TeamTalk Update – 17.03.2019

TeamTalk Update – 17.03.2019

April 23, 2020 0 Team Talk

Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby 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”

‘Here’s to wishing you a
Happy St Patricks Day…’


NASH CUP – Round 1


Well the first game of the season was played on a typically hot HB day on a perfectly-presented ground. The boys wanted to put some ghosts to bed after losing the final last year, which they did in emphatic style. The coaching contingent had the boys well prepared for the first hit-out of the season. You never know what team “Tech” will turn up with, but it is usually one of the games in which the boys get a bit battered and bruised.

The team started well and had pinpoint accuracy for the first 15 minutes, racking up some classy tries. In the later parts of the first half the boys took the foot off the throat and tried to do too much too soon. After an uplifting chat from Coach Gowler at halftime the boys quickly put their heads down and went about their work which resulted in some more magic tries and was a good blowout for the start of the season.

It was unfortunate for Tech to have The Green Machine first up in the mood they were in, and the boys really do wish them all the best for their remaining games in this round and will see them again in the 2nd round. The 119 to 12 score line was fantastic, but there is a huge amount to work on which the boys will be at looking this week.

It was great to see some new blood in the team with Patrick Teddy, Jack Winson joining us and making their mark early in their new green colours.

There were two moments in the game that stood out to me. Firstly, was the hit on “Cracker” from young Lalani. It was real bone crushing. The other was the run from Tyler at full speed down the middle of the field which will stick with me for a while.

I was asked by the players to thank all that came and see them play yesterday as your support always lifts the team. Our 3,2,1s for this week was 3 to barnstorming lock Tyler Symon-Burke, 2 points to scoring machine Liam Edwards (49 pts) and 1 point to Sean Skeets the work horse of the pack.

See you all again next week at Tremain Field when we take on Central Sports

Report courtesy – Todd Donaldson

Scoring: 3min Jack Wilson try/conv Liam Halpin – 7-0 ; 16m Milo Lauano try/conv Halpin – 14-0 ; 19m Halpin try/conv – 21-0 ; 21m Ricky Hayes try/conv Halpin – 28-0 ; 24m Ellery Wilson try/conv Halpin – 35-0 ; 26m Johnny Lauano try/conv Halpin – 42-0 ; 32m Hayes try/conv Halpin – 49-0 ; 34m Tech try/conv – 49-7 /// 42m Saia Paese try/conv Halpin – 56-7 ; 49m Mitch Drew try/conv – 63-7 ; 52m Pouvi Fatialofa try/conv Halpin – 70-7 ; 55m Halpin try/conv – 77-7 ; 59m Winston try/conv Halpin – 84-7 ; 64m Tyler Symon-Burke try/conv Halpin – 91-7 ; 66m Michael Buckley try/conv Halpin – 98-7 ; 68m Halpin try/conv – 105-7 ; 70m Saia Paese try/conv Halpin – 112-7 ; 77m Buckley/conv Halpin – 119-7 ; 80m Tech try – 119-12

RED STEEL Players of the Day – 3. Tyler Symon-Burke 2. Liam Halpin 1. Sean Skeets

Taradale 40 Pirates 5 : Central 9 HRS 57 : Tamatea 8 Havelock North 25 : MAC v Clive

A Minutes Silence in respect of the victims of the Christchurch massacre

by yesterdays two Premier teams prior to kickoff.

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


Energetic and hard working flanker Ricky Hayes grounds one of his two
first half tries in his sides big win yesterday at Tremain Field.

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.

A flashback to sterner stuff to come….

2018 Flashback – Hastings Rugby & Sports and Magpie prop Josiah Tavita-Metcalfe powers onto
attack against Napier OBM as hooker Terry Marsh and Ricky Hayes move into stem his momentum.

March – Sat 16
– 2nd round Nash Cup
Napier Old Boys Marist vs Central Sports

Premier: – 16 March v Tech (Tremain) 119-12 : 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)

Premier Reserve: Pratt Cup – 23 March v Otane (Tremain Field) : 30/3 v Porongahau (Bond Field). : 6 April v WCUMR (Coronation Park) : 13/4 v Maraenui (Maraenui Park) : 20/4 Bye : 27/4 v Aotea (Dannevirke) : 4 May v Final

Thirds draw still to be released

Colts: Arthur Brown Cup (Pool B) – 30 March v Pirates (Tremain Field) : 4 April – v Eskview (Tremain Field) : 13/4 v Hastings R&S (Elwood Park) : 20/4 v Havelock North (Anderson Park) : 27/4 v Central Sports (Tremain Field : 4 May – Final – Winners Pool A v Winners Pool B

When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge




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”

>>> Shape Insurance Supporters of the Day – Bam Bainbridge
>>> Winner Pak’n Save $50 voucher – No.46 Moo


Hi All –
We still a few spare Nos. left – See Bill Today
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
and below
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.

