TeamTalk Update – 18 April 2021

TeamTalk Update – 18 April 2021

April 26, 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”



You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.


Spillane Cup revenge at Elwood Park

NASH CUP  – Round 3
+ Brian Gilhooly Memorial Cup match


Cold conditions greeted the teams for the battle of the Hawkes Bay Marist clubs. The boys fresh from their Spillane victory against Hastings knew what the Hastings based side would bring to the match.  A much better warm up lead to a confident start and points were soon on the board as multiple phases saw the boys march upfield and Lee Moleli crash over from close range.  Johnny Lauano’s conversation made it 7-0.

This spurred Hastings into life and for remaining of the first half, it was Hastings who controlled the game and territory.  Through the use of their powerful scrum they provided their backs with frontfoot ball and scored 15 unanswered points before a raid into the Hastings half resulted in a try to the clubs most capped player Migao Lauano.  With the first half drawing to an end a simple turnover resulted in a loose ball and a Hastings player scooping up the loose ball and racing 40 metres to score  extending their lead to 22-12 at the break.

The second half started like the first with the big Hastings bodies wrecking havoc and their scrum pushing ours back at will.  This pressure lead to a further try and a 15 point deficit with 30 to go.  However soon after the Hastings team began to tire noticeably and the possession and territory stats started to turn and with that winger Michael Buckley finished off a well worked team try.  From the kick off the boys charged up field and after multiple phases and some nice interplay between backs and forwards Johnny Faleiva crossed and with Bain Champion’s 2nd conversion it was back to a one point ball game.  Sensing another come from behind victory was in the offering momentum was thwarted when Hastings kicked a long penalty to push the lead to 4.  Still with 8 minutes to play, it was anyone’s game and the boys mounted a couple strong attacks however some wrong option taking and stiff defence saw the attacks came to nothing and Hastings holding on to claim the win.

Thanks to everyone who braved yesterday’s cold conditions and we look forward to seeing you all at home against Pirates next week in what could be a special game for a senior member of the team.

NOBM 26 Lee Moleli, Migao Lauano, Michael Buckley, Johnny Faleiva tries Johnny Lauano, Bain Champion 2 conversions. HRS 30 – Miracle Lolofie (2), Danya Tulou, Alex Philip tries:  Connor McLeod 2 penalties, 2 conversions

Report courtesy Premier Manager – Tim Jones

Scoring: 9min  Lee Molelli try/con Johnny Lauano –  7-0 ;   13m  HRS  pen –   7-3 ;   15m HRS try/con –  7-10 ;    20m Migao Lauano try  – 12-10 ;  25m  HRS try –  12-15 ;   40m  HRS try/con –  12-22  ///  45m  HRS try –  12-27 ;  61m  Michael Buckley try/con Bain Champion  –  19-27 ;  64m. Johnny Faleiva try/con Champion  –  26-27 ;  70m HRS pen  –  26-30

Players of the Day –  3.Matt Gardner      2. Liam Edwards         1.Don Devine


Results: Nash Cup –  Pool 1 – Pirates 14 MAC 19      Pool 2 – Tech 17 Taradale 34   :    Central 22 Tamatea 37    :    Clive 31 Havelock North 21
Points – 15 HRS, TRSC,   12 NOBM,   11 Clive,   10 Tamatea,   8 MAC,   5 Tech,   3 Pirates,   2 Central,   0 Havelock North.

Veteran knows the shortest way to the line….

Much to the jubilation of his team mates WiT Trust NOBM’s utility back turned flanker Migao Lauano
crosses for his 20th minute try in yesterdays Nash Cup encounter with Hastings Rugby & Sports
Premiers at Elwood Park.

Town & Country grade  Round 3


The Richard Kepka Premier Reserve team took on Pirates out there on our home patch. Having not started well in our previous two fixtures this was the focus for the lads today. Pirates had two penalty shots at goal in the opening 10 minutes so still some work-ons here, however James Mitchell opened the scoring to put us up 5-0.

