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 2021”
Annual Dinner & Presentation of Trophies
2020 Sportsman of the Year
Recipient of the KR Tremain Memorial Cup
2020 Team Awards
Napier Collision Repair Colts: Best Back – Andries Lindeque. Best Forward – Paul Lapa. Most Improved – Kahlio Matauli. Best Team Member – Sam Smithers.
Sideline Bar Thirds: Best Back – Hayden Karekare. Best Forward – John Felton. Most Improved – Jordan James. Best Team Member – Robbie Morrison.
Richard Kepka Builders Premier Reserves: Best Forward – Kurt Chambers. Best Back – Hamiora Miringaorangi. Most Improved – Kitiona Moleli. Best Team Member – Adam Chapman.
WIT Trust Premiers: Best Forward – Dom Devine. Best Back – Michael Buckley. Most Improved – Josh McIntyre. Best Team Member – Ellery Wilson.
Major Club Awards
Special Achievement award – Wade Colville-Smith
Allround Sevens Achiever – Ellery Wilson Cup – Will Tremain.
Club Supporter of the Year – Peter Harris Memorial Cup – Dwayne Smith.
Best Club Member – Blair Furlong Cup – Craig Gowler.
Best Club Spirited Player – Ian MacRae Cup – Terry Marsh.
2020 Sportsman of the Year – KR Tremain Memorial Cup – Alec Williams.
Premier Reserve Team Awards
Richard Kepka Builders NOBM Premier Reserve Swain Cup
winning coach Matthew Robertson summarises the 2020
Premier Reserve manager Ross Clements made the awards
to the 2020 Trophy winners.
Kurt Chambers the Best Premier Reserve Forward
Hamiora Miringaorangi the Best Premier Reserve Back
The Best Premier Development Team Man Adam Chapman
Adam also holds a photo off his time ‘back in the days of
his time in the Napier Ross Shield team.’
(Premier Reserve Most Improved Player – Kitiona Moleli was unavailable.)
Nobody who ever gave their best regretted it.
Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834
Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome
New Players and school-leavers always Welcome
‘Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist in 2021’
NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST JUNIOR RUGBY
💚 See you out there Green Machine!!
ALL NEW PLAYERS IN 2021 WELCOME
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
Dave Walls (Convenor), Hayley Ceselli (Secretary),
Grant Frommherz, Therese Rodger.
Glenn Fulcher, Rochelle Williams.
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2021
“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”
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
Save Sunday 18 October
We are going to hold the delayed NOBM Senior Cricket Club Prizegiving at the Clubrooms after the Junior Prizegiving.
It will also be a great opportunity to welcome new players to our Club. This will be a fairly informal event.
More Info to come.
Plans are for the club Bar to be open from 1pm with the Senior Club Prizegiving from 2pm.
3.30pm – Ham Rolls – then take the Opportunity to watch the 2nd Bledisloe Cup test from Auckland our Big Screen from 4pm.
$7 Jugs – $5 Heinekens and Woodstock bottles.
Wags, Kids and Friends are all Welcome
for all Functions or Events
In the first instance please contact:
Director of Club Management
Mobile – 021 059 3943
DID YOU KNOW
THAT with it was a great result for the Hawkes Bay today against Otago and especially so for the teams Trojan skipper Ash Dixon especially on the occasion of his 100th game for the Magpies. What a way to celebrate. A weeks breather from defending the ‘Log’ next Sunday when they take on North Harbour away in Takapuna, followed by their first defence against Northland at home in Napier on Friday 16 October.
Make Sure YOU get along to McLean Park for what promises to be a real ripper of a game. C’mon the Bay
THAT former NOBM Juniors players the Thompson twins Leo and Tyrone are certainly making their mark in variants of the game since leaving Napier Boys High where they were both members of the well performed 2018 1ST XV side which was captained by Tyrone and coached by former NOBM Premier flanker Brendon Ratcliffe. This side went through to the final of the NZ Secondary Schools Championship where they were narrowly beaten 31-28 by St Peters College who took out the national title. The victors were lead by Niko Jones who is the son of rugby legend Sir Michael Jones.
