1940 New Zealand rugby league season
The 1940 New Zealand rugby league season was the 33rd season of rugby league that had been played in New Zealand.
Northern Union Cup
Bob Banham was Mount Albert's player-coach before returning to Sydney in September 1940 with the intention of joining the Australian forces. He played several games for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 1941.
St George won the Wellington Rugby League's championship. During the year Will Appleton was elected president of the Wellington Rugby League. He would serve until 1958 and present the League with the Appleton Shield.
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