6 Nations Round 2 is approaching!

Join us in the clubhouse for this weekend’s matches: Scotland v France (Saturday Feb 11, 9:15am), England v Wales (Saturday Feb 11, 11:45am) and Ireland v Italy (Sunday Feb 12, 10:00am).

No entry fee/cover and open to members and public. Bar open, Guinness on tap!

Register early! The Sports of All Sorts camp is a week-long multi-sport camp intended to introduce athletes to a number of sports and activities, including rugby. Campers will spend most of the day outside on the grass fields, learning the basics of a different sport each day and building fundamental skills. Each afternoon will feature a different mini-tournament in the sport of the day, offering kids a chance to put their new skills to the test and have a ton of fun. The best part about multi-sport camps is that no experience is needed, we welcome campers with a wide variety of skill levels.

  • Open to everyone aged 9-13 years-old
  • Sports included: touch football, rugby, ultimate frisbee, soccer, badminton, croquet, volleyball, soccer, cricket, dodgeball, field baseball, and camp games.
  • Healthy, outdoor-based coaching by experienced university-aged coaches.
  • An introduction to the values of rugby and your local rugby club.
  • Endless fun!
  • Sign up for as many weeks as you’d like!
  • Camp Week 1 – week of July 2-5, 2024, 4 days ($240)
  • Camp Week 2 – week of July 8, 2024 5 days
  • Camp Week 3 – week of July 15, 2024, 5 days
  • Camp Week 4 – week of July 22, 2024, 5 days
  • Camp Week 5 – week of July 29, 2024, 5 days
  • Camp Week 6 – week of Aug 6-9, 2024, 4 days ($240)
  • Camp Week 7 – week of Aug 19, 2024, 5 days
  • Camp Week 7 – week of Aug 26, 2024, 5 days

Registration: https://clubshop.crusadersrugby.club/products/junior-sports-of-all-sorts-registration



  • $295/week (no HST / HST exempt)

Camp Cancellations/Refunds:

  • In the event that the club is unable to run the camp weeks, the club will fully reimburse fees.
  • Refunds will not be offered for camps within 7 days of the commencement of the week.

Questions? Feel free to email the Junior Camps team at junior.camps@crusadersrugby.ca

More info? Click here for Camp Program Overview and information on other Crusaders summer camps.

The following documents are available for download and review in preparation for the 2023 AGM.


The Crusaders Rugby Club is happy to announce that registration for our 2024 season is now open! Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, we welcome you to join.

  • Expert Coaching: Our experienced coaches, many former national and provincial players from within Canada and beyond, are dedicated to developing refining your skills.
  • Competitive Play: Engage in challenging matches and tournaments that test, develop and improve your game.
  • Inclusive Community: We pride ourselves on a diverse and welcoming team environment.
  • Representative Rugby: our junior and senior teams participate in Ontario-wide leagues, playing the best clubs from across the province and also (U16 and up) regularly play overseas teams touring Canada.
  • Year-Round Programming: We offer rugby programming options all year – including an autumn 7s season for juniors, offseason training, clinics, summer day camps and much more!

Registration Details:

  • Ages: 4 and above
  • Age Grades: U6, U8, U10, U12, U14 boys, U14 Girls, U16 Boys, U18 Boys, Senior Men, Senior Women
  • Recreational Touch Rugby: Women’s Touch Rugby, Men’s Touch Rugby
  • Experience Level: All levels welcome
  • How to Register: https://www.crusadersrugby.club/registration/

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a passionate and widely-respected rugby club. Grow your rugby skills, make lifelong friends, and enjoy the unique spirit of rugby.

About the Crusaders Rugby Club:

The Crusaders Rugby Club is a registered non-profit club dedicated to the promotion of, and participation in, sport in our community. Our club, often referred to as The Cru or the Oakville Crusaders, is a community of more than 1260 participants from age 4 to 74. The club’s broader community of alumni, non-playing members and supporters is in the region of 5,000 people. We officially came together as the Crusaders Rugby Club in 1968, and have been playing quality rugby ever since and are now the largest rugby club in North America renowned for our rugby, our culture, the community and beautiful grounds in Oakville.

