TeamTalk Update – 20 December 2020

TeamTalk Update – 20 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”

   Don’t run away from challenges, run over them.

 Christmas Message

To everyone associated with our NOBM Rugby Club I wish you a very Merry Christmas.  2020 has definitely been one of the strangest years for all of us in lots of different ways mostly related to Covid 19.  Despite numerous setbacks our Club completed the year in a strong position both on the playing field and from a financial perspective. Thank you all for your support.

I trust you and your families enjoy the festive season. Keep well as we look forward to a bright and Happy New Year coming in 2021.


Phil Beck



 Greetings to our NOBM Family 

I hope you are well as  we look forward to celebrating  Christmas & New Year and kick this once in a lifetime 2020 to touch ..

For those of you who attended the recent NOBM  AGM this month you would  have witnessed the once again we had successful results both on and off the field.  For those of you who couldn’t make it please ensure you visit our new website  to read all the reports in the document.

What was clearly an important outcome at the AGM is that NOBRFC will be requiring two new directors.  Early 2021 I will be seeking out club members to fill these current vacant positions.

Not  having these two roles filled at this time doesn’t mean we can’t move forward with  preparations for the New Year,  but what it does mean more workload for the current hard working board members.  This is a great opportunity to have a say and to share in the governance of our Club.  During the summer break I urge all members to take time to consider if you can fill a position on the board.  You are most welcome to discuss your possible interest with me and to see how you may fit into ‘our team’.   As we all know  “Many hands make light work“.

As chairman of our wonderful organisation and just like any other sports club or business,  it is imperative to build a strategy for success for the now and into the future – this  can be achieved  by a  ‘TEAM “  which in my mind means  –

Together Everyone Achieves More

On behalf of Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby we hope you and your families all have a safe and Joyous Christmas and an even better New Year in 2021

Terry Gittings


Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834

Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome




💚 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
We will re-open on Saturday 16th January
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

– Wades  Warriors –

Congratulations to our NOBM Rugby Cricket team the 2020 Snr 2 champions.
Beat NBHS 2nds XI by 6 wickets chasing 133.
Now for some pre-Christmas Celebrations……



   THAT as the year rapidly winds down and pre Christmas celebrations are in the air we take this opportunity to reflect back on just what a year it has been, as it has been just so different this past Covid season which apart from being able to host a great 89th Spillane Tournament in March then the ‘xxxx’ literally hit the fan so to speak and we went into lockdown.  With the season eventually kicking of club wise on June 20 which was only to be a one round affair for our four senior teams in action.  Lets hope we get back to some normality rugby wise in 2021.

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our regular contributors throughout the past abbreviated season.  Our team managers match reports always had a great following. I would especially like to mention Premier co-manager Todd Donaldson’s highly entertaining game summaries as only he could describe them.  They were classics.  Also the reports from Premier Reserves Ross Clements and ‘thirsty thirds’ AJ who kept us informed on how their respective sides were (and weren’t) performing.  We also has reports from our Colts but on a more irregular basis, I’m sure our readers will be hoping to hear more on our clubs promising up and comers and maybe future premiers next season.  Thanks for your efforts Guys.

Thanks as well goes to our Ex High Marist Netball stalwart Glenys Hannan for her roundups of team results and comments etc.  The reporting from our other affiliates was somewhat spasmodic unfortunately as I’m sure plenty did happen around their clubs and teams.  May in 2021 there may be a bit more forthcoming…

So to keep our readers in the picture of what occurred in the past my regular delving into past club records and events has helped fill a page or two over recent seasons.  Unfortunately these have predominantly been from a Marist slant as the former club has an extensive collection of past history.   Over the years I have asked for someone from the former High School Old Boys club to supply me with information etc but unfortunately it hasn’t been forthcoming which is a shame.

Well another year has all but rolled over and as one hacks out this the 51st and final edition of TeamTalk for 2020 we wish to extend to our members and supporters and also to our affiliate clubs members Seasons Greetings.  We wish you safe and peaceful Christmas break as well as a happy and successful New Year both on and off the field and courts

As the 50th year of TeamTalk comes to a close we trust our club medium of regular communication will continue well into the future in some form.  As an enlightened membership is an informed membership and able to keep abreast with what’s happening in and around their Club.   If you weren’t aware our humble publication has come in a number of forms since it’s inception in 1970 !

For those of you who may be unaware initially it was an irregular cyclostyled newsletter and from 1971 until 1996 as an A5 booklet publication.  Then from 1997 through until 2004 as an A3 colour printed newsletter. Up to this point these were only produced half a dozen times a year.  And from 2005 until the present day our current almost weekly newsletters have become our main form of communication to our NZ wide and global email list which is in excess of 1400 email addresses.   Apart from the more recent international travel clampdown there are many of our former players who have been living around the globe for a number of years and from their occasional feedback they certainly look forward to keeping in touch with club happenings from their former club back here in the Bay.   So roll on 2021……  Ed


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 only in Ireland  –   A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.

