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Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 7. 1961.

Australian Universities' Tour

Australian Universities' Tour

The climax of the Australian Universities' fencing team visit will be the test match which will be fought in the new Victoria University Gymnasium on Saturday, May 27, commencing in the afternoon with the men's foil and epee events.

The tour is well mixed with typical university social gatherings and as it lasts for just on three weeks, as compared with the recent 10 days hectic tour, should give the visitors an opportunity to see New Zealand and meet New Zealanders. Provincial matches have been arranged in the four university centres to give the Australians the maximum fencing experience before they meet N.Z.U.'s top fencers in the test match.

Prospective members of the N.Z.U. team have been in serious training.

Although the foil events in the recent national four were fought with electric equipment, during the Universities' tour this weapon will be fought using usual foil which, from the spectators' point of view, is more colourful and interesting, and should enable both teams to give a more spectacular and exciting display.