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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1934. Volume 5. Number 6.

Football Finale

Football Finale.

Apart from the tragic blow of Jack Ruru's death, which is dealt with elsewhere in this issue, we look back on the season's achievements with satisfaction. The Seniors have made the First division; the Fourths have romped home at the top of their grade; the Third's, mirabile dictu, have won their's just as decisively; all other teams have done their bit so well that we are fourth in the Club championship; and a very keen spirit has been manifested amongst all members. The stage is all set for even greater things next year.

A very pleasant trip was made to Te Aute College for the annual game which was won by 9 to 7, and we brought the Pickett Cup back with us.

We had a very excellent "finish-up" of the season, on September 15th. As a curtain-raiser the Fourths settled a long-standing difference of opinion when they beat the Juniors by 12 to 3. The chief match was between Weir House and the Rest of the College and it was a very exciting and very good game. Weir rattled on 9 points while the day boys were still finding their feet, but towards the end the weight of the Varsity team began to tell, and the game resulted in a draw, 12 all. Scorers were for Varsity, Rae (try and penalty), Hislop and Cormack; for Weir, Bradshaw, Wild, and Powell (two penalties). Mr. Brook performed the kick-off, and Lord and Lady Bledisloe inspected the players and planted a tree in the middle of the ground. We then helped to eat the Third C dinner, a very special and exclusive show at the Masonic, and were in good form for the grand finale—the Smoke Concert at the Ritz, which was a roaring success, especially after the Free and Easy when no one would listen to the speeches. And so we ring the curtain down on a very memorable season.