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

Commercial College

Commercial College

Is Victoria a basically Commercial College? If the result of an occupational analysis of our senior team is a criterion, then we certainly do attend a Commercial College, for of the twenty-three [unclear: players] have been chosen to play have gone on as reserves, n[gap — reason: illegible] directly connected with [unclear: account] The balance of fourteen is [unclear: made] of salesmen (3), law clerk full-time students (3), [unclear: teachers] and service station [unclear: businessmen].

Our only inter-college [unclear: game] date was against Massey [unclear: College] Wednesday, 11th June. [unclear: Support] from Massey easily [unclear: out-numbered] their players and [unclear: furthermore] would not have been [unclear: surprising] find that they exceeded the number of our supporters. [unclear: Regard]less of their three bus and s[gap — reason: illegible] car loads of happy rugby [unclear: followers] we were able (although not to beat their senior side [unclear: by] points to 9. Massey fielded a strong forward pack and a [unclear: reli]able set of backs. It was not late in the second spell that we took the visitors' score. Our and only other inter-university is against Auckland on July [unclear: 2nd] Auckland. The northerners what is possibly one of their [unclear: strong]est forward packs ever, and [unclear: although] their backs lack finesse, they [unclear: are] capable of sound rugby. It is known that Victoria normally depend upon its back-line for ea[gap — reason: illegible] the situation. Well, it is his probable that more reliance t[gap — reason: illegible] usual will be placed upon them this game.

Our victories over the past we might be attributed to the [unclear: happy] feeling, a winning one, that has [unclear: per]sisted. May it continue.

  • Coach: Stewart McNicol.
  • Captain: Paul Jensen.
  • Vice-Captain: Michael Watson.