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 WIT Trust OBM Premiers fullback Liam Halpin must have just about set or broken a record or two in his sides big win yesterday over the Napier Tech Premiers. Liams contribution of a 100% kicking performance which saw him slot 17 from 17 conversions for a total of 34 points plus added to this tally his two further tries for a total of 44 points is certainly an impressive total. The style of play that our Premiers have developed over the past couple of years that sees the team keeping the ball alive and having confidence in their passing as well as each other, much of which must stem back to the large amount of 7’s and 10’s rugby they have successfully played both locally and internationally. It is both attractive to watch and has in most instances produced the goods on the scoreboard. Not to mention the large following of team supporters who are regularly attending their games and enjoying the rugby they are producing.

THAT the Napier Boys High 1st XV squad are departing for South Africa on Tuesday for the second successive year to participate in the World Schools rugby festival tournament for invited secondary school teams from throughout the world. The Napier team which has again been well coached by experienced mentor and former NOBM Premier player Brendan Ratcliffe. This international tour is both a wonderful sporting and cultural opportunity for the Napier Boys tour party who will undoubtedly benefit from this early season competition which should stand the team in good stead for the coming domestic secondary schools season. The Napier Boys High team of 2018 went ‘Oh So Close’ to taking out the National Top 4 title when they lost narrowly 31-28 in the closing moments to Auckland St Peter’s College. Former NOBM Juniors in the touring team are Will Carter, Jack Sheridan and Austin Soanai.

THAT the St Johns 1st XV and Development team is also to heading off in mid-April to South America where they will be playing several schools in Chile. Both of these two tours are certainly more than just rugby as they will also be both educational and cultural experiences travelling to these destinations. Coach of the St Johns College team will be our former director of rugby development Matt Wyatt and his manager will be our club director Bill Halpin.

Also along for the tour will be former Premier player and Magpie Alan ‘AJ’ Gardiner who has two sons Ben and Ollie in the above teams. ‘AJ’s lineout experience will certain to be put to use in coaching the boys in some the finer points of the aerial game. On their tour they are likely to be playing against some of the young Chilean players who have spent time here in Napier over the past few months as members of the Hawkes Bay Global Academy that were based out of our Clubrooms and Tremain Field.

THAT You know it’s summer in Ireland when the rain gets warmer.

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 players and school leavers Welcome.

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 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 SUBS are now DUE – 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

++++ Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive


“My mind was on the Chiefs game when I was in the game, but today was bigger than rugby.”
Hurricanes TJ Perenara refers to the slaughter of innocent worshippers in the Christchurch Mosque only hour before the kick-off.

“It’s been an incredible six years for me. I’ll miss it.”
Ireland’s successful kiwi mentor Joe Schmidt who is wrapping up his tenure with the Irish team.

“Colin Meads is the kind of player you expect to see emerging from a ruck with the remains of a jockstrap between his teeth.”
British & Irish Lion Tom O’Reilly

“I think you enjoy the game more if you don’t know the rules. Anyway, you’re on the same wavelength as the referees.”
Jonathan Davies, on A Question of Sport BBC TV (1995)

Test Your Rugby Knowledge

This weeks Poser – Who is the former Wallaby in the Hurricanes team ?

Poser 2 – Who do the Magpies play in the opening Mitre10 Cup match in 2019 ?

Poser 3 – Who might Hamilton be co-sharing their World Rugby Sevens tournaments with ?

Poser 4 – Can you remember the Nash Cup result vs Tech in 2018 ?

Last weeks Poser – Poser – Can you name the South African lock who has just been signed by the Hurricanes ? Answer – Andries Ferreira (formerly a Lions and Cheetahs player).

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

Poser 3 – Following the Crusaders win over the Chiefs at Christchurch stadium last yesterday how many consecutive home ground wins do the currently have ? Answer – 22 wins

Poser 4 – Who scored the Blues tries at QBE Stadium, Albany last night against the Sunwolves ? Answer – Winger Rieko Ioane all 4 tries

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 23 Hurricanes 23 : Brumbies 19 Waratahs 13 : Stormers 35 Jaguares 8 : Sunwolves 31 Reds 34 : Highlanders v Crusaders : Lions 36 Rebels 33 Bye – Bulls, Sharks, Blues

Round 6 – 22-24 March Blues v Highlanders : Hurricanes v Stormers : Waratahs v Crusaders : Sunwolves v Lions : Bulls v Chiefs : Sharks v Rebels : Reds v Brumbies Bye – Jaguares

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 26 France 14
16 March
Italy v France : Wales 25 Ireland 7 : England 38 Scotland 38

Agustin Pichot: Villain or visionary?

Bill Beaumont and Agustin Pichot are the two most powerful men
in World Rugby

The two most senior decision-makers in World Rugby are Sir William Beaumont and Agustin Pichot. Sir William, better known as Bill, is a 67-year-old who earned 34 caps for England from 1975 to 1982, leading them to a Grand Slam in 1980, and captaining the British and Irish Lions to South Africa in the same year.Bill Beaumont is a softly-spoken, even-keeled administrator who is chairman of World Rugby, crossing his Ts and dotting his Is.

