1916 New Zealand rugby league season

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The 1916 New Zealand rugby league season was the ninth season of rugby league that had been played in New Zealand.

International competitions[edit]

New Zealand played no international matches in 1916.

National competitions[edit]

Northern Union Cup[edit]

Auckland again held the Northern Union Cup at the end of the season.

Club competitions[edit]


City won the Auckland Rugby League's competition and the Roope Rooster.[1]

Ponsonby United captain Scotty McClymount won the title of favourite player in a public charity vote held to raise funds for the War effort. City's Albert Asher was second and Grafton's Karl Ifwersen finished third.[2]

Other Competitions[edit]

The Wellington Rugby League's competition was suspended from 1916 until 1918, the Canterbury Rugby League's competition was suspended for the 1916 season.[3]


  1. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1990 New Zealand Rugby League, 1990. p.72
  2. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.
  3. ^ Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987