TeamTalk Update – 26 July 2020

TeamTalk Update – 26 July 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  Rd.6


Thank goodness the weather was back to its best and ready for a day of fast running rugby, but this day was about to give us the gravy for our roast meal.  The week had its usual amount of drama with the extremely sad news of the passing of Skeets father in law as well as long-time supporter Mr Lauano.  All of the club’s thoughts and prayers are with both families at this sad time.

The squad was down to the bones with players out for various reasons which made coach selection of players extremely hard to do. However, after lots of help from other teams we managed to scrap a team together. On a side note I do struggle with the club’s premier team having to ask for players all the time instead of having the teams available to have their players selected if needed on a weekly basis, anyway I digress.

The team was in black arm bands and both teams observed a minute’s silence for the recent passing’s to the NOBM family. Then away we went. A quick try to the green machine and it looked like the boys were looking like having an easy day at the office. Only problem is that MAC had second thoughts and smashed us back with tries of their own. Now this went on for the entire game as at one stage we were behind by 17 points. The oranges came and went, with the coaching team keeping very calm which kept the boys right on track.

Now most teams would turn their toes up and see the clock run down but not these boys. The belief these men had in each other and the zero infighting under this amount of pressure is extraordinary.  They pulled together even more and dug very, very deep and managed to get yet again clutch victory from the jaws of defeat. I spoke to the management team yet again, and again they all resigned yesterday as this year’s games are so close to call and their heart muscles are taking a beating. 26 unanswered points gave us a tick in the win column and the relief of another win.

The competition this year is the closest we have had in recent memory and after reading the results from the other games over the weekend will mean we are going to have to win everyone to make it.

The 3-2-1’s this week went to  –  3 Alex the little Aussy battler, 2 goes to Ricky Hayes the Monster and 1 went to the brilliant Josh McIntyre.    Tamatea next week. We look forward to seeing you there at Tremain Field.

Report courtesy – Todd Donaldson

Scoring: 4min Andrew Robinson try  – 5-0 ;  7m MAC try  –  5-5 ;  14m Luke Donaldson try/con Bain Champion  –  12-5 ;  18m MAC try/con  –  12-12 ;   23m MAC try/con  –  12-19 ;   26m MAC try  – 12-24 ;  30m Dom Devine try  –  17-24  ;  33m MAC try  –  17-29   ///    50m MAC try  –  17-34 ;   54m Patrick Teddy try/con Champion  –  24-34  ;  66m Josh McIntyre try  –  29-34 ;  68m McIntyre try/con Champion –  36-34 ;   76m Pouvi Fatialofa try/con Champion  –  43-34

Players of the Day  –   3. Alex Williams     2. Ricky Hayes       1. Josh McIntyre

OTHER PREMIER RESULTS – Pirates 13 Central 25  :  Tech 17 Havelock North 15  :  HRS 35 Taradale 10 :  Tamatea 25 Clive 60

Points after 6 rounds –  26 HRS :  25 Taradale, NOBM  :  21 Clive  :  20 Tech  :  17 Havelock North  : 15 Central  :  8 MAC  :  2  Pirates  :  1 Tamatea


Jack Swain Cup


Traveling out to Flaxmere on a sunny Saturday the Richard Kepka Builders Prem reserves looked to get their season back on track, we knew MAC were going to be big and strong and we put them on the back foot early with two early tries to George and Terry, 12-0 up after 17. Owning the territory and possession for the first 25 minutes, scrum, lineout, maul all on point things looked promising.

However minutes 25 through 45 belonged to MAC scoring 3 converted tries and a penalty in this time as our boys drifted from our game plan and as we know MAC are hard to stop when they get their tails up.

The boys battled back strong and a slick cut out pass from Adam sent Dylan in for a try, Adam snagged himself a paua pie soon after, duly converted and we went into the last 7 minutes locked up at 24 all.

Failing to take the ensuing kickoff MAC struck straight back with a try and adding a further with two minutes remaining, our boys came away with a 24-36 loss.   Again we battled for numbers come Saturday with a couple of late omissions, the 19 guys that suited up gave everything, a couple of missed opportunities was the difference really, the lack of numbers mean fitness and fatigue take an extra toll.

Special mention to the boys who played out of position, Wade for getting strapped and coming out to bench and the supporters on the sideline. Clive next week at home.

