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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 19 September 6, 1938

N.Z.U. v. Waikato

N.Z.U. v. Waikato

On Tuesday, August 30, the N.Z.U team met Waikato representatives at Hamilton, Waikato winning by 13 points to 6.

The 'Varsity side was not of full strength in the backs as the players had taken part in a strenuous game on a particularly hard ground at Palmerston North three days previously. Nevertheless their display was a very disappointing one. Full credit for the 'Varsity defeat must be given to the Waikato forwards, who, by reason of their height and weight, dominated the line-outs and set scrums; but in the loose, where the 'Varsity forwards might have been expected to make the most of their opportunities, they were sluggish. Had the backs received as much ball as the Waikato backs, the game would undoubtedly have been much more closely contested.

The game, which was one of the cleanest seen in Hamilton for some time, was rather marred by numerous stoppages for injuries, as a result of which New Zealand Universities lost the services of Egan, Lange and Foreman.