TeamTalk Update – 10 March 2019

TeamTalk Update – 10 March 2019

April 23, 2020 0 Team Talk

Napier Old Boys Marist Club



Contents usually include: Old Boys Marist Senior & Junior rugby reports – weekly competition & draw winners – NZ Marist – affiliates Cricket, Netball, Football and Softball seasonal reports – Club Social events + News & Views etc etc.

Views and comments in this publication are not necessarily those
of the executive or policy of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club.

“Team up with a Winning Club in 2019”

The green machine in control

Flashback to 2017 sees a Tech attack stemmed by a solid Joseph Penitito tackle with
NOBM captain Chris Johnston and Willie Benson in close support in the home
sides 32-5 Nash Cup win.

New Players and school-leavers always Welcome

‘Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist in 2019’

For all Rugby Matters please contact

Craig Gowler
Director of Rugby & Premier head coach
– 0272 402 550

Your enquiries


Team Training is now into full swing for >
> Premier squad
> Premier Development
> Thirds
> Colts

Each Tues & Thurs @ 6pm – at Bond Field, Park Island


All players and intending players Welcome. Bring along your mates.

Where’s my support?

Flashback 2017 – HBI Insurance Brokers OBHM green machine men Mitch Drew,

Migao Lauano and Paul Bickle pressurise a visiting Texan in this Nash Cup
32-5 winning encounter at Tremain Field.
Photo – Heddfan Photography

March – Mon 4
– Premier squad
Forwards: Lolani Faleiva, Chris Benson, Lee Moielli, Patrick Teddy, Tyler Symon-Bourke, Matt Thompson, Sean Skeet, Regan Leahy, Willie Benson, Hannon Brighouse, Ricky Hayes, Matt Gardner, Zach Gregory, Jack Nelson-Murray, Pouvi Fatialofa, Terry Marsh.
Backs: Ellery Wilson, Zach Donaldson, Te Kahika Thompson, Johnny Lauano, Liam Batt, Pedro Bezanilla, Jack Winson, Migao Lanuano, Mitch Drew, Michael Buckley, Sammi Lauano, Dan Sharplin, Liam Edwards, Paul Bickle

March – Sat/Sun 9/10

– 88th Spillane Tournament –
Hosted by the Tukapa Rugby Club, New Plymouth

Division One – Spillane Cup
Round 1
Hutt Old Boys Marist 21 Napier OBM 19
Marist St Pats 28 Hastings Rugby & Sports 3

Hutt OBM 39 Marist St Pats 35
Napier Old Boys Marist won by default over Hastings Rugby & Sports

March – Sat 16
– 1st round Nash Cup
Napier Old Boys Marist vs Tech

Premier: – 16 March v Tech (Tremain) : 23 March v Central (Tremain) : 30/3 v HRS (Tremain) : 3 April v Pirates (Tremain) : 6/4 v Taradale (Tareha) : 13/4 v Clive (Farndon) : 20/4 v MAC (Flaxmere) : 27/4 v Havelock North (Anderson) : 4 May v Tamatea (Tremain)

Pratt Cup round to be redrawn due to the late and unfortunate withdrawal of Eskview
Premier Reserve: Pratt Cup – 23 March vs Otane (Tremain) : 30/3 vs Porongahau (Tremain) : 6 April vs WCUMR (Central) : 13/4 vs Maraenui @ Maraenui : 20/4 – Bye : 27/4 v Aotea : 4 May – Final

Thirds draw and kick-off date still to be announced.

Colts kick-off on 30 March – draw still to be announced.

Another Flashback to 2017 captures flanker Willie Benson powering into a Hastings R&S
defenders tackle with Sami Lauano, Paul Bickle and Chris Johnston in closing in
support in OBM’s 31-7 Nash Cup win.
Photo courtesy – Heddfan Photography


You earn your Trophies at practice – You just pick them up at competitions.

IMPORTANT REMINDER – To the following players who were awarded Cups at our 2018 last Presentation of Trophies function. Could you please return them to the clubrooms as soon as possible so that they added to our clubroom trophy display. They can be handed in at the club bar or to your team coach or manager.

