TeamTalk Update – 11 October 2020

TeamTalk Update – 11 October 2020

October 22, 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.

“Team up with a winning Club in 2021”

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.
Division Three Team Awards

Division Three player/manager Alan Gardiner presented
the awards to the 2020 Trophy winners.

John Felton the Best Division Three Forward

Hayden Karekare the Best Division Three Back

Jordan James Most Improved Division Three Player

The Best Division Three Team Man Robbie Morrison


Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

Tim Jones
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’

💚 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

“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”



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

Next Sunday 18th October
We are going to hold the delayed NOBM Senior & Junior 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 – ‘Hot 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

Clubroom Bookings
for all Functions or Events
In the first instance please contact:
Director of Club Management

Wade Colville-Smith
Mobile – 021 059 3943


THAT it was a great result for the Hawkes Bay against Otago and especially so for the teams lead from the front skipper Ash Dixon and especially on the occasion of his 100th game for the Magpies. What a way to celebrate. A weeks breather from defending the ‘Log’ when they took 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 a good byline for this shot of Mr NOBM Cricket Club secretary could be ‘Frame the Shield’. Yes Andrew Frame is a real proud Napierite who doesn’t mind extolling the virtues of the region through the ‘Bay Buzz’, as well as having those in public office toe the line. Keep up the good work and columns Andrew.
THAT it certainly is disappointing that the lack of enthusiasm from NZ Rugby to accept an entry of a Pacifica XV in the Aotearoa Super Rugby competition in 2021. When you look at the number of players of Pacifica heritage that make up our All Blacks, Super Rugby and provincial teams, surely those supporting countries Samoa, Fiji and Tonga deserve the opportunity to combine and enter a team in their own right. Over many years these countries have become a nursery for producing so many brilliant players and on their day you couldn’t go past Sir Bryan Williams and Sir Michael Jones, two great rugby notables who are backing this proposed rugby venture.

Sure, ‘they can’t afford to enter a team etc’ will be trotted out by NZ Rugby heirachy and to a degree this could be the case in the first instance, but the following by the teams Pacifica country men, women and children will soon get the turnstiles clicking. One only has to see the support when Samoa and Tonga in particular play, venues would certainly be packed. The often pathetic crowds that turnout for many matches played by our own New Zealand franchise teams wouldn’t hold a candle to the support Pacific Islanders could potentially get from their fans.

If New Zealand doesn’t latch onto an opportunity such as this to base a team maybe in South Auckland, then our rivals across the Tasman in Western Sydney will certainly open their doors and welcome a Pacific orientated team to make up numbers and certainly add spice into their own 2021 super competition.

THAT what better way to celebrate your 100th game for the Hawkes Bay Magpies than to be the captain of a Ranfurly Shield winning team. The inspirational leader 32 year old Ash Dixon has certainly built up an impressive record across the game at top level. As well as his Hawkes Bay milestone he has played 23 times for Auckland, 15 for the Hurricanes and 87 for the Highlanders. And on the national scene a further 16 for the NZ Maoris whom he also captained on the northern hemisphere in 2016 as well as an appearance for the North Island in 2020.
THAT todays encounter in Wellington certainly has a bit more spice added with both coaches making their debuts as head coaches. And while Ian Foster has been around the scene at this level for the past eight years, Dave Rennie’s only national experience was as coach of the NZ U20’s (2008-2010). He also follows in the footsteps of the only other kiwi coach of the Wallabies Robbie Deans (2008-2013) and you can be imagine some Aussie rugby critics who will be hanging out to put the knife in if his tenure doesn’t come up to their expectations since he was appointed to the post ahead of an Australian.
THAT it’s getting to be around that time for our Summer of Sevens to kickoff with the annual NOBM Invitational 7’s Tournament to held at Tremain Field on Saturday 21 November. More details to be announced shortly.

THAT and another old Irish proverb – It’s as easy to catch a cold in a King’s castle as in a shepherd’s hut – everyone is human, wealth is no measure of health.

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.

