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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1936. Volume 7. Number 17.

Ruru Shield

Ruru Shield.

The finale of the football season was enthusiastically staged in what is becoming the traditional manner on Saturday. First, there was a seven-a-side competition between lower grade teams. handsomely won by the junior team. At 3 p.m. the opposing teams in the Ruru Shield game were piped on to the field where they were inspected by Mr. Brook who, in due course, kicked off. The Weir team was splendidly fit and played with great gusto, but it was up against almost the full first XV and went down by 21 to 7. In the second spell, particularly, roused by the pipes and their supporters, they fought hard and had the better of the play, but the College's first spell lead was too much for them. For the College, Reid, Wild, Simm, Tricklebank and Fitzgerald scored tries, three of which were converted by Rae. Anker scored for the House and Turnbull snapped a fine field goal. After the game Captain Blacker accepted the Shield from Professor Kirk.

At half-time the carrying of a grease torch round the field heralded the arrival of Hitler and his staff, together with a selection of Olympic winners who held a carefully planned meeting to the intense delight of the crowd. A combined dinner for the Junior A and Third C teams, nd the smoke concert ended a memorable day. The Club. and particularly the Weir House members, are to be congratulated on the arrangements.