Program Information

Ontario Senior Men’s Developmental Program

The Rugby Ontario High Performance Program is pleased to announce the new structure and schedule for the Ontario Senior Men’s Developmental Program.


  • To provide an elite development opportunity for Rugby Ontario Men that bridges the gap between the U19 Blues and the Toronto Arrows/Canadian National Senior Men’s Program.
  • To represent Rugby Ontario at the Eastern Canadian Sr. Men’s Rugby Championships (Halifax).

Who is Eligible?

  • This is a developmental team that will be focusing on players who have the potential to play rugby at the next level. (Toronto Arrows/Canadian National Senior Men’s Team) All players will be participating in the Rugby Ontario Senior Leagues and be in good standing. The focus will be U-25 (with exceptions).
  • Elite Ontario University and College Players would be encouraged to participate.

*2019 Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: Phil Murphy

Assistant Coaches: Les Gilson and Ian McLeod

Manager: John Watkins

*Management Team is on a One-year appointment as future structure is determined. These positions will be posted in the future once template has been established.


  • Player ID Sessions: $50 (3 sessions)
  • 24 Man Squad-$400

Price Includes:

  • Player Kit (Shorts, Socks and T-Shirt)
  • Practice and Exhibition Game in Ontario
  • 2 Games vs. EORU and Quebec
  • Flight, Transportation, Accommodation and Meals while in Halifax

If you are interested in putting your hand up for a place on the 2019 squad, please complete the attached link before Friday, April 5th.

Sr. Men Tryout Registration


2019 Competition Schedule


Sunday, April 7thTalent ID Session (Oshawa Civic Field) #5
Sunday, April 21stTalent ID Session (York University)
Sunday, April 28thTalent ID Session (York University)
Tuesday, April 30th
Long List Squad Selected
*Sunday, May 5thTryout: Oshawa Civic Fieldhouse 8am – 10am
*Sunday, May 12thTraining Session: Kiwanis Field Brantford 9am – 12pm
Sunday, May 19thTraining Session: Sherwood Forest park (Turf Field), 2pm-4pm
Monday, May 20thGame #1: Blues vs. Eastern Ontario (Kingston) 3pm
*Sunday, June 2ndTraining Session: Victoria Fields (Whitby) 12pm – 4pm
Sunday, June 9thGame #2: Blues vs. Quebec (Kingston) 3pm
Sunday, June 9thGame #3 vs. Old Glory DC (Washington) 3pm
*Sunday, June 23rdTraining Session: TBC
Thursday, June 27thDepart for Eastern Canadian Super League Championship (Halifax)
Friday, June 28thECSLC Game #1
Sunday, June 30thECSLC Game #2
Sunday, August 11thGame: Ontario Senior Men’s Developmental vs. Dublin Sr. College
Queen’s University Nixon Field, K.O. 6pm

  • Squad will have additional training sessions based on potential exhibition games vs. touring sides July – September.
  • Confirmed: University Dublin College (Irish Div. 1) Wednesday August 7thToronto Area / Sunday August 11thKingston (As part of the Eastern Canadian U16/U18 Rugby Championships

MacTier Cups

Most CRC Championships among the four representative teams (6):

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018

Team Roster


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