1962 New Zealand rugby league season
The 1962 New Zealand rugby league season was the 55th season of rugby league that had been played in New Zealand.
New Zealand defeated Great Britain 2-0 in a Test series. New Zealand won the Test matches 19-0 and 27-8, both at Carlaw Park. New Zealand were captained by Mel Cooke and included Tony Smith, Brian Reidy, Reese Griffiths, Graham Kennedy, Neville Denton, Bill Snowden, Jim Bond, Jock Butterfield, Maunga Emery, Ron Ackland, Sam Edwards, Roger Bailey, Jack Fagan and Don Hammond.
Auckland defeated Great Britain 46-13 on 13 August at Carlaw Park. This was the first televised rugby league match in New Zealand as one hour of edited highlights were shown on AKTV2 that night, other regional channels showed the highlights the following week. Auckland included; Gary Phillips, Brian Reidy, Roger Bailey, captain Bill Sorensen, Neville Denton, Doug Ellwood, Bill Snowden, Rata Harrison, John Lasher, Graham Mattson, Arthur Carson, Ron Ackland and Bruce Castle.
Northern Union Cup
West Coast held the Northern Union Cup at the end of the season after they had defeated Canterbury 6-4 to win the trophy. Canterbury had been reduced to 12 men for the last 35 minutes of the match due to injury.
The West Coast included George Menzies.
National Club competition
Eastern United (Auckland) won the Rothmans tournament, defeating Hornby (Canterbury) 25-2 in the final.
Eastern United & Glenora shared the Auckland Rugby League's Fox Memorial Trophy, drawing 17-all in the final. Eastern United also won the Rukutai Shield and Roope Rooster while Glenora captured the Stormont Shield, defeating Eastern 13-10.
Ron Ackland played for Eastern United.
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