TeamTalk Update – 14 March 2021

TeamTalk Update – 14 March 2021

March 22, 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.

Don’t plan to succeed, Work to succeed.




NOBMRFC  are seeking a Ground Controller for Tremain Field for the 2021 season.


For the job description and acknowledgement of service reward package
please contact  Terry Gittings on  0274 525 521

Note: Have you thought about maybe sharing this role with a friend ?
(ie Saturday afternoon on Saturday afternoon off.)

Don’t be shy guys / girls step up and contact Terry today and have a chat about the role…..



Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834

Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

2021 Nash Cup
Pool 1
NOBM Premiers
Fri 2 April vs  Clive  @ Farndon Park
Sat 10 April vs  Tech  @ Tremain Field (crossover game)
17 April vs  HRS  @ Elwood Park
24 April vs  Pirates  @ Tremain Field
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 Town Draw
Pool 1
Premier Reserve
Fri 2 April vs Tech @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
Sat 10 April vs Hastings R&S  Elwood Park  1.15pm
17 April vs Pirates @ Tremain Field 1.15pm
24 April vs YMP @ Raupunga  1.15pm
1 May vs Bridge Pa @ Tremain Field 1.15pm
2021 Ron Parker Memorial Cup Draw
Division 3 (TBC)
Sat 17 April vs Maraenui @ Maraenui Park  2.45pm
24 April vs Tech @ Tremain Field  2.45pm
8 May vs Clive @ Farndon  2.45pm
15 May vs Taradale @ Tremain Field  2.45pm
22 May vs Bye
29 May vs Bridge Pa @ RSP 4  2.45pm
12 June vs Takapau @ Tremain Field  2.45pm
19 June vs MAC @ Flaxmere Park  2.45pm
26 June vs Havelock North @ Tremain Field  2.45pm
3 July vs Flaxmere @ RSP 1  2.45PM
10 July vs HRS @ Tremain Field  2.45pm
(RSP – Regional Sports Park)
2021 Pat Ryan Memorial Cup Draw
17 April vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park  1.15pm
24  vs Tech @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
1 May vs Clive @ Farndon  1.15pm
8 May vs Taradale @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
15 May vs Bye
22 May vs Aotea @ Rugby Park (Dvk)  1.15pm
29 May vs Onga Tiko @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
12 June vs Eskview @ Petane  1.15pm
19 June vs Havelock North @Tremain Field  1.15pm
26 June vs Central @ Central Park  1.15pm
3 July vs HRS @ Tremain Field  1.15pm

2021 NOBM Coaches


Premiers – Ellery Wilson (head coach) – 027 964 9060    /   Edwin Meachen  – 021 800 325
Manager – Tim Jones –  021 660 834

Assist. Managers – Alan Poy – 021 776 206   Peter Bainbridge – 027 245 8729

Premier Reserves –  Matt Robertson (head coach) – 027 524 9763  /  Ross Clements –  027 847 0248

Thirds – AJ Gardiner – 027 245 8700

Colts – Sam Williams – 027 689 7617   /   Richie Williams – 022  353 2546
Manager – Therese Rodgers  –  0273 689 105

Trainer  –  Dwayne Smith

Club Liaison Officer – Steve Smithers  –  022 498 5367


HBRU Referee’s Abuse Policy


This Policy has been developed in conjunction with HBRRA


Match Official Abuse: HBRU has a zero tolerance of match official abuse. Any cases of abuse will be directed to the HBRU Judicial system for resolution. Match official abuse can originate from players, team management, club officials and club supporters. It is the responsibility of each club to ensure that there is no match official abuse at their venue and the responsibility of each team management to ensure their players do not indulge in any abuse.

Abuse can fall into either of two levels:

  1. Severe abuse resulting in the referee filing a Referee’s Abuse Form. Match abandoned.
  2. Lower level, but persistent, abuse resulting in the referee filing an Incident Report Form

Both types of reports will be investigated with Level 1 most likely to go directly to the HBRU Judicial Committee. Level 2 reports will be investigated by HBRU staff in conjunction with HBRRA.

