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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 11. August 12, 1954



The 1954 Tournament team is little different from that of last year Lou Bohb, Kevin Sang and Phil Yiskovic are the only true newcomers These players fill the positions of right wing, centre forward and left halt respectively.

Lou, a former senior Thistle player, is it vers speedy forward and easily the eleverest in the train. At centre forward, Kevin is our "find" for the season. Originally a half back, he settled down as right wing, but after a reshuffle of the team, he was found to possess great goalscoring ability from the centre. Already With only two games at his new position he has scored live goals. Lost season's centre half for the Auckland Grammar first, hurley Phil Viskovic is a staunch player in the defence line.

Ian Hart at left fullback tills the vacancy left by Mery. Rosser (unable to attend Tournament). Ian captains the Varsity third grade team and consequently in the position he is a sound player For Phil Painter and Graham Waibran last year's Tournament was their first Phil is the pivot and brains of the team, being both captain and centre half. At right back Graham is a hard worker.

Jim Rogers, Graeme Thornley, Gordon Hard and Warwich Eilley are attending their fourth Tournament. Jim, our very capable goalie, has three times been selected for the N.Z.U. team and has twice received an Auckland Blue. At right half Graeme Thornley is a sound defender and shows plenty of speed. Inside right Gordon Hard, the team's vicecaptain, is showing improved form and last year was reserve for the N.Z.U. team.

For Ron Dohig, thin will be his third Tournament, and with Carl Stead will fill the position of inside loft. Both are busting players and hard workers.

Up from third grade are Bob Lusk, Nal Young and Lindsay Nash, to act as reserves.

On paper and the field, this team is as strong as ever. With the additional news that the trophy holders. V.U.C., have lost the valuable services of Alan Preston (selected as a New Zealand Representative to tour Australia) and Des Rainey, A.U.C. stands a good chance of bringing home the shield.