TeamTalk Update – 30 August 2020

TeamTalk Update – 30 August 2020

August 31, 2020 0 Team Talk

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.


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.


Flown under the Radar

Worthy Winners  –  Richard Kepka Builders NOBM Premier Reserve captain Hamiora Miringaorangi accepting the Jack Swain Memorial Cup from Hawkes Bay Rugbys Director of Finance Craig Riddiford at the conclusion of yesterdays 29-26 win against Maraenui at Tremain Field.
Of note Craig was formerly the Finance Director of Napier Old Boys Marist  and also a member of the clubs Premier Reserves.


In yesterday’s exciting come from behind 29-26 win against Maraenui to win the Jack Swain Memorial Cup, the Richard Kepka Premier Reserves have once again shown that our clubs Premier Reserves continue to not always get the recognition they duly deserve.  The squad has flown in the shadow of Napier Old Boys Marist’s well performed wit Trust Premiers since 2016, in a period which has seen the clubs flagship pick up three Maddison Trophy Hawke’s Bay titles in 2016, 2017 and 2019, as well as being beaten finalist in 2018 and semi-finalists in 2020. And on top of this a hat trick of Nash Cup titles in 2016/17/18, which incidently must certainly be some record.

During this period our Premier Reserves have won the coveted 2nd round Jack Swain Cup with wins over Taradale 15-11 in 2018 and over a Maraenui 26-19 in 2020.  They have also won the first round Pratt Cup in 2016 with a 31-6 victory over Otane,  again in 2017 by 24-14 again over Otane and in 2019 by 43-24 over Maraenui.

Over this more recent period the players, coaches and management staff certainly deserve all the plaudits they are credited with and yesterdays win at Tremain Field put another layer of icing on their cake.  Well done guys for keeping up the tradition in representing your Club so well and roll on 2021 which hopefully will turn out to be a more normal club rugby season.  Here’s hoping….


Jack Swain Cup  –  2020 Final


Wow, that final really summed up our season. Started off well, played some good rugby, didn’t quite get the rewards for our efforts, then had a quite a hard patch but came back strong to finish the season.

Maraenui, unbeaten all year, the dominant team in our grade, the boys knew this was going to be a tough battle. We started strongly and had the early possession and territory which saw Adam Chapman opened the scoring with a penalty in the 3rd minute. Consistently playing them in the Maraenui half we knew we needed points but they were hard to come by as the ‘Nui’ defended their line well and most of our opportunities to score points they put a stop to.

We managed a first half try through Pau Lapa in the 22nd minute but with the Nui nailing a penalty just before the half we went into the break with an 8-6 lead having played most of the rugby.

Now the second half……Maraenui came out stronger and scored after 5 minutes, some great OBM defence and pressure kept more tries at bay but when we got down their end Harry Rogers crossed for an important Touch down to keep us in the game. We were up 15-11 after 50 minutes. Then Maraenui came at us hard, a try saving tackle from Kitz Moleli in one corner earned him a yellow card and then a minute later Dylan Kiwara saved a certain try on the other flank but earned himself a yellow card in the process. Down to 13 men this is where a good Maraenui team added the pressure, before we knew it we were down 15-26.

Now the final chapter of the 2020 season.  We dug deep and managed to stay in the game in those last 11 minutes and when those boys came back on it was time to go to work.  Kitz scored a well worked try which Adam converted to put us right on their tails 22-26 behind with just 5 minutes to play.

We got back down the right end but Maraenui had the ball and tried to close the game out keeping it tight. We defended really well and the turnover came, we spread it wide and Adam scored under the sticks.  A bit of confusion and the ref eventually awarded the try. Adam duly obliged with his conversion and we were told there was time for the kick off and thats it.

Harry took the kick off, we kicked it out and started celebrating….hold on, there’s still time??   A crucial lineout on our own 22 Harry again got up and pinched it. Couple of passes out the backs and captain Hamiora Miringaorangi saved possibly his worst clearing kick till last, slicing it and sending it over the touchline… and that was it.  Game set and match…..and relief !    A huge effort from the boys, down to 13 men and to finish strong like that took some real heart.

Thanks must go out to the coaches, Dwayne, Bam and the many injured waterboys who stood with us. The Prems, Colts and 3rds players who helped us out.  The guys who came along part way through the season to boost our numbers (we went up to YMP with 14 players at one stage) and all our supporters.