On the leaving school the boys talents had already been identified by Wellington and the Hurricanes and in 2019 they were encouraged to move south where they continued their Marist rugby association by teaming up with the Marist St Pats, the club that their father Judd had earlier played for. The 20 year olds Tyrone a hooker and Leo a midfield back are pretty big identical units at 1.87m and 110kg and had trained and played all their rugby together since they were five year olds.
The boys have now parted ways – with Leo headed across the Tasman to try his hand in the NRL scene where he has teamed up with the Canberra Raiders development side where his progress will be followed with interest. Hooker Tyrone got his chance at Sky Stadium last week in the Wellington Lions 32-10 win over Bay of Plenty in their Mitre10 Cup match where he scored a stunning 50 metre try for the host team. And this certainly wasn’t a oncer as last night in the Lions – Canterbury encounter he came on as a sub and barrelled his way across the southerners line to notch up another five pointer.
We are sure former team mates and NOBM members will watch the Thompson twins future progress with interest and may just maybe hope they may return and pull on local colours at home in the Bay….. Maybe.
THAT here’s a challenge to our members to match our diehard Green Machine supporter Paul McGettigan who has just completed his house repaint in club colours featuring green walls, blue roof and white facings. Makes one wonder if Paul has been put up to it by Prem co-manager Todd, to show just what a palette of colours he has in stock. Nothing like making a bold statement anyway McGoo !!!
THAT in 1902 Auckland became the first holders of the Ranfurly Shield because in that year it had the best record of any Provincial Union as they were unbeaten that year. In 1904 the first challenge was held and Wellington became the first side to win a Shield challenge. Since that first match there have been more than 600 contests at grounds all over New Zealand, every Province team has challenged for the Shield but only 17 have held it and Shield fever continues as the coveted trophy inspires and unifies communities like no other contest in New Zealand sport.
The Hawkes Bay Magpies have the unenviable honour of holding the record for the shortest tenure of the Ranfurly Shield who surrendered the Log O’ Wood to Counties Manukau just six days after claiming the Shield off Otago in 2013. Apart from that hiccup Hawkes Bay have won the coveted Shield on five occasions: 1922-27 (25 defences), 1934 (3), 1967-69 (22), 2013 (1), 2014-15 (12).
(This info was compiled prior to Hawkes Bay latest challenge today against the holders Otago.)
THAT and another old Irish proverb – Nothing is easy to the unwilling.
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.
AMAZING AS . . . it may seem the Magpies tenure of 11 matches defending the Ranfurly Shield 2014-16 is the only double digit tenure this decade. (2020)
WHEN . . . it comes the shortest tenures of the Log o Wood Hawke’s Bay still holds the record of six days in 2013. The other shortest tenures of New Zealand rugby’s most coveted trophy belong to Waikato (2007) and Wellington (1963) seven days. This year’s Naki Bulls side comes in at eight days and rounding out the top five is Otago in 2013 at nine days. (2020)
WAY BACK . . . in 1950 the Ranfurly Shield had five different holders. Otago, Canterbury, Wairarapa, South Canterbury and North Auckland. This record still stands as the most changes in a single season. (2020)
ENGLAND’S . . . Mike Hailwood’s Auto Cycle Union Formula One TT lap trophy has been listed on E-Bay this week. The asking price for this piece of motorcycling history is NZ$11,138.84. This trophy comes from Mike the Bike’s comeback race in 1978, widely regarded as one of the most memorable races in history. Hailwood’s average speed was 110.62mph. (2020)
DUE TO . . . Covid-19 restrictions this weekend’s annual London Marathon will be a 19.6 lap event. This means competitors will see a fair bit of St. James Park, The Mall, Horse Guards Parade, Birdcage Walk and of course Buckingham Palace. Race favourite Is Kenyan runner Eulid Kipchoge. (2020)
AND NOW . . . a couple things from the useless information file. 91% of Kiwis own a smart phone. Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson’s favourite song of all time is The Ronettes 1963 hit “Be My Baby”. Ironically if you listen to the Beach Boys 1966 hit “I Can Hear Music” remarkably parts of it sound like “Be My Baby”. In fact the song was written originally for The Ronettes. (2020)
MEANWHILE ACROSS . . . the ditch, my eldest grandson Bentley Neilson after ending his memorable season off with five touchdown this weekend, finished up with a total of 56 tries from 14 games for his Nedlands junior side in Perth. (2020)
THAT we are still sitting on quite a lot of sundry clothing, jackets, tops belonging to both adults and children that has been left behind in the clubrooms etc. It is quite obvious some folk can’t be bothered to enquire if we have seen it.
