Rugby – Boys


The season starts in early April and finishes in the third week of May. Our team plays in the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA), a league made up of independent schools from across Ontario. Our Bigside (Varsity) team plays 4-5 league matches plus playoffs and they enter the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) tournament (3-5 games). The team also goes on an international tour every other year. Past tours include South Africa, Argentina, France, Andorra and Spain. Our Littleside (Junior Varsity) team plays 4-7 matches over the course of the season including playoffs.


Both Bigside and Littleside teams play and practice on an all natural grass pitch. TCS’s athletic facilities include a hockey arena, eight full size multi-purpose fields for football, soccer, rugby, cricket and field hockey, three state-of-the-art squash courts, two gymnasiums, an indoor pool, a 5KM cross-country running course that hosted the 2002 Ontario High School Championships and two excellent weight training and aerobic exercise facilities. There is ample opportunity for our football players to train both in and out of season. To really complement our athletes, TCS also has a state of the art physiotherapy clinic on campus, staffed full time by two certified athletic therapists.


  • Three practices per week and two matches
  • Bigside: 4-5 league matches, plus playoffs and CAIS tournament
  • Littleside: 4-5 league matches, plus playoffs and 2-3 exhibition matches
  • Individual support is given to players interested in pursuing rugby after TCS

Program Successes

  • CISAA Champions in 2008, 2009, 2010 (undefeated)
  • CISAA Littleside Champions in 2019
  • OFSAA participation: Bronze medal at OFSAA 2010


Our coaching staff works diligently to identify student-athletes who we feel will fit into our school program. Above all, we look for rugby players who are strong academically and can handle the rigours of a rugby schedule, a complete academic program and are willing to be involved in school life beyond the classroom. We believe that good rugby players are made better by playing different sports, therefore, athletes are required to contribute to the competitive program in all three seasons of sport in Grades 9 and 10 and a minimum of two seasons in their senior years of Grade 11 and 12.