A year of ups and downs but when it came down to it we got it done. Congrats boys, well deserved…Enjoy

Tries – Paul, Harry, Kitz, Adam.   Conversions – Adam 3/4 Pens ½

Report courtesy – Chris O’Connor

  Players of the Day  –  3. George Moleli       2.  Paul Lapa      1. Morunga Whaanga

NOBM Premier Reserve team for the Final
1. Morunga Whaanga  2. Wiremu Mete Kingi  3. Johnny Siitia  4. Mike McKellow  5. Andrew Robinson  6. Darryn Wester  7. Kurt Chambers  8. Paul Lapa  9. Adam Chapman  10. Hamiora Miringaorangi (Capt)  11. Sami Lauano  12. Willie Live Lemalu  13.  George Moleli  14. Dylan Kiwara  15. Kitz Luliele Moleli
16. Niko Lapa  17. Matthew Burnside  18. Epeli Seru  19. Noah Growcott  20. Harry Rogers  21. Luke Donaldson  22. Ryan Lindeque


Look in the Don’t let a win get to your head or a loss to your heart

Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834

Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome



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)  lost 12-23 :   15/8 vs Havelock North (Tremain) won 61-27 :   22/8 – Semi Final vs Taradale  lost 20-24 :   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 – vs Taradale won 40-24 :   15/8 vs Havelock North (Tremain) 26-26  :  22/8 Semi Final vs Pirates  won 39-27  :  29/8 vs – Finavs Maraenui won 29-26

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 – vs Bridge Pa lost 0-73  :  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) lost 38-44  :  15/8 vs Onga-Tiko (Mathews Pk) won 24-10  :   22/8 – Semi Finals – vs HRS lost 20-25 :   29/8 – Final



💚 See you out there Green Machine!!


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 2021

 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”

Mark Friday 18 September on your calendar
as this will be the date of the Clubs

2020 Annual Dinner & Trophy Presentations

More details to be advised later



Clubrooms  Aftermatch  Action  Yesterday
Shape  Life Brokers   – Supporter of Day – Katrina Clements

Broker Web Risk Services  lucky members draw  – $150  – Lance Anderson

Clubroom Raffle  winner (Saturday)–  $50  Club voucher – Sue Jensen
Annual ‘200 Club’  Draw 7
$100  –  No.115  Ace
–  No.150  Gary & Jo Exeter
 –  No.7  AJ & Ron Gardiner

See YOU at the Clubrooms



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



 Date: Sunday 20th September 2020

Venue: Pettigrew Lounge, McLean Park, Napier

Time: AGM 11am  followed by lunch

Hawke’s Bay v Counties Manukau
@ 2:05pm




   THAT the Napier Old Boys Marist Club extends our hearty congratulations and best wishes to our New Zealand Marist affiliates Hastings Rugby & Sports on their 22-16 win over Taradale at McLean Park yesterday afternoon to take out the 2020 Maddison Trophy title.  It was their clubs first outright win of the premier trophy since the former Celtic and Hastings High School Old Boys clubs amalgamated in 1996, the only other win was shared with Clive in 1999.   It was a real credit to head coach Bevan Lynch  (who incidently was a former NOB Marist premier player) and his team.  We trust your celebrations went long and hard last night guys.


THAT  we will miss the sideline presence of Premier team managers Greig Lyndsay and Todd Donaldson who we hear are taking a break next season.  The sterling job they have done of recent seasons with the match data collecting by Greig and the very original and highly entertaining match reports from Todd who ground out a copy for inclusion in TeamTalk each Sunday that was a ‘must’ read and will certainly be missed.  As coach Craig reckoned receiving the original copy for his approval made his day each Sunday morning.  It would be great if either or both gentlemen made themselves available to continue in some role in the future.  Time may tell.  Enjoy the well earned break guys.


THAT a bit of advance information to our players and members to let you know that the date has  been set for the weekend of 13-14th March 2021 for the running of the 90th Spillane Tournament to be held in Taupo.


THAT the Hawkes Bay App has certainly proved a boon of recent times with their coverage of some Premier grade club rugby matches in this somewhat different and abbreviated club rugby season.  To be able to see the action from other teams games while still watching your own has given one a new perspective on local club rugby.  Also with limited number allowed to attend games due to Covid-19, to be able to played  through your TV’s etc for larger number to view has proved an asset to club and others who have bothered to delve into how to manage it.


  THAT with the Covid-19 lockdown at Level 2 and no sideline supporters inside the ground some ingenious Maraenui supporters erected their own ‘look see’ with scaffolding erected outside of the ground while another clambered up to perch in a tree at the far end of the Tremain Field to view the Premier Reserve grade Final yesterday.  And while their team didn’t end up taking home the bacon in the hard fought game they get points on the board for their initiative.

THAT an important message to our rugby, netball and football players and supporters  >>> Make Sure YOU get back to the clubrooms on Saturdays for the regular aftermatch functions for some ‘other’ grade and womens Hawkes Bay rep games 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 rugby and catch some action on our BIG screen.   >>>   Make Sure you call in for a Pint


THAT the Super 8 fixture between the two traditional rivals saw the Napier Boys High 1st XV take out a very convincing 50-21 win over traditional rivals Palmerston North Boys High 1st XV in the match played at McLean Park last Thursday.   It was the 116th occasion the two sides had meet with the coveted Polson Banner the ultimate prize.


