Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 15. July 26, 1939
The backs have speed and solidity but lack the essential of good football—combination. On Saturday with a greasy ball and conditions all against them they gave a convincing showing—the handling and penetrating being first class. McVeagh played his best football since his return after an injury. Both wings, Ekdahl and McLeod, scored good tries after determined runs. On the whole the backs' defence is solid—their tackling is good but there is a tendency to hold off before loose rushes.
The team has had bad luck with injuries throughout the season. This has resulted in some disorganisation, especially among the backs, some of whom have had to play out of position. However, the team has good prospects for its remaining matches against, the leaders of their grade.