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”
Colts Coaching Appointment
The new coaches who have been appointed by the Clubs Board to take over our
NOBM Napier Collision Repair Colts team for 2021
are brothers Richie & Sam Williams
They will be announcing their supporting management team shortly.
We wish Richie and Sam every success with our clubs Colts team in the coming season as they work toward progressing our younger players into Napier Old Boys Marists Premiers and Premier Reserves of the future.
And we also look forward to Welcoming all new Colts players to the Club in 2021.
Adversity introduces a man to himself
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
NOBM Taylor Corp 11th Grade
This year the Brent Clements Award went to Devon Hale, 11th grade Taylor Corp. I’ve had the pleasure of coaching Devon for the last two seasons. His attitude on and off the field is a pleasure to watch. Whenever the team is down you can always rely on him to be revving up his team mates, but always in a positive constructive way. Devon played lock, flanker and often number 8 which made him a versatile and valuable player to have. His strong ball carrying skills made him fearsome on the field As one of the oldest in the team he shows maturity and leadership and this led him to be admired by his team mates. I’d also like to congratulate Devon for also being awarded a scholarship to Saint Johns College. I look forward to seeing these qualities in his bright future with Rugby and wish him all the best, we will certainly miss his attitude and skills.
Just as a short season was coming to an end the NOBM 11th grade Taylor Corp were grateful to be invited to play touring South Island team, Ashburton Celtic 11th grade. The game kicked off on Friday 23rd October, a typical balmy Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day. We played 15 min quarters (even the ref was grateful) in the hot sun. Considering we hadn’t played rugby in over a month I was both surprised and overjoyed to see both teams coming together in good spirits and hungry to play. NOBM showed great skills, team work and scored some fantastic running tries in the heat! NOBM Taylor Corp. 11th grade came out winner’s at 40-10, but Ashburton showed grit and determination the length of the game, despite never having played a game at full field. The smiles on the kids faces at the end of the game showed that actually fun and good sportsmanship was the winner on the day!
Report courtesy – Grant Frommherz – Coach
11th Grade match – Ashburton Celtic v Napier Old Boys Marist
💚 See you out there in 2021 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
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
for all Functions or Events
In the first instance please contact:
Director of Club Management
Mobile – 021 059 3943
DID YOU KNOW
vs THAT this afternoons match between Hawkes and Bay of Plenty which is so often referred to as the ‘Battle of THE Bays’ is also played for the MacRae-Shelford Cup, which is named after All Blacks – Hawkes Bays Ian MacRae and Bay of Plentys Frank Shelford. A little research finds out that Ian played 7 matches for the BoP in1962 before moving to Hawkes Bay whom he played for on 85 occasions (1963-71) as well as 45 times for the All Blacks (1966-70). Frank represented the BoP in 121 matches (1977-87) also 12 for Hawkes Bay in 1983 where he was playing for the former Napier HSOB Club. And in the early 1980’s he had 22 games for the All Blacks. So there is more to playing for this trophy than many rugby followers would have realised.
THAT Hawkes Bay Rugby heirachy captured here at halftime from left CEO Jay Campbell, Chairman Brendon Mahony and Finance Director Craig Riddiford at last Saturdays Hawkes Bay – Manawatu Ranfurly Shield challenge. All three officials have pulled on the clubs colours over the years as players and in Craig’s case more recently, a decade as the clubs Director of Finance as well.
vs THAT the third Bledisloe Cup Test this time in Sydney – certainly resulted in a very convincing win, disappointing for coach Dave Rennie but certainly all credit to Ian Foster’s selection considering the criticisms he has received since his appointment to the top post from this that didn’t agree with it.
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 pro – If you buy what you don’t need you might have to sell what you do.
THAT it must be disappointing for both their coaches and also the HBRU that the just announced 52 players for a Possibles v Probables Black Ferns trial clash next week does not contain one single member of the Hawkes Bay Tuis Womens team. Considering there are only 13 unions are represented in the Farah Palmer Cup competition one would certainly have thought that a least one Hawkes Bay player would have been included in the lineup of 52 players.”
IN A YEAR . . . where the city of Melbourne was ravaged in a four month lockdown with Covid-19 three of the city’s sports teams have won Australian sporting titles. The Melbourne Vixens won the netball grand final, then last Saturday the Richmond Tigers won the AFL grand final and on Sunday evening the Melbourne Storm won the NRL grand final. Not too shabby that. And whatsmore, all three teams have their home bases in Swan Street, Richmond in Melbourne !!!
