, d'ivresse, de fraternité et de toutes sortes de tendres regrets.

Le Club House de TMR a fièrement accueilli différentes équipes de partout à travers le monde, ainsi que d'innombrables enterrements de vie garçon, de mariages et de funérailles y ont été célébrés.

Le Club House a toujours été un cadre parfait pour célébrer le courage et la gloire ainsi qu'un endroit fiable pour apaiser la douleur et la déception. De nombreux héros ont été immortalisés sur ses murs faisant de Scobie Hall un musée du Rugby québécois.

Indépendamment de l'issue de la bataille sur le terrain, le Club House accueillait fidèlement tous combattants. Après chaque effort, victorieux ou désastreux, nous y trouvions refuge pour soigner nos blessures, pour remercier nos adversaires et pour exagérer massivement nos exploits dans la violence exquise qui rend aussi noble le rugby.
our le moment, l'avenir de notre maison demeure incertain. Son contenu, cependant, a pour sa part été détruit dans les flammes. Bien que les objets de notre passé soient perdus, notre héritage ne sera pas oublié.

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Rugby Canada Congratulates TMRRFC on 60th Anniversary

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Rugby Canada Congratulates TMRRFC on 60th Anniversary

TMRRFC received an award and congratulations from Rugby Canada this past week, congratulating the club on its 60th Anniversary.

From Rugby Canada CEO Graham Brown:

Dear Members of the Town of Mount Royal Rugby Club,

I am writing to congratulate the Town of Mount Royal Rugby Club on achieving a very significant milestone in your rugby club’s history. Achieving a 60th Anniversary is something special for all those associated with the club and a milestone achieved by very few rugby clubs across Canada. Your club has assisted rugby in Canada at many levels and those who have been associated with the Club over the past 60 years have helped shape the sport from the grass fields of the Town of Mount Royal region to the National Union.

The current and past executive members of the Town of Mount Royal Rugby Club are to be congratulated for the tireless effort and dedication that has gone into ensuring that the many rugby players who have experienced our game, had that opportunity. As with any milestone such as marking a 60th anniversary, congratulations must also go to the many other groups with the Town of Mount Royal Rugby Club community who have supported your club over the years. The many athletes (young and old), the many families of those athletes who supported their involvement each year and the many coaches, physiotherapists, managers, referees and volunteers who gave freely of their time. I would be remiss if I were not to also acknowledge those within your club who are now no longer with us and unable to share in the achievement. I am sure they would be very proud.

It is my understanding your club will be marking this tremendous occasion on over the Labour Day weekend this coming September. I wish you all the best during this period of celebration, and congratulations once again on a truly remarkable achievement.

All those involved in rugby across Canada share in the congratulatory praise for a job well done over the past 60 years!

Sincerely,
RUGBY CANADA

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Training Schedule 2015

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Training Schedule 2015

Great news! The off-season is nearly over, and a brand new season is fast approaching. To prepare for the 2015 season, our wonderful VPs of playing have been arranging our indoor training sessions. Please see the schedule below for dates, times and locations. Make sure to keep an eye out for any changes, these will be communicated through facebook, twitter and email, so no excuses.

MEN:
@ Vanier College Gym (click for directions)
8th February 10am-12pm
15th February 10am-12pm 
22th February 10am-12pm 
1st March 10am-12pm

8th March 1pm-3pm 
15th March 1pm-3pm
22nd March 1pm-3pm
29th March 1pm-3pm

WOMEN:
@Elizabeth Ballantyne (click for directions)
2th February 7pm-9pm

9th February 7pm-9pm
19th February 7pm-9pm
23rd February 7pm-9pm
9th March 7pm-9pm
16th March 7pm-9pm
23rd March 7pm-9pm
30th March 7pm-9pm

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MacLeod selected for Quebec 7s

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MacLeod selected for Quebec 7s

Congratulations to our Senior Men's Captain David MacLeod on being selected for the Rugby Quebec 7's team that will be heading down to NYC Sevens.

All the best for the tournament, we know you'll do us proud.

