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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 11, No. 7. June 23rd, 1948



The season so far has been, in many respects, a fairly encouraging one for although the First XV has had a long run of defeats, broken only last Saturday, hut some of the lower grades have been doing particularly well.

The crack A third grade have lost only one game in seven, and are playing excellent football. Their backs are probably the best in the Grade, but one would like to see the forwards rucking with more purpose, cohesion and vigour. They have some hard games ahead of them, but should be able to give a good account of themselves.

The Third Grade "B" team, unbeaten in the first five games, has since had a loss and a draw, but still has a creditable record. A little more weight in the forwards, whose general play is very good, would probably have preserved the unbeaten record. This team has set a splendid example in the matter of attending practices.

The Third "C"; side are plugging along valiently, the "A" teams having won three out of five matches. The "B" team has yet to score a win, but should be able to do so when it finds its feet.

Of the Second Grade teams the Junior "A" has by far the best record, having won five of its eight games, Given a chance to settle down, this side should be able to finish the season near the head of its grade.