      THAT  the ten team 2021 Super Rugby competition involving the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders, Highlanders, Reds, Waratahs, Brumbies, Rebels and Force  is certainly going to be interesting as well as decidedly short.  There are only 5 rounds kicking off on 14 May through until 12 June, with a Final to be played on Saturday 19 June.

The draw as it is at present is subject to change and contingent on a two-way trans-Tasman travel bubble.
    INTERESTING . . . to hear this week that Wallaby first-five James O’Connor has been in negotiations with the Chiefs about playing for them in Super Rugby Aotearoa.  O’Connor who has Kiwi parents is still the youngest Australian to player Super Rugby. He debuted off the bench for the Western Force in 2008 at the age of 17.

COLTS . . . rugby (Under 21) will be returning to the Bay of Plenty next season for the first time since 2013.  Any club that enters a team in the inaugural Colts competition in 2021 will be waived any affiliation fees.

RECENTLY . . . retired International referee Nigel Owens thinks All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith would make a great ref some day.  Welshman Owens says whenever he reffed Nugget Smith he always had something to say even though he wasn’t the captain.  I hope when he retires he’ll become a referee because he’s been doing a good job of it in recent years, but he’s been doing it in a humble way, he challenged you, but in a respectful way, always a pleasure to ref him Owens went on to say.

HAWKE’S BAY . . . Magpies captain Ash Dixon believe it or not finished the just completed first class rugby season as the leading try scorer.  The Tom French Cup winner scored five for the Highlanders , nine for the Hawke’s Bay Magpies and one for the New Zealand Maori All Blacks.

SHOUT OUT . . . this week to former NOBM Premier club player Reece Reebo Robinson who celebrated his 43rd birthday on Friday.  And my eldest try scoring grandson Bentley Neilson in Perth who turned eight on Tuesday.

AND NOW . . . a something from the useless information file.  This day 1969 Ocker Rolf Harris is at No. 1 on the UK singles chart with “Two Little Boys”, a song written in 1902.  It is the Christmas No. 1 of 1969 and the last No. 1 of the 1960s.

Cheers McGoo


++++  You don’t  get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.



“People say e have the same stance and that I run like him, and when I’m compared to him I take a lot of pride in that, but I’m not trying  to be him.”
All Black legend Michael Jones very talented 20 year old son Niko.

“Because of some of the knocks I’ve had it always worries you.  But I can speak truly when I say I’ve never felt pressure to play through a head knock. I think we’re particularly well looked after here in New Zealand.”
AB captain Sam Cane on the recent international publicity regarding concussion.


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This weeks Poser 1  – Which NRL Club has Steve Hansen linked to as a high performance consultant ?

Poser 2   –  Who was the Magpies head coach before Mark Ozich took up the role ?

Poser 3  – Who succeeded Fred Allen as coach of the All Blacks in 1969  ?          

Poser 4 – Who was awarded the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year award ?

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

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

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

Poser 4 – Who has recently sold off 5000 square metres in pieces of their parks turf ?    Answer – The Eden Park Trust Board.


Magpies National Rugby Awards Recognition

To Magpie captain Ash Dixon and halfback Folau Fakatva
who were standout players in the 2020 season.


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 <<<

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!!

    Merry Christmas from NOBMCC!

This past Saturday HB Cricket had their pre-Christmas finals and NOBM had several teams in contention.

Premiers had a regular season 50 over game against Taradale at Nelson Park, with Taradale batting first being dismissed in the 48th over for 149. Josh Paerau claiming 4 for 23, Nihal 2 for 20 and Mathew Sinclair 2 for 25. The Prems made the total comfortably, mainly thanks to Mathew Sinclair (51) and Nihal (58 not out).
A good win and great way to finish the year off!

Hobblers had a moral victory and finish 3rd in their grade after Napier Pirates defaulted their 3rd/4th playoff.

Big Barrel played Havelock North in the Weekend Cup final for their grade, with Big Barrel batting first and barrelling to 200 for 9 in their 30 overs.
Bevin “Bogan” Pollock smashed a swash-buckling 104 off 68 balls and Zubair cracking 31 off 30.Havelock North were unable to match Barrel’s momentum, finishing with 155/9 after their 30 overs. Zubair carrying on his form with the bat to the ball, taking a five-for: 5 for 16 off six!

Rugby played Napier Boys High for in a promotion final, with the school boys batting first and making 133. Matthew Robertson taking 3 for 13 and Ross Clements taking 2 for 13. Rugby made the required total in the 24th over, four down, Adam making 34, Matthew 33 and Smack 31 not out!

Throughout the first half of this season Leanne Harris and her resurrected Lee Ford Ladies have been continuing on well from their first season back last year, playing T20s on Friday nights in the HB Women’s comp. They always sound like good, social games!

Earlier this week we drew the annual NOBMCC Raffle and the results were:
6th – 601 Ashish,   5th – 218 Paul McLean,  4th – 582 Rick Tasker,  3rd – 416 Paris Carroll
2nd – 653 Rachel Hammond,   1st – 326 Cameron Inness

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who bought a ticket!