Club Awards trophies outstanding:- Ricky Hayes. Premiers:- Michael Buckley, Adam Slobbe. Premier Reserves:- Matt Burnside, Mike McKellow, Wiremu Mete-Kingi. Thirds:- Gary Davies (2). Colts:- James Mitchell, Paul Lapa.

>>> Coaches & teammates – As some of the above named players may not be receiving our emails can they be informed of this urgent request please.


All subs must be paid by Internet Banking


1 Child $60.00 2 Children $110.00 3+Children $130.00


NAME – NOBM Junior Rugby

ACCOUNT – 03-1355-0746519-00

REFERENCE – Childs first and last name

2019 Weigh-Ins
Monday 25 March @ NOBM Clubrooms 4.30 – 6.30pm
Monday 1st April @ NOBM Clubrooms 4.30 – 6.30pm

🏉 It’s nearly time
….keep an eye out on your emails to register for the 2019 rugby season!
Go the Green Machine


For further Junior Rugby Info please contact > Bevan Condin (021) 160 5118 or Hayley Ceselli (021) 765 701

NOBM Junior Club hoodies
Get prepared for the coming cooler weather (and it will come !)

For more details check us out on Facebook:

2018 NOBM Junior Rugby Committee
Bevan Condin (Chairman), Jason Evans (Convenor), Hayley Ceselli (Secretary),
Waka Petera, Dave Walls, Rochelle Williams, Grant Frommherz.

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2019


club noticeboard

our Mission statement

“To provide a sporting and recreational club for both men and women which encourages both individuals and teams to reach their maximum potential in their chosen sporting club endeavours.
In doing this it would always be our aim to maintain a fun club spirit, which treats every person equally and which ensures that the club runs on a profitable basis”


Hi All –

Just trying to get weekly Bar Raffle finalised before the season kicks-off on 16th March.

Can you all let Bill know if you wish to continue to keep your current numbers in the Raffle or if you would like another one.

If you know anyone else that might like one please ask them and please let me know.

$50.00 PAK‘n SAVE Voucher

20 weekly Draws starting on the 16th March

Please let Bill Halpin know ASAP –
email: – cellphone # 0275 783 353


A friendly reminder to our non-playing members and supporters


Subs for the coming period April 2019 – 31 March 2020 are Due

As you will be well aware no club can run on fresh air as it costs big bucks for a sports club to function successfully.
So in the coming month your continued financial support will be really appreciated.

* Basic non-playing sub – $40
A basic non-player membership entitles you to be part of our Club – member rates bar prices – weekly members draw at the clubrooms during the club season – and a regular emailed copy of TeamTalk

* Gold Card membership $200 (details below) * ‘200 Club’ – $60

Payments can be made by direct credit to the clubs SBS Napier – Account – 03 1355 0760476 00
or by
Cheque mailed to: Napier Old Boys Marist RFC, P0 Box 216, Napier
or also at the
Club Bar

Please Note:
A renewed or new membership will see you financial with the Club through until 31 March 2020

Gold Card – BENEFITS
>>> Non Playing Membership
>>> 200 Club Ticket
>>> $60 Club Bar credit on your membership card
>> Complimentary entry to the Club’s annual Dinner & Trophy Presentations
>>> 10% discount on Club merchandise
>>> Entry in the weekly members draw
>>> Invitation to a special function for Gold Card members prior to a home Premier game

Grab a bargain Today…
Keep the sun out of your eyes and support your Club

‘Green Machine’ Kooga Caps

Available from the Club Bar

At the bargain price of only $20 adult size & $15 kids size
Be in quick these caps have been great sellers

Be in Quick

The above ‘warm up’ Tees @ $25 each
Shorts @ $45 each

Now available from Club Bar – See Wade TODAY

See YOU at the Clubrooms
on Saturday afternoons
All members and friends Welcome
Join our affiliate codes sportsmen/women – footballers, netballers, cricketers & softballers at the clubrooms.