Playing into the wind we did well to starve Pirates of the ball, on their third attempt they opened their account with a penalty, our boys up 5-3 after 15 minutes.  Big Willie Lemalu continued his try scoring form crossing over not long after, Adam Chapman converted into the strong wind.  Andries Lindeque showed his footwork and scored in the corner soon after and we were looking good at 17-3 after 25 minutes.  Pirates then put their heads down and played with some territory and thus we went into the break up 17-3.

With the wind in the second half we started strongly with Leon Avenant and Zac Nevison scoring tries on behalf of the forward pack, Adam converted both and after 50 minutes we were comfortably up 31-3.  Pirates hit back with some nice backline work scoring a try in the corner to halt our momentum. With 20 minutes to play the rain started coming down, a couple of injuries, some handling errors and a bit of fatigue and we only added one further try to Kitz Moleli.  Pirates had us defending hard at the end there but we held strong and came away with a 38-8 winning result.

Tries – James Mitchell, Willie Lemalu, Andreis Lindeque, Leon Avenant, Zac Nevison, Kitiona Moleli.  Conversions – Adam Chapman 4/6

Report courtesy Development manager – Chris O’Connor

Players of the Day –  3. Junior Ta’a        2. Leon Avenant         1. Andreis Lindeque

Results: Town & Country   –  Pool 1 –  HRS 13 Tech 22   :  Bridge Pa v YMP   Pool 2 – Taradale 93 Eskview 8   :   Maraenui 36 MAC 13   :  Clive 24 Havelock North 15               Country Grade –  Porongahau 19 WCUMR 24  :  Central 8 Otane 27   : Bye – Aotea

Points: Pool 1 – 15 NOBM   13 Bridge Pa,   9 YMP,  6 Tech,  1 HRS,  -4 Pirates.   Pool 2 – 15 Maraenui, TRSC,  9 Clive,  5 Eskview,  3 MAC,  -5 Havelock North


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  won 38-27  :  Sat 10 April vs  Tech  @ Tremain Field (crossover game) won 35-17   :   17 April vs  Hastings R&S  @ Elwood Park lost 26-30
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
Fri 2 April vs Tech @ Tremain Field  won  34-10   :  Sat 10 April vs Hastings R&S  Elwood Park  1. won 31-15    :  17 April vs Pirates @ Tremain Field 1. won 38-8
24 April vs YMP @ Waikare  1.15pm    :   1 May vs Bridge Pa @ Tremain Field 1.15pm

2021 Ron Parker Memorial Cup Draw
Sat 1 May vs Flaxmere @ Tremain Field  @  2.45pm   :   8 May vs Bridge Pa @  RSP  2.45pm   :  15 May vs Clive @ Farndon Park  2.45pm
22 May vs Hastings R&S @ Tremain Field  2.45pm   :  29 May vs Maraenui @ Maraenui Park  2.45pm
12 June vs Taradale @ Tremain Field  2.45pm   :   19 June vs MAC @ Tremain Field  2.45pm
26 June – Bye   :   3 July vs Havelock North @ Anderson Park  2.45pm
10 June  –  Semi Final   :   17 July  –  Final
(RSP – Regional Sports Park)

2021 Pat Ryan Memorial Cup Draw
1 May vs Central @ Central Park  1.15pm
8 May  vs Clive  @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
15 May  vs Aotea @ Rugby Park  1.15pm
22 May  vs  Taradale @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
29 May  vs  HRS @  Elwood Park  1.15pm
12 June  vs Tech @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
19 June  vs Onga Tiko @ Mathews Park  2pm
26 June  vs Pirates @ Tremain Field  1.15pm
3 July  vs Eskview @ Petane Domain  1.15pm
10 July  –  Semi Finals
17 July  –  Final


2021 NOBM Team Management

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
Manager – Chris O’Connor  –  027 311 5222
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

NOBM Premiers 2021

      Ricky Hayes     Matt Gardiner   Zach Donaldson
       Captain         Vice Captain      Vice Captain


> New Players always Welcome <

Saturday 17 April Nash Cup
vs Pirates – Tremain Field @ 3pm
Premier Reserve
Saturday 17 April – Town & Country
vs YMP
Waikare @ 1.15pm