THE . . . All Blacks points average against the Wallabies has gradually increased every Rugby World Cup cycle since 1999. 2000-03 (23.3), 2004-07 (24.2), 2008-11 (26.5), 2012-15 (30.7), 2016-19 (35.6). (2020)
SHOULD . . . the Magpies retain the Ranfurly Shield against the Taniwha and the Turbos their clash with the Welly Lions will be their 100th shield game. Going into the game against Otago last Sunday their record was played 96, won 61 for an average of 64%. (2020)
WHEN . . . former AB’s midfielder Eroni Clarke’s son Caleb takes the field against the Wallabies at the Cake Tin this weekend it’ll be the first father son All Black combination since Daniel and Gary Braid. (2020)
WITH . . . Magpies skipper Ash Dixon chalking up his 100th appearance for the province last weekend it got me thinking. Just how many match centurions has there been for Hawke’s Bay? I’ve managed to make a list of 12. Neil Thimbleby, Richard Hunt, Michael Johnson, Robbie Hunter, Robbie Stuart, Bill Davis, Orcades Crawford, Chris Eaton, Clint Newland, Murdoch Paewai, Karl Lowe and Ash Dixon. Most appearances in the famous black and white kit is our own Neil Thimbleby with 158. Sitting third on the list with 137 is Green Machine legend Michael MJ Johnson. (2020)
ATHLETE JOSHUA . . . Cheptegei has certainly made the most of a very limited racing calendar this year due to Covid-19. On Thursday in Valencia, Spain the 24 year old Ugandan broke Bekele’s 15 year old 10,000m (track) record by 6 seconds with a stunning run of 26:11.00. This was Cheptegie’s third world record this year. Only 54 days earlier he’d set a new mark in the 5,000m (track) and before that had broken the record for 10km (26:24.00) on the road. (2020)
AND NOW . . . a something from the useless information file. Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Eddie Cochran, Amy Winehouse and Gary Thain. Apart from all being muscians what do these people have in common? They all died at 27 years of age and are members of what’s known obviously as The 27 Club. On the other hand Cliff Richard turns 80 this week on the 14th. (2020)
Cheers McGoo

THAT after yesterdays 10-46 bath at Albany from the North Harbour XV our Hawkes Bay fans will be expecting a big change in the performance of the Magpies when they face up to their first challenge from the Northland Taniwha next Friday evening. The wholesale changes which saw only three of the Shield winning side in the starting team that faced the Harbour side yesterday, while commendable on giving the wider squad a run en masse, was it really worth the risk of banking no points on the championship ladder which after all is really what most teams are striving for ? As an aside and a point of interest is that the Northland challengers are being coached by a former Magpie midfield back George Konia.

THAT and what an entertaining first Bledisloe Cup encounter at Sky Stadium. While both teams certainly looked rusty for a start they eventually settled into the contest that ran out to an amazing 89 minutes of game time only to have settle with a 16 all draw which was a fair indication of the run of the game. It’ll certainly pack Eden Park next Sunday to see just who is going to take out the honours. Welcome back international rugby.

++++ He believed he could so he did.


“The four or five points, that’s the priority, because it gives us a really good launching platform.”
Well Magpie head coach Mark Ozich got more than that with his team picking up the Ranfurly Shield as well.

“If we had a chance to choose whom from the world’s countries we wanted for neighbours, most of us would go for kiwis. They think like us, they’re like us, they’re not short of ticker and we’ve been in the trenches with them for over a 100 years. However, they’ve lost respect for us as a rugby country. This clearly shows with their administrators. This needs to be corrected.”
Diehard Sydney rugby fan Chris Walker who put his money where his heart is by placing a full page ad in the The Press in support of the Wallabies ahead of their ‘incredibly tough’ Bledisloe Cup test against the All Blacks in Wellington.

“He’s not going to wait three or four years for some young Wallaby boys to be blooded, he’ll be prepared to chuck them into that environment and let them develop through test match rugby.”
Former Magpie coach Tom Coventry on Dave Rennie’s coaching philosophy.

“I slept in a bush for about a year.”
Freedom Vahaakoloo’s speaks up on his path from homeless to Highlander.

“In this competition, you can’t be off, I f you’re off five or 10 per cent, that’s what happens. Clearly our mental application and what we brought to the fixture wasn’t good enough.”
Magpie head coach Mark Ozich.


Test Your Rugby Knowledge

This weeks Poser 1 – When was the last time the Wallabies beat the All Blacks at Eden Park ?

Poser 2 – If Sam Whitlock plays at Sky Stadium against Australia on Sunday how many tests will he have played ?
Poser 3 – Against who did the All Blacks play their last test ?