The opening round of the Nash Cup Saturday 16 March will also see our first Gig of the season
featuring by special request
DJ Dclx
based out of Wellington will be at our clubrooms banging out the beats!

The season’s start……Get Ya Groove on!


Call in for a cool TUI or two….. and a game of Pool


Clubroom Bookings
for all Functions or Events

In the first instance please contact:
Director of Club Management

Wade Colville-Smith
Mobile – 021 059 3943


THAT – at the Tukapa RFC hosted 88TH Spillane tournament in New Plymouth this weeks the draw for the top division Spillane Cup sees defending trophy holders Napier Old Boys Marist vs last years beaten finalists Hutt Old Boys Marist. While the other coupling will see Hastings Rugby & Sports pitted against Wellington Marist St Pats. Round two will be winners v winners and losers v losers. The first round losing sides Napier OBM and Hastings R&S will delay settling that score as they are due to play each other in the Nash Cup on 30 March at Tremain Field.

THAT the above is a selection of action pics of our former hard running Premier winger Craig Sharplin in action and it looks like he’s developed his SBW pass to perfection too. These shots were from a recent match for the Consett rugby club that he has teamed up with which is in Durham just out of Newcastle in England. Unfortunately Craig has had a number of injuries since being there but apart from these hick-ups he is certainly loving the experience of being over there, as well he also has four other kiwi team mates on their OE’s in the clubs senior side too. P.S. Judging by the end pic you could be mistaken in thinking that Waikato were playing Taranaki !

THAT a REMINDER notice to all former Napier High School Old Boys rugby players – mark Saturday 18 May on your calendar and diary – The Club is holding a get-together for you at our Park Island clubrooms which will tie in with our WIT Trust Premier team’s home game against old rivals Taradale (kick-off 3pm). The curtainraiser will be the clubs Premier Development XV vs Taradale at 1.15pm.

Remember to pass the word around amongst your old team mates – See YOU at the club on the 18th May…

THAT – Though wisdom is good in the beginning, it is better at the end.

THAT a pic of the latest intake of Chilean and Argentinian teenagers who are the attending the Hawkes Bay Global Academy which is based at Tremain Field and out of our clubrooms. The boys are also making good use of the HBRU gymnasium and fitness equipment as well as getting expert tuition in their upskilling course from staff coaching team. Ellery Wilson centre front is co-ordinating the program with assistance from fellow Magpie Mason Emerson and also Black Fern Krystal Cottrell.

THAT an important reminder to players both old and new that there are still vacancies in most grades – team training is now under way each Tuesday & Thursday at 6pm at Bond Field, Park Island >>> Come along and bring a mate. All new plyers and school leavers Welcome.

THAT Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby extend our hearty Congrats in advance to the Ashburton Celtic club who will be celebrating their clubs Centenary over the upcoming Easter weekend. Certainly a great milestone in any clubs history. And the best of luck with your Celebrations guys.

THAT if you know of anyone that is interested in joining our regular TeamTalk mailouts then please forward their name and email address to – New members and supporters of our Rugby and affiliates Marist sports club always Welcome.

THAT message to non-playing members and supporters have you paid your 2019/20 subs yet ?

THAT a reminder to our readers – If YOU would like to contribute or offer your comments, complaints re rugby in general or our Club, then send a ‘Letter to the Editor’. Please feel free to email your contributions to – We look forward to your comments and thoughts. Don’t bottle it up or tell someone else contact TeamTalk today.

++++ The biggest mistake you can ever make, is being afraid to make one


“So there’s been a bit of finger pointing and soul searching. We’re in a hole basically. We’re 0-3 and we don’t like it, it’s uncomfortable, it’s disappointing.”
Chiefs coach Colin Cooper lays it on the line following his sides three consecutive opening losses.

“Yeah, I’ve been here a few times. So it’s just about staying calm and staying with them and keeping them together and making sure we don’t have little splinters going on.”
Cooper continues.

