TeamTalk Update – 2 August 2020

TeamTalk Update – 2 August 2020

August 9, 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

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


Maddison Trophy Round 7


Our last home game for the season proved to be a winning one for the Green Machine with an emphatic win to our men while locking away the challenge for the fifth year in a row. The most pleasing thing to see in the game was the attitude of the opposition. They were often kept behind the try line and unlike other teams, they kept positive, upbeat, and focused on what they were trying to achieve out of the game.

Tamatea is one of those sides that always tried to win by beating up their opposition, but now it was great to see them playing with some structure. However, I digress, the men in green and blue had started the week well and training was sweet. Then we went thru the emotional roller coaster of the Lauano funeral and then a quick captain run on Friday night. This is what our week looked like and with a number of players away or injured left Coach Gowler with a number of headaches to sort out.

Coach Gowler had the game ball today to present to the Lauano family blessed at the grave site of Mr Lauano which gave the team something really special to play for.

Game day and the boys looked relaxed and ready to go to work. The whistle went and the boys went about their business. Within a blink of an eye we had three tries on them and it was clearly going to be a one-sided game. So rather than me naming the scoring of the twenty-odd tries, let me give you my highlights.

‘Todds Top Ten’

1.      Not having Coach Gowler sounding off in the walkies.

2.      Seeing Stretch back on the field looking menacing

3.      Liam Edwards 90 metre try

4.      Lees run down the side line in the second half, what speed for a such a big man

5.      Chris Johnsons crunching tackles over and over again

6.      The class of Bains goal kicking.

7.      The difference from the first half to the second half and how the boys responded to the half time rev up.

8.      The impact that every reserve made to make it a complete team performance

9.       Keeping the foot on the throat and not ease up while maintaining our high standards

10. Watching the boys enjoying each other’s company after the game.

Next week we go to battle against our old foes Taradale. Please if there was ever a game when we needed your support, this will be it. The boys a week out are already fizzing  and are ready for action. Hopefully we will see you all then.

Report courtesy – Todd Donaldson

Scoring:  4min Liam Edwards try/con Bain Champion –  7-0 ;  7m James Holbrook try/con Champion –  14-0 ;  11m. Pedro Bezanella try/con Champion –  21-0 ;  18m Mark Collier try/con Champion –  28-0 ;  21m Ryan Lindeque  try/con Champion  –  35-0 ;  28m Tamatea try/con. –  35-7  ;  32m  Lindeque  try  –  40-7 ;  35m Pouri Fatialofa  –  45-7 ;   39m Josh McIntyre try/con Champion  – 52-7     ///    42m  Andrew Robinson try/con Champion  –  59-7 ;  45m Sean Skeet try/con Zach Donaldson   –  66-7 ;   48m Josh McIntyre try/con Donaldson  –  73-7 ;   50m Holbrook try/con Donaldson  –  80-7 ;   61m Lindeque try  –  85-7 ;   64m  Paul Lapa try/con Donaldson  –  92-7 ;   68m Michael Buckley try/con Donaldson  –  99-7 ;   71m Bezanilla try/con Donaldson  –  106-7 ;   72m Mark Collier try  –  111-7 ;   74m. Josh McIntyre try/con Donaldson  –   118-7

Players of the Day  –   3. Pouvi Fatialofa    2. Ellery Wilson      1. Josh McIntyre

OTHER PREMIER RESULTS – CHB 20 Tech 31 :  Pirates 31 MAC 27  :  Havelock North 10  HRS 50 :  Taradale 37 Clive 12

Points after 7 rounds –  31 HRS  :  30 NOBM, Taradale  :  25 Tech  :  21 Clive  :  17 Havelock North  :  15 CHB  :  10 MAC  :  7 Pirates  :  1 Tamatea

You’re not stopping me mate…

Tamatea defenders try to hamper a determined Sean Skeet’s
momentum in yesterdays high scoring encounter at
Tremain Field.


Jack Swain Cup

  NOBM PREMIER RESERVE won by default  vs  CLIVE

Report courtesy – Chris O’Connor
Players of the Day  –  3.

