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Canadian Rugby Union (Canadian Football) 1946-1955

1946 CANADIAN RUGBY UNION

INTERPROVINCIAL RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Montréal Alouettes12 7 3 2211118 16
Toronto Argonauts*12 7 3 2140124 16
Ottawa Rough Riders12 6 4 2175128 14
Hamilton Tigers12 010 2 78234  2
WESTERN INTERPROVINCIAL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Calgary Stampeders 8 5 3 0 60 37 10
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8 5 3 0 69 46  8
Regina Roughriders 8 2 6 0 46 92  4
ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Toronto Oakwood Indians10 8 1 1   17
Hamilton Wildcats10 8 1 1   17
Toronto Balmy Beach10 6 4 0   12
Sarnia Imperials10 4 6 0    9
Windsor Rockets10 3 7 0    6
Ottawa Trojans10 010 0    0
EASTERN PLAYOFFS   
Toronto Balmy Beach12Toronto Oakwood Indians 7
Hamilton Wildcats14Sarnia Imperials7
 EASTERN SEMI-FINALS   
Toronto Argonauts12Montréal Alouettes 6
Toronto Balmy Beach13Hamilton Wildcats6
 EASTERN & WESTERN FINALS   
Toronto Argonauts22Toronto Balmy Beach12
Winnipeg Blue BombersdefeatedCalgary Stampeders 30-21*
GREY CUP – Varsity Stadium, Toronto 
Toronto Argonauts28Winnipeg Blue Bombers6
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

*two games, total points series    

1947 CANADIAN RUGBY UNION

INTERPROVINCIAL RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Ottawa Rough Riders12 8 4 0170103 16
Toronto Argonauts*12 7 4 1140122 15
Montréal Alouettes12 6 6 0164164 12
Hamilton Tigers12 2 9 1119204  5
WESTERN INTERPROVINCIAL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8 5 3 0 83 83 10
Calgary Stampeders 8 4 4 0 79 93  8
Regina Roughriders 8 3 5 0 78 64  6
ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Hamilton Wildcats10 9 1 0   18
Toronto Balmy Beach10 7 3 0   14
Ottawa Trojans10 5 4 1   11
Toronto Oakwood Indians10 4 5 1    9
Windsor Rockets10 4 6 0    8
Sarnia Imperials10 010 0    0
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]
PLAYOFFS   
Toronto ArgonautsdefeatedOttawa Rough Riders24-0*
 EASTERN & WESTERN FINALS   
Toronto Argonauts 22Ottawa Trojans 1 
Winnipeg Blue BombersdefeatedCalgary Stampeders29-22**
GREY CUP – Varsity Stadium, Toronto 
Toronto Argonauts 10Winnipeg Blue Bombers9
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

* in two games, total points series

 **three games, total points series

1948 CANADIAN RUGBY UNION

INTERPROVINCIAL RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Ottawa Rough Riders1210 2 0264130 20
Montréal Alouettes12 7 5 0221172 14
Toronto Argonauts12 5 6 1160191 11
Hamilton Wildcats12 110 1 88240  3
WESTERN INTERPROVINCIAL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Calgary Stampeders*1212 0 0218 61 24
Saskatchewan Roughriders12 3 9 0133137  6
Winnipeg Blue Bombers12 3 9 0 81234  6
ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Hamilton Tigers 9 9 0 0   18
Toronto Balmy Beach 9 5 4 0   10
Sarnia Imperials 9 3 5 1    7
Windsor Rockets9 0 8 1    1
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]
EASTERN PLAYOFFS   
Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Montréal Alouettes 34-28*
 EASTERN & WESTERN FINALS   
Ottawa Rough Riders 19Hamilton Tigers 0
Calgary Stampedersdefeated Saskatchewan Roughriders21-10*
GREY CUP –  Varsity Stadium, Toronto 
Calgary Stampeders 12Ottawa Rough Riders 7
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