Poser 4 – Who scored the Magpies only try against North Harbour yesterday ?

Last 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 – The Pro14

Poser 2 – Who is the CEO of South African rugby ? Answer – Jurie Roux
Poser 3 – How long has Magpie captain Ash Dixon been playing for the Highlanders under the roof at Forsyth Barr stadium ? Answer – Since 2015

Poser 4 – How many Highlanders players are in the Magpies team ? Answer – 4 (Ash Dixon, Marino Mikaele-Tuu, Gareth Evans, Folau Fakatava)

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) lost 10-46 – Fri 16 Oct vs Northland (Napier) (RS) – 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 North Harbour – Scoring: 13min Jarrod Page try – 0-5 ; 18m MarinoMikaele-Tu-u try/con Connor McLeod – 7-5 ; 26m Dillon Hunt try – 7-10 ; 30m McLeod pen – 10-10 ; 32m Page try. – 10-15 ; 38m Page try/con Bryn Gatland – 10-22 //// 55m. Gatland pen. 10-25 ; 61m. Murphy Taranaki try/con Gatland – 10-32 ; 65m Gatland try/con – 10-39 ; 76m Tomas Aoake try/con Gatland – 10-46

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 10 Canterbury 34 : Sat 10 Oct – Taranaki 28 Auckland 29 : Wellington 34 Otago 35 : Waikato 36 Counties Manukau 13 : North Harbour 46 Hawkes Bay 10 : Sun 11 Oct – Tasman 33 Bay of Plenty 7 : Northland 18 Southland 14

WEEK SIX – Fri 16 Oct – Hawkes Bay v Northland (RS) : Sat 17 – Manawatu v Bay of Plenty : Auckland v Tasman : Southland v Taranaki : Sun 18 – Canterbury v Waikato : Otago v Counties Manukau : Welington v North Harbour

BLEDISLOE CUP – 11 Oct. vs Australia (Wgtn) Draw 16-16, 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

Start planning NOW to attend the annual
Spillane Tournament
in 2021 in
Hosted by Taupo Marist in association with New Zealand Marist
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
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

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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
On Wednesday 5.30pm Park Island nets (behind Bluewater Stadium) for Social players.
and on
Thursdays @ 5.30pm Park Island nets (behind Bluewater Stadium) for Premier players.

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!!


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 –
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 season”


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>>> 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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Napier Marist Football

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”

The Leprauchan Comments

Paddy and Murphy are havin’ a pint in the pub, when some scuba divers come on the TV. Paddy says, “Murphy, why is it them deep sea divers always sit on the side of the boat with them air tanks on their backs, and fall backwards out of the boat?”
Murphy thinks for a minute then says, “That’s easy. It’s ‘cos if they fell forwards, they’d still be in the friggin boat!” –

It was England v. Ireland at Twickenham. It was at that very match when the two Clancy brothers approached the turnstile. “How much is it?” asked Michael
“Twenty pounds.” said the ticket-seller.
“Well, I’ve only got one eye and so I’m only paying ten!” And, wonder of wonders, the man let him in.
“And I’m only paying ten pounds.” said Owen.
“Hang on,” said the ticket seller, ‘you’ve got two eyes!”
“Yes,” said Owen, “but I’ve only come to see Ireland.”

Irish Style
From Ireland where driving while under the influence is considered a sport, comes this story.
Recently a routine police patrol was parked outside a bar in Donegal Town. After last call, the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so apparently intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing.
After what seemed an eternity, in which he tried his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed to find his car and fall into it. He sat there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off.
Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off; it was a fine, dry summer night, flicked the blinkers on and off a couple of times, honked the horn and then switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little, and then remained still for a few more minutes as some more of the other patrons’ vehicles left.
At last, when his was the only car left in the parking lot, he pulled out and drove slowly down the road. The police officer, having waited patiently all this time, now started up his patrol car, put on the flashing lights, and promptly pulled the man over and administered a breathalyser test.
To his amazement, the breathalyser indicated no evidence that the man had consumed any alcohol at all! Dumbfounded, the officer said, ‘I’ll have to ask you to accompany me to the police station. This breathalyser equipment must be broken.’
‘I doubt it,’ said Paddy , truly proud of himself. ‘Tonight I’m the designated decoy!’

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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