Tries George, Terry, Dylan, Adam.  Cons Adam 2/4

Report courtesy – Chris O’Connor

Players of the Day  –  3. Adam Chapman      2. Kitz Moleli       1. Dylan Kiwara

OTHER PREMIER RESERVE RESULTS –  Pirates 19  Maraenui 22  :  HRS 30 Taradale 17  :  Tech 21 Havelock North 7 :  Clive 5 YMP 26


Ron Parker Memorial Cup


The Hurricanes/Crusaders game had 66 points scored in it.  Ours had less, so defensively a better game !

Thanks to the lads who turned up and earned their beers. Thanks also to NOBM stalwart Waka for reffing.  Sad signs for HB rugby when we can’t get allocated a referee.   After the pre-ritual of having to play a game was over, we enjoyed a feed and a few drinks with the opposition.  Thanks guys for your contribution to the game and to the survival of your club.    Top stuff.

Some more words of wIsdom courtesy of AJ…

Players of the Day  –   3. John J Felton      2. Marty K Barrett        1. Jordan L James

OTHER THIRDS RESULTS – Maraenui 15 Taradale 85 :  Clive 27 Tech 24  :  Bridge Pa 22 Havelock North 7



Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy
+ Brian Gilhooly Memorial Cup

       NOBM COLTS 12  HRS 13


The last few times these teams have met there has only been a point in it or a draw at fulltime and this was going to be the same.

With a beautiful sunny day at Elwood Park a slight south west wind on our back  We started poorly again dropping balls either before the contact or going into to contact.  After 10 mins saw us down 0-3  to 1 of a fair few silly penalty’s.

It wasn’t until the 23rd min when we settled down and our scrum started to dominate and Ryan Lindeque sent Pio Mauga though a gap who then linked with Samuela Korosigasiga to take us 60 metres up the field.  Quick ball saw Andy Lindeque’s try in the corner.  James Mitchell conversion 7-3.   We dominated the reminder of the 1st half but failed to convert into points with a lot of pressure camped on there line before half time.  Halftime 7-3 up.

A poor start 30 mins after halftime saw us let HRS in for 10 unanswered points and if it wasn’t for our fantastic defence we would have been down by much more.  Defence lead by captain Sam Smithers,  Pio Mauga,  Reilly Hannan,  Ryan Murphy,  Te Rima Whenuaroa,  Kalio Matauli,  Andries Lindeque and player of the day Paul Lapa who were all huge in smashing HRS into a standstill with 10 mins to go.

Our boys never gave up and were tireless on Attack as we strung 10 -12 phases together and built momentum.  Time was up as an HRS player was sent to the sin bin as we pulverised their line in front of the posts.  One last penalty as Paul Lapa crashed over for what seemed like a winning try in front of their posts.  12 -13 kick to come.  HRS players yelling band jumping around before the kick was to come and charged it down – the kick missed and it was fulltime  – 12-13 to HRS.

Our boys bitterly disappointed and the Brian Gihooly Cup stays with Hastings for another year.  And as we saw later on Saturday night, champion teams lose sometimes and how we front next week will be Crucial.   ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING.

Report courtesy – Monty Monteith

Players of the Day  –   3. Paul Lapa     2. Sam Smither      1. Reilly Hannan

OTHER COLTS RESULTS – Eskview 7 Clive 65  :  Taradale 33 Pirates 16  :  Tech 73 Onga-Tiko 10 :  Bye – Central


It doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile  –  Winning is Winning!

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 25 July
Maddison Trophy – Round 7
Napier Old Boys Marist vs TAMATEA
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)  won 49-0 :   25/7 vs MAC (Flaxmere Pk) won 43-34  :   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) lost 21-25  :  25/7 vs MAC (Flaxmere)  lost 24-36 :  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) lost 0-68   :  25/7 vs Flaxmere (Tremain)  lost 0-59 :  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) won 44-0   :  25/7 vs HRS (Elwood) lost 12-13  :   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
Video coverage of round six vs MAC
Was not recorded yesterday
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



James Holbrook
Nickname: Brook
Weight:  116Kg  Height: 6ft 1
School: St Pats Town, (Wellington)
Rep Rugby: Wellington Samoans U18
Favourite: Why put off something when you can do it now.
Occupation: case Admin ACC
Position: Prop, Lock, Flanker
Favourite Position: Hooker

Will Tremain
Nickname: Will
Weight: 90Kg   Height 183cm
School: Napier Boys High
Rep Rugby:  HB Magpies,  NZ U20’s
Favourite Quote: Pail is Temporary, success is forever.
Occupation: Rugby Player, Real Estate Agent.
Position player: Flanker
Favourite Position: #7



🏉 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

💚 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


“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 – Tony O’Connor

Broker Web Risk Services  lucky members draw   $100  –  Craig Riddiford not present – Next Week >>> $150

Clubroom Raffle  winner–  $50  Club voucher – Paul Teddy
Annual ‘200 Club’  Draw 2
$100  –  No.193 Jamie Beale
$80  –  No.10 Chris Kitto
$60  –  No.153 Annaliese Wyatt

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 30th 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

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SBS Napier – Account  – 03 1355 0760476 00
Cheque mailed to: Napier Old Boys Marist RFC, P0 Box 216, Napier
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THAT  the following is a 30 year Flashback to a copy of   ‘The Daily Telegraph’  editorial  from July 18, 1990.

