Representative Competitions

Senior GOLD: Emilly Murphy Cup

The ERU hosts the Emilly Murphy Cup annually. This championship games is the BATTLE OF ALBERTA and sees the women’s Edmonton GOLD team play the Calgary Mavericks.

There are both senior and U20 players represented in these matches.

In 2018, The GOLD team took the trophy defeating the Mavericks 49-38 and we are anxiously awaiting our opportunity to defend the title in 2024 now that rugby is BACK!

For 2024 the traditional Emily Murphy Cup has been rebranded to the Alberta Wolfpack North vs South Series CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

Junior GOLD: Challenge Cup & Alberta Regional Championships (ARC)

The Junior GOLD U16 & U18 teams compete in multiple representative competitions during the calendar year.

The Challenge Cup is an annual traditional match between the Edmonton Gold and Calgary mavericks.

The Alberta Regional Championship (ARC) is an identification competition for the Alberta Provincial team – the Alberta Wolfpack. Regional teams from Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, and Okotoks area compete to win the Championship!

ARC 7s – usually the 3rd week in January, this 2-day tournament is held indoors at the Foot Field Dome.

Challenge Cup – usually the 3rd week in June, this 1-day game is held in either Edmonton or Calgary.

ARC 15s – on Canada Day long weekend, this 2-day tournament is held at various locations throughout alberta.

Alberta Wolfpack

This is the Alberta Provincial representative team. Players are selected based on performance at ARC as well as during club and school seasons 

Junior Wolfpack

  • Players typically compete in the Western Canadian Championships on August Long Weekend
  • Trainings are typically on Sundays in July

Senior Wolfpack

  • Players typically compete in a series of matches against B.C., Manitoba, and/or Saskatchewan in April – June
  • Training dates vary and are determined by Rugby Alberta.

For more Alberta Wolfpack information click here!

The start of Representative Rugby in Edmonton – 1922

Edmonton’s own Chelsea Ross playing for Canada in front of a home crowd at Ellerslie Rugby Park.

Ratier Announces 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup Squad

Congrats to our own Chelsea Ross (Druids) and Kristy Sargent (Lep/Tigers)

Canada’s senior women’s head coach Francois Ratier has named a 28-player roster for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup to be held in Ireland next month.

The squad features 18 returnees from Canada’s 2014 squad that won silver including captain Kelly Russell and player of the year Magali Harvey.

In addition to Russell and Harvey, Elissa Alarie, Emily Belchos, Tyson Beukeboom, Latoya Blackwood, Andrea Burk, Olivia DeMerchant, Jacey Grusnick, Jane Kirby, Kayla Mack, Barbara Mervin, Cindy Nelles, Karen Paquin, Laura Russell, Amanda Thornborough, Brittany Waters and Julianne Zussman all return from 2014.

Chelsea Guthrie, Lori Josephson, Brittany Kassil, Carolyn McEwen, DaLeaka Menin, Brianna Miller, Chelsey Minter, Frederique Rajotte, Kristy Sargent and Alex Tessier will all make their Women’s Rugby World Cup debuts in Ireland.