Note

The Club is operating under its COVID-19 graduated Return to Play plan and 2020 programming will differ from the descriptions provided in this section.

Read our 2020 Season Information and FAQs for answers to your COVID-19 related questions, scheduling modifications, programming changes and more.

The Crusaders Senior Rugby Program

Senior Men’s teams play in the Marshall Premiership and Niagara Leagues. Senior Women play in the Ontario Women’s League (OWL)

If you’re looking for fun, camaraderie, teamwork, leadership, training and fitness benefits, rugby is a great place to start.

With multiple senior men, women and youth teams there is a place for everyone, whatever your experience or skill level.

Crusaders Senior Men welcome all players 18 years and older. From the 1st XV, playing in the most competitive league in Ontario – the Marshall Premier Division, to the “Fab Fours” there is room for all!

Many, many of our players have gone on to represent our provincial and national teams so if you have ambition in the sport Crusaders Rugby Club is a great place to be.

The Crusaders Rugby Club has been growing the sport of rugby in the Mississauga, Oakville and surrounding communities for close to 50 years. The Club boasts a large three field facility bordered on one side by Joshua Creek, and 9th line on the other.

Looking out from the clubhouse deck, trees line the main pitch making an ideal arena for the sport we enjoy so much.

Members have the benefit of a full facility clubhouse with showers, change rooms, kitchen, bar and banquet hall. The large deck offers an excellent elevated view of the main pitch so spectators can enjoy refreshments whilst taking in the game.

Visiting Players: We welcome visiting players and players “trying the sport out”. A special 15 day registration is available. Players from out of Province or out of Country are always welcome.

Mens First XV & Second XV

The Crusaders 1st XV and 2nd XV teams play in the Marshall Premier League, Ontario’s top division of men’s club rugby. The league is made up of 16 clubs in Ontario, split into two conferences: the East Marshall and the West Marshall.

Training: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30

Games: Saturday, 2nd XV at 1:30 pm and 1st XV at 3:00 pm

Third XV

The 3rd XV play in the Toronto (Russell) League.

Training: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30

Games: Saturday

Fourth XV – the “Fab Fours”

The Fourth XV, the “Fab Fours”, is a team comprised of mostly retired First, Second and Third XV players, junior and mini coaches, and other ne’er-do-wells. The Fab Fours are known around the club for their snappy kit, generally questionable fashion sense, and enviable team spirit and team culture. The Fab Fours play many other club’s first, second and third teams – and despite they’re aged and ragged outward appearance, they’re a very competitive side. There’s a big social side to the Fab Fours and they’re by far and away the best hosts for visitors wanting a competitive match and a good after-match social.

Senior Women

CRU Women look to grow their numbers for 2020 season

The Senior Women’s program has a history of excellence and is looking to grow their numbers for the 2020 season. They will be competing in the TRU this year and expect to be a major contender.

While we are a competitive side, and will continue to pursue excellence, the Senior Women’s team welcomes players of ALL levels of experience. Whether you are a junior player looking to make your first step into a senior program, a university student looking for a home club, someone rediscovering their passion for the sport, or new to rugby, we want you to be a part of the Cru family. We are committed to player development and growing the game we love.

If you have any questions, or would like to find out more, please contact Meagan Paul (Women’s Representative and Director of Communications) communications@crusadersrugby.ca 

Training: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm (on the North Field)