Merger a boost for HB rugby

Although some rugby stalwarts would be unlikely to agree, the proposed merger of Napier High School Old Boys and Marist clubs says as much about rugby’s declining  fortunes, particularly in this province as it does about the state of Napier’s traditionally two strongest clubs.  The decision by the clubs to investigate merging makes what was unthinkable 20 years ago a practical commonsense solution to the problems of  both.  Each once arch-rival stands to benefit from the union of the two old firms.

In its heyday when Napier rugby was as good as any and better than most, the mere suggestion of a merger was tantamount to treason.  When the sides clashed in club finals, the biggest provincial sporting event of the year in the sixties guaranteed packed McLean Park stands.  Such strength did the two teams wield that they provided three-quarters of the winning Ranfurly Shield team combinations.  Many Hawkes Bay folk heroes and All Blacks of renown came from Marist and NHSOB.

These are not easy times for New Zealand’s traditional game.  The nation’s sporting talent is now spread thinly over a multitude of codes, particularly rugby league and soccer which are growing in popularity at rugby’s expense.  The timing of the announced merger coincides with soccer interest at fever pitch with the World Cup.  And the status of rugby in Hawkes Bay has severely subsided with the inability of the rep squad to pull itself out of the second division.  Desertion by top players with an eye on next years Rugby World Cup has effectively sealed Hawkes Bay rugby’s continued relegation.

The moribund NHSOB has lost touch with its roots, suffering the same fate as many central city teams losing players to growing suburban clubs.  It has only one team whereas Marist have half a dozen.  In the shield era the club might have said to have spent so much time on its senior players that it ignored its juniors, losing itself a generation of talent.  Marist by comparision, is in good heart but heavily committed itself to the still disused St Patricks School it bought for clubrooms.  That underdeveloped facility is to be sold, relieving the club of any additional burden.  The merger with the financially healthier NHSOB make good sense  for Marist because it gives them much-needed rooms for minimal cost.

The name for the result of this once unheard-of marriage is probably foremost on people’s minds.   A top candidate is the Napier Rugby Club.  Whatever name is chosen the two clubs as one may together put Napier and Hawkes Bay back on the rugby map.

    THAT our Premier team and club members wish to extend our sincere condolences to the Lauano Family on the sad loss during the past week of Va’a,  the father of Migao, Ioane and Sami.   Va’a has followed his boys as they played through the grades for our Napier Old Boys Marist Club and he will be sadly missed on the sideline.
Our thoughts are with you and all your family at this sad time.

Also our condolences are extended to another of our Premier players Sean and Samantha Skeets on the sad loss of Samantha’s father John Halas who has also passed away this week.


    THAT Francis Douglas Memorial College in New Plymouth was the alma mater of the three Barrett brothers, Beauden, Scott and Jordie as well as Conrad Smith and Liam Coltman, all All Blacks who attend the Catholic secondary high school of recent years.

   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 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’s an interesting snippet courtesy of HB Rugby statistician Adrian Hill who was present at yesterdays afternoons NOBM-MAC encounter where he overheard a spectator asking when was the last time Napier Old Boys Marist Premiers lost to MAC ?   Well the answer to that Adrian informs us that on Saturday  April 19, 2014 – MAC won 26-18 at Flaxmere Park.

 THAT here is another old Irish proverb  –   May the most you wish for be the least you get.

 THAT Napier’s McLean Park had the honour of hosting the first live telecast of a rugby match in New Zealand on Saturday 26 August 1972 between the touring Wallabies and Hawkes Bay.  The following  is an extract from the match report….

‘Historic Moment’  Today’s match between Hawke’s Bay and Australia is a historic moment in the annals of New Zealand Rugby Union history. It is the first major Rugby match to be live-telecast in New Zealand.

The decision to telecast this game follows years of controversy within the New Zealand Rugby Union and it is somewhat appropriate that Hawke’s Bay has the first honour because they were among the original few that advocated for such a move.

