TeamTalk Update – 12 July 2020

TeamTalk Update – 12 July 2020

July 20, 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.


Maddison Trophy  Rd.4


The Weather Gods had done their job and had the ground looking fantastic.  We had a few more players back from their hospital beds and we had the boys from down the line ready to give us a hard game of footy.  There was a disturbance in the force with the absence of the members of the Lauano family and one Coach Gowler.  Yep Johnny’s wedding was on the same day and the boys gave them a nice little victory as a wedding present.

Up steps Glenn Donaldson fresh from the capital to fill Gowlers shoes for the day and with the steady hand of Steve Bennett at the helm, the boys were well tended to.  The game started with a couple of quick tries to Young Ricky Hayes and was quickly responded to by the CHB team.  But after that little scare the team focused and tried to keep the ball in hand and started to show off the razzle dazzle, we are famous for.

Tries were coming thick and fast with an effort to try and keep the ball wide and run their forwards around the park. There were a lot of smiles on our supporters faces as we could finally see the combinations starting to gel which is going to be vital when it gets to the business end of the season.  Even the managers were not having to use the oxygen tanks this week which I must say was great.

After such a good win the biggest bonus was there was zero injuries which was very pleasing to our physio team. Our standouts this week was 3 for Ricky the burglar Heays, 2 goes to Our big Aussie lock Alex Williams and 1 point goes to Hacksaw number 13 George Stratton.

Next week we will be back at Tremain Field to face the old foes of Pirates please let’s see you all there to support the lads.


Report courtesy – Todd Donaldson

Scoring: 4min  Ricky Hayes try/con Bain Champion  – 7-0 ;   15m  CHB try/con  – 7-7 ;  18m  Hayes try/con Champion  – 14-7 :  23m  L;ee Molelli try/con Champion  – 21-7 ;  – 29m  Champion try/conv  – 28-7 ;  34m  Zach Donaldson try/con Champion  –  35-7 ;  41m Michael Buckley try  –  40-7  ///     46m  Buckley try/con Champion  – 47-7 ;   54m Chris Johnston try  – 52-7  70m  George Stratton try/con Liam Edwards  –  59-7;   76m  Matt Gardiner try   – 64-7 ;  82m  Ryan Lindesque try/con Donaldson  –  71-7

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

OTHER PREMIER RESULTS –  Havelock North 22 Taradale 51 :  Pirates 5 Clive 38 :  Tech 33 Tamatea 10 :  HRS 61 MAC 6


Jack Swain Cup


The Richard Kepka NOBM Premier Reserves took on Maraenui on a sunny winters day at Tremain. Our boys again started slow and spent most of the fiRst half defending. We went into the break down 15-7 with a cheeky try from Paul Lapa and the subsequent conversion from Adam our only reward.

Having defended for 30 of the first 40 minutes our boys were confident the game was anyones.  However Maraenui came out hungrier and were clearly the fitter and better team in the second half and turned their possession into points rolling in 4 second half tries to takeout the game convincingly by 37-7.

Special mention to the colts boys who had a bye today for numbering up and helping us out, another tight tussle versus Pirates awaits us next weekend.

Tries – Paul 1, Cons – Adam 1.

Report courtesy – Chris O’Connor

Players of the Day  –   3. Willie     2. Paul      1. Adam

OTHER PREMIER RESERVE RESULTS –  Pirates 47 YMP 15 :  Tech 50 Clive 10  :  HRS 12 MAC 10 :  Havelock North 15 Taradale 13



Ron Parker Memorial Cup


Thanks for the Hurricanes C team turning up to give a game when Clive 3rds couldn’t make it.

Thanks to the 2nds for helping out with reserves.