OTHER PREMIER RESERVE RESULTS –  Pirates 10  MAC 7 :  Havelock North 15 HRS 25 :  Maraenui 43 Tech 17  :  Taradale 20 YMP 10

Points after 7 rounds –  32 Maraenui  :  24 HRS, Pirates  :  21 Taradale,  NOBM  :  18 Havelock Nth  :  14 Tech, MAC  :  7 YMP  :  5 Clive


Ron Parker Memorial Cup


Congratulations on the 3rds making it to the quarterfinals of the Big Barrel Ron Parker Memorial Cup next week. There should be a big turnout of NOBM supporters as we become the first team in the club to make it to the finals for 2020. It looks like the opposition may be Bridge Pa who narrowly beat us in the opening game of the season but with the steady improvement the boys have been making, a big win should be a formality.

But, to yesterday’s game, thanks to the boys from the 2nds that helped out. It was great to have a full bench for the first time this year.  We let Taradale get away a bit in the first half, due to them not playing to rules of touch rugby, so Jordie decided to try that other game of tackle and decided that was a bit hard on the shoulders so lay down for a bit. The ref was getting a bit tired too due to him reffing his 7th game of the day, so blew it up early. Just as we were about to get on top of them.

All good, quarterfinals secured. Quiet drink in opposition clubrooms and then down to the club for a big night to celebrate with our rugby fraternity and watch some Aotearoa rugby as is expected at our club in the rugby season. See everyone next week.


Some more words of wIsdom courtesy of AJ…

Players of the Day  –  3. Matt H     2. Kerry S     1. Brad D

OTHER THIRDS RESULTS – Flaxmere 5 Bridge Pa 27 :  Tech 27 Havelock North 19  :  Maraenui 12 Clive 51

Points after 7 rounds – 34 Bridge Pa  :  26 Taradale  :  24 Flaxmere  :  23 Clive  :  21 Tech  :  12 Havelock Nth  :  6 Maraenui  :  0 NOBM


Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy

       NOBM COLTS 24 TECH 31

Win and we assure ourselves of a semi-final lose and we put ourselves under pressure. These games are going to be decided by the bounce of the ball or kick to win and this game was one of these games.


We started poorly once again and struggled to hang on to the ball in contact and dropped the ball at crucial times. Which allowed a good Tech team to go up 7- 0 after 5 mins.   Once we hung on to the ball we looked good building phases and pressure and our first try came – 7 all.   Five minutes before halftime we had Tech under pressure and were camped on their line and went close a couple of times.  But a couple of poor decisions meant we let them off the hook and Tech went the length of the field and scored halftime 7-14.

We started well in the 2nd half and it wasn’t long before we were back equal 14 -14.   We pulled on the pressure again and went ahead 19 – 14 to a well worked moved on halfway and a try in the corner.    Techs defence was very good and we struggled at times to break them as they knocked us over behind the game line as we lost the ball Tech were in again 19-21.

We were up for the challenge and scored another great try up and were up 26-21.   Tech however rallied again and score 2 quick tries to take the lead out to 31 -26

Hard on their line with 5 mins to go it looked like we might be able to salvage a draw, however it wasn’t to be and we lost game 26 -31.  The Boys are guttered.  Heads up guys as we head into a must win next weekend against Taradale.

On a side note we as a coaching panel find it very disappointing the a match report jab last week towards other teams and player availability. Not the best way to go about it communication is the key and not through a match report. I digress

Report courtesy – Monty Monteith

Players of the Day  –   3. Etu      2. Brendon     1. Pulea

OTHER COLTS RESULTS – Clive 31 Onga-Tiko 12  :  Central 8 Taradale 27 :  HRS wbd  Eskview lbd:    Bye – Pirates

Points after 7 rounds – 34 HRS  :  24 Tech, Taradale  :  22 NOBM  :16 Clive  :  11 Pirates  :  5 Onga-Tiko  :  4 CHB  :  – 5 Eskview



Forwards win games, back decide by how much


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


Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834

Your Enquiries Welcome



Next Premier match  –  Saturday 8 August
Maddison Trophy – Round 8
Napier Old Boys Marist vs TARADALE
3pm @ Tareha 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) won 36-33  :   11/7 vs Central (Tremain)  won 71-7 :   18/7 vs Pirates (Tremain)  won 49-0 :   25/7 vs MAC (Flaxmere Pk) won 43-34  :   1 August vs Tamatea (Tremain) won 118-7  :   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) lost 21-25  :  25/7 vs MAC (Flaxmere)  lost 24-36 :  1 August vs Clive (Tremain) won by default  :   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) lost 0-68   :  25/7 vs Flaxmere (Tremain)  lost 0-59 :  1 August vs Taradale (Tareha) lost 0-50  :   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) won 44-0   :  25/7 vs HRS (Elwood) lost 12-13  :   1 August vs Tech (Tremain)  lost 24-31 :  8/8 vs Taradale (Tareha)   :  15/8 vs Onga-Tiko (Mathews Pk)    22/8 – Semi Finals   :   29/8 – Final



