Formation of the Club
In the fall of 1995 after the Saskatoon Wild Oats Rugby Club (founded 1974) captured the Saskatchewan Division I Provincial Championship, Wild Oat founding member Dale Matthews decided it was time to expand the North Saskatchewan Rugby Union by forming a new club. Long time Wild Oat captain Rob Belyk told Dale he had his support. The Wild Oats were a very good side with many players on the sidelines hopeful to play for the 1st Division team. They deserved the opportunity to play a higher level, it would become the focus of Dale and Rob. It would be these young players that were not on the 1st team that were asked if they would like the opportunity to play for a new club. The Wild Oats sacrificed lots for the future of rugby in Saskatoon, they surely had several more championship years to come; their contribution of dividing into two separate clubs has generated parity, a competitive union and the opportunity for many more rugby enthusiasts to play.
In the winter of 1996, Wes Fitzsimmons, Murray Hunter, Graham Matheos, Scott Butcher, Dan Patenaude, Rob Belyk and Dale Matthews had the Club’s first official meeting. On the agenda was to name the Club, decide colours, produce a mission, plan a tour, and recruit players.