A bit of a slow start but we picked it up later in the game and would have caught them up if the ref hadn’t called the game off early

Players of the Day  –    3. Josh W    2. Vaughan M   1.  Matt J

OTHER THIRDS RESULTS – Flaxmere 29 Havelock North 24 :  Tech 20 Taradale 17 :  Maraenui 28 Bridge Pa 46



Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy

       NOBM COLTS   –   BYE


OTHER COLTS RESULTS – CHB 12 Clive 19  :  HRS 30 Pirates 0  :  Taradale 7 Tech 21 :  Eskview v Onga Tiko     Bye –  NOB Marist



You don’t have to have the lead if you have the heart to come from behind.

Next Premier match  –  Saturday 18 July
Maddison Trophy – Round 5
Napier Old Boys Marist vs Pirates
3pm @ Tremain Field


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) won 36-33  :   11/7 vs Central (Tremain)  won 71-7 :   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 YMP (Tremain) 25-19 :   11/7 vs Maraenui  (Tremain) lost 7-37   :  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) lost 5-45  :   11/7 vs Clive (Tremain) lost 17-82  :  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) won 48-12  :  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



2020 Maddison Trophy
Here is a coverage yesterday fourth round vs CENTRAL

Footnote to the above match video by club member Chris Keiley. Chris does a great job for the premier team and club  considering at times he has some difficult locations to film from. Fortunately at Tremain Field we have our stand which provides plenty of elevation to work from.  Thanks for your efforts Chris



🏉 25 July – Junior rugby kicks off, there will be 10 weeks of rugby with a wrap up grade specific tournament for all clubs on the final Saturday 26th September

2020 Season Fees   –   The fees include a training T shirt and club photo, please have your fees paid before weigh-in

1 child – $60   :    2 children – $110   :  3 Children – $130

Please pay into account  –  NOBM Junior Rugby    03-1355-0746519-00    Childs name as reference

💚 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:

2020 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 – Robbie Morrison

Broker Web Risk Services  lucky members draw   $250  –  Premier Mgr. Greig Lyndsay was present and collected the  $$$
Pool back to $50 next week

Clubroom Raffle  winner-  $50  Club voucher – Maurie Callaghan

See YOU at the Clubrooms




Our popular
Thursday Club Roast Dinners
are now up and running

IMPORTANT >>> 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 16th 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


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

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

Ø  Also do you wish to have a Ticket in the Napier Old Boys Marists annual
>>> ‘200 Club’  @  $60   YES  /  NO


Ø  Please Note:
A renewed  or  new membership will see you financial with the Club through until 31 March 2021




THAT it does beg the question as to just what our whistlers who we know endeavour to do their best actually see.  Judging by the amount of high tackles that have again begun to creep well up from chest high to near strangulation of their opponent as seen in the shot above from last weeks outing at Farndon Park.  With a referee and two TJ’s as well surely at least one of three sets of eyes must be capable of picking up some of these indiscretions which are becoming much more frequent.  You rarely go to a club game now without seeing it coming back into the game.

  THAT  with a New Zealand – Australian ’bubble’ currently being considered going forward for Super Rugby 2021, the possible format being proposed by NZ Rugby’s Aratipu review is a bit rich.  NZ Rugby’s suggestion that the five NZ franchises will face off against the three original Australian franchises ie the Reds, Waratahs and Brumbies in an eight team inter-Tasman competition in 2021.  This leaves the Rebels and Western Force who are playing in the current Australian domestic comp to literally ‘go fishing’.  If this is to happen then let it be a true ANZAC ‘bubble’.

I reckon NZ should stick to their knitting and let the Aussies decide their own future and just how many teams they wish to enter.  What’s wrong with a 10 team Super Rugby competition in 2021?   The outcome of this will be keenly awaited.

As for the prospect of NZ Rugby driving for an All Blacks – Kangaroos hydrid match, well there doesn’t appear to be much interest coming from the NRL and to quote NZR CEO Mark Robinson “They might have got cold feet – we’re not sure.”  And that’s the way it should be just concentrate of playing our own national game the way it should be and doing it well.  Maybe some of our national administrators have been in lock-down too long and dreamed up these loopy ideas.


