TeamTalk Update – 13 December 2020

TeamTalk Update – 13 December 2020

December 20, 2020 0 Team Talk


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”

Why would you play for Old Boys Marist ?

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.

   Good is not good when better is expected   

 Napier Old Boys Marist
Rugby Football Club Incorporated

held on Monday  7th December 2020  at 6.00pm
at the Clubrooms, Park Island, Napier



Patron – Ian MacRae     President – Phil Beck     Chairman – Terry Gittings

1.  Chris Benson  –  Finance
2.  Tim Jones  –  Rugby
3.  Wade Colville-Smith  –  Club Management
4.  To be appointed
5.  To be appointed

1.  HBRU – Terry Gittings
2.  Napier HSOB Association – Paul McGettigan
3.  St Johns College Old Boys Association – Bill Halpin
4.  NZ Marist Rugby Federation – Eddie Wilson

Chaplain – Fr Barry Scannell  SM

Vice Presidents – Leo Bergman,  John Campbell,  Bill Halpin,  Jim McGrail,  Kevin Murphy,  Mike O’Connor,  Gerard O’Shaughnessy,  Jill Verschaffelt


Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834

Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome


Spillane Tournament History

Flashback to Spillane ’93  –  Sees Napier Old Boys Marist captain Doug
Paulin being presented with the 2nd division Ham Cumming Cup at the
Taupo College Old Boys Marist hosted 62nd Spillane Tournament.
Checkout the article in the
Did You Know’ section of this edition of TeamTalk.



💚 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

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”

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
Clubrooms OPEN from
on Saturdays through the summer season

All Welcome  –  See YOU soon


 Clubroom Bookings
for all Functions or Events

In the first instance please contact:
Director of Club Management

 Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile – 021 059 3943

  NOBM Junior Rugby Supporting 2020 Christmas Parade

Above the NOBM 12th grade rugby team with parents, supporters, aunties & friends
dressed up in their costumes to support the annual Napier Christmas Parade last
Sunday. A great credit to the club in helping out at a community event.
And they had fun…….



THAT following last Mondays evenings 31st AGM at the clubrooms there are still two club directors positions to fill.  Currently we are talking to some prospective directors to fill these vacancies in time for the 2021 season.  We will keep you posted and sincerely thank those of you who have already taken up managements positions by offering your services and experience toward keeping Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby to the forefront in Hawkes Bay.

We would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely THANK our retiring directors both Craig Gowler and Bill Halpin for their valuable time that they gave toward helping to make Napier Old Boys Marist such a successful Club both on and off the field over quite a number of years.  And we look forward to catching up with you at both at future games and club functions.  Enjoy a well-earned break guys…..

THAT at last Monday’s Annual Meeting, the passing of Vice Presidents Sid McCann, Neville Chittenden and Bernie Meredith, also co-Chaplain Rev Bob Foster and Pat O’Shaughnessy was acknowledged with members present standing for a minutes silence as a sign of respect for these deceased and loyal members of our Club.  R.I.P.

THAT a reminder to our 2020 club trophy recipients who still have their cups.  Colts – Paul Lapa,  Thirds – Hayden Karekare, Jordan James.   Premier Reserves –  Kurt Chambers,  Hamiora Miringaroangi,  Adam Chapman.   Major Trophy awardees – Will Tremain,  Dwayne Smith,  Craig Gowler,  Terry Marsh,  Alec Williams.

While we currently have at least half of the club trophies back up on display on the clubrooms, we are now requesting that we would like the recipients who still have their trophies to please drop them back to the clubrooms bar when it is open late on Saturday afternoons. (Apart from the Christmas & New Year weekends).  Alternatively they could be dropped off at my residence at 69 Faraday Street (off Carlyle St) at anytime.  (Eddie Wilson  –  0274 470 330)

