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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington. Vol. 21, No. 8. 2nd July, 1958

Only Defeat

Only Defeat

Our first and only defeat to date, we suffered at the hands of Athletic in the opening match of the season. Athletic thoroughly deserved their victory and perhaps it did us more good than harm for enthusiasm was running very high, what with the opening of the Gymnasium together with a renewed and revived interest in Rugby. Well, the next Saturday saw us appearing against Oriental on Hataitai Park. We literally scraped home there with a 6-3 win. This win enabled us to return to the Park, but only as the "shorts"—1.30 p.m. game again—against St. Pat's Old Boys, whom we beat 12-8. Once again we found our way back to the main feature at the Park, where we have the honour of treating the Athletic Park fans with some varying (take it as you wish) rugby. It should certainly be mentioned that our games on Athletic Park have been made easier for us by the strong support received from the Western Bank. Groups of students with solid cores from Weir House have been truly appreciated by those fifteen chaps in green jerseys and also those supporters whose hearts we cause to flutter all too frequently.

Cartoon of an All Black running while holding the ball