1949–50 European Rugby League Championship

This was the tenth European Championship and was won for the fifth time by England on Points Average. This tournament saw the introduction of the Other Nationalities team, which was made up of players from Scotland and the southern hemisphere who played in the NRFU. The tournament also reverted to the single game round robin format.[1]

1949–50 (1949–50) European Championship  ()
Number of teams4
Winner England (5th title)
Matches played6
 < 1948–49

ResultsEdit

19 September
England   7 - 13   Other nationalities
Borough Park, Workington
Attendance: 17,500
22 October
Wales   5 - 6   Other nationalities
The Park, Abertillery
Attendance: 2,000
12 November
Wales   16–8   France
4 December
France   5 – 13   England
Stade du Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Attendance: 20,598
15 January
France   8 – 3   Other nationalities
Stade Vélodrome, Marseilles
Attendance: 30,000
1 March
England   11 – 6   Wales
Central Park, Wigan
Attendance: 27,500

Final standingsEdit

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
  England 3 2 0 1 31 24 +7 4
  Other nationalities 3 2 0 1 22 20 +2 4
  Wales 3 1 0 2 27 25 +2 2
  France 3 1 0 2 21 32 −11 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 424. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2.