In other news this season so far our Junior Club goes from strength to strength with our Superstar programme regularly attracting a dozen participants on Friday nights, our Kiwi Cricket team continuing along nicely and our junior hard ball and Superleague teams continuing nicely.

In January we will be sending two teams to the World Famous in NZ HB Cricket Camp.

Much of the thanks for this Junior renaissance must go to Nihal Shilar, who has been driving after the programme for a few years now.  The change and results have been fantastic!  Rick Tasker has taken over the school’s coaching from Nihal this season, and will be taking the Cricket Camp sides.

Also thanks to all the parents for their input, support and participation it’s great to see them getting involved and sharing the love of this great summer game!

From NOBMCC to you and yours, have a Merry Cricketing Christmas and we’ll see you out on the field in the New Year!

Comprehensive Report courtesy – Andrew Frame

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….
Message from the Chairman….

“Wishing all our players, supporters, sponsors and their families a Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

 Play safe and enjoy your time over the festive period.

See you all in 2021 for another exciting season at Napier Marist Football.

(Look out for news on our club match day to launch the 2021 season”)
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 ExHigh Marist Netball
Pass the Word Around
Come along and join our club in 2021

ExHigh Marist Netball wish all our players, families and all Marist families a peaceful Xmas and to enjoy each other’s company over the holiday period.

2021 will be an exciting Sports year with all of our affiliate Clubs from Rugby through to Netball, having new personnel and we hope many new players and volunteers come to our Clubs.

Should you have any queries please contact

Anna Campbell 0210561155   or   Glenys Hannan. 0278355565

>>> 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

Mrs. Pete Monaghan came into the newsroom to pay for her husband’s obituary. She was told by the kindly newsman that it was a dollar a word and he remembered Pete and wasn’t it too bad about him passing away. She thanked him for his kind words and bemoaned the fact that she only had two dollars.

But she wrote out the obituary, “Pete died.” The newsman said he thought old Pete deserved more and he’d give her three more words at no charge.
Mrs. Pete Monaghan thanked him and rewrote the obituary: “Pete died. Boat for sale”


“Tell me, Patrick, how did you manage to get so very drunk last night?” asked the parish priest.

“Well you see, Father, it was like this. I got into very bad company after winning a bottle of whiskey at a raffle.”

“But you were with Mick Mulligan, Sean O’Toole, and Peter Ryan and they don’t drink.”

“Dat’s what I mean, Father…”


Seamus O Brien had been hailed the most intelligent Irish man for three years running. He had topped such shows as Larry Gogans ‘Just a Minute Quiz’ and ‘Quicksilver’ (before Bunny Carrs demise). It was suggested by the Irish Mensa board that he should enter into the English Mastermind Championships. He Did, and won a place. On the evening of the competition, Seamus enters from the crowd and placed himself on the Leather Seat and made himself comfortable. The lights dimmed and a spot light pointed at his face.

Magnus said “Seamus, What Subject are you studying?.” Seamus responded, “Irish History”. Very well said magnus, Your first Question,

“In what year did the ‘Easter Rising take Place?’

Seamus responds ..”Pass”

OK said Magnus, “Who was the Leader of the Easter Rising?”,

Seamus Responds ..”Pass”

OK said Magnus, How long did the Easter Rising Last?”

Seamus Responds.. “Pass”

Instantly, a voice shout from the Crowd, “Good Man Seamus….Tell the English Nothing….”

Eager to impress her dinner guests and pressed for time, the lady of the house sent her husband down to the fancy new delicatessen for some escargots. Knowing there was an equally fancy and new craft brewery next door, she specified her instructions.
“But just the snails, Martin. Please, you know how much this evening means to be.”
“I do love, I do. You have my word.”
“Straight there and straight back?”
“Just me and the snails, not a pint in sight,” he assured her.

Escargots procured, Martin felt reliable and goodhearted as he left the delicatessen. But as chance would have it, through an open window he caught a glimpse of something gleaming. A glowing that seemed to part the clouds and upset his center of gravity.
Before he knew it, he had entered the microbrewery and stood admiring the shiny copper kettle that had picked him out of the crowd. A waiter approached.
He had never tasted anything like it. IPAs, Chocolate Stouts, Imperial Rocket Fuels. He knew he was going to be murdered by his wife, but genuinely felt he couldn’t die happier. The bar eventually closed for the night, forcing him to face the music.
Mournfully stumbling up his driveway, a beery idea struck him. One that just might save his skin. Heading back down the drive, he began to gently place the snails on the ground, one on front of the next.
When the top of the line reached his front door, he rang the bell and prepared for impact.
“Howrya, love. Did we miss the party?”
“Martin!! Where the have you been?! The F-in’ party finished four F-in’ hours ago!”
Calmly turning to the line of snails stretched out behind him, Martin said in a kind, patient voice “Come on lads, we’re almost there…Just a little farther.

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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