    THAT our onboard chefs Rick & Sue wish to extend their THANKS  to our members and families who have been supporting the continuation of their popular Thursday Night Roasts.   They also look forward to seeing you all once again next Thursday.  Pass the word around to your team mates and members to come along for a great meal.

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


THAT here is another old Irish proverb  –  Lie down with dogs and you’ll rise with fleas.

THAT a reminder to our members and supporters that the tickets in our 2020  ‘200 Club’ lottery are currently being distributed and at this stage we still have a limited few available for sale in our major annual club fundraiser which originally kicked-off back in 1991, the year our new club was launched.

In the past the major prize has been a trip for two persons to an All Black test match, including return air fares and two nights accommodation.  Due to the uncertainty of if and when the AB’s will play this year it has been decided that the equivelant value of the major prize will be travel and accommodation voucher of your choice which can be arranged with our travel agent Stephen Jennings.  It could also be spread over several trips.   There will also be the usual weekly cash prizes which will be drawn at the clubrooms each Saturday commencing on Saturday 19 July.

If YOU haven’t already purchased or paid for your ticket or would like to join in this popular club lottery please contact organiser Bill Halpin 0275 783 353  or  Eddie Wilson  0274 470 330  and we will arrange to hold a ticket for you this week.

THAT  there is no doubt about it players getting buried in the bottom of a ruck or maul after a tackle and unable to get clear of the ball get penalised which could cost their team dearly.  One would really like to see some of these lawmakers get themselves in the same situation and see just how the get themselves clear.  It just doesn’t happen.  So isn’t it about time they revised what is becoming a farce ?  There just was another example of this last night in the much heralded Crusaders – Blues showdown…

  THAT   It’s been a few years since McGoo’s Here and There appeared. With lockdown and no sport happening Eddie offered me a chance to reprise my former sports column that used to appear in the local club and rep rugby programs. I’ve rummaged up some old gems from a few years back with the odd new bits too.

ANOTHER . . . great turnout (from what I hear) for another club roast night of the season on Thursday. Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding sure went down a treat on what was a cold night. No meal total this week from me coz I was crook at home…so we did the takeaway option.  Cheers Rick and Sue. (2020)

BEING . . . an avid fan of ledgendary US 70s band Steely Dan I was somewhat amused to see Counties Manukau use it as the name for their mascot.  Fair enough they have a steel mill at the heart of their province, but do they really know what a Steely Dan is?  It’s an American slang term for a metal dildo. (1999)

IN THE  . . . opening three rounds of this years Tui Maddison Trophy there’s been a total of 120 tries scored including four penalty tries.  And there’s been 26 penalties kicked along with 76 conversions.  (2020)

RECENTLY . . . featured in the lead up to the Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney was John Dougan the chirpy former Wellington Lions 1st five and Hawke’s Bay Magpies 2nd five (Havelock North).  Dougan has the distinction of scoring the first four point try in a test match, which he did so against Australia in 1972.  Dougan was a long time Aussie resident and passed away in Sydney in November 2006. The first five point try in a test was also by an All Black playing the Wallabies,  Va’aiga Tuigamala in 1992.  (1999/2020)

WITH JOHNNY . . . Lauano’s wedding this Saturday I pose this question… When was the last time a Napier Old Boys Marist match day squad had no Lauano’s in it?   I always thought getting married in the footy season was a Cardinal Sin, nah that’s right he used to be a Cardinal from Malaysia as I recall. (2020)

JOHN PULLIN . . . the former English hooker told the occasional  one-liner, most famous of these was when the Poms played in Ireland in 1973 after Wales and Scotland had declined to do so for security reasons in 1972. England, as was their want, lost. “We may not be very good,” Pullin, their captain, said, “but at least we turned up.” (1996)

I KNOW . . . it ain’t sport. But it was great to hear one of my favourite sayings to something where the answer is quite obviously yes crop up on Shorty Street this week. “Is the Pope Catholic?” (2020)

HERE’S . . . a thought and a bit of fun too with our 30th anniversary on the field coming up in 2021, why don’t we come up with a Napier Old Boys Marist 1st XV since amalgamation?  Some Midfielders to ponder:- Mark Jackman, Gary Exeter, Waka Petera, Clint Chamberlain, Bevan Lynch, Manu Petera, Mark Collier, Sam Giddens, Sam Weber. Feel free to contact me with your thoughts to:-  (2020)

Cheers McGoo

++++  You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.