THAT the following was a snippet on Facebook from a women commenting on yesterdays Finals at Tremain Field – she obviously wasn’t quite up with the play re no spectators inside the ground. –   “There was a rugby game over at Park Island this afternoon.  We were surprised to see many people standing outside the gates and also standing on their cars outside the fencing.  Is it expensive to attend these games?


THAT here is another old Irish proverb  –  Many people die of thirst but the Irish are born with one.

  THAT former the Sanzaar CEO Andy Marinos is optimistic that New Zealand is still on track to host the Rugby Championship in the November and December period.  “I feel as if we’re close if numbers and infections in New Zealand remain at the this level or start improving, then we’re very optimistic” Marinos said.

   THAT an update to all ticket holders in the clubs annual major fundraiser lottery –  The first five round of draws have now been made at the clubrooms.     With the last of the weekly cash draws of $100,  $80,  $60  and now the last  of the 3  x  $100 draws.

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.

WELL . . . wow that was one hell of a season done and dusted now!  Congratulations to all the finals winners, especially our Development side and our fellow leftfooters HRS.  Only two games to score this weekend at McLean Park, well two became three as I did the scoring for the Jack Swain from Park Island too.  So after this weekend I’ve now scored 378 games played at the home of Hawke’s Bay rugby since my debut in 2000.  (2020)

ANOTHER . . . great turnout for the final club roast night on Thursday. It was great to see the Tremain whanau in attendance too. Roast pork and crackling sure went down a treat along with a chocolate pudding as well.  A grand total of 65 meals were were served up by Rick and Sue.  On behalf of the regular Thursday roasters I’d like to thank Rick and Sue for their outstanding service.  (2020)

IT COULD . . . only happen up the coast. During the local East Coast versus Poverty Bay NPC derby an over zealous spectator kept on running up and down the touchline, interferring with the ball and preventing quick throw-ins.  Despite several pleas from match officials the over grown ball boy persisted, so a call went out to the local copper who upon witnessing the offence duly slapped the handcuffs on making him watch the rest of the game flat on his belly.  (1997)

THAT  . . . after the full nine rounds and semi-finals of this years Tui Maddison Trophy there’s been a total of 411 tries scored including five penalty tries.  And there’s been 64 penalties kicked along with 269 conversions and just the one dropped goal too. The top teams try scoring wise being The Green Machine (67), HRS (63), MAC and Taradale both 48.  The top individual points scorer is  our own Bain Champion with 102 comprising of 2 tries, 40 conversions and four penalty goals.  The Green Machine’s Micheal “The Eel” Buckley finished third on the try scoring list with eight touch downs in 2020.

MEANWHILE ACROSS . . . the ditch, my eldest grandson Bentley Neilson after five touchdowns this weekend, is now up to 42 tries from ten games for his Nedlands junior side in Perth so far this season.  (2020)

FROM . . . my reckoning there’s six of this year’s Napier Old Boys Marist Premier side that have played all 10 games this season.  They are Chris Johnson, Lee Moeli, Bain Champion, Ellery Wilson, Michael Buckley and Pedro Benzanilla.  (2020)

WHAT . . . do the Chiefs and the Tamatea Premier rugby sides have in common? They’re the only sides in their respective competitions to finish the season with 100% record.  The both lost every game!  (2020)

JUST . . . 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?   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.



“As we say on the East Coast, rugby is a religion and everyone wants to go back to church.”

Cushla Tangaere-Manuel East Coast rugby chief executive.

“Once I missed then All Blacks job I actually reached out to Gats and asked him if I could go on this tour.”
Scott Robertson on trying to get involved in the Lions–South Africa tour.


“He will spill the essence of what makes New Zealand rugby what it is, two years out from the World Cup. “
Former British and Irish Lions player Stuart Barnes on Scott Robertson if he teams up with Warren Gatland.



Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This weeks Poser 1  – Who is the Rugby player known as ‘the bus’ ?     

Poser 2   –   The recently re-found Inter island North v South Rugby match trophy, what is it called 

Poser 3  –  What year did outgoing OBM Premier coach Craig Gowler take of the Premiers ?

Poser 4 – How many Maddison Trophies did Craig’s Premiers win and what years ?            

Last weeks Poser 1  –  In what position did the Hurricanes finish in this years Super Rugby Aotearoa ?    Answer –  Third  

Poser 2   –   What game would have been the Hurricanes highlight of the season ?   Answer The 34-32 win over the Crusaders in week seven.      

