TeamTalk Update – 14 January 2021

TeamTalk Update – 14 January 2021

January 21, 2021 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.



How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what
you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.



Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834

Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

2021 Nash Cup
Pool 1
Fri 2 April vs  Clive  @ Farndon Park
Sat 10 April vs  Tech  @ Tremain Field (crossover game)
Sat 17 April vs  HRS  @ Elwood Park
Sat 24 April vs  Pirates  @ Tremain Field
Sat 1 May vs  MAC  @ Flaxmere Park
Sat 8 May  –  Nash Cup Final
The teams that finish in 5th Place in each pool after the round robin stages will be placed into Division one for the second round


2021 NOBM Coaches appointed to date:

Premiers – Ellery Wilson (head coach) – 027 964 9060    /   Edwin Meachen  (ex MSP)

Premier Reserves –  Matt Robertson (head coach) – 027 524 9763  /  Ross Clements – 021 451 412

Thirds – AJ Gardiner (assistant manager)- 027 245  8700

Colts – Sam Williams – 027 689 7617   /   Richie Williams – 022  353 2546

Trainer  –  Dwayne Smith


More details to be announced re (coaches & managers)
Initial Pre-Season Training will be for all players until such time as individual team squads are finalised.  Pass the word around to your team mates and friends and any new players who would like to ‘Team up with NOBM IN 2021’
> All  Welcome <



NOBM Dates 2020/2021        
Date   What Where Time
Tuesday February 2nd Skills and Fitness Dwayne Fitness and Scrums with Francisco Bond Field 6pm
Thursday Februry 4th Dwayne Fitness + Skills with Ellery Bond Field 6pm
Tuesday February 9th Dwayne Fitness and Scrums with Francisco Bond Field 6pm
Thursday February 11th Dwayne Fitness + Skills with Ellery Bond Field 6pm
Tuesday February 16th Dwayne Fitness and Scrums with Francisco Bond Field 6pm
Thursday February 18th Dwayne Fitness + Skills with Ellery Bond Field 6pm
Tuesday February 23rd Dwayne Fitness and Scrums with Francisco Bond Field 6pm
Thursday February 25th Dwayne Fitness + Skills with Ellery Bond Field 6pm
Tuesday March 2nd Everyone Back In (Big Picture Skills) Premier Squad Training Bond Field 6pm
Thursday March 4th Premier Squad Training Bond Field 6pm
Saturday March 6th Game v PNOBM  + Whole Club BBQ Tremain Field 1pm
Tuesday March 9th Premier Squad Training Bond Field 6pm
Thursday March 11th Premier Squad Training Bond Field 6pm
Friday March 12th Travel to Spillane ($50) + Subs ($80) Taupo 5pm
Saturday March 13th SPILLANE Tournament in Taupo Taupo All day
Sunday March 14th SPILLANE Tournament in Taupo Taupo All day
Tuesday March 16th Premier Squad (Team Play) Premier Squad Training Bond Field 6pm
Thursday March 18th Premier Squad Training Bond Field 6pm
Saturday March 20th NO GAME
Tuesday March 23rd Premier Squad Training Bond Field 6pm
Thursday March 25th Premier Squad Training Bond Field 6pm
Saturday March 27th Camp Tremain Field 1pm
Tuesday March 29th Premier Squad Training Bond Field 6pm
Thursday April 1st Premier Squad Training Bond Field 6pm
Saturday April 3rd Round 1 (Colts start May 1st – 1 Round) TBC 3pm
Saturday July 17th Club Final McLean Park 3pm

Be there through February to take advantage of some specialist scrummaging skills and techniques from Hawkes Bay Magpies scrum coach Francisco Deformes.




💚 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

on Saturdays through the summer season

We will re-open for 2021 this coming Saturday 16th January


All Welcome  –  See YOU soon


Also remember for
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 a reminder to all NOBM players – Checkout our pre-season training details – where & when of the Clubs Facebook.  Pass the word around amongst your team mates and also any likely New Players your know of – be they family, friends or workmates.  We have vacancies in all grades from Colts through to Premiers.

“Team up with ‘The GREEN MACHINE’ in 2021  –  New Players WELCOME


THAT here is your Opportunity to support a worthy cause  –  read on >>>

A Special message to all our club members from WIT Trust Premier mid-fielder George Stratton.

Kia Ora friends and family!  We’re having a doo to farewell my doo.

This January 2021 marks three years since I’ve taken to my hair with a set of scissors.  The time has come to part ways with the locks and what better way to wave goodbye than to fundraise and donate to such a good cause, helping those struggling with cancer.

I will be cutting it on Saturday the 16th of January 2021, 3pm at the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club Rooms – come along for a BBQ and bevies. There will also be chances to bid to cut some of these locks off yourself.

Growing my hair has been easy, living with an illness is not. So I would love your support in raising awareness and kindly donating, big or small, it all helps!

Come along and get amongst, if you can’t make it and want to contribute, you can donate via the link below.

Thank you!

>>> So here is your chance members and friends to get along to the clubrooms this Saturday afternoon to catch the ‘shearing action’ and support a very worthy cause  –  Pass the word around….


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.

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.  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  – There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.



THAT an important reminder to our New Zealand Marist affiliate clubs  –  If any of your players are on the move at any time,  maybe a work transfer or a change to live in a new location we would appreciate if you notified us or the affiliate Marist club in the region they are going to so that the local club can get in touch with the player and invite them to ‘team up’ with them.  They maybe even in the position to assist with employment and or accommodation.  Make Sure you let your players know that they will be welcome to join an affiliate club in the area they are heading to.


THAT the following is a little bit of Napier Old Boys Marist History  –  Merge two of Hawkes Bays most successful clubs and the result is Napier Old Boys Marist…. a powerful force in Hawke’s Bay Sport. The new organisation was formed from the amalgamation of Marist and Napier Old Boys clubs in late 1990.

