1949 in Canadian football

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Canadian Football News in 1949[edit]

The Edmonton Eskimos rejoined with the WIFU and adopted the colours of gold and green. WIFU games were extended to 14 games, per team.

Wearing helmets became compulsory with the two unions. The Western Canada Rugby Football Union ceased its operations.

Regular season[edit]

Final regular season standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Western Interprovincial Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Calgary Stampeders 14 13 1 0 270 77 24
Regina Roughriders 14 9 5 0 235 102 17
Edmonton Eskimos 14 4 10 0 93 235 8
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 14 2 12 0 74 258 3
  • Four WIFU games were worth one point in the standings
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 12 11 1 0 261 170 22
Montreal Alouettes 12 8 4 0 295 204 16
Toronto Argonauts 12 5 7 0 209 254 10
Hamilton Wildcats 12 0 12 0 147 284 0
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tigers 12 10 2 0 228 68 20
Sarnia Imperials 12 8 4 0 142 101 16
Windsor Rockets 12 5 7 0 142 108 10
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 12 1 11 0 55 290 2
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

Note: All dates in 1949

FINALS[edit]

WIFU Finals – Game 1
Calgary Stampeders @ Regina Roughriders
Date Away Home
November 5 Calgary Stampeders 18 Regina Roughriders 12
WIFU Finals – Game 2
Regina Roughriders @ Calgary Stampeders
Date Away Home
November 11 Regina Roughriders 9 Calgary Stampeders 4
  • Calgary won the total-point series by 22–21. The Stampeders will advance to the Grey Cup game.
ORFU Finals – Game 1
Hamilton Tigers @ Sarnia Imperials
Date Away Home
November 11 Hamilton Tigers 6 Sarnia Imperials 15
ORFU Finals – Game 2
Sarnia Imperials @ Hamilton Tigers
Date Away Home
November 12 Sarnia Imperials 3 Hamilton Tigers 20
  • Hamilton won the total-point series by 26–18. The Tigers will play the Montreal Alouettes in the Eastern Finals.
IRFU Finals – Game 1
Montreal Alouettes @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 9 Montreal Alouettes 22 Ottawa Rough Riders 7
IRFU Finals – Game 2
Ottawa Rough Riders @ Montreal Alouettes
Date Away Home
November 12 Ottawa Rough Riders 13 Montreal Alouettes 14
  • Montreal won the total-point series by 36–20. The Alouettes will play the Hamilton Tigers in the Eastern Finals.

Eastern Finals[edit]

Hamilton Tigers @ Montreal Alouettes
Date Away Home
November 19 Hamilton Tigers 0 Montreal Alouettes 40
  • The Montreal Alouettes will advance to the Grey Cup game.

Playoff Bracket[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
                 
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders 7-13
IRFU Montreal Alouettes 22-14
IRFU Montreal Alouettes 40
EAST
ORFU Hamilton Tigers 0
ORFU Hamilton Tigers 6-20
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 15-3
IRFU Montreal Alouettes 28
WIFU Calgary Stampeders 15
WIFU Calgary Stampeders
WIFU BYE
WIFU Calgary Stampeders 18-4
WEST
WIFU Saskatchewan Roughriders 12-9
WIFU Saskatchewan Roughriders
WIFU BYE

Grey Cup Championship[edit]

November 26

37th Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity StadiumToronto, Ontario

WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Calgary Stampeders 15 Montreal Alouettes 28
The Montreal Alouettes are the 1949 Grey Cup Champions

1949 Eastern (Interprovincial Rugby Football Union) All-Stars[edit]

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

1949 Western (Western Interprovincial Football Union) All-Stars[edit]

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

1st Team[edit]

2nd Team[edit]

1949 Ontario Rugby Football Union All-Stars[edit]

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

1949 Canadian Football Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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