“It’s going to be a hell of a collision this weekend around mindset and intensity.”
Crusaders assistant coach Scott Hansen pre his sides clash with the Blues.

“You’ve got to get your first tackle in early, even if it’s late.”
Welsh hardman Ray Gravell explains his rugby philosophy.

“Just like in rugby, the pinnacle was playing for the All Blacks. That was always a massive thing. But you never speak it outwardly because it can sound stupid. But if you don’t have massive dreams, you might as well stay in bed.”
Sonny Bill Williams.


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This weeks Poser  –  Poser – Whatever the result of Saturday nights Crusaders – Blues game when was the last time that the Auckland side beat the Crusaders in Christchurch  ?

Poser 2   – The revived North –South match at Eden Park – when is id due to be played ?

Poser  3  – Who had their conversion charged down last night  ?

Poser 4 – What is the name of the Crusaders home venue ?

Last weeks Poser  –  Has there ever been a North v South (inter-island) match been played in Napier ?       Answer –  Yes in 1912 North won 12-8

Poser 2   –  Poser -Which teams won the abbreviated Men’s and Womens IRB International Sevens series for 2020 ?     Answer – NZ Men’s and Women’s teams were winners of the 2020 titles.

Poser  3  – One for the oldies – In a media form who was Bob Howitt  ?      Answer – Former editor of the popular ‘Rugby News’

Poser 4 –  Warren Gatland and Ian Foster between them have played 288 games for Waikato. Who has played the most. ?                Answer – Foster 148  /  Gatland 140


  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      Sun 28 June –  Crusaders  18  Chiefs 13        Bye – Hurricanes
Round 4
Sat 4 July –  Highlanders 20  Crusaders 40      Sun 5 July  –  Chiefs  v Hurricanes          Bye – Blues
Round 5
Sat 11 July – Crusaders 26 Blues 15         Sun 12 July – Hurricanes v Highlanders          Bye – Chiefs
Round 6
Sat 18 July – Hurricanes v Blues   Sun 19 July – Chiefs v Highlanders      Bye – Crusaders
Round 7
Sat 25 July – Crusaders v Hurricanes   Sun 26 July – Blues v Chiefs      Bye – Highlanders

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)


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.

Neil Murphy,  General Manager

Ellwood Function Centre,  Otene Road,  Hastings.     Phone: 0274 070 809          E-mail:


+ Dates still to be finalized…
2020 NZ Marist Colts tour  –  Northland/Auckland regions  – This years tour has been cancelled.
2020 NZ MARIST XV  v  NZR Divisional XV

>>>  <<<




Pass the Word Around
Come along and join our club in 2020

Update Satuday.11 July

Great day for Netball Clovers played HHSOG The game improved each 1/4 and what was exciting the team became more confident as the game went on. Very impressed with the attacks throughout the game. When changes were made the game lost its structure and flow only 1 change of position or player in a 1/4 will assist cohesion and flow of the game.  Also some very intensive defending by our defence Specially Jazz she hunted and defended the ball throughout the game, and was backed up by Becs who cleared the ball well. For all players just keep playing don’t second guess let the umpires rule the game. Both Alazae and Mekhi had great games Mekhi had some great paces into the shoots. The 2 shoots played very well together a new combination GS playing the base leaving GA to play the top Such a great game.  We came 2nd. 26-20  POD – WA.

