Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 11. August 12, 1954
Murray Humphries—will be in goal, the position Is new to him but he is shaping well; right-half Tournament last year; he is determined and vigorous. David Fitzgerald will be at right back; he has been a Tournament campaigner for several years; he is playing very well and we expeel him to be to the fore when the N.Z.U. team is selected.
Bruce Bornholdt—will probably play at left back. Tournament is a new venture for Bruce who attended the Easter coaching school; he has been playing particularly well during the season.
Keith Beresford—right half; he represented Wainirapa for the previous two seasons; he has been playing steady hockey in championship play. Bob Calkin—centre half. N.Z.U. team 1953. He is in the process of building up a reputation as a representative player for Wellington Neville Compton—left half. Member 1950 N.Z.U. team. 1952 N.Z.U. team v. Australian Universities. Brian Rickard right wing; his first 'Varsity tournament and if he maintains his present club form his selection for N.Z.U. would not be surprising.
Graeme Coates—right inside; goalkeeper for the touring N.Z.U. team; his clever stickwork and eye for an opening should stand him in good stead during the Tournament. Chic Humbly—either left inside or left wing; he is also building up a reputation as representative; his club play has been steady.
Laurie Gatfield will be the jack of all trades as far as the Victoria team goes. He will play at centre forward and left back and possibly centre half. He ban an impressive representative record both for the province and N.Z.U.; he will undoubtedly be somewhere in the team that contests the Tests; Probable leader of the Vie teum during Tournament. Georgr Oaks will probably play at left inside and centre forward, George is an old tournament campaigner, N.Z.U. teams 1951. 1953. A probable for the N.Z.U. team.
Don Matheson will prohably play at inside left and left wing. This is Don's first Tournament; he has been a prominent member of the Wellington Coit's team; he is expected to at very well and will gain valuable experience. George Wickham can be expected to play in any position on the right side of the field. George has been a Massey stalwart at the last three Tournaments.