Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 14. July 12, 1939
In one of the best games seen on Kelburn for years the Seconds went down to Training College 6-8. Varsity were superior in the forwards. Webb in particular playing a fine game, while Mahood's vigorous tackling and splendid backing up, saved the side on numerous occasions. Corkill gave his backs a feast of the ball from the scrums but with the notable exception of Ekdahl they lacked initiative and could not penetrate. The tackling of the backs was good. Hay being outstanding, but McVeagh was too slow in getting up on his man, thus allowing T.C. to gain the overlap. The forwards, when the ball was shot back from passing rushes into the blue vanguard, seemed nonplussed and in this respect their defence was weak. Both sides, however, played excellent football and "Salient" congratulates Bryers and his men on a meritorious but hard earned victory.