Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 9. 9 May 1972
Well wankers I'm running out of contributions for the sports page and consequently its tone is being lowered when I'm reduced to writing shit like this.
Unfortunately 2nd term sports results have no show in getting in the next week's Salient because of deadline problems but if you don't mind Salient being a week behind, get those results rolling in. They must be in, along with any photos, comments etc, by Wednesday the week before publication at the latest.
Well if you've bothered to read this report that was presented to SRC last week you'll realise if you're a sports club officer that you have a bit more work to do.
Before Sports Committee will consider your grant application it must have apart from the accounts a) a list of all club members broken down into members of VUWSA and non-members. b) a list of team members similarly broken down. It would appear kiddies that it will be no use trying to work a fiddle because VUWSA has a master roll of students against which your membership lists will be checked.
New Grant application forms will be available soon, so if you have already put in an application stiff cheese, you'll have to do it again — such is the course of bureaucracy.
Grant applications for so called "winter" clubs will be considered as follows.
Application forms should be in by 30th April but because of the change of forms some latitude will be allowed.
On Saturday 22nd April at Strand Park, Lower Hutt, University played Randwick and won by a convincing 34 points to 6. The team was: W. McK-elvie; M. Smith, T. Jamison, R. Taukamo (capt), S. McConnell, D. Bidois, M. Muru, W.Moore, T. Sadlier, I. Kendricks, J. Dixon, A. Haronga, H. Mills.
Randwick provided stern opposition for the first twenty minutes, after which they were leading 6-5, but then seemed to fall apart, especially so in the second half. This was primarily due to Varsity pushing the ball through the backline, fir it is here as in most Barsity rugby teams, that they look the most dangerous. Randwick defended inadequately when confronted with the strong running and superbly timed passing of Ronnie Taukamo and Tom Jamison in the centres, although Evan Nathan, an ex-University player, at stand-off half for Randwick, gave his opposite number Dave Bidois quite a few anxious moments. Mick Muru played his usual alert game at scrum-half, whilst on the wings Mike Smith had more chances than Steve McConnell and added anothed two tries to the two he scored the previous week. At full-back Bill McKelvie proved sound and ran into the backline effectively.
In the forwards. Bill Moore and Alan (Horse) Haronga were outstanding. They ran well, backed up superbly, and were always onto the loose ball that Randwick dropped all day. 'Sacs' Sadlier had a good game with his hooking, and Ian Kendricks was ever there to support the ball-carrier. Ubiquitous was the name of his game. Jon Dixon, too, had a good all-round game. Harold Mills was feeling the affects of the 'flu', and showed it at times. He was forced to leave the field late in the second half with what proved to be water on the knee. The replacement forward was Mana Bell.
Scorers for University were: T. Jamison (3 tries), M. Smith (2 tries). H. Mills, W. Moore, J. Dixon, W. McKelvie, and M.Muru. D. Bidois kicked two conversions. This failure to Kick the goals could yet cost the team a match, though no doubt Dave will be working on this facet of his play. Of the many goalkickers used, he certainly looks the most promising. The forwards, too, are not as yet showing their true capabilities. Failure to turn in the tackle was especially evident at times. But Varsity do have 4 points from two games in the Senior Second Division.
The Junior First team was not so fortunate, losing 34-3 against a very strong and fit Porirua City A side. But there are quite a few promising players and with better combination this team should be producing winning League before too long.
Perhaps most important of all, there will be a 'do' in the Union Hall on Saturday 27th May. Come along and have a really great time. Watch for more details on the notice-boards.
Here we are.
To prove it we had our A.G.M. on Wed. 26th April out of which it was passed that there will be an open day on May 28th (1st Sunday after May Holidays). Anyone who is at all interested in going for a sail come down to the Royal Port Nicholson Yatch Club Lockers Oriental Parade at 10am and we'll take you for a spin, with expert helmsmen (even a N.Z. rep) and then have a few ales afterwards.
This year the club is determined to grow with club days being organized. For this we would like people who own boats for one interested in sailing to join the club by contacting Paddy Taylor Ph: 41-868 or Dick Orgens Ph: 861-277