THAT with the new Taupo Marist Club hosted 90th Spillane Tournament scheduled for 13 &14 March 2021 we can cast our minds back to the last time the Spillane was hosted in Taupo by the former Taupo College Old Boys Marist Club back in 1993.  The Doug Paulin led Napier Old Boys Marist had a successful weekend at the  tournament played at Owen Delaney Park in taking out the 2nd division Ham Cumming Cup with wins over Hastings Celtic 34-4 on the Saturday and on the Monday a very convincing 59-5 win over Counties Marist to win their way into following years 1994 Spillane Cup section in the Auckland Marist hosted tournament.  Napier also won an additional trophy for the scoring the most overall points in competition play.
In the top division the Spillane Cup the holders since 1988 Auckland Marist faced Palmerston North Marist who having been relegated to the fourth division had worked their way back up to the Spillane pool to face the trophy holders in the final.  In a tight encounter the Turbo No.8 Karl Williams led his 1992 Manawatu Championship winning Palmerston North Marist side to a 9-0 win over the long term northern holders.  It was a classic example of one of the underdog provincial teams rising to the top even if only for a year.  And maybe an inspiration to other affiliate clubs of the true spirit of Marist Rugby to hang in there and give it a go at winning the coveted Marist Spillane Cup.

THAT only in Ireland  –  Theres no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking…

THAT the All Blacks dominated the recent World Rugby awards  –  Men’s 15s Team of the Decade  with seven of the fifteen players in the lineup.
1. Tendai Mtawarira (RSA),  2. Bismarck du Plessis (RSA),  3. Owen Franks (NZL),  4. Brodie Retallick (NZL),  5. Sam Whitelock (NZL),  6. David Pocock (AUS),  7. Richie McCaw (NZL),  8. Sergio Parisse (ITA),   9. Conor Murray (IRE),  10. Dan Carter (NZL),  11. Bryan Habana (RSA),  12. Ma’a Nonu (NZL),   13. Brian O’Driscoll (IRE),  14. George North (WAL),  15. Ben Smith (NZL.
   IN BREAKING NEWS . . . New Zealand has already qualified an athlete for latest sport of break dancing to be added to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.  This guy hands down has proved himself on the international stage, or should that be grass time and time again.  It’s none other than Crusaders head coach Razor Robertson!

FORMER . . . England test spinner Phil Tufnell recently revealed that as a new professional at Middlesex he had to come up with something exceptional as part of his team initiation.  Being very flexible in his youth Tuffers dropped his dacks and proceeded to lick his balls.

WHAT DO . . . current Wallaby Reece Hodge and former Wallaby Matt Rogers have in common?  They’re the only two players in Wallaby history to have played every backline position apart from halfback.

WORLD RUGBY . . . this week released its team of the decade. It included no less that seven All Blacks:- Ben Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Dan Carter, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Richie McCaw and Owen Franks.  And for those who thought Richie McCaw was God, World Rugby confirmed this by naming the former ABs skipper as its individual Greatest Of Decade.

FOR YEARS . . . years I’ve taken part in various rugby sweep competitions with varying success.  The final one wrapped up last weekend being our Mitre 10 Mega one. Organised by former Green Machine manager Todd Donaldson.  The competition started back during Super Rugby pre-covid, so it’s been a long haul for the 28 players involved.  Only three of us were in the hunt for the money going into the final game. My fellow Mega 10 team member Peter 592, Radar 588 and McGoo 583. Watch this space . . . Well a draw meant we all stayed where we were!

NEXT SEASON’S . . . local rugby will see a first for Hawke’s Bay club rugby.  All club finals will be played at McLean Park. In doing so means the games will be played over Friday and Saturday to accommodate everyone.

WHAT A SURPRISE . . . Kenyan athletes dominated the Valencia Half Marathon this week nailing the four of the first places.  In fact the first three obliterated the existing World Record for the distance.  First across the line by a mere five seconds was Kibbiwot Kandie, his time of 57 minutes 32 seconds was a massive 30 seconds under the previous mark. To put it into perspective Kandie’s average was 4 minutes 24 seconds per mile, or equivalent 66 second 400m laps on the track.

SHOUT OUT . . . this week to two former club members who celebrated birthdays. Former Marist cricket team mate of mine, Paf Momoisea was 72 on the 9th.  Secondly former Green Machine loosie Willy Benson celebrated his on Friday, not sure of Willy’s age but it must be close to thirty.

AND NOW . . . a something from the useless information file.  As of today there’s just 75 days to go until Super Rugby Aotearoa kicks off!

Cheers McGoo

++++  The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing


“No leadership, no ideas. Not even enough imagination to thump someone in the line-up when the ref wasn’t looking.”
J.P.R. Williams On Wales losing 28-9 against Australia in 1984.

“It’s hard to watch a sturdy, special man slip into a quiet corner separating himself from family and friends mostly because he forgets he even has them in his life.”

Former Manawatu All Black Geoff Old’s wife on the effects of his earlier concussion injuries.