It is to be hoped that this will be the forerunner of many more live Rugby telecasts in New Zealand, especially pre-sold test matches which the average enthusiast has practically no chance of seeing.

And of the game Hawkes Bay took out the honours in  this first telecast game winning 15-14 over Australia..

THAT and here is one for the thinkers  ‘People are more important than possessions’…..

  THAT an update to all ticket holders in the clubs annual major fundraiser lottery –  The first round of draws were made at the clubrooms on (Saturday 19 July).     There will be six 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 Beef & Yorkshire pudding sure went down a treat. It was great to see the NOBM 10th grade boys and parents along for dinner too. It was also welcome to “Virgin Roasters” Gus Chittenden and John McCarthy along with their better halves.  A grand total of 90 meals were served up by Rick and Sue.  (2020)

A WELL KNOWN . . . sports physio (who shall remain nameless) came up with a novel way of drumming up some extra business.  While finishing last Saturday’s Napier Harrier road race he took exception to being passed some 20 metres from the line and dished out a more than useful barge and elbow that stopped the other athlete dead in his tracks.  Hardly fairplay Tony, oops. How’s the ribs Pete?  (1995)

IN THE  . . . opening five rounds of this years Tui Maddison Trophy there’s been a total of 192 tries scored including five penalty tries.  And there’s been 39 penalties kicked along with 134 conversions. The top teams try scoring wise are Taradale,  HRS,  The Green Machine and Havelock North.  (2020)

THIS . . . ain’t sport but just tickled my fancy when I read this article.  In Aussie there’s a Holden with the number plate of X32 22A.  So what’s so special about that you may say?  Well, when it’s seen in the reverse of a car mirror it spells ASS SEX!  So clever to get away with that one.  Comments were “Slipped through the back door of Department of Transport”, “You’d certainly hate to be rear ended by that beauty”  and  “That’s certainly a good reason to move into the slow lane when you see this guy pulling up behind you.”  (2020)

INTERESTINGLY . . . enough all three games at Tremain Fields last weekend produced similar amounts of point in each game.  NOBM Colts whipped Eskview 44-0, NOBM Development side were pipped 24-21 by P.Rats and the Green Machine finished the soggy and muddy afternoon with a resounding 49-0 win over the other “Oooh Arrrgh” side.  (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 Number Eights to ponder:- Simon Tremain,  Tony Giles,  Mike “Moo” Coman,  Pene Tokacece,  Joseph Penetito,  Matt “Chewy” Gardner.  Feel free to contact me with your thoughts to:-

Cheers McGoo

THAT grandads are entitled to be proud as is our columnist Paul McGettigan certainly is to see his Aussie domiciled grandson Bentley scoring five tries yesterday morning in Perth for his Nedlands junior team. He must take after grandad as he has already notched up no less than 20 tries in five game in the current season.  PS – Excuse the ‘pirating’ off Facebook McGoo…


++++  Optomism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.


“He’s going to the well for us  and it’s pretty cool to see.”
Jordie Barrett on inform try scoring machine Ngani Laumape.

“We just can’t buy a trick at the moment.”
Chiefs coach Warren Gatland on his underperforming team.

“We want to go to Christchurch and end their run, but we’re going to have to prepare well and start on Monday morning.  t the moment we’ll enjoy this win.”
Hurricanes coach Jason Holland post the his sides win over the Blues.

“Man, that’s something that gets my heart pumping.  I feel like we haven’t done enough for the Pacific Islands and time hear they’re considering putting a Pasifica team in this new competition is amazing and I think it’s great  to give back to the islands and the people who have given so much to this sport.”

Ardie Savea sums up the prospects of this new franchise.

“There are other areas he’s not bad at and can still get better at but he’s pretty bloody good at running the ball.”
Hurricanes assistant coach Cory Jane on Ngani Laumape.

“Having the idea of a Pasifika team maybe being another Super Rugby team, man, come on let’s go.”

Ardie Savea relishes the prospect of a South Pacific XV in the mix.



Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge

This weeks Poser  –  Have the Hawkes Bay Magpies ever beaten the British & Irish 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 ?

Poser  3  –   How many Maddison Trophy titles had Napier Old Boys Marist won since the new millennium (2000) ?

