Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 14. 1967.
Sirs,—I would like to take issue with your Sports Editor on the subject of Willimcnt's omission from the All Blacks.
Now I am quite prepared to admit that Williment hasn't been playing as well as he has done in previous seasons nor as well as McCormack thin season, but as Williment is the much better kicker he should have got the trip.
Forty years later we remember Cliff Porter's 1924 All Blacks as the "Invincibles." In a few years Whineray's '63-4 team will be remembered as a team which lost only one game—to the Welsh club side of Newport—3-nil.
How will history view Lochore's 1967 All Blacks? It won't be along these lines. "Well, they only won X matches . . . but they played bright and open rugby." All that goes down in the records book is the score and the NZ Selectors should have taken a long-range kicker to ensure that every score is in our favour.
To hell with "The game's the thing, chaps, and let's have a jolly old pint afterwards." To hell with the spectators—we want to win.