2020 Maddison Trophy
Video coverage of round 7 vs TAMATEA

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


  Josh McIntyre
Nickname: Joshy
Weight:  87Kg  Height: 184cm
School:  Napier Boys High
Rep Rugby: HB U13, 14, 16, Manawatu U19
Favourite Quote: Work Hard Play Hard
Occupation: Builder
Position: 9, 15
Favourite Position: 9



💚 See you out there Green Machine!!


Please make sure you are available for Team Photos >>> next Tuesday 4th August 2020

We would appreciate it if everyone can be on time, you will find below the allocated times for your team.

Assemble outside the changing rooms in the car park with your coach 5 minutes or so in advance of your photo time. We will take teams one at a time in the order below. No parents will be allowed into the club while photos are taken.
All players must be in their NOBM socks and blue shorts (no boots), there are to be no shirts or protective wear visible under playing jerseys.  Kindy Rippers please wear your NOBM green jackets.

If you are wanting more than 1 photo you MUST order this on the night, please put $10 in an envelope with your child’s name and team on it and hand it in to a committee member.

Coaches don’t forget your team jerseys and be wearing your Green NOBM tee please.

>>>   Platinum Homes Kindy ‘Rippers’ 4:45
5th Grade –  Contraxs 5:00   –  Bakertilly 5:05   –   Wynands Orchards 5:10
6th Grade –  Colour Craft Sharks 5:15
7th Grade – Seahawks 5:20  –  Green Giants 5:25  –  Brake Plus 5:30
8th Grade – Hulk Smash 5:35  –  Motordrome 5:40
9th Grade – Platinum Homes 5:50   –   Monsters 5:55
10th Grade – Balmoral Pharmacy 6:00 – Tremains 6:05
11th Grade – Taylor Corp 6:10
12th Grade – Warriors 6:15


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


“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 –  Gerard O’Shaughnessy (welcome back to the club after being unwell)

Broker Web Risk Services  lucky members draw   $200  –  Tony O’Connor (not present = $250 next week

Clubroom Raffle  winner-  $50  Club voucher – Anna Campbell
Annual ‘200 Club’  Draw 3
$100  –  No.138  Carolyn & Phil Blake
$80  –  No.191  Wade Colville-Smith
$60  –  No.68  Ian Dick

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

NEXT Roast Meal will be on Thursday 13th August from 18:45hrs

STILL only $10 per head !     Eat in or take away

The next meal will be  BEEF  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

Have YOU paid a Sub Yet ?

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

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


Coffee Cart Supporting the Club

MEMBERS – Support the Green Machine Coffee Cart carpark at Tremain
Field each Saturday as they are supporting us with every coffee sold.




THAT a special reminder to our loyal supporters as the pressure is now on to achieve as the last two Maddison Trophy round games are both away matches vs Taradale at Tareha Park and Havelock North over at Anderson Park – YOUR SUPPORT is important if we are to make the playoffs.  And the higher the better if we want to host a semi-final.  Make Sure YOU get along to these two games and lend your vocal support as well as your presence to let Chris and his boys know that you are right there with them   –   Go the ‘Green Machine’.

Damon Harvey                                                                                Shane Hurndell       THAT it is with some foresight that former journalist, marketing and media guru, Hastings District councillor and chairman of Sport Hawkes Bay Damon Harvey saw the opening to become involved with the Hawkes Bay App.  This App gives sports followers up to date info and reports on local sport and especially rugby as well as other general local news as well as a host of information on Hawkes Bay business’s, opportunities and events.

With the demise of any local sports journalists now employed by the Hawkes Bay Today it has given former sports scribes the likes of Shane Hurndell and Anendra Singh an outlet on one would assume a freelance basis to continue plying their profession.  So if you haven’t got the App on your phones it would certainly be worthwhile making the effort to ‘hook up’.