Name: Ryan Tian Lindeque
Nickname: Rhino
DOB: 06.09.2001
Weight: 82Kg  Height: 5’8’
High School: St John’s College
Rep Teams: Wakely Shield, HB U18, HB Academy, HB Saracens
Favourite Quote:  ‘Excellence is a gradual result of always striving to
want to be better, act better and do better as a player.’
Occupation: Teacher Aide
Positions: wing, fullback, centre
Preferred Position: wing
Rugby Aspiration: Magpies, Blues or Hurricanes, AB’s, Springboks

Name: Johnny junior Faleiva
Nickname: Juju
Weight: 122Kg  Height: 1.87cm
DOB: 17.11.1996
High School: Napier Boys High
Rep Teams:  HB U19
Favourite Quote:  ‘Ain’t nothing but a peanut.’
Occupation: Residential Support Worker Hohepa
Positions: tighthead/loosehead prop
Preferred Position: tighthead
Rugby Aspiration: It’s gonna be long shot but I aspire to one day represent my
region Hawkes Bay and if it works out I’d like to go bigger with rugby.



Magpies Holiday Programme

9am – 3pm | Monday 19th April 2021 – NOBM Club Rooms, Park Island  – 7-9 years

9am – 3pm | Tuesday 20th April 2021 – NOBM Club Rooms, Park Island – 10-12 years

9am-3pm | Friday 30th April 2021 – NOBM Club Rooms, Park Island – 7-12 year olds (GIRLS ONLY)

Programme Overview 

The Magpies Rugby Holiday Programme is back again in the school holidays! The programme will help develop the young player even more and designed to give kids of all ages the opportunity to develop their skills as rugby players and be coached by current and up and coming Magpies players.

The programme is designed to cater for the different ages of the kids by splitting them into 7-9 year olds and 10-12 year olds. This allows our players to design the activities to the kid’s abilities and maximize their learning and enjoyment.

Throughout the day the kids will rotate though stations in small groups. Each station develops the core fundamental skills involved in rugby. The stations involve tactical awareness, team work, run, catch, pass, tackle, carrying the ball into contact, kicking, breakdown, and conditioning games. To finish the day the players will be able to put their new skills to the test in a mini rugby game.

Session Information

Run Catch Pass: Learning the fundamentals of running, catching and passing is essential to all positions to current game. The players will start coached in the passing techniques and the player’s decision making around when to pass and what pass to use.

Tackle: Making an effective tackle is the cornerstone of every defensive system. The players will train several different tackling techniques and when to use each one. With tackling the best technique is the safest technique.

Ball into contact: Being a strong carrier of the ball is much more than running it ‘straight up the guts” it’s about using your feet, the fend, offloading the ball, fighting though the tackle and planting the ball securely. The coaches will break this skill down for the players and then get some quality practice in.

Breakdown: Just like the tackle, the best technique is the safety technique. The players will be coached in how to effective clean out at the breakdown and the decision making process that are involved.

Kicking: The programme teaches the Grubber, Chip & Punt kicks and some other fun variations. For those players seen to be proficient, advanced coaching is available.

Strength & Conditioning: To play rugby you need to be good in several different areas of strength and conditioning. These are essential pillars to every player: speed, power, agility, strength, muscular endurance and aerobic capacity are all trained on the rugby field and the players are run though new techniques used by the magpies.

Details and Cost

Player registration, including a rugby ball – $60 (only 30 remaining)
Player registration, no ball – $40

Limit of 100 kids per day.

Duration: 9am – 3pm kids must be signed in & signed out at the start and end of the day.

Gear list: rugby training clothing (jersey & shorts), rugby boots, MOUTH GUARD, other protective gear i.e. shoulder pads, warm jersey, water bottle, lunch.
Positive attitude and keen to get involved.

All money raised from this programme is invested back into the program for next year or used to develop junior rugby within Hawkes Bay.

💚 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   Glenn Fulcher  027 640 0127

For more details check us out on Facebook:

20201 NOBM Junior Rugby Committee

Bevan Condin
Dave Walls (Convenor) , Glenn Fulcher (Secretary) ,

Rochelle Williams,  Grant Frommherz,  Hayley Keegan,  Therese Rodger,  Emma Chambers,
Georgie Smithers,  Joshua Wynands,   Annalise Wyatt.

