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The Full Story

Our Club History

The Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Rugby Club is one of the most successful rugby clubs in the history of the Quebec Rugby. Through the years the club has won more provincial championships than any other in the province. In addition, beyond the championships, the Club has been a place where athletes of all backgrounds and abilities have found a competitive and fun environment to develop themselves and to learn the great game of Rugby.

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The Early Years: 1964-1980

Putting a date on the first Rugby game in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and the precise origins of the Club will always be difficult. With certainty however, we know the origins of the club to be Macdonald College.  This is where a group of students formed a Rugby team sometime around 1964. This seems like a good start date. As the years went by, the college team grew into a Club as the players graduated from Macdonald, but continued to play the game under the Macdonald College colours.

In the 1970's the Club continued to develop with leadership from Bill Tierney, and began calling itself the ''Association Sportive de Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue.'' The first set of jerseys worn by the club was the distinctive gold ''bras d'or'' kit that was donated by the Brasserie Bellevue in Ste-Anne. Through these early years the Club consisted of only one men's team. However, with the approach of the 80's, interest in the sport grew in Ste-Anne's. The game was picked up by John Abbott College and the women's game both at John Abbott and Macdonald, began to develop.

In 1981 the Club was officially incorporated as the ''Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Rugby Football Club'', becoming an autonomous and independent entity in the Quebec Rugby Union, and providing a convenient date for all future anniversary celebrations. The early eighties were a period of explosive growth for the Club. By 1982 the Club was fielding three men's teams and one women's team. In 1981, the Club had won its first Men's first division title, the first of thirteen such titles that would see Ste-Anne's dominate the Quebec Rugby scene for the next 15 years. 

 In 1983 the Club moved to its new grounds at Ecole St-Georges, where it still plays to this day. In 1986, the Club took its first overseas tour with a trip to Wales, Ireland, and England. By any account, it laid the foundation for the Club's success over the next ten years. By the end of the eighties the Club was firmly established as the most dominant in Quebec. At the close of the decade the first team had won six championships and the second team four. The women's team continued to develop and captured two provincial titles in the process, but much of their success would have to wait for the coming decade.

1994 marked the last of nine consecutive annual championships for the men's first team (1986-1994). This is a feat that will not likely be matched any time soon.

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The 80's

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The 90's

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