The Crusaders Rugby Club is pleased to announce that it has raised our target of $193,000 for our field water project which will enable the club to irrigate all our fields. The club has now started the project and aims to be complete in time for the summer of 2024.

Many thanks to our generous donors: Alan Kouba, Stuart Riley, Brian Timmons, Chris and Fiona Tudor Price, Jeffrey Feeney, Brad Simone, Nigel D’Acre, Matt Carter, David Hayes, Joseph Flaherty, Rob Gare, Abed Ibrahim, Stephen Foote, Richard Schooling, Bill Lewis, David Dufour, Jan De Marez Oyens, Tom Kewell, Gavin Alpe, Gerry Kelly, Ashley Misquitta, Peter Saddington, Stephen Gittens, Jason Ince, Michael Stefnitz, Richard Topping, Martin Shaw, Aaron Mimnagh, Stephen Saunders, Johnathan Corker, Petra Haneberry, Brendan Samson, Helen Hayes, Ali Macdougall, Barbara Lockhart, Jonathan and Candace Carroll, Geoffrey Collett, Chris Hatch, Keith McIntyre, Matt Duffin, David Mastell, Jason Boggs, Rikki and Geraldine Wright, Robert Montanino, John and Vanessa Lucic, Sanad Ibrahim, Josh Ince, Julie Bennitt, Erin and Kevin Brenders, Kathleen and Neil Jones, Lindsey Williams, Kylie Evans, Bill Scollon, Ian Tolley, Owen Mason, Alistair Clark, David Howse, Mike Newell, Mark Fleet, Geoff Seymour, Julia Moynihan, Bruce Harding, and Brian Gore. Your kind support and generosity is sincerely appreciated.

Many special thanks to our MPP, Stephen Crawford for his support of this project and to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their $150,000 grant to support us. Also thanks to Chris Mark of the Town of Oakville, Tim Skrins of Halton Region, Jane Clohecy of the Town of Oakville for their support and assistance. Thanks are also due to the board for their support of this endeavour and, in particular, David Walker for lending his engineering mind to planning and managing elements of it.


Chris Tudor Price


NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Members of the Crusaders Rugby Club (the “Corporation”) will be held on the 30th day of January 2024 at 7:00 pm for the following

  1. To receive the report from the Directors on the activities of the Club for the 2022/2023 year.
  2. To approve amendments to the Bylaws of the Corporation to bring them into compliance with the Ontario Not for Profit Corporation Act (ONCA).
  3. To receive the audited financial statements of the Corporation for the financial year ended October 31st, 2023.
  4. To appoint the Auditors of the Corporation for the ensuing year.
  5. To appoint Directors of the Corporation.
  6. To transact such other business as may properly be brought before the meeting.

DATED the 26th day of December 2023.

David Walker
Secretary, Crusaders Rugby Club

Crusaders Rugby Club has been awarded a $150,000 Capital grant by the Ontario Trillium Foundation to purchase field maintenance equipment. The club had identified the need to invest more in the club playing surfaces and in 2022 embarked upon a program to significantly improve the standard of the fields.

“Investing time and money in our fields has been well worth it. They’re in much better shape, much safer as playing surfaces and the equipment we’ve been able to purchase with the Trillium grant has been instrumental in helping us improve the surfaces”, said Phil Cartwright, Director of Facilities. The club has purchased a range of equipment including a new Ventrac diesel tractor with mower, power rake, fertilizer, top loader and aeravator/seeder attachments, as well as a new diesel Toro Workman UTV with roller, top dresser, sprayer and field groomer. “With this equipment, we can implement a top notch field maintenance program and provide our members with excellent quality, and far safer, fields.”

“Improving our facilities has been a key priority,” said Cartwright. “The club has consulted grounds management experts to help us construct a year-round field maintenance program, including aerating, fertilizing, seeding and improved watering – the fields have never looked better. As only the main pitch receives irrigation – and it’s trucked-in water mostly – the other fields need a lot more care to last through the season. This equipment and the more formal field maintenance program has allowed us to  ensure the fields are playable for longer – and a good deal more safe.”

“We are enormously grateful for the support of Stephen Crawford, our MPP and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.” said Chris Tudor Price, President. “It would frankly be impossible for the club to buy this kind of equipment without OTF’s support. Thanks also to the board of directors who have worked hard to ensure the club is eligible for this kind of support and funding – it’s been a 4 year project and a massive team effort to put us in this position.”

