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Ottawa Trojans
Founded 1943
Folded 1948 (Amalgamated with Ottawa Rough Riders
in 1948)
Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Home field Lansdowne Park
League Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team History Ottawa Combines (1943)
Ottawa Trojans (1944-47)
Team Colors Unknown
Head coaches Gordie Perry (1943-1944)
Arnie McWaters (1945-1946)
Wally Masters (1947)

The Ottawa Trojans were a Canadian football team based in Ottawa, Ontario and competed in the Ontario Rugby Football Union from 1943-1947. After winning the 1947 ORFU championship, the team would merge with the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1948.[1]


The team was first admitted into the ORFU on Friday, July 16, 1943, and played for one season as the Ottawa Combines, supplanting the Kitchener-Waterloo Panthers as the sixth team.[2] The club was renamed the Trojans prior to the 1944 season.[3] The team had their most successful season in 1947 where they won the ORFU championship before losing the East Final to the Toronto Argonauts.[4][5] After the 1947 season, they amalgamated with the Ottawa Rough Riders after the Riders were given exclusive rights to Ottawa's Lansdowne Park playing fields.[6] The new football organization would be known as the Ottawa Rough Riders Football Club[1] and would compete in the 1948 Grey Cup before finally winning it in 1951.


Season W L T PF PA Pts Finish Playoffs
1943 2 7 0 68 129 4 4th, ORFU Missed Playoffs
1944 3 3 0 74 74 6 3rd, ORFU Missed Playoffs
1945 3 4 0 56 78 6 3rd, ORFU Missed Playoffs
1946 0 10 0 36 127 0 6th, ORFU Missed playoffs
1947 5 4 1 148 133 11 3rd, ORFU Lost Eastern Finals