Agustin Pichot is very different. At 44, he’s a former yappy halfback who captained the Pumas during his 71-cap career, he’s deputy chairman of World Rugby, and is showing signs of being power hungry. It’s Pichot who has come up with the revolutionary World League, or World League of Nations – that’s his first major blunder. Among all the words in the English language, why pick ‘league’, which is as far removed from rugby as is humanly possible, giving the distinct impression it’s a rugby league concept.

Then for Pichot to say this new concept of dividing rugby nations into groups in an annual tournament won’t impact on the Rugby World Cup is delusional. Of course it will, and big time. Let’s say Pichot’s concept is called the Nations Trophy, and for three years there’s an annual winner, with promotion and relegation within the divisions, but in the fourth year there’s a Rugby World Cup champion.

Having knocked the concept, there are certain built-in pluses that could rectify bad decisions made earlier. For example, Europe Division One has been pencilled in as the current Six Nations which means Italy is automatically linked with England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and France – and they don’t deserve to be there. The Azzurri is an embarrassment.

Fact: Italy has finished with the wooden spoon in 13 of the 20 Six Nations tournaments, and this year it will be 14 of 21. Italy has won just 12 of 97 games, scoring 1401 points, giving up 3229, for a deficit of 1828. If Pichot’s concept sees the light of day, Italy would be demoted after year one, never to return. And that’s exactly what they deserve.

Japan has been included in the Rest of the World Division One with the All Blacks, Wallabies, Pumas, Boks, and Fiji – and Japan doesn’t deserve to be there either with Tonga and Samoa relegated to Division Two. How Japan is ranked 11th in the world ahead of Georgia, Tonga, USA, Uruguay, Samoa, and Russia makes a mockery out of the rankings. Japan’s best results are winning 15 of 25 against Canada, 24 of 28 against Kong Kong, and 29 of 36 over South Korea – hardly stop-the-press information. Japan celebrate beating South Africa at the 2015 World Cup. Like Italy in the Europe Division One, Japan is out of their depth in the Rest of the World Division One and will be relegated after year one, never to return.

Let’s face it, there are 105 countries ranked in the world, with at least 95 of them will never ever contend for the Rugby World Cup, and most of them will never qualify anyway. So anything Pichot tries to do will only benefit 20-plus countries, so why not make his Nations Trophy two divisions from Europe of eight teams – not six – and the same for the Rest of the World. That would make 15 internationals annually for all those involved, and make it more meaningful.

Europe Division One should contain England, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Scotland and Wales, while Rest of the World Division One is made up of Argentina, Australia, Fiji, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Tonga and the USA.

The European second tier should include Belgium, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain and Ukraine, then in the Rest of the World Division Two, there’s Hong Kong, Kenya, Namibia, Samoa, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay and Zimbabwe.

The next few weeks will be intriguing to see which way Agustin Pichot moves. And it will also be interesting to see if SANZAAR drops Argentina from the Rugby Championship, and seeing SANZAAR has made such an unholy mess of Super Rugby, drop both the Sunwolves and Jaguares and revert to five teams from New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. We can only hope sanity returns.

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.

> 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)

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The Annual Windup and Trophy Presentations
will be held at the clubrooms, Park Island
this coming
Saturday 23 commencing at 7.30pm.
All Cricket Club members Welcome to attend.

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

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‘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

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

It’s Saint Patrick’s day and an armed hooded robber bursts into the Bank of Ireland and forces the tellers to load a sack full of cash.

As the robber is leaving with the loot, one brave Irish customer grabs his hood and pulls it off revealing his face.

The robber shoots the guy dead.

He then looks around the bank to see if anyone else has seen him.

One of the tellers is looking straight at him so the robber walks over and calmly shoots him dead too.

Everyone is now terrified and looking down at the floor.

The robber shouts angrily, “Did anyone else see my face?”

There’s a brief silence then one elderly Irish man, still looking down, tentatively raises his hand and says,
“I think me wife may have caught a glimpse.”

Here’s to wishing you a
Happy St Patricks Day..

A group of Irish mountaineers attempted to scale Mount Everest to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It was a valiant effort but it failed when they ran out of scaffolding


Never iron a four leaf clover – you don’t want to press your luck.


Paddy wakes up in hospital the morning after St. Patrick’s Day, covered in bandages.

He notices Mick sitting at his bedside so he asks him, “What happened to me?”

“Well,” replies Mick, “You had a few too many drinks celebrating St. Patrick’s Day last night, and then you made a bet that you could jump out the window and fly around the pub.”

“What! Why didn’t you stop me?” asks Paddy.

Mick says, “Stop you? Hell, I bet fifty dollars on you.”


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

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