If this gear isn’t claimed within the next few weeks it will be donated to St Vincent de Paul Op Shop.
THAT interestingly John Kirwan is the holder a couple of Ranfurly Shield records which occurred on 1 September 1993 when his Auckland team took the Shield on tour. It was in a defence against North Otago played at Oamaru which saw Auckland posting a high scoring winning result to the tune of 139-5. In that match ‘JK’ scored the Most Points by a player in a Shield match with 40. His second record in the same game was for the Most Tries where he posted 8 touchdowns.
Kirwan’s team mates from that Auckland era also hold a record or two. The Most Ranfurly Shield Matches played Grant Fox with 57 as well as the Most overall Points scored 932. While JK’s Auckland Marist team mate Terry Wright holds the record for the Most Tries with 53.
++++ The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
THEY SAID IT
“He had a pretty good game in that one and got noticed. He was kinda already looking to make his way in league because he got overlooked in rugby.”
Tyrone Thompson on the Raiders approaching his twin brother Leo following his good performance for the NZ Maori U20 against Fiji last year
“We’re not just going to rollover and accept this.”
AB captain Sam Cane on contemplating Christmas in quarantine.
“Stop being Christmas turkeys and think outside the square guys – have your own special family celebration a couple of days later.”
Rugby scribe Duncan Johnstone’s Opinion column on the All Blacks likely Christmas Day in quarantine….
“ There was a time when players would crawl over broken glass to put on the black jersey. Bigger sacrifices than a missed Christmas dinner with the family have been made down the history of the famous team.”
….and Duncan Johnstone continues.
“NZ Rugby have been really open and really clear that they want to keep me here, and that is my intention.”
Scott ‘Razor’ Robertson.
Test Your Rugby Knowledge
This weeks Poser 1 – With South African reported to be pulling out of Super Rugby and heading north, what is the competition they going to play in ? Answer –
Poser 2 – Who is the CEO of South African rugby ?
Poser 3 – How long has Magpie captain Ash Dixon been playing for the Highlanders under the roof at Forsyth Barr stadium ?
Poser 4 – How many Highlanders players are in the Magpies team ?
Last weeks Poser 1 – Who is the kiwi being touted in Australia as a future Wallaby coach following Dave Rennie ? Answer – Reds coach Brad Thorne
Poser 2 – Who is the captain of the Wellington Lions ? Answer – Du’Plessis Kirifi
Poser 3 – When was the last time the Magpies beat Canterbury ? Answer – 1982
Poser 4 – Who was the former Napier OBM Junior player who scored a try against Bay of Plenty on his debut for the Wellington Lions on Friday evening ? Answer – Tyrone Thompson
MITRE10 CUP – Sun 13 Sept vs Southland (Invercargill) lost 10-16 – Sun 20 Sept vs Counties Manukau (Napier) won 31-17 – Sat 26 Sept vs Canterbury (Napier) won 20-19 – Sun 4 Oct vs Otago (Dunedin) won 28-9 (RS) – 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).
