Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 9. June 7, 1939
The seniors sustained their fourth defeat of the season on Saturday, losing to Johnsonville 0—21. With one win, a draw, and four losses, they have three competition points to their credit. It was almost a scratch team that took the field against Johnsonville, for no fewer than eight of the regular players were absent, most of them in Christchurch taking part in the inter-Island Varsity game. For this reason too much importance need not be attached to the defeat.
But poorly as they have done so far, there are still three teams below them. When the season began some hopes were entertained that University might do well in the championship. Those hopes have now vanished, but there is no reason why they should be supplanted by fears of relegation to the Second Division. There is talent in the team, and if one or two weaknesses, to which particular attention is drawn in the commentary appearing below, can be eliminated, better things should be in store.