Poser 3  –  Who has been selected as the Hurricanes Player of the Year ?       Answer –  Jordie Barrett

Poser 4 –    What is the surname of the first trio of brothers to play for the All Blacks ?        Answer –   Whitelock  (George, Sam and Luke)

   MITRE10 CUP  –  Sun 13 Sept vs Southland (Invercargill)  –  Sun 20 Sept vs Counties Manukau (Napier)  –  Sat 26 Sept vs Canterbury (Napier)  –   Sun 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).

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 2021

Yes we played in Onekawa and a good day for us.

Clovers played Marewa, we started with 6 players which was a shame, Tarra did a power of work in attack and the switched to defence, I thought she lead the game well along with Mekhi and our WA these 3 players really played great attack and defence through the game, some great moves.

Marewa has many experienced players who didn’t have to move very much but knew where each other were, this was very frustrating for us defending and attacking.

Bex also played well in both defence and attack, once we had our 7 it did interrupted Marewa attack end which was great

Alazae got better and better as the game went on, she was fabulous in the centre going for every ball she could, it is so great to watch her improvement each week and also her confidence.

Thank you to the Umpires Julie and Krissann they both did a wonderful job.

Score  Marewa 37-22    POD. Alazae

Celtics played Tamatea, this was a great game hard fought very aerial and tightly contested, the team played with purpose polish and confidence closing often the centre 1/3rd making Tamatea passing backwards we never gave up.

Some great intercepts and great defending and timing Sherese and Sarah worked very well together in the defence circle. The most outstanding facet of the game very few out of court throwins which indicates that play was deliberate and players were ready to receive the ball.

The shoots were patient some lovely feeding by the Bridget and Anahera.

We did let Tamatea back into the game in the last 1/4 with a to many penalties that didn’t go our way.
Best game of the season thankyou

Score.  ExHigh Marist 26 -25   POD Sarah and Bridget



Sunday 13th SeptPancake Brekkie …. this is our main fundraiser for the year so please support our club!
We will need helpers, donations of pancake supplies and your TIME!   We will also need you to sell tickets to EVERYONE!!!!   More details to come but please let Anna know if you are able to donate goods and your time:)

Saturday 26th SeptPrizegiving – details to come but it will be from 5pm onwards

Saturday 3rd OctoberMystery Bus Tour … celebrating the end of a challenging year with lots of fun, laughs and social distraction!!!!

If you have any questions or queries please let Anna know.

Please, please support all these events as we are doing them for YOU, the love of the club and the game!!!

>>> For more Info  please Contact:
President: Glenys Hannan  027 8355 565
Secretary: Rebecca 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 2021′


 Napier Marist FC

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 2021 – New Players Welcome”


+ Hopefully we will have Info for you on the clubs AGM date  shortly +

Do you or one of your kids have a passion for cricket? Why not join our awesome club!!!

We have senior mens teams at a range of levels (Premier, 40 over semi-social and 30 over social) a women’s team and also junior teams from kiwi cricket up to year 7/8 hardball.

Open pre-season trainings for seniors are taking place between 6:30 and 8pm on Friday nights at the Indoor Cricket Facility at Whitmore Park, Napier.

Junior pre-season trainings/coaching are taking place at the same location between 10:00am and 11:30am on Sundays from August 16th.

Please email –
or call 0204 1557 857 to register for junior trainings.

All trainings will be dependant on the Covid-19 restrictions at the time and all Covid-19 safety requirements will be met at the trainings.

New members are very welcome!!

John O’Shaughnessy
    Dave Herrick
 Andrew Frame
 David Pearson     Treasurer:     James McCorkindale
Del Whyte    
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

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

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

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

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

“Tell me, Patrick, how did you manage to get so very drunk last night?” asked the parish priest.

“Well you see, Father, it was like this. I got into very bad company after winning a bottle of whiskey at a raffle.”

“But you were with Mick Mulligan, Sean O’Toole, and Peter Ryan and they don’t drink.”

“Dat’s what I mean, Father…”

An Irishman walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness and sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.

The bartender approaches and tells him, “You know, a pint goes flat after I draw it; it would taste better if you bought one at a time.”

The Irishman replies, “Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in America, the other in Australia, and I’m here in Dublin. When we all left home, we promised that we’d drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I drinks one for each o’ me brothers and one for me self.”

The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there. The Irishman becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way: He orders three pints and drinks them in turn. One day, he comes in and orders two pints. All the other regulars take notice and fall silent.

When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, “I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your great loss.”

The Irishman looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eye and he laughs. “Oh, no, everybody’s just fine,” He explains, “It’s just that me wife had us join that Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking. ‘Hasn’t affected me brothers a bit though.”


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” 

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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