* in two games, total points series

1949 CANADIAN RUGBY UNION

INTERPROVINCIAL RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Ottawa Rough Riders1211 1 0261170 22
Montréal Alouettes*12 8 4 0295204 16
Toronto Argonauts12 5 7 0209254 10
Hamilton Wildcats12 012 0147284  0
WESTERN INTERPROVINCIAL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Calgary Stampeders1413 1 0270 77 26
Saskatchewan Roughriders14 9 5 0235102 18
Edmonton Eskimos14 410 0 93235  8
Winnipeg Blue Bombers14 212 0 74258  4
ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS
Hamilton Tigers1210 2 0228 68 20
Sarnia Imperials12 8 4 0142101 16
Windsor Rockets12 5 7 0141108 10
Toronto Balmy Beach12 111 0 55289  2
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]
EASTERN PLAYOFFS   
Montréal Alouettes defeated Ottawa Rough Riders 36-20*
Hamilton Tigersdefeated Sarnia Imperials26-18*
 EASTERN & WESTERN FINALS   
Montréal Alouettes40Hamilton Tigers 0
Calgary Stampedersdefeated Saskatchewan Roughriders22-21
GREY CUP – Varsity Stadium, Toronto 
Montréal Alouettes 28 Calgary Stampeders15
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

* two games, total points series

CRU 1950

PWLTPFPAPts
IRFU
Hamilton Tiger-Cats1275023121714
Toronto Argonauts1265129118713
Montreal Alouettes1266019226112
Ottawa Roughriders124711822319
WIFU
Winnipeg Blue Bombers14104022315620
Saskatchewan Roughriders1477020717714
Edmonton Eskimoes1477020119714
Calgary Stampeders1441001522538

Reference: [1]

DateHome TeamAway Team
WIFU Semi-Final
28.10.1950Saskatchewan Roughriders1Edmonton Eskimoes24
WIFU FinalBest-of-3
04.11.1950Edmonton Eskimoes17Winnipeg Blue Bombers16
11.11.1950Winnipeg Blue Bombers22Edmonton Eskimoes12
13.11.1950Winnipeg Blue Bombers29Edmonton Eskimoes6
Winnipeg won series 2-1
IRFU FinalAggregate
11.11.1950Hamilton Tiger-Cats13Toronto Argonauts11
15.11.1950Toronto Argonauts24Hamilton Tiger-Cats6
Toronto won 35-19 on Agg
Eastern Final
18.11.1950Toronto Argonauts43Toronto Balmy Beach13
Grey Cup
25.11.1950Toronto Argonauts13Winnipeg Blue Bombers0

Reference: [2]

CRU 1951

PWLTPFPAPts
IRFU
Hamilton Tiger-Cats1275022913114
Ottawa Rough Riders1275021819714
Toronto Argonauts1275022620614
Montreal Alouettes123901462866
WIFU
Saskatchewan Roughriders1486027721916
Edmonton Eskimoes1486030626216
Winnipeg Blue Bombers1486030331316
Calgary Stampeders1441002052998

Reference: [1]

DateHome TeamAway Team
WIFU Semi-Final
27.10.1951Edmonton Eskimoes4Winnipeg Blue Bombers1
WIFU FinalBest-of-3
03.11.1951Edmonton Eskimoes15Saskatchewan Roughriders11
10.11.1951Saskatchewan Roughriders12Edmomton Eskimoes5
12.11.1951Saskatchewan Roughriders19Edmonton Eskimoes18
IRFU Semi-FinalAggregate
07.11.1951Toronto Argonauts7Hamilton Tiger-Cats24
10.11.1951Hamilton Tiger-Cats7Toronto Argonauts21
IRFU FinalAggregate
14.11.1951Ottawa Rough Riders17Hamiltin Tiger-Cats7
17.11.1951Hamilton Tiger-Cats9Ottawa Rough Riders11
Grey Cup
24.11.1951Ottawa Rough Riders21Saskatchewan Roughriders14

Reference: [2]

