Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 18 August 3, 1938
On Saturday, against Athletic, the Seniors did not play as consistently good football as against Canterbury College last Wednesday. They started off quite brightly and ran up a lead of 13 points, then slipped badly and allowed Athletic to equalise. Two converted tries towards the end of the game gave 'Varsity a win 23-13. but it was a patchy performance.
The forwards were rather sluggish and, in the scrums, failed to break even for possession of the ball. Hansen played a very good game and was the best of the forwards. Russell was conspicuous in the loose rushes, and Eade's game was an improvement on his recent performances.
The backs were not impressive in combined movements, but made occasional bright bursts individually. Eastwood was right on form and made some good runs down the line. Wild made a brilliant cut-in early in the game, but thereafter appeared to run into a trap prepared by Athletic, and was caught in possession. However, he made several good dashes round the blind side in conjunction with Eastwood. Tricklebank also made several good runs. Kissel apart from one lapse—a tackle missed under the posts—played a good game. He kicked very well, converting four of the five tries scored.
Mention should be made of the first win to go to the credit of the Junior B (Social) team. On Saturday they defeated Poneke 13-0, their previous best being two drawn games. Sheehan, half-back, scored a fine try with a tricky run from a scrum on the 25 yards line. Wills, who hooked well, scored from a line-out, and R. Jeffs ran over to score from a combined movement among the backs. J. Jeffs converted two of the tries. Tossman wept well in the forwards, particularly in the loose.