“I’m still an amateur, of course, but I became rugby’s first millionaire five years ago.”
Former Wallaby David Campese in 1991.

“Grandmother or tails, sir?”
English rugby referee  in 1995 to Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips, Gordonstoun School’s rugby captain, for his pre-match coin-toss preference.


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This weeks Poser 1  – Who will the All Blacks be hosting at home to kickoff their 2021 season ?      

Poser 2   – Who is the captain of the Mitre10 Cup winning Tasman Makos ?       

Poser 3  –  Who is the Welsh referee who has just announced his retirement after controlling 100 tests matches ?      

Poser 4 – Who has recently sold off 5000 square metres in pieces of their parks turf ?   

Last weeks Poser 1  – In last Saturdays Mitre10 Cup Final against Tasman how many tries did Auckland score in their 13-12 loss ?      Answer – None   

Poser 2   – Can you name the Argentina head coach ?        Answer –  Mario Ledesma      

Poser 3  – In last nights Wallabies – Argentina match who missed the 79th minute penalty that would have won the game for Australia ?      Answer  1st five Reece Hodge      

Poser 4 – What was imprinted of the back of the jersey the Sam Cane presented to the Argentinians last Saturday ?       Answer –  10  Maradona     


2020 Mitre10 Finals: 
CUP  – 
Auckland  12  Tasman 13        :         CHAMPIONSHIP –  Hawkes Bay  36  Northland 24

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) Lost 22-24

  – 31 October NZ vs Australia (Sydney) won 43-5    7 Nov. NZ vs Australia (Brisbane) lost 22-24  :   14 Nov. NZ vs Argentina (Sydney)  lost 15-25 :   21 Nov. Australia vs Argentina (Newcastle) Draw  15-15  :   28 Nov. NZ vs Argentina (Newcastle)  won  38-0 :  5 Dec. Australia 16 Argentina 16 (Sydney).   (Re-scheduled draw since South Africa withdrew)

Outcome was a Tri Nations win to the All Blacks

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 was been cancelled.
2020  NZ MARIST XV  v  NZR Divisional XV  – This years tour was been cancelled
>>> Info on rescheduling both of these events will be announced in 2021 <<<

>  2021 Spillane Tournament hosts Taupo Marist in action last season  <

Start planning NOW to attend the annual
Spillane Tournament

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
Important Reminder to clubs…
Act Now and get your travel & accommodation funding applications underway
>>>  <<<




New members are especially 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.

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….

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
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>>> For all Napier Marist Football info please contact – Chris Guillemot  – 0278 450 952

“Play Napier Marist Football in 2021
– New Players Welcome”



Napier 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

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The Leprauchan Comments

Paddy was arrested for murder and he bribed an Irishman on the jury to oppose the death penalty,

and hold out for a verdict of manslaughter.

The jury were out a long time, and finally came in with a verdict of manslaughter.

Paddy rushed up to the Irishman, and whispered, “I’m tremendously obliged. Did you have a

hard time of it?”

“The devils own time, me lad. The other eleven all wanted to acquit you.”


Barman says to Paddy “Your glass is empty, fancy another one?”
Lookin’ puzzled Paddy says “Why know would I be needed two empty feckin glasses?”


Paddy texts his wife one evening and says, “Hi honey, I’ll be home in about half an hour, just having a beer with the boys.
If I’m not home in half an hour… then read this text again!”

Paddy feared his wife Mary wasn’t hearing as well as she used to and thought she might need a hearing aid.

Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family doctor to discuss the problem.

The doctor told him there is a simple informal test that paddy could perform to give the doctor a better idea about her hearing loss.

Here’s what you do said the doctor, stand about 40 feet away from her and in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you.

If not go to 30 feet away and then 20 feet and so on until you get a response.

Later that day when Paddy gets home from the pub he sees Mary in the kitchen cooking dinner and he was in the hallway,

He thinks to himself I’m about 40 feet away let’s see what happens.

In a normal tone, he asks “Mary what’s for dinner my lovely?”

No response so he moves closer 30 feet he says” Mary what’s for feckin dinner ?”. Still no response.

He moves closer about 20 feet. ” Mary, for hell’s sake can ye be telling me what’s for dinner ?” Still nothing and again at 10 feet still nothing.

So he walks up behind her and says Mary, can you tell me what’s for dinner?

She replied,



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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