vs Otago – Scoring: 10min Josh Ioane pen – 0-3 ; 20m Ioane pen – 0-6 ; 35m Lolagi Visinia try/con Lincoln McClutchie – 7-6 /// 50m Folau Fakatava try/con McClutchie – 14-6 ; 55m Ioane pen – 14-9 ; 64m Isia Walker-Leawere try/con Caleb Makene – 21-9 ; 76m Kurt Baker try/con Makene – 28-9
WEEK ONE – Fri 11 Sept – North Harbour 29 Canterbury 43 : Sat 12 Sept – Waikato 53 Wellington 28 : Otago 6 Auckland 38 : Counties Manukau 24 Tasman 41 : Sun 13 Sept – Northland 43 Manawatu 26 : Taranaki 36 Bay Plenty 29 : Southland 16 Hawkes Bay 10
WEEK TWO – Fri 18 Sept – Tasman 54 Northland 21 : Sat 19 Sept – Waikato 41 North Harbour 19 : Canterbury 22 Taranaki 23 (RS) : Bay of Plenty 17 Southland 14 : Sun 20 Sept – Hawkes Bay 31 Counties Manukau 17 : Manawatu 25 Otago 36 : Auckland 21 Wellington 39
WEEK THREE – Fri 25 Sept – Wellington 32 Bay of Plenty 10 : Sat 26 Sept – Tasman 34 Waikato 17 : Southland 11 North Harbour 10 : Hawkes Bay 20 Canterbury 19 : Sun 27 Sept – Auckland 50 Manawatu 12 : Taranaki 19 Otago 30 (RS) : Counties Manukau 15 Northland 24
WEEK FOUR – Fri 2 Oct – Bay of Plenty 16 Auckland 20 : Sat.3 Oct. – Counties Manukau 36 Manawatu 30 : Northland 35 Taranaki 25 : Canterbury 31 Wellington 26 : Sun 4 Oct – North Harbour 40 Tasman 24 : Southland 9 Waikato 10 : Otago 9 Hawkes Bay 28 (RS)
WEEK FIVE – Fri 9 Oct – Manawatu v Canterbury : Sat 10 Oct – Taranaki v Auckland : Wellington v Otago : Waikato v Counties Manukau : Sun 11 Oct – North Harbour v Hawkes Bay : Tasman v Bay of Plenty : Northland v Southland
BLEDISLOE CUP – 11 Oct. vs Australia (Wgtn), 18 Oct. vs Australia (Auck), 7 Nov. vs Australia (Brisbane), 12 Dec. vs Australia (Sydney)
RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP – 7 Nov. vs Australia (Brisbane), 14 Nov. vs Argentina (Sydney), 21 Nov. vs South Africa (Sydney), 28 Nov. vs South Africa (Newcastle), 5 Dec. vs Argentina (Sydney), 12 December vs Australia (Sydney
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
2020 NZ Marist Colts tour – Northland/Auckland regions – This years tour has been cancelled.
2020 NZ MARIST XV v NZR Divisional XV – This years tour has been cancelled
COMING EVENTS IN (2021)
Start planning NOW to attend the annual
in 2021 in
> TAUPO <
Hosted by Taupo Marist in association with New Zealand Marist
90th SPILLANE CUP RUGBY – 2021
Owen Delaney Park
Tournament Dates: Saturday 13th / Sunday 14th March 2021
Final entries 14th February 2021
Hosted by Taupo Marist in association with New Zealand Marist
30th SPILLANE NETBALL – 2021
Owen Delaney Park – Netball Courts
Tournament Date: Saturday 13th March 2021
Final entries 14th February 2021
Run by Marist Netball Hamilton & Napier Ex High Marist
>>> www.maristrugby.org.nz <<<
ExHigh Marist Netball
Some of our ExHigh Marist Netball ladies looking forward to kicking up
their heels at last Saturdays evenings annual Dinner and Trophy
presentations function down at Shed2.