Abuse Definition: Verbal abuse, confrontational threatening actions or words and physical contact towards a match official. Disrespect of the authority of the match official. This can be a one-off incident or consistent reoccurring unwarranted language/swearing and/or actions disputing the match official’s integrity and authority.

Abuse Situations

On Field: Only the team captain may approach the referee with questions during the game and at half-time.

Off Field/side-line: In case of match official abuse from the side-line the referee will talk to both captains as a first action – so it is put back onto the teams/clubs. If the abuse continues the Ground Controller needs to be included and the offending parties spoken to. This may mean the removal of the offender(s) from the playing enclosure. If this is not done the game will be called off.

Post-Match: It is not acceptable for a member of a team or club to approach the match officials in a confrontational manner following the game. It is not acceptable for a member of a team or club to approach the match officials in the changing rooms or be confrontational in the club rooms following the match. If this situation occurs the home club is to fully support the match official even so far as to escort him to his vehicle in the car park, if this should become necessary.

Continued Regular Incidents: HBRRA have introduced a three (3) strike system which will be monitored weekly. After a first incident HBRU will notify the offending club that an incident has been logged. If there is a second incident the club will be warned that if there is a repeat, then HBRRA will withdraw all services for their next game. In addition to the game being abandoned (due to lack of referee) all five competition match points will be awarded to the opposition.


Game Day: Each club will appoint a Ground Controller who will make him/herself known to the match referee prior to the game. The Ground Controller must be wearing an official HBRU Ground Controller fluro vest so as to be visible to the match officials. Each field is to be roped off – where this is applicable. Note that HBRU also have a three-strike rule for clubs that do not provide a Ground Controller which can lead to a club having no home games after a third report/strike.


Match Official Reporting: Match officials are expected to complete a Referee Abuse Form if put in an abusive situation either from the game itself or from the side-lines. If the level of abuse is ‘lower level’, but concerning, the match officials are expected to file an Incident Report Form so that both HBRRA management and HBRU management are aware of a potential problem area.


Abandonment of Games: As noted above, if a game is abandoned due to match official abuse the matter will be dealt with by the HBRU Judicial Committee. If, however, the incidents continue then the HBRRA three strike system will be applied.



Sat 13 & Sun 14 March
90th annual Spillane Tournament  –  Taupo
Division 1
Hastings Rugby & Sports  38  Hamilton Marist 24
Napier OBM  27  Hutt OBM 26
Scoring – 2min  Hutt OBM try/con – 0-7  ;  9min Paul Bickle try – 5-7  ;    21m Ricky Hayes try  – 10-7  ;   26m Pedro Bezanilla  try  – 15-7   ;  33m Hutt OBM try/con  – 15-14  ;  37m  Hutt OBM try  – 15-19  ;  39m  Hutt OBM try/con  – 15-26    ///   55m Pedro Bezanilla try  – 20-26  ;   75m Pouvi Fatialofa try/con Jonty Stewart  –  27- 26

Spillane Final
Hastings R&S 29 – 31 Napier OBM



Ricky Hayes accepting the coveted Spillane Cup from club chairman Terry Gittings on behalf of NZ Marist
at the conclusion of the 2021 Final of the 90th Spillane Tournament at Taupo.  And it’ll be back on
the clubrooms shelf again for the second successive year.

Hamilton Marist 60  Hutt OBM 46

At time of despatching this edition the other division results were not available

NOBM Club training continues
Tue 16 / Thur 18 – Prem squad training  6pm

Sat 20 March – Premier Reserve  pre-season Opener
vs  Bridge Pa
@ Tremain Field @ 11am

Tue 23 / Thur 25 – Prem squad training  6pm
Sat 27 March – Camp – Tremain Field  1pm
Tue 29 / Thur 1 April  – Prem squad training

Friday 2 April – Nash Cup
vs Clive –
Farndon Domain
Premier Reserve
Friday 2 April – Town & Country
vs Tech –
Tremain Field




💚 See you out there in 2021 Green Machine!!

