Rugby Ontario operates one senior women’s league, the Ontario Women’s League (OWL). The Ontario Women’s League is the province’s top division of women’s club rugby.

The clubs playing in the OWL are the Aurora Barbarians, Brantford Harlequins, Crusaders Rugby Club, Guelph Redcoats, Niagara Wasps, Toronto Saracens, Toronto Scottish, and Toronto Nomads. The clubs are divided into two conferences: East and West.

At the end of the season, the fourth place team in each conference will face relegation. The teams will participate in the Women’s Intermediate Cup against the top teams from the Niagara Rugby Union and Toronto Rugby branch leagues for a chance to retain a position in the OWL next season. The fourth place OWL West club will play the top team from the NRU, while the fourth place OWL East club with play the top team from the TRU.

The 2019 OWL Cup will feature six clubs. Three from the East, three from the West. The top club in each conference will receive a bye to the semi-finals. The second and third place clubs in the East and West will play each other in a quarter-final match. The OWL Cup Finals will be held on August 17th.



The OWL Cup is the title for the Ontario Women’s League Playoffs. In 2018, the Toronto Saracens defeated the Guelph Redcoats to win the OWL Cup.