TeamTalk Update  –  28 June 2020

TeamTalk Update – 28 June 2020

June 29, 2020 0 Team Talk

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of  TeamTalk
Founded in 1970

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 often expressed 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 2020”

Why would you play for Old Boys Marist ?

We have a simple philosophy at Napier Old Boys Marist – that we are a well organised rugby club both on and off the field, we are fit, disciplined, well coached and our players are very loyal. Our teams are always well presented 

At Napier Old Boys Marist we promote a strong work ethic, we play with a special passion and honesty which is fun to be part of, but we also expect our players to carry that honesty through to their work and personal lives.

In summary we as a club will create a positive environment so that players can expect to progress in their rugby careers. To excel players must also take responsibility for their rugby and life in general.


New Players and school-leavers always Welcome
‘Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist in 2020

Maddison Trophy  Rd.2
+ McKew Cup match


Well there is a great old adage that rugby is an 80 minute game, and this was again proven with a last-minute victory over our Hasting Marist brethren.  This seems to be a common theme between the two clubs with Napier playing the entire eighty minutes every time and winning the majority of the games.  The players in Hastings will be gutted to have the victory robbed off them for yet another year and it proves the belief this team is starting to build between each other.

Most of you will be scratching your heads at the zebra’s decisions and like me, are still failing to understand some of the rulings, but let’s not bag them as they also are ruling to what they think is right.  Our huge take away is to be smarter and learn to adapt to each of the zebra’s interpretations and not be stubborn to play to the previous week’s rulings.  This may be a little strange but we all see different things and understand differently as well.

Coach Gowler has changed his game plan for the second week in a row and instead of the controlled helter skelter style, we have been using the boot more. This seems to be upsetting the opposition’s game plan as they are use to getting in our face but now there is doubt in their minds and seem to be holding back a step or two.

The first two games have taken its toll on all of our hearts, and as we sat in the changing rooms watching the boys enjoy each other’s company while getting strapped, stitched and massaged to be able to stand upright for the night ahead we sit there with our oxygen tanks and heart pills that this years team is clearly going to put us through and wonder are we going to make it or not.  As a supporter I can only but imagine what you also are going through as well.

But Coach Gowler takes it all in his stride and instead of yelling into the comms this week he could see the stress levels on the sideline and started to sing tunes in our ears.  Now some people have a natural ability in this department but Craig should stick to his yelling as he is way off NZ got talent ability.

The uglies again made some amazing hits again this week and it is clear this is a new style the forwards are going with, and I love it.  No longer will we be pushed around by the bigger teams as the ticker of the boys up front is amazingly.  The rock stars are still building on their combinations and are looking far sharper than the previous week. We are now only a couple more games away from seeing them click.

Next week we head over to Clive for another battle and another tough game and I hope you all join us for the next instalment.  As you may be asking why we are not singling out certain players as yet in the weekly babble, well its due to the team still finding their feet and everyone is preforming really well so I am keeping it as general as possible but will hopefully change in upcoming weeks.  In saying that our three stars for the week are Ricky mad man Hayes  1 pt, Alex the aussie giant 2 pts, and George of the Jungle number 13 earning 3 of the best for his bone crushing hits.   See you again next week.

Report courtesy – Todd Donaldson

Scoring:  10 min Bain Champion pen  –  3-0  ;   36m.  Ellery Wilson try/con Champion  –  10-0  ;   41m HRS pen – 10-3    ///   60m  Champion/pen  –  13-3  ;  70m  HRS try/con  –  13-10. ;  75m  HRS try/con  –  13-17  ;   80m  Will Tremain try  –  18-17

   Players of the Day  –   3. George Stratton    2. Alex Williams     1. Ricky Hayes

OTHER PREMIER RESULTS – Clive 15 Central 12  :  Taradale 60 Tamatea 0 :  Havelock North 30 MAC 27 :  Tech 29 Pirates 26


Jack Swain Cup

The Richard Kepka NOBM Premier Reserves took on a big HRS outfit on a damp Tremain field.  Bit of a tussle to start with and a lot of penalties and we had a man in the bin after 8 minutes.   The boys dug deep and Hamiora scored our only first half try after 25 minutes to go into the break 16-3 ahead.
HRS had most of the ball in the second half and our boys defended really well.  A late try to Togi and a slick day off the tee for Adam sealed the bruising win for us 24-10.     Tries, Hamiora, Togi, Cons Adam 1/2 Pens Adam 4/4.Report courtesy – Chris O’Connor

  Players of the Day  –   3. Kurt Chambers      2. Matthew Burnside      1. Andrew Robinson

OTHER PREMIER RESERVE RESULTS –  Taradale 47 Clive 0 :  Havelock North 24 MAC 7  :  Tech 21 Pirates 23  :  YMP 3 Maraenui 34


Ron Parker Memorial Cup


Runners up, but 3 awesome tries scored by a fine bunch of men. Congratulations to those making their debut for the club.  Congratulations to those making their debut for the season.