Quebec Roster:
1 - Paul Van Wyck (Montreal Irish)
2 - Julian Dinardo (St Lambert Locks)
3 - Paul Bouet (Beaconsfield)
4 - Ted McGregor (Wanderers)
5 - Rob Law (Montreal Irish)
6 - James Acker (Montreal Irish)
7 - Émile Picard (Saint-Jean)
8 - Charles Debove (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue)
9 - David MacLeod (TMRRFC)
10 - Thomas Costanzo (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue)
11 - Daniel Pelletier-Raguette (Montreal Irish)
12 - Saquille Lattimore (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue)

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Looking Good

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Looking Good

The time has come to order brand new TMR merchandise! This year TMR has joined up with Canterbury of New Zealand, to produce a range of team apparel. The merchandise available is shown below and a pdf can be downloaded here.

We would like to point out that the Jerseys are available to be ordered for personal use and will be slightly different to the picture below (sponsor logos), and that the socks will be navy not gold as in the picture.

Prices:

  • Jersey $63.00
  • Jacket $57.70
  • Hoody $61.25
  • Shorts $41.00
  • Socks $12.00
  • Pants $54.30
  • Polo $43.25
  • T-Shirt $39.00
  • Vest $38.30

To place your order please fill out the Order Form, and email completed forms to Morgan Herrick at tmr.vp.playing@gmail.com . 

To help Morgan out please write SWAG ORDER 2014: Your Full Name as the message subject.

He will be available at practices, games and the clubhouse to collect your payment (Cash or Cheque payable to 'TMRRFC'). Payment must be confirmed to place your order.

Deadline for orders - Saturday 7th June!

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Game Report: TMR Men @ Beaconsfield - May 17th

With the promises of rain all week, the men's first and reserves teams headed out to Beaconsfield to open their regular season after being promoted to division 1. Luckily the skies stayed clear, and the boys were treated to a sunny day on the field as well as on the scoreboard.

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The first game of the day were the reserves, led by captain PP Gros who was making his glorious return to the town after spending a few years in glorious Minnesota (ask him he will tell you how fun it is there). The reserves got off to a slow start despite holding possession for much of the game, Beaco managed to get on the scoreboard first crossing for 5 points. Scotty Fennell playing at 10 away from his usual spot at 15, led the troops down the field, and the boys really decided to throw the ball around out there and came up with two tries in the final 7 minutes of the half.

As the seconds continued to move down the field, PP decided to put on the burners on and ran half of the field to set up another TMR try (the cost of the run was a hamstring). The backs continued to move the ball around and expose the tired Beaconsfield team, with Brice Delisle crossing over the white paint. It then became time for the forwards to take over, led by strong running from Aaron Butler, Corey White, and Lucas Hotton, the reserves managed to score 5 second half tries, leading the way was Lucas with 3, and Fadri "Faddi" Horber with another. One the final whistle sounded, the reserves earned a 37-5 bonus point victory. It was clear to everyone who watched that the reserves will be a force to be reckoned with this season.

The second game of the day had the firsts playing against arch-rivals Beaco. The game started with the first methodically going through their structure and marching down the pitch. If not for 3 or 4 penalties taken by Beaconsfield they surely would have scored.  Taking advantage of an advantage was Pierre Constantin who managed to kick a cheeky drop-goal. As high 5s were given to Pierre the play restarted and the boys started to march again. This time they settled for 2 Paul Cote penalties. On the next restart the firsts began to drive again, and they had noticed that when they kept it in the forwards they were grinding down the Beaconsfield defence. Which eventually led to a try off the back of the scrum by 8 man Norman Baker. The first off ended with the teams again trading blows back and forth.

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At the start of the next interval, open side flanker Ian Campos kept up his stellar play from last season and relentlessly pressured the Beaco 10, which eventually led to an intercept try by johnny on the spot, Pierre Constantin. Moments later, in a near repeat Etienne Bouchard showed off his sick crossfit form and managed to score his own intercept try. Beaco managed to push back in the last 15 minutes of the second half, but who really wants to read about that, the final score was 33-17 for the good guys.

After the match Beaconsfield did a great job of hosting the TMR men, providing us with free pizza and beer. Thanks for the hospitality! Later that evening the men returned to the clubhouse and had a great time celebrating a great opening weekend with the Women.

Cheers Ben!!

Cheers Ben!!

Reading about the men winning is all well and good, but there was some bad news that occurred on the field. Last year's finals MVP Ben "baby face" Belland, suffered another concussion which will sadly end his rugby career. Ben is a great guy on the field and an even better guy off it, so its awful news to hear. In lieu of flowers, Ben is hoping for some clubhouse beers when his head is fixed.

Thanks to Norman Baker for the game recap

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