“I just sat down and looked at all the different aspects of making a decision – it really stood out.”
Kieran Read on having the break and taking his young family on a rugby experience to live and play in Japan.

Test Your Rugby Knowledge

This weeks Poser – Poser – Can you name the South African lock who has just been signed by the Hurricanes ?

Poser 2 – Which Japanese club is All Black captain Kieran Read joining after the Rugby World Cup ?

Poser 3 – Following the Crusaders win over the Chiefs at Christchurch stadium last yesterday how many consecutive home ground wins do the currently have ?

Poser 4 – Who scored the Blues tries at QBE Stadium, Albany last night against the Sunwolves ?

Last weeks Posers – Which Hurricanes player score three tries v Rebels on Friday night ? Answer – Ngani Laumape

Poser 2 – Can you name any Hurricanes players whose fathers also played for the Hurricanes ? Answer – Beuden and Jordie Barrett whose father also turned for the Canes.

Poser 3 – How many New Zealanders currently coaching international teams outside of NZ can you name ? Answer – John Mitchell – England, Joe Schmidt – Ireland, Jamie Joseph – Japan, John McKee – Fiji, Warren Gatland – Wales, Wayne Pivac – Wales, Milton Haig – Georgia

Poser 4 – Do you know how many national teams are in the World IRB ranking list ? Answer – 105 (the 105th is American Samoa

Round 1– 15/16 Feb Chiefs 27 Highlanders 30 : Brumbies 27 Rebels 34 : Blues 22 Crusaders 24 : Waratahs 19 Hurricanes 20 : Sunwolves 10 Sharks 45 : Bulls 40 Stormers 3 : Jaguares v Lions Bye – Reds

Round 2 – 22-24 Feb Highlanders 36 Reds 31 : Sunwolves 30 Waratahs 31 : Crusaders 38 Hurricanes 22 : Brumbies 54 Chiefs 17 : Sharks 26 Blues 7 : Stormers 19 Lions 17 : Jaguares v Bulls Bye – Rebels

Round 3 – 1-3 March Hurricanes 43 Brumbies 13 : Rebels 24 Highlanders 19 : Chiefs 15 Sunwolves 30 : Reds 22 Crusaders 12 : Lions 12 Bulls 30 : Sharks 11 Stormers 16 : Jaguares v Blues Bye – Waratahs

Round 4 – 8-9 March Hurricanes 25 Highlanders 22 : Rebels 29 Brumbies 26 : Crusaders 57 Chiefs 28 : Blues 28 Sunwolves 20 : Waratahs 28 Reds 17 : Lions 47 Jaguares 39 : Bulls 37 Sharks 14 Bye –Stormers

Round 5 – 15-16 March Chiefs V Hurricanes : Brumbies v Waratahs : Stormers v Jaguares : Sunwolves v Reds : Highlanders v Crusaders : Lions v Rebels Bye – Bulls, Sharks, Blues

International Rugby
2019 Guinness Six Nations –
2/3 Feb
France 19 Wales 24 : Scotland 33 Italy 20 : Ireland 20 England 32
9/10 Feb
Scotland 13 Ireland 22 : Italy 15 Wales 26 : England 44 France 8
23/24 Feb
France 27 Scotland 10 : Wales 21 England 13 : Italy 16 Ireland 26
9/10 March
Scotland 11 Wales 18 : England 57 Italy 14 : Ireland v France – still to be played
16 March
Italy v France : Wales v Ireland : England v Scotland

New Zealand Marist Rugby Federation
An organization initiated to promote and foster a spirit of union, co-operation and close friendly relations between all Marist and similar rugby union football clubs in New Zealand, Australasia and the Pacific.

