Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 17. August 9, 1939
Meeting Wellington College Old Boys at Kelburn on Saturday. 'Varsity were defeated 11 points to 5, in a hard-fought game, which 'Varsity might easily have won, though it is doubtful if a win would have been deserved.
Outstanding player in the 'Varsity side was Burke, the captain, who gave an outstanding exhibition. He was on the ball from the beginning to the end and he was very unlucky in not scoring two tries.
Undoubtedly the best rake In Wellington, Burke also far surpasses all other hookers in general play and representative honours in his case would be well deserved.
On Saturday University's tackling was good and in a second spell in which they were on defence for long periods, the backs tackled really well and kept the Old Boys from adding to their score. The whole forward pack battled well and McVeagh was very prominent for heady play. He is an ideal back row forward. Meads was out again after a long absence on the bank and he kept going well. Jim Parker has certainly built up a strong forward division and it is to be hoped that next season a stronger back line will support it.