SIXTY . . . year old Irishman Tommy Hughes broke the existing age group World Record for the marathon. In the Lisburn Festival of Running last weekend the former ’92 Barcelona Olympian ran an incredible 2hrs 30mins 02secs. The previous record was 2hrs 36mins. Hughes, who turns 61 in January has ambitions of running a sub 2:30 marathon while in his sixties.
THIS . . . year’s reduced Moto GP championship has produced eight different winners from eleven 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. Interestingly current leader Spaniard Joan Mir on 137pts hasn’t won a race all season. Mir’s just consistently placed in the top eight all season. Second is Frenchman Fabio Quartararo 123 and third is another Spaniard Maverick Vinales 118. Two rounds left to go.
MEANWHILE . . . across the ditch in Perth my almost eight year old grandson Bentley Neilson failed to score a try in a game for the first time this season. And in a surprise move by the Nedlands Rugby Club he was snubbed at the prizegiving last Sunday. You would’ve thought in a reduced season where he touched down 56 times in 14 games would rate if not an award at least a mention.
AND NOW . . . a something from the useless information file. Did you know on this day in 1969 Elvis Presley was at number one on the US Billboard chart with “Suspicious Minds”, his 18th US No. 1 single.
THAT it was a you can bet that team mates and members of the Auckland Marist club will have drunk a toast to their premier team member Hoskins Sotutu who played his first test for the All Blacks yesterday. The twenty two year old Sacred Heart Old Boy has had a rapid rise since 2018 through the ranks, Auckland, Blues NZ U20 and North Island and now New Zealand.
THAT Make Sure YOU are at McLean Park at 2.05pm next Sunday – 8 November – to SUPPORT our Hawkes Bay Magpies in their final Shield defence for 2020 when they take on the Wellington Lions – kickoff 2.05pm.
THAT there would have been some celebrating for both the team and their southern supporters following their 23-16 win over their northern neighbours in Christchurch on Friday evening. Especially as it was the ‘southern mens’ first winning result in the past fifteen years. And you can be sure that the Speights would have been flowing freely following after that long wait….
++++ When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.
THEY SAID IT
“We took a bit of a punch on the nose in that first game and they dictated a lot of game around our physicality. We knew we needed to make a step up and come out with some good intent. We did that at times, but we still have a lot to improve in our game and get better at.”
Hooker Dane Coles referring to the drawn opening Bledisloe and an improvement in the second.
“He’s a pretty relaxed character. He’s always happy and singing and dancing but he’s got the ability to flick the switch when it comes to game time.”
Coles comments on the new young star on the block Caleb Clarke.
“It’s almost like there have been a lot of broken promises over the years and it’s hard to really start something. What we can do as players, I guess, is keeping raising the awareness that this is something for us, something we really want.”
Proud Samoan and All Black Patrick Tuipulotu on wanting to see a Pasifika team in the Super Rugby competition.
Test Your Rugby Knowledge
This weeks Poser 1 – When was the last time Otago beat Canterbury ?
Poser 2 – All Blacks Jack Goodhue and Wallabies Irae Simone formerly played in which 1ST XV in their high school days ?
Poser 3 – Who was the Manawatu Turbos player who unfortunately broke his leg against Hawkes Bay last Saturday ?
Poser 4 – What was the result the last time Hawkes Bay played Bay of Plenty in 2019 ?
Last weeks Poser 1 – Who is the team that TJ Perenara playing for next Super Rugby season ? Answer – NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes (Japan)
Poser 2 – Wellington and Hurricanes latest All Black Du’Plessis Karifi where was he educated. And can you name some of the other AB’s from the same secondary school ? Answer – New Plymouths catholic Francis Douglas College (along with Beauden, Scott and Jordie Barrett and Conrad Smith)
Poser 3 – What is the additional trophy that wass played for in yesterdays Mitre10 Cup match against Manawatu ? Answer – The KR Tremain Memorial Trophy
Poser 4 – Who is the Hawkes Bay player who has scored the most points in a match vs Manawatu ? Answer – The late Jarrod Cunningham
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) won 47-12 (RS) – Sun 1 Nov vs Bay of Plenty (Tauranga) lost 17-22 – Sun 8 Nov vs Wellington (Napier) (RS) – Sun 15 Nov vs Taranaki (New Plymouth).