Saturday 3rd October – Mystery Bus Tour … celebrating the end of a challenging year with lots of fun, laughs and social distraction!!!!
>>> 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
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‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball again in 2021′
Napier Marist Football
Napier Marist Football Prizegiving 2020
Shed 2 Bar and Restaurant,
Friday 9 October 2020
6:00pm – 12:00am
Team Up with Napier Marist Football again in 2021….
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”
NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST CRICKET
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 – email@example.com
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!!
NOBMCC OFFICERS 2020-21
Patron: John O’Shaughnessy
President: Dave Herrick
Vice Presidents: G O’Shaughnessy, Lawrence Willis, David Pearson, Dave Bovey, Matt Bertram,
Robert Ferreira, Peter Nixon
Secretary: Andrew Frame
Treasurer: John McCorkindale
Chairman: Del Whyte
Committee: Del Whyte, Dan Whyte, Stu Lindsay, Scott Morgan, Mathew Sinclair, Glen Walklin, Calim Leathard, Club Coach & team captains.
International Cricket at McLean Park this summer
December 22. 3rd T20 Black Caps vs Pakistan. March 23. 1st T20 Black Caps vs Bangladesh
For all Cricket Info please contact:
– Secretary – Andrew Frame ph.843 7701 H / 021 102 4990 – firstname.lastname@example.org
or Del Whyte – 021 705 030 – email@example.com
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us again for the
NAPIER MARIST SOFTBALL
Contacts: Club Chairman: Craig Smith. Secretary: Abby Whitley – 027 8450 735 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Contact: Dianne de Lautour – 027 240 3235
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the 2020-21 season”
The Leprauchan Comments
An Englishman, a Scotsman and an Irishman were without tickets for the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics, but hoped to be able to talk their way in at the gate.
Security was very tight, however, and each of their attempts was met with a stern refusal.
While wandering around outside the stadium, the Englishman came upon a construction site, which gave him an idea. Grabbing a length of scaffolding, he presented himself at the gate and said, “Johnson, the pole vault,” and was admitted.
The Scotsman, overhearing this, went at once to search the site. When he came up with a sledge hammer, he presented himself at the gate and said, “McTavish, the hammer.” He was also admitted.
The Irishman combed the site for an hour and was nearly ready to give up, when he spotted his ticket in. Seizing a roll of barbed wire, he presented himself at the gate and announced, “O’Sullivan, fencing.”
Paddy was in New York, patiently watching the traffic cop on a busy street crossing. The cop stopped the flow of traffic and shouted, “Okay pedestrians”. Then he’d allow the traffic to pass.
He’d done this several times, and Paddy still stood on the sidewalk. After the cop had shouted “Pedestrians” for the 10th time, Paddy called over to him, “Is it not about time ye let the Catholics across?”
A man stumbles up to the only other patron in a bar and asks if he could buy him a drink. “Why of course,” comes the reply.
The first man then asks: “Where are you from?”
“I’m from Ireland,” replies the second man.
The first man responds: “You don’t say, I’m from Ireland too! Let’s have another round to Ireland.”
“Of Course,” replies the second man.
Curious, the first man then asks: “Where in Ireland are you from?”
“Dublin,” comes the reply.
“I can’t believe it,” says the first man.
“I’m from Dublin too! Let’s have another drink to Dublin.”
“Of course,” replies the second man.
Curiosity again strikes and the first man asks: “What school did you go to?”
“Saint Mary’s,” replies the second man.
“I graduated in ’62.”
“This is unbelievable!” the first man says.
“I went to Saint Mary’s and I graduated in ’62, too!”
About that time, in comes one of the regulars and sits down at the bar. “What’s been going on?” he asks the bartender.
“Nothing much,” replies the bartender. “The O’Malley twins are drunk again…”
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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