Both clubs have a proud history of sporting success since being founded in the early 1900’s. They are in fact among the Bays most successful clubs, with a total of some 28 Maddison Trophy titles between them within a 60 year period. Napier Old Boys, established in 1910, won the first of their 15 inter-city championships in 1930, while Marist, founded in 1908, first became champions in 1936 and finished with 11.

Anyone around during the heady days of the 1960’s and early 1970’s will relate tales of titanic battles between the two clubs for inter-town supremacy. Games between the McLean Park based clubs often attracted crowds of 4000 to 5000, more than for some Bay Rep matches these days.  Marist won the Maddison Trophy in 1962 and 63 and shared the title with Old Boys in 1969-the last season of the three season Hawke’s Bay Ranfurly Shield reign. The Kel Tremain led Napier Old Boys won the trophy seven times between 1964-71. The two clubs supplied near two thirds of the Bay Ranfurly Shield squad during that magnificent 1966-69 era.

Although Napier Old Boys failed to win the Maddison Trophy after sharing it with Taradale in 1971, they did win the Baywide championship in 1988.The provincial competition (for which the Maddison Trophy has been at stake from 1990) was won by Marist in 1987 (also their last Maddison inter-town success) and in 1989.             


++++  Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.




“Rugby backs can be identified because they generally have clean jerseys and identifiable partings in their hair… come the revolution the backs will be the first to be lined up against the wall and shot for living parasitically off the work of others.”
Former Wallaby Peter Fitzsimmons with tongue in cheek.

”Look what these bastards have done to Wales.  They’ve taken our coal, our water, our steel.  They buy our houses and they only live in them for a fortnight every 12 months. What have they given us?  Absolutely nothing.  We’ve been exploited, raped, controlled and punished by the English – and that’s who you are playing this afternoon.”
Former Lions and Wales player Phil Bennett and a pre-game pep talk before facing England, 1977.


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 


This weeks Poser 1  –   In 25 years of Super Rugby how many titles have the Crusaders won ?

Poser 2   –  How many Super Rugby titles have the Crusaders won under coach Scott Robertson ?

Poser 3  –   Who was the top try scorer in Super Rugby Aotearoa in 2020  ?                   

Poser 4 – What provincial  NPC team did Scott Robertson debut for in 1995   ?


Last weeks Poser 1  – Which NRL Club has Steve Hansen linked to as a high performance consultant ?    Answer – Canterbury-Bankstown      

Poser 2   –  Who was the Magpies head coach before Mark Ozich took up the role ?        Answer –  Craig Philpott (2012-17)

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

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



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!!

A swashbuckling innings in the offing….

Andrew Frame poised for action.


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

Youthful talent recognised

Napier Marist football  clubs Caleb Hunt, 14, has been
offered a full-time scholarship at the Ole Football
Academy in Wellington.

The talents of promising young Napier Marist footballer Caleb Hunt have been recognised with his being offered a fulltime spot at the prestigious Ole Academy in Wellington. The 14-old Napier Boys High student says he is grateful to be selected and is looking forward to playing and training with the best players in Wellington when he moves to the capital on January 23 where he will be accommodated at the academy and also continue his education both on and off the field.

Calebs father, Carl Hunt, a committee member at Napier Marist football and board member at Hawke’s Bay United, said he always knew his son had the talent to make it.  “We knew if he pushed himself to keep learning with the right attitude and…the right coaching, he would go a long way in the game.  This opportunity with Ole doesn’t happen often so it is up to him to see what his future holds.  But he will be in the right environment and will certainly have the coaches to help him succeed in his football career.”

“I hope to learn more about the game and push myself to improve as a player and I’m excited to be able to learn from top coaches at the academy and looking forward to living in the residence with the other boys,” Caleb added.


Napier Marist members certainly wish Caleb every success with this great opportunity in the sport that he loves and will be following his progress with interest.

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”



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

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 was filling out a job application. When he came to the question, “Have you ever been arrested?” he wrote, “No.”
The next question was intended for people who had answered in the affirmative to the previous question, was “Why?”
Paddy answered it anyway: “Never got caught.”


Ryan Air in Ireland recently introduced a special half-fare rate for wives accompanying their husbands on business trips.  Anticipating some valuable testimonials, the publicity department of the airline sent out letters to all the wives of businessmen who used the special rates, asking how they enjoyed their trip.
Responses are still pouring in asking, “What trip?”

The Doctor was puzzled, “I’m sorry but I can’t diagnose yer trouble, Mahoney. I think it must be the drink.”
“Don’t worry about it Doc Kelly, I’ll come back when you’re sober.”


A Mexican, an Italian and our Irishman, Paddy, were doing construction work upon scaffolding on the 20th floor of a building. They were eating lunch when the Mexican opened his lunch box and exclaimed, “Burritos again! If I get burritos one more time for lunch I’m going to jump off this building.”
The Italian opened his lunch box and said, “Pasta again! If I get pasta one more time, I’m jumping too.”
And Paddy said, “Corned beef and cabbage! If I get corned beef and cabbage one more time, I’m going to jump off with you.”
Well – The next day, the Mexican opened his lunch box, saw a burrito; and jumped to his death. The Italian opened his lunch box, saw the pasta, and jumped to his death too.
Paddy, opened his lunch box, saw corned beef and cabbage, and also jumped to his death.
At their funerals the Mexican’s wife wept and said, “I could have given him tacos, or enchiladas! I didn’t realize he hated burritos so much.”
The Italian’s wife cried, “If I had only known how tired of pasta he was, I would have given him meatballs”.
Irishman’s wife said, “Don’t look at me. Paddy packed his own lunches.”

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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