“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”

Clubrooms  Aftermatch  Action  Yesterday

Shape  Life Brokers   – Supporter of Day –  Robbie Morrison

Broker Web Risk Services  lucky members draw   –  $150Wade Colville-Smith – next week its back to $100
(Remember to be in the draw members must be present at the clubrooms)

Clubroom Raffle  winner–  $50  Club voucher –  no raffle this week
Annual ‘200 Club’ 
We wish to Thank Glenys Hannan who has taken over this role with the clubs major annual fundraiser lottery from Bill Halpin and she currently taking your orders for your regular ticket Nos.  You can contact Glenys  –  027 835 5565  or  ph. 835 5248..        Make Sure  YOU  order  your ticket today.  Usual price $60 each


Reminder – NOW IS THE TIME
> re Financial Members Options

Normal  >>>  Non Players Sub  –  $50

‘200 Club’  –  $60

Gold Card Member  –  $200

Gold Card – BENEFITS
>>> Non Playing Membership
>>> 200 Club Ticket
>>> $60 Club Bar credit on your membership card
>> Complimentary entry to the Club’s annual Dinner & Trophy Presentations
>>> 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

Payments can be made by direct credit to the clubs
SBS Napier – Account  – 03 1355 0760476 00
(Please add your name as reference)
or by –
Cheque mailed to: Napier Old Boys Marist RFC, P0 Box 216, Napier
or also at the  Club Bar

Please Note:
A renewed  or  new membership will see you financial with the Club through until 31 March 2022

We have certainly appreciated your generous Support in past seasons and
look forward to you hopefully supporting us once again in 2021-22


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
Bring your friends they are Welcome too.


Clubrooms OPEN EVERY Saturday afternoon
throughout the winter season
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 John’s College 1st XV southern tour kicked off yesterday on their way to the South Island with a convincing 41-18 win against their counterparts at Porirua’s  Bishop Viard College.  On Tuesday they will be playing Rangiora High School and then St Kevins College in Oamaru on Thursday.  We wish head coach Matt Wyatt and his team safe travels and all the best for their remaining matches which will be a good buildup toward their coming domestic season on return to Hawkes Bay.

 THAT remember the days when we had Sunday papers that published a comprehensive summary of the Premier grade club rugby  results from around the country.  And in many cases the metropolitan centres match reports were also published while for the other regions a summary of the fulltime scores.  Well it is certainly a far cry from that nowdays as we get zilch.  Also back then TeamTalk used to publish the results of almost all of our affiliate clubs from throughout the country in each weeks Sunday edition of our humble publication.  It is as if club rugby isn’t the lifeblood of the our national game as far as these media moguls are concerned.

THAT  the twelve Heartland unions have spoken out loud and clear as to their wish for NZ Rugby to take up the United States technology investment company Silver Lake of a 15% share of the All Blacks commercial rights.  The $465 million, almost half a billion dollars deal the Silver Lake have offered would certainly put the games coffers in a much better position going forward, as currently many unions are almost operating hand to mouth when it comes to running the community game.  And one only has to take a look at the at times pathetic crowd attendance (which represents gate takings) even at many of the Super Rugby games in NZ.  Many of us would still remember the near packed stadiums in the earlier days of the competition, which they certainly aren’t today.   And while the 18,000+ spectators that packed into the stadium at Hamilton for the Chiefs-Crusaders encounter last night was a great showing of local support, it was an exception and not the norm

This Silver Lake financial boost wouldn’t be thrown out far and wide and unions would certainly have to be accountable for any financial support they received.  And while a large number of the games top players and All Blacks have spoken out against the deal going through they seem to forget that they have been well provided for and it is the other parts of the game that need support as well.  A vote  is to be held at NZ Rugby’s AGM on April 29 at which time all 26 provincial unions will have the opportunity to show their hand on the matter.  Meanwhile the rugby public will hope  that common sense and the longtime best interest of our national game will be foremost in all eligible voters  minds.

