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.
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