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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 3, No. 6


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Playing for the first time in ten seasons as one of the teams providing the main attraction at Athletic Park, Varsity gave a very creditable performance when they drew with Wellington, the loaders, 3 all. They scored the only try in the match, tackled well and generally pleased all their old supporters who had rallied round to see them once more at Headquarters.

It was a good game. Despite adverse criticism of the match which has appeared, the game in question was a fine example of two [unclear: flujhj] sets of backs who were unable to get going owing to good [unclear: tackeling], and two solid forward teams. Both sides tried hard to no avail. It must be admitted however that the Varsity back-line, though keen enough on attack lacks one player of real brilliance, and it can hardly be denied that if such a player could be found, Varsity would be the most difficult side to cope with in Wellington. The forwards are solid and dashing—but somehow they rarely score tries.

To return to the match in question--Greig created a good impression in his first senior appearance at Athletic Park. He kicked long and well. The three-quarters were solid. Larkin and and Fatrick also both tackled well. Churchill was off-form. In the pack all toiled well. Burke until he was injured played magnificently, and showed how heady a [unclear: forwed] he is, when on two occasions he dribbled the ball downfield, once with Stan Eade being the prime mover in a try. Corkill was another who shone in both tight and loose. Meads and McNicol battled well and Shannon was well on form. Smith in the front row gave further evidence of the fact that he is one of the club's most promising forwards and Stan Bade continued his run of good games. It would be in fact an invidious task to pick out any one forward, so outstandingly well did the pack go. It was a good performance for 'Varsity and the team should still further improve.


Highlights of the Match -- Brilliant dribbling by Varsity forwards - the best exhibition seen in Wellington for some years.--Hal Greig's exceptionally long line kicking - his kicking was superior to Taylor's on the day.--Bunke's splendid display of hooking and great loose game page break eighth Varsity man home. "Speedy" Farquhar made a welcome return to the ranks, running quite well in view, of his prolonged absence.

Next weok Mr. F.E. O'Flynn extends an invitation to the Club, when our worthy captain O'Flynn will lay a trail among untrodden places at Ngaio.