1942 New Zealand rugby league season

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The 1942 New Zealand rugby league season was the 35th season of rugby league that had been played in New Zealand.

International competitions[edit]

New Zealand played in no international matches due to World War II.

National competitions[edit]

Northern Union Cup[edit]

West Coast again held the Northern Union Cup at the end of the season.

Inter-district competition[edit]

Club competitions[edit]


Manukau won the Auckland Rugby League's Fox Memorial Trophy and Stormont Shield.[1] The Rukutai Shield was won by City-Otahuhu. Richmond won the Roope Rooster.

Due to the World War; Marist and Northcote amalgamated as did Mount Albert and Newton and City and Otahuhu.[2]


Miramar won the Wellington Rugby League's Appleton Shield.[1]


Hornby-Rakaia-Riccarton won the Canterbury Rugby League's Massetti Cup.[1]

The competition consisted of; Brigade A, Brigade B, Battery, Canterbury Regiment, A.S.C, Addington, Linwood-Woolston and Hornby-Rakaia-Riccarton.[3]

Other Competitions[edit]

Blackball defeated Hornby-Rakaia-Riccarton 21-8 to retain the Thacker Shield.


  1. ^ a b c 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