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JACK REGAN RETIRES Praises Star Forward MELBOURNE, Wednesday. Jack Regan, greatest full-back in Victorian football since Vic Thorp, names Bob Pratt (when a South Melbourne star) as the most difficult full forward he can Looking back to-day on his 11 years’ League football with Colling- wood, Regan, who left a good posi- tion in the Public Service to join the Salesian Community; at Sunbury, as a Lay Brother, in February, said that Pratt stood out among the full forwards of his (Regan’s) time. “The geatness of Pratt, apart from his brilliant, marking and fine kicking,” said Regan, “was his determined ground play. When beaten for a mark he would dash for the ball like a terrier.” Regan describes his years with Collingwood as “the happiest of his life,” and the club as the best in the Commonwealth. He says that he joined the Salesian     Community after careful thought and is confident he will be happy there, although it means his retire- ment from football. He represented Victoria with dis- tinction in regular appearances, in- cluding the 1937 carnival at Perth, and when he led a Victorian side to victory in Sydney last season.