Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 18. September 20, 1939
[Performance of R. B. Burke in Ranfurly Sheild match]
When playing for Canterbury in a successful Ranfurly Shield challenge against Auckland in 1934, R. B. Burke outhooked W. E. Hadley, rated by English critics in 1935 as foremost rake in the world. Last year Dick repeated the performance when on tour with the Wellington Reps., this time against C. E. Quaid of Otago, Test hooker of the unbeaten 1938 All Black side. Who said Lambourne was the best hooker in Wellington?