Scoring: 3min Lolagi Visinia try – 5-0 ; 6m Kaleb Trask try – 5-5 ; 13m Trask pen – 5-8 ; 16m. Jonah Lowe try/con Caleb Makene – 12-8 ; 27m Ash Dixon try – 17-8 ; 34m Emoni Narayan try/con Trask – 17-15 /// 65m Trask try/con – 17-22
Be there next Sunday for the final Shield Challenge for 2020
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 30 Northland 7 : Sat 24 – Bay of Plenty 44 Canterbury 8 : Hawkes Bay 47 Manawatu 12 (RS) : North Harbour 23 Auckland 22 : Sun 25 – Tasman 47 Southland 10 : Counties Manaukau 20 Wellington 53 : Waikato 27 Taranaki 20
WEEK EIGHT – Fri 30 Oct – Canterbury 16 Otago 23 : Sat 31 Oct – Wellington 3 Tasman 19 : Northland 8 North Harbour 24 : Auckland 31 Waikato 10 : Sun 1 Nov – Manawatu 24 Southland 12 : Bay of Plenty 22 Hawkes Bay 17 : Taranaki 27 Counties Manukau 24
WEEK NINE – Fri 6 Nov – Southland v Otago : Sat 7 Nov – Auckland v Northland : North Harbour v Counties Manukau : Tasman v Canterbury : Sun 8 Nov – Waikato v Bay of Plenty : Hawkes Bay v Wellington (RS) : Manawatu v Taranaki
BLEDISLOE CUP – 11 Oct. vs Australia (Wgtn) Draw 16-16 : 18 Oct. vs Australia (Auck) Won 27-7 : 31 Oct. vs Australia (Sydney) Won 43-5 : 7 Nov. vs Australia (Brisbane)
TRI-NATIONS – 31 October NZ vs Australia (Sydney) won 43-5 : 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)
And the longtime drought continues…
Wallabies celebrate their last Bledisloe Cup triumph in Sydney in 2002.
Yes – 18 years since our neighbours last had a taste out of this cup…
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 <<<
COMING EVENTS IN (2021)
Start planning NOW to attend the annual
> 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
Act Now and get your travel & accommodation funding applications underway
>>> www.maristrugby.org.nz <<<
NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST CRICKET
Action out in the middle
NOBM Premier batters Stuart Lindsay and Calim Leathard
cross for a run against Napier Tech at Nelson Park in their
sides loss last week.
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.
Please email – firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 0204 1557 857 to register for junior trainings.
New members are especially 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.
For all Cricket Info please contact:
– Secretary – Andrew Frame ph.843 7701 H / 021 102 4990 – email@example.com
or Del Whyte – 021 705 030 – firstname.lastname@example.org
“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 – email@example.com
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….
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”
ExHigh Marist Netball
Pass the Word Around
Come along and join our club in 2021
>>> 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 again in 2021′
The Leprauchan Comments
Paddy is doing some roofing for Murphy.
He nears the top of the ladder and starts shaking and going dizzy.
He calls down to Murphy and says, ”I think I will ave to go home, I’ve gone all giddy and I feel sick.”
Murphy asks, “Ave yer got vertigo Paddy?”
Paddy replies, “ No, I only live around the corner.”
Old Paddy Murphy took his wife to the hospital to have a baby. After waiting for a while in the waiting area, Paddy picked up the hospital house phone, called the doctor and said,
“Hello, this is Mr. Murphy. What’s the news on Mrs. Murphy?”
The doctor answered,
“You are the father of a fine baby boy, but hold on because it’s not all over yet.”
After about a half hour, Paddy called the doctor back and asked, “Hello, this is Mr. Murphy. What’s the news on Mrs. Murphy?”
The doctor answered,
“You’re the father of twins, a boy and a girl, but hold on because it’s not all over yet.”
After another half hour, Paddy called back and asked,
“Hello, this is Mr. Murphy, what’s the news?” The doctor answered, “You’re the father of triplets — two boys and a girl. It’s not all over yet, but it’s slowing down, so why don’t you go get something to eat; I’ll be here all night.”
So Paddy went to a pub and got himself six shots of good Irish whiskey which he washed down with six pints of Guinness. He then went over to the phone, somewhat unsteadily, and called the doctor at the hospital — or thought he did. Actually, he misdialled, and dialed the local cricket club. When the person answered, Paddy asked,
“Hello, this is Mr. Murphy, what’s the news?”
The person replied,
“All out for a hundred and one, and the last one out was a duck.”
Mick and Paddy were looking for work and saw a sign that read TREE FELLERS WANTED.
“Oh, now, look at that,” said Paddy. “What a pity there’s only de two of us!”
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”
Readers please Note: >>> As we now have in excess of 1200+ email recipients in different groups that receive TeamTalk each week we wish to remind you that if you would like to add a friend or associate or if you want to be removed from our Email address list please notify –
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