TeamTalk Update – 24 February 2019

TeamTalk Update – 24 February 2019

April 23, 2020 0 Team Talk



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”

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


Now is the time to pull the team together again

Flashback – To WIT Trust Old Boys Marist Premiers at halftime in their 2018 Maddison
Trophy semi-final at Tareha Park. NOBM 49-13 Taradale



Team Training for now for >
> Premier squad
> Premier Development
> Thirds
> Colts

Has commenced each Tues & Thurs @ 6pm – at Bond Field, Park Island

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

Upcoming Events

Latest >>> Feb – Sat 23
vs Feilding Yellows – Tremain Field
kickoff 1pm

Our visitors from Feilding Yellows arrival yesterday was delayed which meant a later than advertised kickoff which was due to a road accident resulting in having to make a detour. There was also a big crowd of their supporters who came through for the annual home and away fixture which was great to see and for Napier OBM to play hosts to.

And of our opening fifteens game of the year after a summer of the abbreviated versions both 10’s & 7’s, we saw in the first minutes an OB Marist touchdown and then had to settle for most of the first two spells of a more even encounter as a liberal use of a wider squad of our Napier clubs Prems, Reserves and Colts were given game time to show their wares.

It really wasn’t until the final two quarters that a greater number our regular Premiers got together into the lineup and some old combinations began to reappear resulting in a number of sparkling buildups resulting in some classy tries. With an expanded bench available a good number of our clubs players had an early chance to rub shoulders with one another for the first time which let coaches and supporters know that we also have talent knocking at the door.

Next Saturday it will be our turn to head down to the Manawatu to take on Palmerston North OBM for the Reebo Cup. This outing will be our last warmup for the 88th Spillane Tournament the following weekend in New Plymouth. We invite our supporters fill a few cars and to make take the run down to Palmie and give our guys your support….

March – Sat 2
– vs Palm North OBM – Palmerston North

March – Mon 4
– Premier squad named

March – Sat/Sun 9/10
– 88th Spillane Tournament – New Plymouth

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

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)

Premier Reserve: Pratt Cup – The draw for the Town & Country first round is still to be announced and will be publicised as soon as we receive it.

Also the Thirds and the Colts first round draws are still be announced.

Your enquiries


The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory


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 outstanding:- Ricky Hayes, Emma Chambers, Rick & Sue Anderson. 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 2 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 itwould 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”



It is with saddened hearts that members of NOBM Rugby Club heard the news of the passing of Marilyn MacRae. They say that beside every great man there stands a great woman. Well standing beside our Club Patron, Life Member and great All Black Ian MacRae for over 50 years was his amazing wife Marilyn.

I believe the attached photo of Ian and Marilyn together typifies the loving relationship they shared together. The photo was taken at the NZRU headquarters when Ian had just finished his 3 year term as President .

We all have special memories of Marilyn, her positive and cheerful personality, and her loyalty and bravery. Our sincere sympathy is extended to Ian and his family at their sad loss.

Philip Beck



A friendly reminder to our non-playing members

– Subs for the coming period April 2019 – 31 March 2020 will be Due from now on.

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

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 a few comments from affiliate Ashburton Celtic clubs latest newsletter. Reminder to members highlighting Napier Old Boys Marist U13 visit over Easter 2019. Also of the annual South Island Marist tournament being hosted by Timaru Celtic over weekend March 2. And the NZ Junior U13 Rugby tournament (U68kg) to be played in Queenstown 27-28 Sept. 2019.

THAT have YOU got yourself a ticket yet for this coming Fridays –

Race Night Fundraising Event

The St Johns College Rugby Foundation is hosting the inaugural SJC Race Night. This is a fundraising evening to help raise money towards two St Johns College rugby teams travelling to Chile in April 2019 (the 1st XV and Emerging Players sides) as well as towards the continued development of SJC rugby:

Date: NEXT Friday 1st March

Start time: 6.30pm until 11.30pm

Venue: St Johns College Gymnasium (Father Barry O’Connor Centre)

Dress Code: Day at the Races – horse racing theme – or whatever you would wear to the races…it really is down to your imagination!

Entry: Tickets are $40 which includes a buffet meal fully catered by the nationally recognised SJC culinary arts students as well as live entertainment and a fundraising auction. More details coming to our readers this week…….

THAT here’s a TeamTalk (Sept 1982) Flashback – GOAL POSTS It was a fine effort when out Senior 3 five-eight Kevin Weipeihana single handedly beat the opposition Tech Thirds when his team won 9-6. Kev ‘potted’ 3 drop goals for all Marists points.
The last time Marist registered three field goals in an outing was about ‘half a century’ ago – when premiers young Sam O’Brien fresh from Marlborough slotted 3. Reliable sources at the time informed us that one was even a punt !

THAT – In heaven there is no beer. That’s why we drink ours here.