Some great club spirit shown by the backbone of the club. Onwards and upwards. Bring on next week. We fight on like a prop caught in the bottom of a ruck.

Words albeit brief courtesy – ‘AJ’

Players of the Day  –   3. Shane M.    2. Tyson S.    1. Steve R.

OTHER THIRDS RESULTS – Bridge Pa 29 Taradale 8 :  Flaxmere 68 Maraenui 7 :  Havelock North 10 Clive 29 :


Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy


Well in a colt’s competition with 9 teams in, I got a feeling this competition is going to be the closest we have seen in a while and a sprint race.  A good start to the season is what we have been looking for and todays game with one of the better teams in that past few years was going to be tough.   However Pirates short of numbers, fielding players from NBHS 2nd 15  and a front row not up to it saw us playing golden oldies scrums and our first look at Game on. Puts an interesting spin on a team and coach that never seems to be wrong but always comes out of the wash like it needs washing again.

A poor start to the game from us saw us down  0-3 after 4 minutes.

Finally after 15mins we settled down and put some phases together and the holes appeared for our first try to which went to Samuela Korosigasiga in the 21st min and converted by Brendon Carroll 7-3 to NOBM.  Three minutes later after putting a lot of pressure on Pirates we had a penalty to Brendon Carroll in the 24th min 10 – 3  to NOBM.    As we tried to apply pressure the ill-discipline came so did the cards.  A red card to Pirates and a yellow card to us. With the game on rule after 20 mins the red card can be replaced.   After settling down and playing some rugby and good ball running by the NOBM Colts the robust Reilly Hannan smashed through the defence to score next to the posts in the 36th min which Max Anderson converted 17 – 3  to NOBM at halftime.

Lollies from CFO Rochelle Williams and a stern word from head coach Steve Smithers at halftime saw the boys play a lot better when sticking to our game plan in a scrappy hard fought  2nd half and it took until the 75th min before Ryan Lindeque crossed the line for a well deserved try that was converted by Brendon Carroll.   We pushed hard for a 4th try bonus point and in the 80th min after a fantastic break from Max the (Scarffy) Anderson who put in a chip for the best player on the field on the day Andy Lindeque to gather up and score next to the posts.   Brendon Carroll converted taking the final score to 31 – 8.

A huge win and confidence booster to our boys and a lot of guys got some game time with the rolling subs.  Kalio Matauli tackled hard and ran hard all day. Brendon Carroll directed play and kicked well. The Tight 5 were strong and you could throw a blanket over them as they hunted in the mud.  Max the Scarffy Anderson played well and fits like a something in a sock in this team.

1 Point went to Te Rima Whenuaroa T who shifted bodies on defence and at rucks and ran hard all day.

2 points to James Mitchell who cleared the ball and pointed the forwards the right way and looks to have settled into the new role at half back like a kid in a candy shop

3 points went to Andy Lindeque whose Defence was amazing at the back and huge attacking skills.

A huge thanks to the support from St Johns 1st 15 and we wish Max and Willem safe travels to the deep dark southern land of Dunedin and come back soon.

Report courtesy – Monty Monteith

Players of the Day  –   3. Andy Lindeque       2. James Mitchell        1. Te Rima Whenuaroa

OTHER COLTS RESULTS – Central 18 Onga Tiko 5 :  HRS 15 Tech 12 :  Eskview  15 Taradale 28     Bye – Clive



You learn more from your mistakes than your successes


Next Premier match  –  Saturday 27 June
Maddison Trophy fixture Round 2
Napier Old Boys Marist vs CLIVE
3pm @ Farndon Park


WIT Trust NOBM Premiers: Maddison Trophy –   20 June vs Tech (Whitmore) lost 12-17  :    27/6 vs Hastings R&S (Tremain) won 18-17 :   4 July vs Clive (Farndon)   :   11/7 vs Central (Tremain)   :   18/7 vs Pirates (Tremain)  :   25/7 vs MAC (Flaxmere Pk)   :   1 August vs Tamatea (Tremain)   :   8/8 vs Taradale (Tareha Pk)   :   15/8 vs Havelock North (Anderson Pk)  :   22/8 – Semi Final   :   29/8 – Final

