TeamTalk Update – 18 October 2020

TeamTalk Update – 18 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”

Annual Dinner & Presentation of Trophies

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.
Colts Team Awards

Head coach Steve Smithers summarises the past season.

Napier Collision Repair Colts Assistant Coach Richie Williams
presented the awards to the 2020 Trophy winners.

Best Colts Forward Paul Lapa
Collecting the trophy for an absent Colts recipient is Riley Hannan

Unfortunately several of the Colts trophy recipients were not present to receive their awards.

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
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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”

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

THAT it is with anticipation we await the Hawkes Bay Magpies first defence of the Ranfurly Shield on Friday evening against Northland. And while the hammering that the ‘team’ received at Albany last Sunday at the hands of North Harbour was certainly a disappointing result there is only one way to get back on the horse and that is to put a winning result on the scoreboard to make amends. There is one thing that’s sure is that by the time this is read we will know the outcome of the encounter and will be looking forward to the next defence against our former Central Vikings partners the Manawatu Turbos.

…….. THAT it was a highly elated Magpie skipper Ash Dixon following his 101st outing in the black n white strip on Friday evening on the McLean Park turf following his sides 33-17 win. The four try bonus point result and a home crowd there to acknowledge his ton certainly made for a happy night for Ash, who had earlier run out for the kickoff with his team and accompanied by his children where his feat was acknowledged by the students of Te Aute College performing a stirring haka in his honour.

THAT our roving cameraman Chris Kiely captured a couple of our club personalities pre match on Friday evening. Match official Pete ‘Bam’ Bainbridge chatting to Magpie Sam McNichol and scoreboard operator Paul ‘McGoo’ McGettigan taking a coffee break prior to the Magpies-Northland Shield challenge action commencing

THAT Magpie import Stacey Ili heads out onto the field for the Northland shield challenge on Friday evening in front of a big crowd at McLean Park. Stacey an experienced and talented midfield back who played for our NOBM Premiers for part of the season in 2019, certainly lived up to his reputation and turned in a top game in the Magpies 33-17 win over Northland.

THAT the Wallabies new mentor Dave Rennie has already given his charges belief in themselves if that last eight minutes of extra time is anything to go by. It was worth more than the full 80 minutes and was an awesome display of sustained attack versus stubborn and determined defence from both sides. It would have been a fairytale ending for the Aussies if that long range penalty of Reece Hodges had been a smidgeon more to the left and it would have been game, set and match.

At this stage pre-game how both sides will prepare to get a result going their way this time certainly makes for an intriguing encounter to come and one can only imagine just how the two opposing new head coaches will be sleeping at night as they endeavour to plot a winning result for their charges.

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 – May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, and never catch up.

HAS THE . . . Ranfurly Shield Tiki Tour of NZ come to an end for 2020? Maybe it has? With their win on Friday night over the Northland Taniwha the Hawke’s Bay Magpies have now become the first side this season to successfully defend the Shield after winning it.
THIS . . . week yours truly was first in line at Stirling Sports Napier to order one of the limited edition (200) Magpies Ranfurly Shield winning jerseys. The price $120.00. After all as I quite often say one can never have too many tops!
THIS . . . year’s reduced Moto GP championship has so far produced seven different winners from nine races. The absence of defending champion Marc Marquez due to injury in round two has certainly thrown quest for the 2020 Moto GP crown wide open. Any one of about five riders could still win it with five more rounds to go. It’s certainly more of a contest than the Hamilton procession we see in F1 at the moment.
COULDN’T . . . help but notice that the program for Friday’s defence had no reference to the fact it was a Ranfurly Shield challenge match. As one who had a hand for 10 years in producing high quality HBRU club and rep programs I find this a tad disappointing. Just the Ranfurly Shield on the front cover would be sufficient.
WHEN . . . comes to average Ranfurly Shield tenures per times won the Hawke’s Bay Magpies come out on top with an average tenure of 11.2 %. This comes from 6 times won and now 57 successful defences. Overall Ranfurly Shield defence success sees the Magpies sitting in fourth place behind Auckland 148, Canterbury 139 and Waikato 60. Auckland has won it just a mere 16 times!
THIS WEEKEND . . . the World Half Marathon Champs are being held in Poland. Up to 250 athletes vying for the $US30,000 for first place in the mens and womens events. There’s also an additional $US50,000 up for grabs for whoever breaks a world record.
AND NOW . . . a something from the useless information file. Did you know The Beatles and The Rolling Stones only ever recorded and released two songs the same? The Berry Gordon song “Money That’s What I Want” and Lennon/McCartney’s composition “I Wanna Be Your Man”.
Cheers McGoo

THAT Make Sure YOU are at McLean Park at 4.35pm this coming Saturday – 24 October – to SUPPORT our Hawkes Bay Magpies in their next Shield defence when they take on the Manawatu Turbos – kickoff 4.35pm.

++++ It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.


“Is it time for a statement? Yes it is.”
All Blacks coach Ian Foster states the obvious leading into Bledisloe 2.

“At the end of the day with a draw it’s bitterly disappointing from an All Blacks side but it’s a start and we’ve got a pretty good marker of where we’re at right now.”
Ian Foster sums up the drawn result.

“That’s why they call them test matches because you’ve got to take those little moments and when you get a bit sloppy in those moments it can come back and bite you.”
Ian Foster.
“The last ten minutes is championship time”.
George Gregan’s famous mantra during his glorious rugby days.

“They bossed the breakdown, we were on holiday.”
Hooker Dane Coles Bledisloe draw.