CRU 1952

PWLTPFPAPts
IRFU
Hamilton Tiger-Cats1292126816219
Toronto Argonauts1274126519115
Ottawa Rough Riders1257020023810
Montreal Alouettes1221001362784
WIFU
Winnipeg Blue Bombers16123139421125
Edmonton Eskimoes1696129128019
Calgary Stampeders1679029334014
Saskatchewan Roughriders1631302163636

Reference: [1]

DateHome TeamAway Team
WIFU Semi-FinalAggregate
22.10.1952Calgary Stampeders31Edmonton Eskimoes12
25.10.1952Edmonton Eskimoes30Calgary Stampeders7
WIFU FinalBest-of-3
01.11.1952Edmonton Eskimoes12Winnipeg Blue Bombers28
08.11.1952Winnipeg Blue Bombers12Edmonton Eskimoes18
11.11.1952Winnipeg BlueBombers11Edmonton eskimoes22
IRFU FinalAggregate
15.11.1952Hamilton Tiger-Cats6Toronto Argonauts22
19.11.1952Toronto Argonauts11Hamilton Tiger-Cats27
22.11.1952Hamilton Tiger-Cats7Toronto Argonauts12
Grey Cup
29.11.1952Toronto Argonauts21Edmonton Eskimoes11

Reference: [2]

CRU 1953

PWLTPFPAPts
IRFU
Hamilton Tiger-Cats1486022924316
Montreal Alouettes1486029222916
Ottawa Rough Riders1477026623814
Toronto Argonauts1459017224910
WIFU
Edmonton Eskimoes16124027615724
Saskatchewan Roughriders1687124323917
Winnipeg Blue Bombers1688022622616
Calgary Stampeders1631211903137

Reference: [1]

DateHome TeamAway Team
WIFU Semi-FinalAggregate
28.10.1953Winnipeg Blue Bombers43Saskatchewan Roughriders5
31.10.1953Saskatchewan Roughriders18Winnipeg Blue Bombers17
WIFU FinalBest-of-3
07.11.1953Edmonton Eskmioes25Winnipeg Blue Bombers7
11.11.1953Winnipeg Blue Bombers21Edmonton Eskimoes7
14.11.1953Edmonton Eskimoes24Winnipeg Blue Bombers30
IRFU FinalAggregate
18.11.1953Hamilton Tiger-Cats37Montreal Alouettes12
22.11.1953Montreal Alouettes11Hamilton Tiger-Cats22
Grey Cup Semi-Final
21.11.1953Winnipeg Blue Bombers24Toronto Balmy Beach4
Grey Cup
28.11.1953Hamilton Tiger-Cats12Winnipeg Blue Bombers6

Reference:[2]

CRU 1954

PWLTPFPAPts
IRFU
Montreal Alouettes14113034114822
Hamilton Tiger-Cats1495027520718
Toronto Argonauts1468021226512
Ottawa Rough Riders1421201293374
WIFU
Edmonton Eskimoes16115025516322
Saskatchewan Roughriders16104223920422
Winnipeg Blue Bombers1686220219018
Calgary Stampeders1688027116516
BC Lions1611501003452

Reference: [1]

DateHome TeamAway Team
WIFU Semi-FinalAggregate
30.10.1954Saskatchewan Roughriders14Winnipeg Blue Bombers14
01.11.1954Winnipeg Blue Bombers13Saskatchewan Roughriders11
WIFU FinalBest-of-3
06.11.1954Edmonton Eskimoes9Winnipeg Blue Bombers3
11.11.1954Winnipeg Blue Bombers12Edmonton Eskimoes6
13.11.1954Edmonton Eskimoes10Winnipeg Blue Bombers6
IRFU FinalAggregate
17.11.1954Hamilton Tiger-Cats9Montreal Alouettes14
20.11.1954Montreal Alouettes24Hamilton Tiger-Cats14
Grey Cup Semi-Final
20.11.1954Edmonton Eskimoes38Kitchener-Waterloo6
Grey Cup
27.11.1954Edmonton Eskimoes26Montreal Alouettes5

