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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 Ii years' League football with Coiling wood, Regan, who left a good posi tion- in the Public Service to join the .Salesian Community; at Sunbury, ,as a.Lay Brother, iri 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 tterrier." Regan describes his years with Collingwood as "the happiest of his life," and the club as the best' in the Commonwealth. i : tIHe says that he joined the Salesian Commiunity after. careful thought Sarid 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.