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Canadian Football News in 1949Edit

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

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

Regular seasonEdit

Final regular season standingsEdit

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.
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Grey Cup playoffsEdit

Note: All dates in 1949

FINALSEdit

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.
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Eastern FinalsEdit

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.
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Playoff BracketEdit

  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 ChampionshipEdit

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
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1949 Eastern (Interprovincial Rugby Football Union) All-StarsEdit

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-StarsEdit

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

1st TeamEdit

2nd TeamEdit

1949 Ontario Rugby Football Union All-StarsEdit

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 AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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