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Salient.The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 19, No. 4. April 6, 1955



This year's eight, although containing much new blood, promises to improve on past years' performances. Last year's VUC Blues, Graham Thompson and club captain Dick Kirby will be a strengthening factor with their considerable experience, the latter as stroke. Thompson, a former Canterbury rower, will be at bow.

Last year's all-novice four are in the eight, with Des Slow (7). Mike Winter (5), Noel Tichbon (4) and Paul Canham (3). With Perry Preston-Thomas (6), these four were in the Wellington Club's maiden eight which has had considerable success throughout the country this season. Steve Wilson, relief stroke, rounds out the team which should make its presence felt at Auckland.

Dixon Reiliey (stroke). Graham Alecock (3). Stan Robinson (2) and Ray Palmer (bow) make up the four, which is a largely novice combination.

Ian Longstaff provides the club with the proficient cox which has been lacking so long, and under his direction crew members are gaining noticeable confidence.