McCormick Cup CHAMPS!


3 out of 4. 3 McCormick Cup Championships in the last 4 years. This year's edition was a repeat of 2018 as the Brantford Harlequins squared off against the Markham Irish in the rematch we've been gunning for since the Finals ended last year. Both teams came into the McCormick Cup on form and the game did not disappoint, although it did raise heartbeats.

The Quins went down a quick 0-14 as Markham used their combination of slow ball grind + quick strike counterattack to put us on the hind foot. A quick "chat" under the posts - get back to our game, get back to playing Quins rugby. And the lads did just that - as we went to the half-time break down 12-17. More of the same at half-time - "trust the rugby" and a few strategic substitutions increased the pace and increased the scoreline and shots at the goal line. But the last 3 minutes showcased the back & forth nature of these teams. The Quins barely missed the white paint, and the Irish were awarded a penalty on their 5 yard line. A kick back, lineout and knock-on saw a scrum to the Irish at the Quins 40 yard. And the Tight Five, as they have all year, dug in, and stole the scrum at the time we needed it most. At the 80 minute mark, the ball was in Hugh McDonnel's hands and kicked safety to clear -


Thank you to the Supporters that came down or watched online. The Cup is heavy - we said we would need the support of the whole club - and players, coaches, supporters, parents, children, friends all had a hand in
Lifting the Cup! 

NEW: Harlequins Builders and Contributors Memberships!!

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Annual Awards Banquet - November 16th, 2019
Rugby Ontario Hall of Fame Dinner & Awards Banquet - November 23rd, 2019

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Getting "FARM STRONG" continues - $10 drop-in Monday's 7:30pm - 8:30pm - Athlete Farm (35 Dalkeith Drive)

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Charitable Receipts Available for Donations to Brantford Harlequins Capital Endowment Funds

Did you know you can donate to the Brantford Harlequins and receive a charitable tax receipt? In concert with the Canadian Rugby Foundation, the Brantford Harlequins RFC have setup a Capital Endowment Fund to help strengthen our club and facilities, while providing our membership, friends and family with a tax-deductible charitable receipt. […]


Rugby Values

Teamwork is essential to our sport. We welcome all new team members and include all because working as a team enriches our lives. We play selflessly: working for the team, not for ourselves alone, both on and off the field. We take pride in our team, rely on one another and understand that each player has a part to play. We speak out if our team or sport is threatened by inappropriate words or actions.

Mutual respect forms the basis of our sport. We hold in high esteem our sport, its values and traditions and earn the respect of others in the way we behave. We respect our match officials and accept our decisions. We respect opposition players and supporters. We value our coaches and those who run our clubs and treat clubhouses with consideration.

Enjoyment is the reason we play and support rugby union. We encourage players to enjoy training and playing. We use our sport to adopt a healthy lifestyle and build life skills. We safeguard our young players and help them have fun. We enjoy being part of a team and part of the rugby family.

Strong discipline underpins our sport. We ensure that our sport is one of controlled physical endeavour and that we are honest and fair. We obey the laws of the game which ensure an inclusive and exciting global sport. We support our disciplinary system, which protects our sport and upholds its values. We observe the sport's laws and regulations and report serious breaches.

Sportsmanship is the foundation upon which rugby union is built. We uphold the rugby tradition of camaraderie with teammates and opposition. We observe fair play both on and off the pitch and are generous in victory and dignified in defeat. We play to win but not at all costs and recognise both endeavour and achievement. We ensure that the well-being and development of individual players is central to all rugby activity.


These are some of the key events planned through the year - mark your calendars now!!

Men HOME vs peterborough pagans

1st game of the 2019 McCormick Cup run, against the 3rd place team in the East. Come out and cheer to victory. […]

Men away vs Balmy beach

2nd game of the McCormick Cup - this one a tough away game against always ready-to-go Balmy Beach. […]

2019 Q-META 7's Cup

Annually, one of the highlights of the Fall 7's Series - October 5th & 6th. Will need volunteers. Elite is Saturday Oct 5th and Club is Sunday, Oct 6th! […]

Our Mission

To teach, play and excel at the sport of Rugby Union Football to all Men, Women and Children in Brantford and Brant County
George Jones
1917 - 2007


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