The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, 1939
This team did not have a good run during the season so far as championship points were concerned, but some good and enjoyable games were put up, notably that against our old rivals, Wellington College Old Boys, in which our team excelled itself, and alto against Athletic when the luck went a little bit our way. As a matter of cold fact it was almost impossible to play the same fifteen twice in succession owing to the calls of standard players who were given a run in this team and their old form returning were immediately transferred to a higher grade. In this regard the team could be regarded as of great service to the Club, but the team lacked that esprit dc corps so necessary to achieve success.
Some outstanding players that will go well in the future should be mentioned—Duncan and Heard in the forwards and Fitzgerald and Caradus in the backs, while Creed, although suffering injuries, turned out and filled the gaps caused by casualties, promotions, etc., and put heart into the team by his unselfish efforts.
Altogether the season's work could be regarded as successful and under, at time, very trying circumstances the game was still played in the best possible spirit.