THAT World Rugby has given the go-ahead for the Rugby Championship to go ahead from November 7 in New Zealand during an expanded international window between October 24 and December 12.  The COVID-19 pandemic has restricted airline travel and closed borders, causing the cancellation of the big southern hemisphere teams’ annual tours of Europe and put rugby on hold around the world.

Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, who were all set to play in Europe in October and November, will now play the delayed Rugby Championship in a five-week window from November 7.  But instead of the usual home-and-away matches, New Zealand has been asked by SANZAAR to host the competition.

THAT an important message to our rugby, netball and football players and supporters  >>> Make Sure YOU get back to the clubrooms each Saturday for our regular aftermatch functions and 200 Club draws etc.  It is a great opportunity to catch up with your fellow club members, share a convivial refreshment of your choice plus some tasty morsels from Rick & Sues kitchen and chew over the afternoons games and results.  Also be entertained by Chairman Terry’s repartee and take on the afternoons games and results  Members   >>>   Make Sure you are there….

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 on Thursday 13 August (meaning no Roast next Thursday 6th as our chefs are unavailable).  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 it is disappointing to see three teams defaulting their games yesterday. The Premier Reserve fixture sees Clive default to NOB Marist Reserves.  Also Takapau Div. 3 turning down the opportunity against their opposites Aotea Sports in Dannevirke.   And in the Colts grade Eskview unavailable to front against Hastings R&S.  With such an abbreviated season this year one would have thought that players would be crawling over broken glass to get in as much rugby action as possible…


THAT here is another old Irish proverb  –   Better to be fortunate than rich.


THAT the following is a real Flashback of a draft of the original advertisement of the first rugby match in New Zealand as advertised in the Wanganui Herald on 2 June, 1869.  It was the first known indication of rugby being played in New Zealand. The game was postponed from 12 June and eventually took place the following week,  The Herald reported: ‘a football match was going on between fifteen of the town and the same number of the country.  The match was very well contested and after two hours of hard kicking was withdrawn, rain and darkness coming on. The match will be resumed next week.’  It was clear rugby rules were ‘attended to’, as the advertisement wanted and in the match report:  ‘The foot-ball match on Saturday was not terminated when night-fall brought the game to a termination. The country side however seemed to have the best of it, having had the ball in the neighbourhood of their goal for some considerable time, but were unable to kick it over the horizontal bar.  The match is thus postponed for a fortnight.’

Town accepts the Country’s Challenge, provided the Rugby Rules are attended to.  Game to commence at 2 o’clock on Saturday 12th June 1869

* This undermines the orthodoxy that the first game of rugby in New Zealand was played in Nelson in 1870.  Here was clear evidence that Wanganui was there first.

THAT an update to all ticket holders in the clubs annual major fundraiser lottery –  The first three round of draws have now been made at the clubrooms.     There will now be three more rounds of weekly cash draws of $100,  $80,  $60  –  to be followed by three weekly cash draws of  3  x  $100 each week.

Then on the 19 September the Final draw consisting of a Travel Voucher to the value of  $2700.  (This could be held over and used post Covid when the borders reopen if you wish or else use for several trips within New Zealand – winners choice.)  In addition there will be a further three draws of $100 each.   We wish to Thank  all our loyal supporters who have continued to support this annual club lottery.  Good Luck….

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 ago along with a few new bits too.

ANOTHER . . . great turnout for the club roast night on Thursday. Roast pork and crackling sure went down a treat. It was great to see a few more “Virgin Roasters”  in attendance too.  A grand total of 48 meals were served up by Rick and Sue.  No roast next Thursday 6 August as Rick and Sue are moving house.  (2020)

AS MANY . . . already know today was Mark Carter’s first run on test since the Rugby World Cup semi-final in Dublin 7 years ago.  That’s a long time between drinks, but still way short of the record held by one Ned Hughes. Hughes played test rugby for the All Blacks in 1908, then played league for a few years, had the intervention of WW1, and then was selected again for the All Blacks in 1921, a gap of 13 years!  Incidentally Hughes also holds the record for being the oldest All Black player because in 1921 he was 42 years old.  (1998)

IN THE  . . . opening six rounds of this years  Tui Maddison Trophy there’s been a total of 236 tries scored including five penalty tries.  And there’s been 46 penalties kicked along with 152 conversions. The top teams try scoring wise are still Taradale, HRS, The Green Machine and Havelock North.  (2020)

