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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 10 July 28, 1943

[Sport Editorial for Salient Vol. 6, No. 10 July 28, 1943]

With the winter sports season more than half over it is pleasing to note the prominent positions most Varsity teams occupy in their grade championships. The most successful are the Table Tennis and Men's Hockey Clubs, both of which have excellent chances of carrying off two championships; but also the senior football team is well placed in the Hardham Cup competition and the Women's Hockey Club senior team, too, has been doing very well. The Basketball Club, though dogged by persistent misfortune, has the consolation of getting five players into the Wellington senior representative teams.

In about two weeks' time Training College will be having their annual tournament with Auckland T.C. at Wellington. It is mainly, but not solely, a sports tournament with the chief interest being in the rugby game. Wellington has a fast, clever team, especially in the backs, though there is a pronounced defensive weakness at first five-eighth. The chief weaknesses, however, are the lack of sting in the forwards, and more particularly the amazing and almost groundless conceit of many of the players, a serious fault, for it prevents them learning from their mistakes. The Basketball and Men's Hockey Clubs have slipped from their former high estate, but hope to be strengthened considerably for the tournament.