1974 New Zealand rugby league season
New Zealand lost a series 1-2 to Great Britain. Alister Atkinson was the New Zealand manager while George Menzies was the coach. New Zealand included; Mocky Brereton, Bill Burgoyne, Warren Collicoat, Tony Coll, Murray Eade, Doug Gailey, John Greengrass, Peter Gurnick, John Hibbs, Bob Jarvis, Bill Johnsen, Eddie Kerrigan, Don Mann, John O'Sullivan, Lyndsay Proctor, Wayne Robertson, captain Ken Stirling and Dennis Williams.
Auckland defeated Great Britain 11-2 at Carlaw Park. Auckland included Warren Collicoat, Len Hall, John O'Sullivan, Dennis Williams, Colin Andrews, Graham Smith, Ken Stirling, Tony Kriletich, Tom Conroy, captain Don Mann, Peter Gurnick, Josh Liavaa and Barrie Dyer. Bench: Bob Jarvis and Doug Gailey.
Rugby League Cup
Canterbury held the Rugby League Cup at the end of the season, after they defeated the West Coast 28-8 in Christchurch to win the trophy. Canterbury again defeated the West Coast 18-5 in the only successful defence of the trophy that season.
Ellerslie won the Auckland Rugby League's Fox Memorial Trophy, Rukutai Shield and Stormont Shield. They defeated Ponsonby 16-8 in the Fox Memorial grand final. Otahuhu won the Roope Rooster, Mount Wellington and Ponsonby shared the Kiwi Shield, Te Atatu won the Sharman Cup and Maritime and City Newton shared the Norton Cup.
Bruce Rowe (Ellerslie) won the Lipscombe Cup and Painter Rosebowl Trophy, Graham Smith (Ellerslie) won the Rothville Trophy, Tom Conroy (Ponsonby) and Bob Jarvis (Otahuhu) won the Bert Humphries Memorial, Colin Wells (Ponsonby) won the Tetley Trophy and Morrie Robertson (Ellerslie) won the Hyland Memorial Cup.
Kevin Tamati played for Petone.
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