AFTER . . .being knocked out recently in a match against Brisbane, Canterbury’s Daryl Halligan was treated by the club trainer, who asked the standard question – “What’s the score?”  To which Halligan promptly replied: “There’s the scoredboard – have a look for yourself.”  (1997)

THE APPOINTMENT . . . of John Mitchell as AB’s coach might throw up some intriguing future headlines if things turned to custard. “Let’s Snitch on Mitch, Having a Bitch about Mitch, Time to Ditch Mitch, What a Glitch By Mitch.”  (2001)

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 back utilities to ponder:-  Sam Weber, Johnny Luano, Milo Luano, Gary Exeter, Mark Jackman, Tim Manawatu.   Feel free to contact me with your thoughts to:-   (2020)

Cheers McGoo

++++  Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.



“They are a well drilled machine. That Pouvi Fatialofa at openside flanker was outstanding for them.  We’ve had a lot of injuries this season and the final score reflects the difference between a team with a lot of money and a side with not so much.”
Tamatea co-coach Rick Kirikiri was quick to pour kudos on WIT Trust Napier Old Boys Marist after this Tremain Park defeat.

“It makes you wonder doesn’t it?  How much you can do for the franchise and then be received like that.”
Beauden Barrett who played 125 games over eight years for the Hurricanes on being booed by the Wellington fans when he turned out for the Blues.

“I give them the benefit of the doubt.  It could have been booing with a smile on their faces at the same time, but I see it as booing nonetheless. I think it’s pretty poor to be fair, I’ve never been a fan of it.  When we’ve had Australian teams play in New Zealand at recent times, whenever that’s happened, I just cringe.  There’s no place for that in rugby in New Zealand.”
Beauden continues.

“Beauty is the best at No.10 because he’s one of the best players in the world. The more you can get your hands on the ball the more influence you can have on the game.”

A compliment from another former All Black and talented first-five Highlanders coach Tony Brown on Barrett being able to play in his favoured position.


Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This weeks Poser  – Who did the late Andy Haden make his debut for the All Blacks against ?

Poser 2   – What were the significant player milestones passed in last nights Chiefs – Crusaders encounter  ?

Poser  3  – The last time our Premiers played Taradale where was the game played ?

Poser 4 – What was the result of the 2019 Nash Cup round match played against Taradale  ?


Last weeks Poser  –  Have the Hawkes Bay Magpies ever beaten the British & Irish Lions ?    Answer – (1993) Hawkes Bay 29 Lions 17.  (Hawkes Bay also drew 11-11 against the 1966 Lions)

Poser 2   –  Hurricanes stalwart winger Ben Lam played his final game for the team vs the Crusaders last night before heading off the France. When did he play his first game for the Canes ?            Answer – 2017 (vs Brumbies in Napier)

Poser  3  –   How many Maddison Trophy titles had Napier Old Boys Marist won since the new millennium (2000) ?            Answer –  5  (2001 / 02 / 16/ 17 / 2019

Poser 4 – How many winning super games at home had the Crusaders played before losing to the Hurricanes last night  ?          Answer –  36


     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 17 Highlanders 11   Bye – Chiefs
Round 6 – Sat 18 July – Hurricanes 29 Blues 27   Sun 19 July – Chiefs 31 Highlanders 33   Bye – Crusaders
Round 7  –  Sat 25 July – Crusaders 32 Hurricanes 34   Sun 26 July – Blues 21 Chiefs 17  Bye – Highlanders
Round 8 -Sat 1 August –  Chiefs 19 Crusaders 32  Sun 2 August – Highlanders v Blues
Round 9 – Sat 8 August – Hurricanes v Chiefs    Sun 9 August – Crusaders v Highlanders

   HOME INTERNATIONALS  –   An update on whether any of these or which games – Bledisloe Cup /  Rugby Championship games will proceed is still to be announced.


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

>>>  <<<


ExHigh Marist Netball

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

Netball – Saturday 1 August

It was a chilly day at the courts but what a great day watching both of our teams. The improvement in both is sublime. Glenys says it makes her very proud to be part of ExHigh Marist.
Clover went down to Marewa who were experienced and didn’t have to as run as we did. The first quarter was sluggish, but the team came alive in the second, with some wonderful straight passing by Jess WA, Mekhi and Kylie. The shooters were able to position themselves, mother Tarra and daughter playing GS, GA played well together and were confident.
The defence fought and defended every ball and the spectators had plenty of input, and suggestions.
Some work needs to be done in the centre third to let the ball flow.
A great game losing by 4. 28-24.
POD – Jess outstanding WA for the Clovers.

