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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 13. 1969.

Presentation to Mick Williment

Presentation to Mick Williment

Earlier this season Mick Williment announced his retirement from rugby.

At the club smoko on Saturday a presentation will be made to him for long meritorious services to the Club.

Williment first played for the club in 1958 in the Third First Grade and in the same year played his first rep match for Wellington.

The next season was his first with the Senior team and he has been a regular member until his retirement this year.

After playing in the shadow of Don Clarke for many years Williment finally made the All Blacks in 1964 against Australia.

For the next two years he was first choice for New Zealand against the Springboks and the Lions, but losing his place to Fergie McCormick in 1967.

At present Mick is coaching at school level, but says that he would like to coach a Varsity learn in the future.

The North Island University team to play Smith Island Universities contains eight Victoria players: Uttley, Weinberg, Sayers, Kember, Barlow, McDonald, Kirkby and Barrett.

The senior A team will not win the first round of Wellington Senior Rugby, but under the new system this year all teams start the second round with no points, so there is still a chance of winning the Jubilee Cup.

The Wales-Wellington match may have had its more pugilistic moments, but an even better display could have been seen at the game between the Varsity Junior 4th B's (Maoris) and Hutt O.B. (Samoans— known affectionately as the Headhunters).

Two Varsity players were carried off, including the skipper Maru Rogers.

While he was stretched out on the ground another Varsity player commented "that was a b——y silly thing to do", he was overheard by a Hutt player who did not appreciate the sentiment and another Varsity player was stretched out.

However, affairs were not all one-sided the Hutt halfback had his skill split. The referee stopped the game ten minutes before time when Varsity were leading 11-3.

This year the Rugby Club Ball is to be held on 26th July at the Winter Show Building. Tickets can be obtain from Brian Pratt.