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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 4 March 29, 1939



The decision of the Wellington Rugby Union at its Annual Meeting recently to increase the number of Senior A teams to 12 means that the first fifteen will almost certainly be playing once again in the First Division.

Of last year's team Bob Thomas (London) and Alex. Armour (Master-ton) will be missing, but at present Dick-Wild and Joe Dryers are doubtful.

Acquisitions Include G. ("Fat") Rae, half-back for V.U.C. 1934-36 and for the N.Z.U. team in Japan: Frank Donovan, a V.U.C. winger in 1936; Young, from Duntroon Military College. Australia, five-eighths; Parker. St. Pat's O.B. seniors, five-eighths; Borrie, Otago Varsity "A." forward; and Anderson, Napier High School Old Boys Senior, forward, In addition there are a number of ex-members of first fifteens of secondary schools in the Wellington district. It is the club's policy to play the best of these freshers in the Third "A" team under the able guidance of Henry Moore.

Uniform Altered

This season V.U.C. players will wear white shorts instead of black. The ensemble will be completed by the familiar green Jersey and gold topped green socks. Teams should gain higher places for the Griffiths Memorial Trophy as a result of the change.

Able coaches for all teams have already been secured. Arrangements are in train for a match for the First Fifteen on Easter Saturday.

Start Training Now

Players are urged to get fit now for the trial matches to be played immediately after Easter. Light training will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5.15 on Kelburn Park until further notice (sand shoes must be worn).

Intending members, old or new who have not yet filled in team slips should obtain one immediately from Mr. Brook and leave it in the rack for the Secretary (W. Tricklebank).