Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 14 July 6, 1938
Good Club Spirit — Third a Doing Well
Good Club Spirit
Third a Doing Well.
The Third A team, which is at present in second place, and which has defeated the leaders in its Section, is developing into a solid combination. Its main strength and the foundation upon which team tactics are built is its pack of bustling and tireless forwards, all of whom are expected to develop with experience and continue as a source of club strength for some years. The backs are an even lot with the virtue of knowing their own limitations, and they prefer combined play to brilliant but risky individualism.
The team is fortunate having its best talent in the key positions. Taylor (hooking specialist), Smith (lock) and Bannistter (back row) are forwards who might hold their own n the senior team; while Papps (half), Campbell (five-eights) and Greig (Full-back) are a solid foundation for any set of backs. The most admirable feature of this team's activities is the way players consistently train and get together. Their team spirit and attitude towards the game is an example and should be an inspiration to the Club. It is in a large measure due to the able coaching of Mr. H. E. Moore.