Reference: [2]

CRU 1955

PWLTPFPAPts
IRFU
Montreal Alouettes1293038821418
Hamilton Tiger-Cats1284027119316
Toronto Argonauts124802393288
Ottawa Rough Riders123901743376
WIFU
Edmonton Eskimoes16142028611728
Saskatchewan Roughriders16106027024520
Winnipeg Blue Bombers1679021019514
BC Lions16511021133010
Calgary Stampeders1641202092998

Reference: [1]

DateHome TeamAway Team
WIFU Semi-FinalAggregate
05.11.1955Saskatchewan Roughriders7Winnipeg Blue bombers16
07.11.1955Winnipeg Blue Bombers8Saskatchewan Roughriders9
WIFU FinalBest-of-3
11.11.1955Winnipeg Blue Bombers6Edmonton Eskimoes29
16.11.1955Edmonton Eskimoes26Winnipeg Blue Bombers6
IRFU Semi-Final
12.11.1955Hamilton Tiger-Cats28Toronto Argonauts32
IRFU Final
19.11.1955Montreal Alouettes38Toronto Argonauts36
Grey Cup
26.11.1955Edmonton Eskimoes34Montreal Alouettes19

Reference: [2]

Report

Following WWII the Canadian Rugby Union was down to 3 divisions from 6 prior to the War. The Western Interprovincial Union had merged from 3 divisions into one, and the Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union had ceased to play for the Grey Cup. The Grey Cup Champions between 1946 and 1955 were Toronto Argonauts (1946 and 1947), Calgary Stampeders (1948), Montreal Alouettes (1949), Toronto Argonauts (1950), Ottawa Rough Riders (1951) , Toronto Argonauts (1952), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1953), Edmonton Eskimoes (1954 and 1955).

The Ontario Rugby Football Union had resigned from Senior Football after 1949, and the Hamilton Tigers and Hamilton Wildcats merged as Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In 1954 the Canadian Rugby Union had added the British Columbia Lions in Vancouver on the West Coast to Senior Football for the first time, thus laying the foundations of the original nine which formed the Canadian Football Council in 1956 after it broke zaway from the Canadian Rugby Union and started Professional Football in Canada. In 1956 the CFC renamed itself the Canadian Football League.

References (Canadian Pro Football Encyclopaedia 1950-2012)

[1] Maher, Todd & Gill, Bob (2013) Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia | The Annual Record pg. 108-110. Maher Sports Media, 2013.

[2] Maher, Todd & Gill, Bob (2013) Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia | The Game Scores pg. 5-10. Maher Sports Media, 2013.

References (Canadian Football Almanac 1875-2012 – David Stewart-Candy & Dave Clamen)

SOURCES

Ontario Rugby Football Union
Québec Rugby Football Union
Western Canada Rugby Football Union
Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union
Alberta Rugby Football Union
British Columbia Rugby Football Union
Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union
Kingston Rugby Football League
Winnipeg Rugby Football League
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kindly supplied by David Clamen
Thornhill, Ontario
Canada

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Toronto, Ontario
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written by Bob Calder and Garry Andrews
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1997 & 1998 Attendance
kindly supplied courtesy of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club

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http://roughriders.ottawa.com/history/coachrecord.html

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http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Sideline/5960/contlg.htm

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http://members.tripod.com/mustangfootball/overallrecord.htm

Many thanks to Jim Stevenson (Statistician – Ontario Football Conference) for kindly providing OFC material for 1984 to 2000
Many thanks to Mitch Soivenski of Hampton, New Hampshire for submitting errata corrections

Acknowledgements

Thanks to David Stewart-Candy

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Data Compiled by Dave Stewart-Candy & Dave Clamen, (Canadian Football Almanac 1875-2012, unpublished, Vancouver 2012).

Text Written by Enda Mulcahy

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