Kylie Jones Celtics played Celtics from Hastings we should have won this game by 10 goals, again to many changes in a 1/4 the 3 drive 1/4 was sublime straight lines patience confidence allowing the shoots to do their job. The defence of Emma Sharesa and Wd closed the Celtics attack down in the 3rd ¼.  The team will improve and I expect them to be put up a grade by the end of the round. This team needs the young ones to speed up the game and have the opposing defence on the back foot which happened often. When we played our game with confidence it was great. Great spectator game POD – Anthers, I also think Bridget at C and WA and an amazing feeder game, and drove to the top of the goal circle and was available to pass into the shooters Won 36-35   The over 40’s are having a break will be back on the court in a weeks time.

Report in netball speak courtesy  – Glenys Hannan


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

Secretary/Treasurer:  Jacqui Gardiner  0272 398 204  /  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 2020′



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

And its a Girls game too….and all the smiley faces

Thanks to our clubs major sponsors
Alexander Electrical  –  Bay Mazda  –  Bay Tours & Charters  –    BTG  –  Engage Video  –  Latteys  –
Matt Sinclair Harcourts  –  Nelson Signs  –   On Line Autos  –  Pak n Save  –  Pro Active Physio  –  Pro Blast  – Red Steel  –  Shed 2  –  Vision Homes  –  Westshore Beach Inn
>>> For all Napier Marist Football info please contact – Chris Guillemot  – 0278 450 952

“Play Napier Marist Football in 2020 New Players Welcome”


Patron:     John O’Shaughnessy
President:    Dave Herrick
Secretary:    Andrew Frame
Auditor:    David Pearson     Treasurer:     James McCorkindale
Chairman:  Del Whyte
Committee: Del Whyte, Matthew Sinclair, Glen Walklin,  Daniel Whyte,  Calim Leathard,  Scott Morgan, Stu Lindsay
+  Club coaches and Team Captains

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 again for the 2020-21 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 2020-21”


The Leprauchan Comments

An Irishman goes to the doctor, who after examining him says

“You have some problems with your heart, but if you take these tablets, I think it will be okay.

“So the doctor gives the man the tablets and the patient asks,

“Do I have to take them every day?”

No,” replies the doctor, “take one on the Monday, skip the Tuesday, take one on the Wednesday, skip the Thursday and go on like that.

“Two weeks later the doctor is walking down the street, and he sees the patient’s wife.“Hello Mrs Murphy,” he says, “how’s your husband?”

“Oh he died of a heart attack,” says Mrs Murphy.

“I’m very sorry to hear that,” says the doctor, “I thought if he took those tablets he would be all right.”

“Oh the tablets were fine,” says Mrs Murphy,

“It was all the bloody skipping that killed him!”


A devout Australian cowboy lost his favorite Bible while he was mending fences out on the range.
Three weeks later, a kangaroo walked up to him carrying the Bible in its mouth.
The cowboy couldn’t believe his eyes.
He took the precious book out of the kangaroos mouth, raised his eyes heavenward and exclaimed, “It’s a miracle!”
“Not really,” said the kangaroo. “Your name is written inside the cover.”

Bruce’s teenage son had just passed his driving test and asked his dad if he could borrow the ute.
Bruce was not all that keen on his pisshead son hooning around in his beloved V8 Holden so he set some conditions;
You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your bible a little, and get your hair cut. Then we’ll talk about the ute’

The son thought about that for a moment, decided he’d settle for the offer, and they agreed on it.

After about six weeks his Bruce said, ‘mate, you’ve brought your grades up and I noticed that you have been studying your bible, but you haven’t had your hair cut.

The boy said, ‘You know, Dad, I’ve noticed in my studies of the bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair…and there’s even strong evidence that Jesus had long hair.’

To this his Bruce replied, ‘Yes, and did you also notice they all walked everywhere they went?’


Paddy and Mick are walking down the road and Paddy’s got a bag of doughnuts in his hand.
Paddy says to Mick, “If you can guess how many doughnuts are in my bag, you can have them both”


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

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