Richard Kepka Builders NOBM Premier Reserve: Jack Swain Cup –    20 June vs Tech (Whitmore) won 34-20  :  27/6 vs HRS (Tremain) won 24-10 :   4 July vs Clive (Tremain)  :   11/7 vs Taradale (Tareha)   :  18/7 vs Pirates (Tremain)   :  25/7 vs MAC (Flaxmere)   :  1 August vs Eskview (Petane)   :   8/8 – Bye   :   15/8 vs Havelock North (Anderson)   :  22/8 vs Maraenui (Maraenui)   :  29/8 vs YMP (Tremain)   :  5 Sept – Semi Finals   :   12/9 –  Final

Sideline Bar NOBM Division 3: Ron Parker Memorial Cup
–   20 June vs Bridge Pa (Tremain) lost 0-66  :  27/6 vs Tech (Whitmore) lost 15-62  :  4 July vs Maraenui (Tremain)   :   11/7 vs Clive (Tremain)   :  18/7 vs Havelock North (Anderson)   :  25/7 vs Flaxmere (Tremain)   :  1 August vs Taradale (Tareha)   :   8/8 – Quarter Finals    :  15/08 – Semi Finals   :   22/08  –  Final

Napier Collision Repair NOBM Colts: Pat Ryan Memorial Cup –   20 June vs Clive (Farndon) won 24-5  :  27/6 vs Pirates (Tremain) won 31-8  :   4 July vs Central (Tremain)   :  11/7 vs Bye   :   18/7 vs Eskview (Tremain)   :  25/7 vs HRS (Elwood)   :   1 August vs Tech (Tremain)   :  8/8 vs Taradale (Tareha)   :  15/8 vs Onga-Tiko (Mathews Pk)    22/8 – Semi Finals   :   29/8 – Final



Here is a coverage yesterday round 2 vs Hastings Rugby & Sports
2020 Maddison Trophy




🏉 25 July – Junior rugby kicks off…..

💚 See you out there Green Machine!!
– When it starts again –

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

For more details check us out on Facebook:

2019 NOBM Junior Rugby Committee

Bevan Condin
Dave Walls (Convenor), Hayley Ceselli (Secretary),
Grant Frommherz, Therese Rodger. 

Glenn Fulcher,  Rochelle Williams, 

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2020


club noticeboard

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”

Clubrooms  Aftermatch  Action  Yesterday

Shape  Life Brokers   – Supporter of Day –   Stephen Bryan
Steve is a new member to the club.  Thanks for your support Steve)

Broker Web Risk Services  lucky members draw   $150  – Andy Robertson not present > $200 next week.

Clubroom Raffle  winner-  $50  Club voucher –   Michael Clements



Our popular
Thursday Club Roast Dinners
are now up and running

This year we will be taking your order which will need to be placed by
Wednesdays text  or  pmsg SUE 0272 955 033

Roast Meals on Thursday 2nd July from 18:45hrs

STILL only $10 per head !

Eat in or take away

This weeks is  Roast PORK  with all the trimmings
….come in and support the club….

Open to all, bring the family down. Bookings take priority.  If the kids don’t do roast, we have kids options available
Your patronage determines roast evenings longevity.  Your support greatly appreciated.


All members and friends Welcome
Join our affiliate codes sportsmen/women – footballers, netballers, cricketers & softballers  – at the clubrooms.

See YOU Soon

Call in for a cool TUI or two

Clubroom Bookings
for all Functions or Events

In the first instance please contact:
Director of Club Management

 Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile – 021 059 3943

Now Club Rugby has Kicked-off


With the possibility of the very much delayed kickoff to the 2020 season there is now a likelihood  of having near normal season of two rounds which could likely run through into October taking place.

A Special Message to our non-playing Members and Supporters – ie our readers.
For those of you who are in the position to maintain your Support of Your Club   –   Your Subs are now due and your support will be appreciated and keep us financially buoyant.
Your subscription of   $50  can be paid by Direct Credit to the clubs

SBS Napier – Account  – 03 1355 0760476 00
Cheque mailed to: Napier Old Boys Marist RFC, P0 Box 216, Napier
 also at the  Club Bar  (when the clubrooms are open again soon)


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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 2020-21”


  • 2020 Committee Members
    Chairman – Chris Guillemot
    Treasurer – Nicola Brown   Secretary – Larissa Duwakin   Club Captain – Ken Cooper
    Executive –  Sheree Lack,  Marty Akers,  Carl Hunt
    Coaching Coordinator – Marty Akers

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


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


MITRE10 CUP  –  Sun 13 Sept vs Southland (Invercargill)  –  Sun 20 Sept vs Counties Manukau (Napier)  –  Sat 26 Sept vs Canterbury (Napier)  –   Sunday 4 Oct vs Otago (Dunedin)  –  Sun 11 Oct vs North Harbour (Takapuna)  –   Fri 16 Oct vs Northland (Napier)  –  Sat 24 Oct vs Manawatu (Napier)  –   Sun 1 Nov vs Bay of Plenty  (Tauranga)  –   Sun 8 Nov vs Wellington (Napier)  –  Sun 15 Nov vs Taranaki (New Plymouth).