Celtics played Havelock North. In the second quarter the defence of Sharese and Emma was amazing. Sharese timed her jumps well and time again tipped the ball causing many turnovers.
Havelock scored just one goal in this 1/4 the whole team played amazing defence, causing many held balls forcing them to pass backwards letting us snaffle the ball. It was a great fast slick game.
The team all played their part which led to a great win – 35-16.
POD – Sharese Penitito

Reports in netball speak courtesy  – Glenys Hannan
>>> For more Info  please Contact:
President: Glenys Hannan  027 8355 565
Secretary: Rebacca Hollyman  022 621 0653  /  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′


Marist Football
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

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

So two Irishmen are traveling to Australia. Before they leave home, one of their dads gives them both a bit of advice:


“You watch them Aussie cab drivers. They’ll rob you blind. Don’t you go paying them what they ask. You haggle.”


At the Sydney airport, the Irishmen catch a cab to their hotel. When they reach their destination, the cabbie says, “That’ll be twenty dollars, lads.”


“Oh no you don’t! My dad warned me about you. You’ll only be getting fifteen dollars from me,” says one of the men.

“And you’ll only be getting fifteen from me too,” adds the other.

(Thanks for that gem David Bell)

Paddy O’Flaherty had been at the pub all night drinking.  The Bartender finally says that the bar is closed.  So Paddy stands up to leave and falls flat on his face.  He figures he’ll crawl outside and get some fresh air and maybe that will sober him up.
Once again he stands up but again falls flat on his face.
So he crawls home. Reaching the door he tries to stand up and yet again falls flat on his face.
He crawls through the door and up the stairs.  When he reaches his bed he summons the last of his strength and tries one final time to stand.
It’s no use. He tumbles into bed and is soon sound asleep, only to awaken the next morning to the sound of his wife standing over him shouting.
“So you’ve been out drinking again!”
“How did you know?” he asks, his head hung low in shame.
“The Pub called  –  you left your damn wheelchair down there again !”

An old bloke in Darwin lived alone and he wanted to plant a vegie garden.
But it was very difficult work, as the ground in Darwin is mostly rock and red clay. His only son, Robbo, who could help him, was in Berrimah prison again for drink driving and dope smoking.
The old bloke wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his problem.
Dear Robbo, I am feeling pretty sad, because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my vegie garden this year. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were it would be easier. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days.
A coupla days later he received a letter from his son.
Dear dad, whatever you do, don’t dig up that bloody garden. That’s where the bodies are buried.
Early the next morning, the cops arrived in force and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologised to the old bloke and left.
That same day the old bloke received another letter from his son.
Dear dad, go ahead and plant the vegies now. This was the best I could do under the circumstances.

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”

Readers please Note:  >>> As we now have in excess of 1200+ email recipients in different groups that receive TeamTalk each week we wish to remind you that if you would like to add a friend or associate  or  if you want to be removed from our Email address list please notify –

Our 2020 Napier Old Boys Marist Club Sponsors

WIT Whatever It Takes  –  Richard Kepka Builders  –  Sideline Bar  – Tremain Real Estate  –  Programmed Property Services  –  Napier Collision Repair Centre  –  Maurice Trapp Group  –  Best Travel  –  Motordrome Tyre Service  –  Broker Webb Risk Services  –  Devine Plumbing  –  BJ Mahony Shearing  – Gailbraith Earthmovers  –  MRD Web –  Hirepool  –  Red Steel  –  Shape Life & Financial Services  –  Tech Group   –  Scott Applegate Electrician  –  Vertex

Thinkwater Hawkes Bay  –  DB Breweries   –  BWR  –  Conroy Removals  –  Napier Sandblasting  –  Danks Carpet Court  –   YOU Travel  –  Nelson Signs   –  Lawson Robinson  –  Kooga  –  Onekawa Liquorland  –  Chris Wiig  –  Cautions Restaurant @ Shed 2  –  Konica Minolta  –  Proactive
Eastern & Central Community Trust  –  Endeavour Community Foundation  –   Four Winds Foundation  –
Infinity Foundation Ltd  –  Lion Foundation – New Zealand Community Trust  –  Pub Charity  –   The Southern Trust  –

Members Support our valued Sponsors as they Support us