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George Menzies

George Menzies
Playing information
Position Stand-off
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Runanga (WCRL)
Years Team Pld T G FG P
West Coast
1949–1962 South Island
1951–1961 New Zealand 29 4 0 0 12
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1974–1975 New Zealand 11 3 2 6 27
Source: RLP

George Menzies is a New Zealand former rugby league player and coach who represented his country at three World Cups and coached New Zealand at another World Cup.

Playing career

A Runanga club player and a West Coast and South Island representative, Menzies played in twenty-nine games for the New Zealand Kiwis, participating in three World Cups.[1]

Coaching career

At the end of his test career Menzies became a player-coach for a New South Wales country team.[2]

In 1974 and 1975 he was the coach of the Kiwis, taking the team to the 1975 World Cup.


In 1989 Menzies was named as the West Coast Rugby League's best ever stand-off half.[3]

Menzies was named one of New Zealand Rugby League's "Legends of League" in 1995.[4]

In 2009 Menzies was named in the NZRL's team of the century.[5]


Preceded by
Des Barchard
New Zealand Kiwis

Succeeded by
Ron Ackland

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