Poser 4 – How many winning super games at home had the Crusaders played before losing to the Hurricanes last night  ?
Last weeks Poser  – Hurricanes prop Ben May. What if any other super rugby franchises has he played for ?    Answer – Crusaders (2007),  Chiefs (2008-11)

Poser 2   – Up until todays game vs the Highlanders how many consecutive games have the Chiefs lost in this current domestic Super Rugby competition ?          Answer – 5

Poser  3  – What was the result of the NOBM Premiers v Pirates Premiers Maddison Trophy round game last season ?         Answer NOBM 64 Pirates 24

Poser 4 – How many former All Blacks can you name who make up the consortium that are backing a new Pacific Island team to fill a void in the Super Rugby competition ?       Answer –   Jerome Kaino, Joe Rokocoko, John Afoa and Ben Atiga.


     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 v Chiefs   Bye – Highlanders
Round 8
Sat 1 August –  Chiefs v Crusaders   Sun 2 August – Highlanders v Blues

Vital Cog in the Hurricanes machine Ngani Laumape.

   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

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Update Midweek Netball – 21 July
Tonight wasn’t our night for winning in the Over 40s grade. We played two Hastings teams.
Shamrocks started well, with Anna controlling the centre court well and there was great work from the defence pair. Emma was all over the players, which is great to see.
Unfortunately Anna had an injury which disrupted the play.
Changing the shoots around was a great choice and made a huge difference for the feeders.
The Havelock North team put their foot down in the last quarter, but the Shamrocks looked like they enjoyed the game, despite the loss.

Evergreens went down to a HHSOG team of former super 8 players. But they played their game and with Ceri at centre and Amanda and Rachael straight passing, the shoots were able to get into positions. They did well against the HHSOG defence who were very aerial.
It was a great game to watch, a strong opposition and some dodgy calls at times.

Saturday 25 July
Clovers had a pretty good game today and had some strong quarters playing against Pirates (who are currently sitting at the top of the grade), some awesome driving by Kylie (who was our pod), and reat intercepts by the defence. Attack was tricky with those p-rats all on us, but stood some good ground, and got some great goals. Team had a strong second half and talking talking talking helps gel the team.  Special shoot out to KrisAnn for her awesome positive vibes on the sideline – felt like she was on court with us. Thanks also to Jill, Amanda and Anna for support and encouragement

Reports in netball speak courtesy  – Glenys Hannan

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Secretary: Rebacca Hollyman  022 621 0653  /  Treasurer:  Jacqui Gardiner  0272 398 204  /
Gear Manager: Jo Exeter  0276 227 607  /  Jill Verschaffelt  027 299 2704

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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

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“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
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or  Del Whyte – 021 705 030  –

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Contacts:  Club Chairman: Craig Smith.    Secretary: Abby Whitley – 027 8450 735  –
Club Contact: Dianne de Lautour – 027 240 3235
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The Leprauchan Comments

Murphy and his wife were lying in bed in their house in Dublin one Saturday morning. It was 8 o’clock and the neighbour’s dog was going mental.

‘Damn this’, shouted Murphy as he ran out of the room.

He arrived back up the stairs ten minutes later. ‘Where have you been?’ said his wife.

‘I’ve put the little b*stard in our garden. Let’s see how they like listening to him now.”

The barman says to Paddy, “Your glass is empty, fancy another one?”

Looking puzzled, Paddy says, “Why would I be needing two empty feckin’ glasses?”

An Aussie and a little man were sitting at a bar in Sydney when this huge, burly American guy walks in. As he passes the Aussie, he hits him on the neck knocking him to the floor.
The big, burly Yank says, “That’s a karate chop from Korea.”
Well, the Aussie gets back on his barstool and resumes drinking his beer.
The burly Yank then gets up to go to the bathroom and, as he walks by the Aussie, he hits him on the other side of the neck and knocks him to the floor
.”That’s a judo chop from Japan”, he says.
The Aussie decides he’s had enough and leaves. Half hour later he comes back and sees the burly Yank bastard sitting at the bar. He walks up behind him and smacks him on the head, knocking
him out.
The Aussie says to the bartender,  “When he wakes up mate, tell him that was a friggin’ crowbar from Bunnings.”

Paddy says to Murphy, “I’m gonna’ get the day off. I’m gonna’ pretend I’ve gone mad!”

So Paddy climbs up the rafters, hangs upside down, and shouts “I’m a light bulb, I’m a light bulb!” while Murphy watches in amazement.

The foreman shouts, “Paddy, go home. You’ve gone mad.”

As Paddy leaves the site, Murphy starts packing his kit up to leave as well.

“Where do you think you’re going?” asks the foreman.

“Well, I can’t work in the friggin’ dark!” said Murphy.

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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