Want to play junior rugby in 2021?

Make sure you register

….read on for instructions

If you played for NOBM last year, you should have received a personalised email with a link to your childs registration for 2021 (if not get in touch to update your details).

If you are new to the club or are spreading the word about our amazing club and Junior season, then get interested families to use this link:

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 throughout the year


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 the St Johns College 1st XV squad are scheduled to hold their annual  match against the Napier Collison Repair NOBM Colts on Saturday 3 April.  The match will for the first time is being played for the ‘Foundation Cup’, which represents the colleges rugby foundation, committee and the old boys of the college and club.  Details of venue and time to be announced nearer to the date.
The St John’s Rugby Foundation will also be holding dinner with high profile guest speaker Sir Michael Jones to be held on Friday 9 April.  The squad is also having pre-season South Island tour over the period 17-25 April with match details to be announced shortly.  To keep up with St John’s College rugby head to the Facebook page ‘St John’s College Rugby Foundation’

St Johns College Hastings has a proud history of rugby over it’s 75 years of existence. The advent of professional rugby in 1996 however has changed the secondary school rugby landscape.

Tier 1 schools which St Johns is wanting to be competitive with, are now run on a semi-professional basis.  1st XV and year 8 rugby scholarships are offered to promising players and gym training facilities, assistance with team travel and playing equipment is available to top players in these schools.

For St Johns to be competitive in the Central North Island competition we need to adopt a more professional approach re scholarships, etc and the St Johns Rugby Foundation is crucial.   We need your financial support to make this happen.


THAT a reminder to all NOBM players – Checkout our pre-season training details – where & when on 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”


v      THAT despite what was a convincing 39-17 eventual win for the Crusaders there were a couple of tough calls in last nights third round encounter with the Chiefs at Orangetheory stadium. The first being Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie’s corner flag tackle on Leicester Fainga’anuku Havili which was ruled a five pointer despite a possible attackers foot grounding over the sideline.

And the second was Brad Weber being pinged for knocking-on the ball in his tackle of Richie Mo’unga when in fact he knocked Mo’unga’s arm and not the ball, the resulting play ended up with Weber being yellow carded and a penalty try being awarded to the hosts.  Yes it wasn’t a good night for the match officials and especially the TMO’s interpretation of what he saw and what we viewed on our screens.  And how much more disheartening can it be for the Waikato based franchise who now sitting on a run of twelve consecutive losses ?

THAT now is the time to consider becoming a Gold Card member of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club.
Checkout the benefits:  >>> Non Playing Membership (value $50)   >>> 200 Club Ticket (value $60)  >>>    >>> Complimentary entry to the Club’s annual Dinner & Trophy Presentations     >>>  $60 Club Bar credit on your membership card   >>> 10% discount on Club merchandise    >>> Entry in the weekly members draw    >>> Invitation to a special function for Gold Card members prior to a home Premier game.   And the cost – $200.
For expressions of interest please reply to –  Wade Colville-Smith – 021 059 3943   or  /  0274 470 330

 THAT his talents and form were recognised by the editors of the 2020 NZ Rugby Almanac is indeed an honour in rugby circles.   Yes, Magpie and NZ Maori skipper hooker Ash Dixon joined fellow top performers Aaron Smith, Caleb Clarke, Richie Mo’unga and Lachlan Boshier in being named as the Almanacs five best players in New Zealand rugby in 2020.

It is indeed an honour to be recognised in the NZ Rugby ‘bible’, a publication of records, statistics and history that is in its 85th year having been first published in 1935.  Hawkes Bays Rugby statistician Adrian Hill who along with Clive Akers and Campbell Burnes compile this comprehensive annual publication which is always a must for rugby enthusiasts and collectors as a rich source of New Zealand rugby information.


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


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  –  May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.

      THIS WEEK’S . . . Here and There is being rattled off in Taupo whilst attending the 90th annual North Island Marist Spillane Tournament.