The club invested significantly in refitting the main field irrigation system in 2023 and intends to connect to municipal water services in 2024 that will allow it to provide irrigation to all the fields and further improve the playing surfaces.


Join us on Saturday to celebrate World Cup Rugby the way it is meant to be celebrated – In a clubhouse filled with nostalgia, tradition, rugby fans, loads of food, and a well stocked bar. No entry fee!

We’ve got food and drinks representing both South Africa and New Zealand. Fans from all nations are welcome and this party is open to members of the club and members of the public.

The clubhouse opens at 12pm so if you want to claim a prime seat for the big game we suggest showing up early.

The game starts at 3:00pm and the celebration will continue well into the evening.

Come out and cheer for NZ, SA, or if you’re just for good game. Share this post with all your rugby loving friends.

See you there!

Crusaders World Cup Schedule - Cup Round

Cup Final Round Games - All times EDT


Friday 27th Oct

ArgentinaEngland3:00 pmYesBurgers

Saturday 28th Oct


South AfricaNew Zealand3:00 pmYesBurgers & Boerewors

Records will tumble at Stade de France, when two triple champions, New Zealand and South Africa, face one another for the Webb Ellis Cup.

The Springboks have never lost a final, and are looking to become only the second side to win back-to-back titles. The All Blacks have already set one record – this is their fifth final appearance. Their only defeat at this stage was in 1995, against South Africa.

Will Jordan, meanwhile, could become the first player to score nine tries in a single men’s tournament.

Just 24 hours earlier, losing semi-finalists Argentina and England – two more sides with points to prove after contrasting defeats – will face one another in the bronze final.

This is how the semi-finals finals at Rugby World Cup 2023 unfolded.


After Jonah Lomu and Adam Ashley-Cooper, add Will Jordan. He became the third player to score a hat-trick in a men’s Rugby World Cup semi-final as New Zealand beat Argentina 44-6 at Stade de France on a drizzly, slippery Friday evening.

With his 73rd-minute final touchdown, Jordan joined a second exclusive club. His name now sits alongside Lomu, Bryan Habana and Julien Savea as players with eight tries at a single men’s tournament.

Between the winger’s first and second tries, in the 11th and 62nd minute, Mastercard Player of the Match Jordie Barrett, Shannon Frizell – with two – and Aaron Smith also scored in a blizzard.

Frizell’s second and Smith’s try came in the first nine minutes of the second half, as New Zealand, already 20-6 in front at the end of a dominant opening period, simply eased away from the frustrated Pumas, who could only muster two Emiliano Boffelli penalties in response.

And the reason for Argentina’s frustration was clear. They had started brightly enough, running through the phases in attack, only to crash repeatedly into the All Blacks’ impenetrable defensive wall and fall into a devastating counter-trap.


Handré Pollard’s ice-cool 50m penalty two minutes from time saw the defending champions take the lead against England for the first time, and was enough to see them through to the Rugby World Cup final next Saturday.

That’s the strapline to Saturday’s second tense semi-final, which ended 16-15. But the story – as it had been against France six days’ previously – was a tale of two benches.

England’s starting pack had achieved parity and better against South Africa. But, when RG Snyman came on, and most of the two front rows were replaced, the Springboks suddenly had the upper hand.

Four penalties and a drop goal from captain Owen Farrell had given England a 15-6 lead heading into the final quarter. It seemed, in a suffocating, rain-sodden match, to be more than enough.

Four scrum-penalties to the Springboks later, with the champions’ front row now very much on top, Snyman scored the game’s only try with 11 minutes left. Pollard – who had replaced Manie Libbok earlier than expected in a nod toward South Africa’s earlier struggles – converted, to pull them to within a penalty of victory. It still wasn’t enough.

But he would get one last shot at goal, in the 78th minute, after England conceded one more scrum penalty.

It was all he needed to break England hearts and give the Springboks a chance of claiming back-to-back titles.

England v Argentina:    Friday Oct. 27th @ 3:00 pm

South Africa v New Zealand:    Saturday  Oct 28th @ 3:00 pm