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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 14. July 12, 1939

Senior A v. S.P.C.O.B. — Won 12—9

Senior A v. S.P.C.O.B.

Won 12—9

The Seniors save a very indifferent display on Saturday, what few bright movements there were coming from occasional breaks by the forwards.

Hansen and the two Shannons played particularly fine games in a pack which appeared tired and somewhat bored, although McVeagh showed up occasionally in the loose. McNicol seemed content to play on his reputation and was frankly, lazy. Given a fair share of the ball from scrums and lineouts by Burke and Thodey the backs. Rae excepted, were hardly up to Senior standard. Their passing was bad and tackling lamentably weak. It is high time the old maxim "miss your man, miss your place" was applied to Varsity football; and the selection committee might well consider the promotion of Ekdahl and Mahood from the Junior A's for the second round.