Coming Events
> 2019 South Island Marist Tournament – hosted by the Timaru Celtic Club – 2-3 March 2019

It was beautiful sunny day in Timaru yesterday with 5 clubs and 6 teams involved in this years tournament.
Winners – Christchurch Marist Albion Red 25 – Ben Blair coach
Runner-up Marist Albion Black 5 – Simon Scott coach
Timaru Celtic 3rd Ashburton Celtic 4th.
Invercargill Marist & Greymouth Marist 17 all were 5th equal

> 2019 – 88th Spillane Tournament – New Plymouth – hosted by Tukapa RFC – 8-9 March 2019
> 2019 – 45th New Zealand Marist Colts tour – Poverty Bay – Hawkes Bay – (dates to be confirmed)
> 2020 – 89th Spillane Tournament – Hastings – hosted by Hastings Rugby & Sports – (dates to be confirmed)

>>> <<<



For all Cricket Info please contact:
– Secretary – Andrew Frame ph.843 7701 H / 021 102 4990 –
or Del Whyte – 021 705 030 –

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the 2019-20 Season”

Contacts: Club Chairman: Craig Smith. Secretary: Abby Whitley – 027 8450 735 –
Club Contact: Dianne de Lautour – 027 240 3235
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for THE 2018-19

Present and New players, School leavers, Coaches and Managers will be Welcome

Come along and join our club in 2019


>>>For more Info please Contact: President: Glenys Hannan 027 8355 565

Secretary/Treasurer: Jacqui Gardiner 0272 398 204 or Gear Manager: Jo Exeter 0276 227 607 / Jill Verschaffelt 027 299 2704

Like us on facebook to keep up to date with all the happenings.
‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball in 2019′

2019 Committee Members
Chris Guillemot – Chairman

Treasurer – Nicola Brown Secretary – Kevin Murphy Club Captain – Ken Cooper

Executive – Glenn Restieaux, Sheree Lack, Marty Akers, Carl Hunt

Junior Club Captain – James McIntosh. Junior Committee Rep – Anna Quinn

Napier Marist Football Club

Marist had two players make their debut starting match for HB United last Sunday in Auckland – in the National League vs Waitakere. Luis Toomey and Josh Murphy. And two others on the bench Tai Barham (who got on for 15 mins ) and Harry Mason

Great for the club!

Our registration is now open for all of our Junior footballers. Just head to this website:

Just a reminder that if you have already been apart of Marist you need to login with your child’s name. If you are new to Marist or need help to setup or use ‘ MyComet ‘ you can head to our website to find out all the information:

Registration closes on the 12th of April and our season kicks off on the 4th of May.
There are plenty more updates coming up, so keep an eye out! 👀#napiermaristfc

Thanks to our clubs major sponsors –

Alexander Electric – Business Technology Group – Bay Tours and Charters – Red Steel
– Shed 2 – Tamatea Pak n Save.
>>> For all Napier Marist Football info please contact – Kevin Murphy – 0272 970 238

“Play Napier Marist Football in 2019New Players Welcome”

The Leprechaun Comments

An Irishman goes into a bar in America and orders three whiskeys. The barman asks: “Would it be better for if I put all three shots in one glass?”

The Irishman replies: “No! I have two other brothers back at home, so every time I come into a pub, I order a shot for them both.”

The following week, the Irishman orders just two whiskeys.

The barman asks: “Did something happen one of your brothers?” “Oh no,” replies the Irishman. “I just decided to quit drinking!”


“Is that the Ballycashel Echo?” asks Mick.

“How much would it be to put an ad in your paper?”

“Five pounds an inch,” a woman replies. “Why? What are you selling?”

“A ten-foot ladder,” said Mick before slamming the phone down.


Paddy was in New York, patiently watching the traffic cop on a busy street crossing. The cop stopped the flow of traffic and shouted, “Okay pedestrians”. Then he’d allow the traffic to pass.

He’d done this several times, and Paddy still stood on the sidewalk. After the cop had shouted “Pedestrians” for the 10th time, Paddy called over to him, “Is it not about time ye let the Catholics across?”


We look forward to seeing all rugby players, footballers, netballers, cricketers and softballers and friends at the clubrooms each Saturday – Pop in for cool Tui or two – Also bring along your mates for an Ale and a chat. All members and Friends Welcome …………. Ed

Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby – Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket – Napier Marist Football – Napier Marist Netball – Napier Marist Softball

”Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist”