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East ChampionsHamilton Tigers
West ChampionsRegina Roughriders
16th Grey Cup
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Canadian Football News in 1928

The Tri-City Rugby Football League was formed on August 25 and consisted of Moose Jaw, Regina and two teams from Winnipeg. The league played an unbalanced schedule. Provincial champions for the MRFU and SRFU were determined by head-to-head games of provincial rivals in the Tri-City League. The Union disbanded the following year because of travel expenses. Saskatchewan and Manitoba reverted to playing games within their respective provinces.

First radio play-by-play broadcast of a Grey Cup Game was on December 1.

Jack Hamilton served as president of the Western Interprovincial Football Union for the season.[1]

Regular season

Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tigers 6 6 0 0 90 22 12
Montreal AAA 6 3 3 0 62 34 6
Toronto Argonauts 6 1 4 1 30 45 3
Ottawa Senators 6 1 4 1 22 103 3
Ontario Rugby Football Union[2]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Group No. 1
Sarnia Imperials 4 2 2 0 35 28 4
Toronto Varsity Orfuns 4 2 2 0 31 30 4
Kitchener Panthers 4 2 2 0 20 28 4
Group No. 2
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 4 4 0 0 103 6 8
Camp Borden 4 2 2 0 52 46 4
Hamilton Tiger Cubs 4 0 4 0 11 114 0
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union [3]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
McGill Redmen 4 3 1 0 39 20 6
Queen's Golden Gaels 4 2 2 0 29 24 4
Varsity Blues 4 1 3 0 38 52 2

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Tri-City Rugby Football League
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Regina Roughriders 6 6 0 0 125 11 12
Winnipeg St.John's 5 3 1 1 43 28 7
Winnipeg Tammany Tigers 5 1 4 0 27 64 2
Moose Jaw Maroons 6 0 5 1 12 104 1
Alberta Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 4 3 1 0 31 26 6
University of Alberta Polar Bears 4 2 2 0 44 36 4
Calgary Tigers 4 1 3 0 32 45 2
BCRFU - BC Big Four
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
University of British Columbia Varsity 6 6 0 0 114 25 12
Vancouver Meralomas 6 3 3 0 89 61 6
Victoria Travellers Football Club 6 2 4 0 59 66 4
New Westminster Wildcats 6 1 5 0 26 136 2

League Champions

Football Union League Champion
IRFU Hamilton Tigers
WCRFU Regina Roughriders
CIRFU McGill University
ORFU University of Toronto Orfuns
Tri-City Rugby Football League Regina Roughriders
MRFU suspended play
SRFU suspended play
ARFU Edmonton Eskimos
BCRFU University of British Columbia

Grey Cup Playoffs

Note: All dates in 1928

Western Inter-Collegiate Rugby Football Union - total points series

Date Away Home
October 27 University of Manitoba 6 University of Alberta Polar Bears 20
November 21 University of Alberta Polar Bears 20 University of British Columbia Varsity 11
November 24 University of Alberta Polar Bears 13 University of British Columbia Varsity 6

ORFU Semi-Finals

Date Away Home
November 12 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 0 Toronto Varsity Orfuns 1

ORFU Tie-breaker

Date Away Home
November 14 Sarnia Imperials 16 Kitchener Panthers 6

ORFU Final

Date Away Home
November 17 Sarnia Imperials 0 Toronto Varsity Orfuns 6

East Final

Date Away Home
November 24 Toronto Varsity Orfuns 5 Hamilton Tigers 28

Western Final

Date Away Home
October 27 Winnipeg St.John's 1 Regina Roughriders 12

Playoff Bracket

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
         
IRFU Hamilton Tigers
CIRFU McGill University Forfeit
IRFU Hamilton Tigers 28
EAST
ORFU Toronto Varsity Orfuns 6
ORFU Toronto Varsity Orfuns 6
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 0
IRFU Hamilton Tigers 30
SRFU Regina Roughriders 0
 
 
Tri City Regina Roughriders 12
WEST
Tri City Winnipeg St.John's 1
ARFU Edmonton Eskimos no game
BCRFU UBC no game

Grey Cup Championship

December 1

16th Annual Grey Cup Game: A.A.A. Grounds - Hamilton, Ontario

Regina Roughriders 0 Hamilton Tigers 30
The Hamilton Tigers are the 1928 Grey Cup Champions

1928 Canadian Football Awards

References

  1. ^ Ferguson, Bob (2005). Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4. Markham, Ontario: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd. p. 184. ISBN 1-55041-855-6.
  2. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0m8uAAAAIBAJ&sjid=p9kFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4933%2C2698104 Ottawa Citizen - November 13, 1928
  3. ^ "Ottawa Citizen - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  4. ^ "Ottawa Citizen - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2017-03-06.