The Quebec Rugby Football Union (QRFU) was a football league consisting of teams from Quebec and formed in 1883. Eastern Ontario teams like Ottawa City and Ottawa College joined in 1894.
The QRFU was formed officially on January 16, 1883, 10 days after the Ontario Rugby Football Union. Teams from the QRFU would compete against member clubs of the ORFU for the Dominion Championship of the CRFU beginning the following season. The QRFU adopted the ORFU point-scoring system in 1884 with the formation of the Canadian Rugby Football Union. The Montreal Foot Ball Club claimed the first ever CRFU Championship 30–0 over the Toronto Football Club.
Teams of the QRFU played 15 men to a side, and did not adopt a down system until 1904, when it agreed that a team must make five yards on its third scrimmage to keep possession of the ball.
The QRFU valued a goal from the field (field goal) as six points, a try (touchdown), goals from a try, penalties and free kicks as four points; two points for safety touches; and one point for kicks to the deadline, rouges and touch in goals.
|1883||Montreal Football Club|
|1884||Montreal Football Club|
|1885||Montreal Football Club|
|1886||Montreal Football Club|
|1887||Montreal Football Club|
|1888||Montreal Football Club|
|1889||Montreal Football Club|
|1891||Montreal Football Club|
|1892||Montreal Football Club|
|1893||Montreal Football Club|
|1895||Montreal Football Club|
|1900||Brockville Football Club|
|1903||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|1905||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|1906||Montreal Football Club|
|1943||Lachine RCAF Hurricanes|
|1944||St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy|
The QRFU ceased operations in the 1907 after losing their best teams to the IRFU. The league returned in 1937 for a single season and made another return during World War II.
The league is not related to, nor shares any history, with the Quebec Rugby Federation, which administers rugby football in Quebec.