“All year we’ve been told that we can’t compete and we don’t have the player strength, so a 16 all draw was wondrously ironic.”
ARU chairman Hamish McLennan.

Test Your Rugby Knowledge

This weeks Poser 1 – Who was he Wallaby that score four tries against the All Blacks at Eden Park ?

Poser 2 – What was the result of the 2019 Mitre10 Cup fixture between Manawatu v Hawkes Bay played in Palmerston North ?
Poser 3 – What was the score of the last Bledisloe Cup win that the Wallabies had at Eden Park in 1986 ?

Poser 4 – Who when and who were the last team to beat the All Blacks at Eden Park ?

This weeks Poser 1 – When was the last time the Wallabies beat the All Blacks at Eden Park ? Answer – 1986 (under the captaincy of Andrew Slack)

Poser 2 – If Sam Whitlock plays at Sky Stadium against Australia on Sunday how many tests will he have played ? Answer – 118
Poser 3 – Against who did the All Blacks play their last test ? Answer – Wales (40-17 win in the Rugby World Cup play-off for third).

Poser 4 – Who scored the Magpies only try against North Harbour yesterday ? Answer – Marino Mikaele-Tu’u

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) won 33-17 – Sat 24 Oct vs Manawatu (Napier) (RS) – Sun 1 Nov vs Bay of Plenty (Tauranga) – Sun 8 Nov vs Wellington (Napier) – Sun 15 Nov vs Taranaki (New Plymouth).
vs Northland – Scoring: 17min Lincoln McClutchie pen – 3-0 ; 22 Dan Hawkins pen – 3-3 ; 29m ; 40m McClutchie pen – 6-3 ; 40m McClutchie pen – 9-3 /// 44m Neria Fomai try/con McClutchie – 16-3 ; 54m Ash Dixon try – 21-3 ; 60m Lua Li try/con Hawkins – 21-10 ; 65m Danny Tuala try/con McClutchie – 28-10 ; 74m Devan Flanders try – 33-10 ; 79m Lua Li try/con Johnny Cooper – 33-17

And the Shield holds its ground for another week…..

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 33 Northland 17 (RS) : Sat 17 – Manawatu 33 Bay of Plenty 53 : Auckland 31 Tasman 10 : Southland 9 Taranaki 17 : Sun 18 – Canterbury 15 Waikato 9 : Otago 40 Counties Manukau 22 : Wellington 25 North Harbour 20

WEEK SEVEN – Fri 23 Oct – Otago v Northland : Sat 24 – Bay of Plenty v Canterbury : Hawkes Bay v Manawatu (RS) : North Harbour v Auckland : Sun 25 – Tasman v Southland : Counties Manaukau v Wellington : Waikato v Taranaki

BLEDISLOE CUP – 11 Oct. vs Australia (Wgtn) Draw 16-16, 18 Oct. vs Australia (Auck) Won 27-7 7 Nov. vs Australia (Brisbane)

TRI-NATIONS – 31 October NZ vs Australia (Sydney), 7 Nov. NZ vs Australia (Brisbane), 14 Nov. NZ vs Argentina (Sydney), 21 Nov. Australia vs Argentina (Newcastle), 28 Nov. NZ vs Argentina (Newcastle), 5 Dec. Australia vs Argentina (Sydney). (Re-scheduled draw since South Africa withdrew)

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
>>> Info on rescheduling both of these events will be announced in 2021 <<<

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

>>> <<<


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”

Napier Marist Football
Team Up with Napier Marist Football again in 2021….

Marist Football Prize Giving Trophy Winners – 2020
Masters Team
Healy Family Cup Player of the Year : Mike Foster
Marist AFC Most Improved Player : Paul Toomey
Marist Masters Top Goal Scorer : Craig Ireson
Garner Family Shield Player’s Player : Glen Restieaux
Division 3
Homeworx Player of the Year : Jonathon Perry
Shed 2 Marist Most Improved Player : Blake Macdonald
Shed 2 Top Goal Scorer : Mathew Sinclair
Shed 2 Lowther Cup Players Player : Jonathon Perry
Marist Premiers
Top Goal Scorer : Connor Underhill / Steve Wayland
Player’s Player : Connor Underhill
Drake Family Cup Coach’s Player of the Year : Mitch Dick
Most Promising : Liam Alexander
Marist Federation
Player of the Year : Yeshnil Naiker
Players Player : Thomas Tidy
Most Promising : Liam Percy-Fysh
Top Goal Scorer : Mustafa Can Tur
Club Awards
Club Person of the Year : Carl Hunt
Club Most Promising Player : Harry Lack
Bill Dick Trophy Services to Marist Junior Football : James Macinstosh
Salt Café Team of the Year : Masters

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”

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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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The Leprauchan Comments

While Paddy and Murphy are in Iraq, Murphy accidently steps on a land mine.
After a big explosion Murphy was left on the ground screaming, “Paddy, Paddy, help me I’ve lost my legs.”
Paddy looks around and says, “You lying fool…..they’re over there.”

Gallagher opened the morning newspaper and was dumbfounded to read in the obituary column that he had died.
He quickly phoned his best friend, Finney. “Did you see the paper?” asked Gallagher, “They say I died!!”
“Yes, I saw it!” replied Finney, “Where are ye callin’ from?”

Paddy 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 with his continually barking.
‘Damn this’, shouted Paddy as he ran out of the room.
He arrived back up the stairs ten minutes later. ‘What are you after doing?’ replied his wife.
‘I’ve put the little b*stard in our garden. Let’s see how they like listening to the little b*stard!’

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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