THAT couldn’t help but pass comment of another code ie Football. Reckon the management of the NZ ‘A’ League team the Wellington Phoenix who apparently due to Westpac stadium being unavailable decided take what was ‘home’ game for the team against Sydney FC, back across the Tasman and play it at Campbelltown. And in doing so also lost 1-0 in front of a meagre crowd of only 5000 aussie spectators. It certainly defies logic that the Hutt Rec or another venue in NZ couldn’t be utilised to play the ‘home’ game in front of Kiwi football fans. It was only last weekend that they drew 1-1 against Melbourne Victory in front of 23,000+ at Eden Park. Maybe Phoenix decision makes must have headed one to many balls !

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 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.

THAT an important reminder to player both old and new as 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 WE’VE STARTED > HAVE YOU ?
++++ You learn that something constructive comes from every defeat.


“Paddy-come-latelies’ getting Irish caps over those born, bred and nurtured in Ireland, or those with Irish lineage.”
Former Irish international fly half Tony Ward on players from other countries being able to represent Ireland after three years in the country.
….and continues “Players like CJ Stander, Bundee Aki, Jared Payne and so on are all of the highest quality, but they are not Irish.”

“I always want to keep positive, so when I come here to the Hurricanes I can spread that positivity to the brothers.”
Ardie Savea

“I would rather win ugly than lose pretty.”
John Plumtree, Hurricanes coach.

“I’m going to ask for a DNA test. They must have swapped his on the plane. If I were him I would apologise and go back to my home country.”
The Toulon club owner on Julian Savea.

Test Your Rugby Knowledge

This weeks Poser – What is the current international; rugby residency rule ?

Poser 2 – How many Spillane Tournaments have been played ?

Poser 3 – Can you name the outspoken billionaire Toulon owner who has been firing a tirade at Julian Savea ?

Poser 4 – Can you guess who was the happiest man at the Millenium Stadium last night ?

Last weeks Poser – At the end of the 2029 season All Black Owen Franks will be joining his brother Ben at which club ? Answer – Northampton

Poser 2 – Who is the new kiwi coach of the Sunwolves ? Answer – Former All Black Tony Brown

Poser 3 – Who is the captain of the six nations leading team England ? Answer – First five Owen Farrell

Poser 4 – How many super rugby franchises has Ma’a Nunu played for ?Answer – Hurricanes (2003-2011, 2015), Blues (2012, 2014, 2019), Highlanders (2013)

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 v Brumbies : Rebels v Highlanders : Chiefs v Sunwolves : Reds v Crusaders : Lions v Bulls : Sharks v Stormers : Jaguares v 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 v Ireland – still to be played
9/10 March
Scotland v Wales : England Italy : Ireland v France
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 MaristTournament – hosted by the Timaru Celtic Club – 2-3 March 2019
> 2019 – 88thSpillane Tournament – New Plymouth – hosted by Tukapa RFC – 8-9 March 2019
> 2019 – 45thNew Zealand Marist Colts tour – Poverty Bay- Hawkes Bay – (dates to be confirmed)

>>> <<<


With overnight rain extending into the morning the only team to have a game (and with reduced overs at that) today were the NOBMCC Station Premiers against Napier Tech at Nelson Park.
Tech won the toss and put us into bat, with Nihal Shilar top scoring on 28 and Gurung and Stu Lindsay both making 22.

NOBM were all out for 119
In what must be one of the biggest upsets of the season, Tech featuring talent such as Jesse Ryder, Liam Rukuwai and Christian Leopard were skittled for a paltry 72/10 !!
Sunil Kimar taking 5 for 17 off 5.2 overs.
A great result for the Premiers and the Club!

Well done guys lets have a bit more of this – believe in yourselves…… Ed

All current senior club members and new players for 2019 welcome!


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 2018-19 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′

Napier Marist Football 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

Two Irishmen were walking home after a night on the beer when a severed head rolled along the ground.
Mick picked it up to his face and said to Paddy “Jez, that looks like Sean”
To which Paddy replied “No Sean was taller than that”


A cop pulls up two Irish drunks, and says to the first, “What’s your name and address?”
“I’m Paddy O’Day, of no fixed address.”
The cop turns to the second drunk, and asks the same question. “I’m Seamus O’Toole, and I live in the flat above Paddy.”


‘You lot are a complete disgrace,’ bellowed the Irish Guards Sergeant major. ‘That’s the worst straight line I’ve ever seen. All fall out and come and take a look at it!


A young Irish boy said to his grandfather, “Make a frog noise for me, Grandad.”
“No, son, I don’t feel like making a frog noise right now.”
“Oh please, Grandad, make a frog noise.”
“No, I don’t want to.”
“Oh please, Grandad, make a frog noise.”
“Why is it so important to you that I make a frog noise?”
“Mum says when you croak we can have this house!”


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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