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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z Vol. 3, No. 5.

Rugby — North v South University Match


North v South University Match.

A good game in which North forward s were outstanding. They kept on the ball all day and got it from most of the scrums, rucks and line-cuts. The heavy greasy ground suited the heavy North pack better than the rangy South forwards, but that wasn't all the story, as the North put such vim and vigour into their play that the South spent most of the time defending.

Burke, with a solidly packing scrum behind him and a loss and a less experienced opponent in front, gave an "exhibition of hooking". His speed in the [unclear: loose] was very effective, but he beat the pistol new and then.

[unclear: McNicol] and [unclear: Mead] worked hard in the tight and kept going in the [unclear: loose] throughout. They provided a very solid and experienced basis for the scrum.

The other Forth Forwards all went well, especially Armitago (A.U.C.) who was probably the best forward on the ground. He is a big fella who works in the tight and moves with surprising speed in the loose.

The South forward s spent most of the day holding the North. [unclear: Possibly] they [unclear: get] a surprise at the start and it took them a long time to recover.

Churchill at half, did all that was required of him without turning on any fireworks.

Patrick, first five, handled and passed well - moved quickly and "was doing something" all the time.

Kissel at fullback, played a good game without being called upon to do anything spectacular. His line kicking was good and he kicked a nice goal oarly in the game.

Of the other North backs, Bowler (Massey) on the wing, was outstanding. A fast mover with weight and determination. On one be [unclear: occasion] he got the ball at the end of the chain, bumped his way past about three opponents and when blocked, passed o infield to the forwards who carried on the passing to score-a very nice movement.

The South backs did not get much of the ball. Cartwright C.U.C.), on the wing, was dangerous every time he got going. Greene (O.U.), on the other wing, got about only one ehance to how his speed and proved himself a flyer. Donnelly (C.U.C.), at full-[unclear: back], kicked well and "he has the gift of position."