Vale George Menzies

Vale George Menzies

Former New Zealand International five eight George Menzies (Kiwi No. 326) passed away at Greymouth New Zealand in March aged 85. 

George represented the Kiwis in 69 games between 1951 and 1961, including 29 tests, scoring four tries. He toured Great Britain and France twice, in 1951 and 1955, represented the rest of the world in 1960 and appeared in three World Cups. 

On the 1961 tour of Australia he captained New Zealand in one test match. After retiring from International football, he Captained/Coached Harden-Murrumburrah (who participated in group 9 in NSW) and for the famous Maher cup for one season in 1963. In 1973 he was appointed as a selector for the New Zealand national side. Then in 1974-75 he coached the kiwis in 11 tests. 

In 1989 he was named West Coast Rugby League best ever five eighth, and in 2007 named in New Zealand team of the century. 

The Men of League Foundation and the Rugby League community would like to send their sincere condolences to the Menzies family.

Rest in Peace George 

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