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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 12. September 19, 1945

Large Number of Injuries Reflected by Football Results

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Large Number of Injuries Reflected by Football Results

This season, as far as results are concerned, has not been very satisfactory, most of the teams occupying a lowly position in the WRU competitions. This year has been one of the worst for injuries to key players, which may help to explain this.

The seniors have done moderately well, but the other sides are well down the list, although the 3rd grade 3rd division side has quite a fair record.

The juniors failed to get organised until late in the season, but once they started they played very well. Third A and B can scarcely be said to have had a successful season, but on several occasions they both performed well.

Congratulations go to the following:—
  • NZU Blues (recommended):
    • J. P. Murphy, R. T. Shannon.
  • NZU North Island Reps.:
    • J. P. Murphy (c), R. T. Shannon, D. S. Goodwin, J. A. L. Bennett, R. J. Dun.
  • Hardham Cup Reps.:
    • R. T. Shannon, C. W. Lovertdge.
  • Wellington Services v. Civilians:
    • J. P. Murphy.
  • Third Grade Reps.:
    • J. R. Battersby, R. G. Wilde.

R. B. Burke, a former member of the club and captain of its 1st XV, has been playing regularly for the Wellington rep. team this season and has been appointed captain of the N.Z. Services side to play Civilians on September 29.

The Club Smoke Concert will be held on Saturday, September 29, in the Blind Institute Hall, Dixon Street, at 8 p.m.

Victoria v. Auckland

In a curtain-raiser which provided much better football than the main game at Eden Park on August 25. Auckland beat Victoria by 17 points to 7. Both sides played first-class football, though Auckland's play generally had a little more finish than that of Victoria, and each team threw the ball about, concentrating on fast open back play, instead of the tight, lifeless type of football which is too often seen. Even against the wind, Auckland attacked more often than Victoria, and seemed to possess a slight advantage in the backs.