George Menzies

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George Menzies
Playing information
Position Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Runanga (WCRL)
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
West Coast
1949–1962 South Island
1951–1961 New Zealand 29 4 0 0 12
Coaching information
Club
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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Legacy[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Top Players West Coast Rugby Football League
  2. ^ Goodman, Tom (9 June 1963). "Hands off the Kiwis". The Sun-Herald (Australia). p. 44. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Top Players, sportingpulse.com
  4. ^ Legends of League NZRL
  5. ^ "Graham is best in 100 years". The Sunday Star-Times. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
Preceded by
Des Barchard
Coach
New Zealand Kiwis

1974-1975
Succeeded by
Ron Ackland