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Canadian Football News in 1940

The only two-game total point series in Grey Cup history was played between the Ottawa Rough Riders and the Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers.

The Canadian Rugby Union arranged the series after it refused to allow the WIFU winners, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to compete in the final. The reason for the refusal was based on the WIFU season being played under rules that varied from IRFU rules.

Regular season

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Final regular season standings

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
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8 6 2 0 108 58 12
Calgary Bronks 8 4 4 0 79 76 8
Regina Roughriders 8 2 6 0 39 92 4
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 5 1 0 116 40 10
Toronto Argonauts 6 4 2 0 58 79 8
Hamilton Tigers 6 2 4 0 45 73 4
Montreal Royals 6 1 5 0 39 66 2
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.


Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1940

FINALS

WIFU Finals - Game 1
Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Calgary Bronks
Date Away Home
November 2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 7 Calgary Bronks 0
WIFU Finals - Game 2
Calgary Bronks @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 9 Calgary Bronks 2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23
  • Winnipeg won the total-point series by 30-2. Winnipeg would have advanced to the Grey Cup game, but were refused by the Canadian Rugby Union.
IRFU Finals - Game 1
Toronto Argonauts @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 16 Toronto Argonauts 1 Ottawa Rough Riders 12
IRFU Finals - Game 2
Ottawa Rough Riders @ Toronto Argonauts
Date Away Home
November 23 Ottawa Rough Riders 8 Toronto Argonauts 1
  • Ottawa won the total-point series by 20-2. Ottawa will play Toronto Balmy Beach (ORFU Champions) in the Grey Cup game.


Grey Cup Championship

November 30

28th Annual Grey Cup Game - Game 1: Varsity Stadium - Toronto, Ontario

Ottawa Rough Riders @ Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers (ORFU)
Away Home
Ottawa Rough Riders 8 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers (ORFU) 2
December 7

28th Annual Grey Cup Game - Game 2: Lansdowne Park - Ottawa, Ontario

Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers (ORFU) @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Away Home
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers (ORFU) 5 Ottawa Rough Riders 12
Ottawa won the total-point series by 20-7.

The Ottawa Rough Riders are the 1940 Grey Cup Champions


Preceded by
1939 in Canadian football
Canadian football seasons Succeeded by
1941 in Canadian football

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