1922 New Zealand rugby league season

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The 1922 New Zealand rugby league season was the 15th season of rugby league that had been played in New Zealand.

International competitions[edit]

New Zealand hosted New South Wales. New South Wales won all six matches on tour. The defeated Auckland 40-25 at the Auckland Domain and then 21-20 four days later in the return game.[1] The Auckland side included; Craddock Dufty, captain Bert Laing, Ivan Littlewood, Wally Somers, Frank Delgrosso, Clarrie Polson, W Hanlon, Nelson Bass, H Douglas, G Davidson, H Hawkes, Bert Avery and Maurice Wetherill. Lou Brown made his Auckland debut in the second match.[1]

At the end of the tour the NSW members of the 1921-22 Australasian Kangaroos were joined by New Zealand member Bert Laing for a match against the rest of the NSW squad and local Auckland stars. The Kangaroos won 65-27.[2]

The New Zealand Māori side played Sydney Metropolis in Sydney.[1]

National competitions[edit]

Northern Union Cup[edit]

South Auckland held the Northern Union Cup at the end of the season. They defeated Auckland 21-20 in Auckland to win the trophy and then defeated them 28-16 in Hamilton to keep it.[3]

South Auckland included Brownie Paki and Wilson Hall while Auckland included Clarrie Polson.[1]

Club competitions[edit]


City won the Auckland Rugby League's competition.[4] Ponsonby won the Roope Rooster.

Lou Brown played for Newtown.[1]


Petone won the Wellington Rugby League's Appleton Shield.[4]


Sydenham won the Canterbury Rugby League's McKeon Cup.[4]

Waimairi and Ouruhia affiliated in 1922.[3] Waimairi was renamed Papanui after World War Two.


  1. ^ a b c d e Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.
  2. ^ When Blues & Maroons Saw Black 1908.com
  3. ^ a b Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987
  4. ^ a b c Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1990 New Zealand Rugby League, 1990. p.72