Aotearoa Competition
Round 1
Sat.13 June  –  Highlanders  28  Chiefs 27   @  Dunedin
Sun.14 June  –  Blues  30  Hurricanes 20  @  Auckland        Bye – Crusaders
Round 2
Sat 20 June – Chiefs  12  Blues 24  @  Hamilton
Sun 21 June –  Hurricanes  25  Crusaders 39    –     Bye – Highlanders
Round 3
Sat 27 June –  Blues  27  Highlanders  24    7.05pm
Sun 28 June –  Crusaders  18  Chiefs 13     1.05pm        Bye – Hurricanes
Round 4
Sat 4 July –  Highlanders  v  Crusaders      7.05pm
Sun 5 July  –  Chiefs  v Hurricanes         3.05pm       Bye – Blues

HOME INTERNATIONALS  –   An update on whether any of these or which games will proceed is still to be announced.  4 July vs Wales (Auckland),  11 July v Wales (Wellington),   18 July v Scotland (Dunedin)  :::  15 August v Australia (Wellington),  29 August v Argentina (Hamilton),   5 September  v South Africa (Auckland)


Napier Old Boys Marist History
Merge two of Hawkes Bays most successful clubs and the result is Napier Old Boys Marist…. a powerful force in Hawke’s Bay Sport. The new organisation was formed from the amalgamation of Marist and Napier Old Boys clubs in late 1990.  Both clubs have a proud history of sporting success since being founded in the early 1900’s.

They are in fact among the Bays most successful clubs, with a total of some 28 Maddison Trophy titles between them within a 60 year period. Napier Old Boys, established in 1910, won the first of their 15 inter town championships in 1930, while Marist, founded in 1908, first became champions in 1936 and finished with 11.

Anyone around during the heady days of the 1960’s and early 1970’s will relate tales of titanic battles between the two clubs for inter town supremacy. Games between the McLean Park based clubs often attracted crowds of 4000 to 5000 , more than for most Bay Rep matches these days. Marist won the Maddison Trophy in 1962 and 63 and shared the title with Old Boys in 1969-the last season of the three season Hawke’s Bay Ranfurly Shield reign.

The Kel Tremain led Napier Old Boys won the trophy seven times between 1964-71. The two clubs supplied near two thirds of the Bay shield squad during that magnificent 1966-69 era. Although Napier Old Boys failed to win the Maddison Trophy after sharing it with Taradale in 1971, they did win the Baywide championship in 1988.The provincial competition (for which the Maddison Trophy has been at stake from 1990) was won by Marist in 1987 (also their last Maddison inter town success) and in 1989.


The Leprauchan Comments

A Kerryman was suffering from pains in his knees, so he visited the doctor.

“You’re suffering from a disease that we medical experts call “kneeitis”, said the doctor. “Take it easy for a month or so and above all don’t climb any stairs. That puts a terrible strain on the knees.”

A month later the Kerryman returned and after a brief examination was found to have recovered completely.

“Can I climb the stairs now Doctor?”

“Certainly,” replied the Doctor.

“Thank Heavens,” said the Kerryman, “I was getting a bit browned off climbing up the drainpipe every time I wanted to go to the toilet.”


“Can I climb the stairs now Doctor?”

“You’re suffering from a disease that we medical experts call “kneeitis”, said the doctor. “Take it easy for a month or so and above all don’t climb any stairs. That puts a terrible strain on the knees.”

A man hired a Kerryman as an assistant to take phone calls. One day the phone rang and when the Kerryman answered he hung up immediately.

“Who was that?” asked his boss.

“Some fool saying it was a long distance from New York. I told him everybody knew that.”


There once was an Australian Aboriginal

He bought a new boomerang and spent the rest of his life trying to get rid of the old one.

Paddy stopped cutting the hedge as the big car drew up beside him and an English visitor enquired,

“Could you tell me the way to Balbriggan, Please?”
Paddy wiped his brow.

“Certainly, sor. If you take the first road to the left? no still that wouldn’t do? drive on for about four miles then turn left at the crossroads? no that wouldn’t do either.”
Paddy scratched his head thoughtfully.

“You know, sor, if I was going to Balbriggan I wouldn’t start from here at all.”


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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