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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 7. June 10, 1954


There have been two games since we last went to press; one excellent game between VUC and AU and one very poor game, the Test The Wednesday game was a bright display of open Rugby. Both teams determined to give the ball plenty of air, and the crowd was on its feet on more than one occasion.

Jarden was the star of the day and his brilliant try under the posts showed the All Black winger at his best. The Australian half-back O'Brien made some very nippy breaks around the scrum and his service from the base of the scrum was the keystone of a dazzling back-line display with Bob James always looking for an opening. Phelps, the Aussie full-back, was the best seen on the Park for a long time.

Our own boys also rose to the occasion and several slicing runs by Kawharu and Fitzgerald kept Varsity in an attacking position. W. Clark played a grand game, scoring a try after charging down a clearing kick. The game was a pleasure to watch and people expected something even better in the Test.