AS THEY SAY . . . a wins a win and the come from behind 27-26 victory over Hutt OB Marist was a gutsy effort from a depleted Green Machine. Although the few loyal supporters who turned up at Owen Delaney Park were left a bit miffed that the Green Machine boys didn’t come and mingle with them at the aftermatch function.

IT WAS . . . a great day last Saturday for the Bank of NOB Marist Rugby Cricket. At the end of the day the following fines were handed out:- Rossco (Development Team assistant coach) $15.00, two dropped catches and a runout, Stew must’ve been worse than Rossco copping a $20.00 fine while Adam and Matty donated $5.00 each.

CRAZY AS IT . . . may seem there’s still been no directive from the NZRU as to what format this year’s Mitre 10 Cup is going to be.  Usually by this time of the year the draw for the competition is out.  The Magpies will have the Ranfurly Shield to defend in a few pre-season games prior to the Mitre 10 Cup too.  Wouldn’t be great if they took it on the road for one of those games. I’m sure a place like Ruatoria would love to host challenge for the ‘Log of Wood’ between the Magpies and Ngati Porou East Coast.

FORMER MAGPIE . . . Ross Filipo was this week named as Head coach of the Mooloos.  He replaces former Waikato stalwart Andrew Strawbridge after two years as his deputy.  Filipo played his final season of rep rugby for Hawke’s Bay in 2016.  The five game All Black (07-08) also tasted Super Rugby success too winning three titles with the Crusaders and one with the Chiefs.

FOLLOWING THE . . . final game of the Constellation Cup in Christchurch on Sunday arvo the Silver Ferns and the Diamonds had played each other 156 times. The Diamonds winning 97 and the Silver Ferns 57, there’s be two draws.

BLACK CAPS . . . new batting star Devon Conway despite living in Welly for three years had up until the final games of the T20 series against Australia never played at the Cake Tin.

THERE’S . . . a certain new Green Machine coach that’ll be celebrating another year in the 30s at the end of this week.

AND NOW . . . a something from the useless information file.  66 years ago tomorrow Elvis Presley signs a management contract with ‘Colonel’ Tom Parker, who had previously managed country stars Eddy Arnold and Hank Snow, and also the Great Parker Pony circus with one of the acts being a troupe of dancing chickens.

Cheers McGoo


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 these are interesting times in early season rugby with the a new Super Rugby Under 20 tournament to be played in April.  Hawkes Bay will have a foot in the pie so to speak with the pairing of Magpie front men in coach Mark Ozich and captain Ash Dixon in the driving seat as co-coaches of the Highlanders U20 team.  The tournament which will be held in Taupo will double as a trial for the New Zealand U20 team.   With the World Rugby Under 20 Championship that was to have been held in Italy mid-year it is now hoped that an Oceania tournament will be held.


THAT  the 2022  91st Spillane Tournament will be centralised next year and will be played again in Taupo.  This sensible idea will shorten the trip for teams to attend from throughout the North Island.   And once the date has been finalised hopefully sooner than later, affiliate clubs will be able to apply in plenty of time for their accommodation and bus travel assistance through their normal funding charities.


THAT the following is another little Covid-19 gem……  ‘Day 7 of SOCIAL Distancing.  Struck up a conversation with a spider today.  Seems nice.  He’s a web designer….’



++++  The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.



“Rugby is a game for big buggers. if you’re not a big bugger, you get hurt. I wasn’t a big bugger but i was a fast bugger and therefore I avoided the big buggers.”
Spike Milligan.

“Mum rings me a couple of times a week.  She’s frustrated with the family being on Facebook.”
Highlanders first-five Mitch Hunt on quips at the Highlanders and himself from the commentators on social media.

“A massive thank you to the public and fans for all the support over years. To my many teammates, thanks for the lessons and help along the way. It wasn’t a perfect journey, but the lessons have helped shape me into the man I’m proud to be off the field today.”
Says Sonny Bill Williams as he steps away from the game.

“Rugby may have many problems, but the gravest is undoubtedly that of the persistence of summer.

Chris Laidlaw.

Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Test  Your Rugby Knowledge


This weeks Poser 1  – True or False – Four Barrett brothers have played first-class rugby ?

Poser 2   – After 25 years of Super Rugby how many titles have the Crusaders won ?

Poser 3  –  Which NZ player scored the most tries in First Class rugby in 2020 ?                         

Poser 4 –  At last years Napier hosted Spillane tournament who did Napier played in their opening game ?               

Last weeks Poser 1  –  Who captained the All Blacks at the 1991 Rugby World Cup ?       Answer –  Gary Whetton

Poser 2   – Who is the head coach of the 2021 Chiefs team ?           Answer –  Clayton McMillan

Poser 3  – How Many times did the All Blacks tour South Africa between 1971 – 1991 ?         Answer –  Once  (in 1976)

Poser 4 –  And on for our NOBM Colts followers – Who did our 2020 Colts open their season against ?       Answer –   Pat Ryan Memorial Cup –   20 June vs Clive (Farndon) won 24-5   

   Round 1  26 Feb – Highlanders 13 Crusaders 26   :  27 Feb – Hurricanes 16 Blues 31   :  Bye – Chiefs
Round 2
   5 March – Chiefs 23 Highlanders 39   :    Sun 7 March – Crusaders 33 Hurricanes 16   :     Bye – Blues
Round 3   13 March – Crusaders 39 Chiefs 17  :   Blues v Highlanders      Bye – Hurricanes
Round 4   20 March –  Hurricanes v Chiefs    :    Blues v Crusaders      Bye – Highlanders

13 March:   Italy 7  Wales 48    :    England 23 France 20



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

2021  NZ Marist Colts tour  – 

2021  NZ MARIST XV  v  NZR Divisional XV  –

>>>  Info on both of these 2021 events is still will be announced  <<<



>>>  <<<





Patron: John O’Shaughnessy

President: Dave Herrick

Vice Presidents: G O’Shaughnessy, Lawrence Willis, David Pearson, Dave Bovey, Matt Bertram,
Robert Ferreira, Peter Nixon, Bill Reilly

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 – Glenn Restieaux
  Treasurer – Nicola Brown   Secretary – Larissa Duwakin   Club Captain – Ken Cooper
Executive –   Carl Hunt, Sheree Lack,  Jonty Underhill
Coaching Coordinator – Marty Akers

Junior Committee Reps  – Craig Ireson,  Michelle Reilly
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


“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

Ex High Marist netballer Mekhi Miringaorangi models our smart new uniforms

>>> For more Info  please Contact:
President: Anna Campbell  – +6421 056 1155

Secretary: Rebecca Hollyman  022 621 0653  /  Treasurer: Amanda Rich –  021 072 2221
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.

It is actually Anna Campbell. +6421 056 1155  as President and Amanda Rich as treasurer 021 072 2221 . Thanks Jo.

‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball again in 2021′

The Leprauchan Comments

Paddy and Murphy are on a cruise.

Murphy says, It’s awfully quiet on deck tonight.

Paddy says, Sure everyone is probably watching the band.”

Murphy says, There isn’t a band playing tonight.

Paddy says, But I definitely heard some fecker say A band on ship

Paddy Irishman checks into a hotel for the first time in his life and goes up to his room.

Five minutes later he calls the desk and says, “Ya have given me a room with no exit. How do I leave?”

The desk clerk says, “Sir, that’s absurd.

Have you looked for the door?”

Paddy Irishman replies “Well, there’s one door that leads to the bathroom.

There’s a second door that goes into the closet.

And there’s a door I haven’t tried, but it has a ‘do not disturb’ sign on it.”

Paddy and Joseph were walking home from Mulligans Irish bar on Halloween night.

They decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs.

Right in the middle of the cemetery, they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows.

Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.

“Jaysus Man, ya frightened the life outa us”

Paddy called as he caught his breath.

“You scared us half to death — we thought you were a ghost!

What are you doing working here so late at night?” Joseph called.

“My friends are such fools!” the old man grumbled. “They misspelt my name and here I have to correct it!”


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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