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World Rugby to Add Ottawan Al Charron to Hall of Fame

Posted: October 26, 2017

Good news! One of our local legends will be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Rugby, England, November 10.

Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame member, and Ottawa native, Hillcrest High Grad, of Ottawa Irish lore, an Eastern Ontario stalwart for years, and, oh yes, Canada’s most-capped and longest-serving team captain, Al Charron was one of the most dominant loose forwards in the world during the 1990s.

Al played in four Rugby World Cups for Canada and managed the side at a fifth, in 2007. His record of 76 caps stood for 14 years until broken in the summer of 2017. Standing 6’5” tall and weighing close to 270 lbs. in his playing days, Al cut an imposing figure on the field and opponents feared and admired him in equal measure for his high work-rate and uncompromising play. A fine leader, Charron captained the Canadian national team 25 times …

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