Tony Kriletich

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Tony Kriletich
Personal information
Full name Anthony Peter Kriletich[1]
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Second-row, Loose forward
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Marist (ARL)
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1965–1974 Auckland
1965–1972 New Zealand 22 2 0 0 6
Source: RLP

Tony Kriletich is a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country in the 1968 and 1970 World Cups.

Playing career[edit]

Kriletich played for the Marist club in the Auckland Rugby League competition and represented Auckland. He won the Lipscombe Cup in 1965 as the ARL's sportsman of the year and the Rothville Trophy in 1968 and 1970 as the player of the year.

Kriletich made his debut for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1965, coming on against Australia after Eddie Moore suffered a broken nose.[2] He participated in the 1968 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and the 1970 World Cup in Great Britain. He finished his career having played in twenty two tests for his country.

Kriletich also was part of the Auckland sides that defeated Australia 15-14 in 1969 and Great Britain 11-2 in 1974.[2]


  1. ^ KRILETICH, Anthony Peter - 1967 - 72
  2. ^ a b Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.