THAT following on from the recent notification of the Referee Abuse Policy this communication was sent to Clubs last Thursday 15 April –

You are all aware of the Referee Abuse Policy formulated between HBRU and HBRRA which has been circulated and discussed at many levels of rugby this season. You will be aware that, as part of this policy, there would be zero tolerance of any matters of referee abuse.

At last night’s HBRU Judicial Hearings  a case of referee abuse was heard by the Committee over a case of verbal abuse to a match referee.  This player has received a 12 week suspension from the game which will effectively curtail his 2021 playing season.  Please take this on-board and inform all of your club team coaches and managers of this so that they can inform their players of consequences for actions and words wrongly directed.

For Your Info  –  The East Coast RRA have withdrawn their services to club rugby for a two (2) week period due to constant side-line abuse, so please don’t think that it is only player abuse that concerns us; side-line abuse must be curtailed as well.”

THAT only in Ireland  –  All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

THAT have  YOU  purchased your  Non-playing Club Membership  this year  or  your Gold Card   and or  your  ‘200 Club’ ticktets
in the clubs annual major lottery ?  All options are currently available.   For expressions of interest please reply to –  Wade Colville-Smith – 021 059 3943   or  /  0274 470 330

         APOLOGIES . . . for no column last week. With my Sue’s dad Mike Bush passing away midweek obviously my energies were diverted to giving her my full ongoing support.

THE . . . Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union has linked up with a new ticketing supplier for the 2021 domestic season.  This previous partner of over 10 years had some issues and isn’t operating as a ticketing provider any longer.  The new company Flicket is very promising business with some enthusiastic young owners who are very open minded according to HBRU Commercial Manager Dan Somerville.  Flicket currently do the ticketing for the Chiefs in Super Rugby Aotearoa so will no doubt have learnt plenty from this which could be applied to the Magpies home season.

SKY SPORT . . . Breakdown programme is currently running a nationwide competition for local rugby clubs to nominate someone from each club as being a Club Legend. I’m sure there’s a few here within Napier Old Boys Marist deserving of being nominated.

I KNOW . . . I missed last week’s clash with the Texans so my casual observation comes from the opening Nash Cup game against the River Rats.  It was Green Machine fullback Liam Edward’s almost charging down young Jayden Falcon’s conversion attempt.  With “Pies” build it was literally “The Charge of the Light Brigade.”

STRANGE BUT TRUE . . . as many readers know I’m an avid sports tipping fanatic.  This year on Super Bru I’ve branched out to include AFL along with my regular NRL and Super Rugby Aotearoa and Super Rugby AU tipping.  And surprise surprise, I’m doing better with the AFL than the other two codes so far.  Go the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers!

AS OF YET . . . no footy action from my eldest grandson across the ditch in Perth.  They kick-off sometime next month, rest assured Bentley’s in full training twice a week for his new Palmyra club.

AND NOW . . . a something from the poet in me. “Treasure the memories and value the past…Because in the future it’s what we have that will last.”

Cheers McGoo

     THAT An IMPORTANT Reminder to all players & supporters of the new Rugby Union
protocals – re positive sideline comments only under the new referee abuse policy.
Guess it’s a case of ‘If YOU think you can do better then how about signing up to be a referee…..’

   THAT a reminder to all NOBM players – 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 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 our players and coaching staff look forward to  YOU  making the effort to get along to support them in their teams fourth round of the 2021 season next Saturday 24 April.   At  Tremain Field at  3pm when the WiT Trust Premiers playoff against Napier Pirates in round 4 of the Nash Cup.
While out in the country at Waikare the Richard Kepka Builders Premier Reserves  take on YMP at 1.15pm. If you fancy a bit of fresh rural air get up there and support boys it’ll be much appreciated

THAT the following is another little Covid-19 lockdown gem……  Day 27 at home and the dog is looking at me like, “See, this is why I chew the furniture.”

++++   If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

“We conceded a few soft turnovers.  Their scrum dominance was a big part of their game and full credit to them.”
NOBM premiers coach Ellery Wilson sums up a key factor in yesterday 30-26 loss to our NZM affiliates Hastings Rugby & Sports.

‘It means heaps because I have been wanting to play rugby after school, so being able to be selected, especially a year early means quite a lot. For people to recognise all the hard work that I have done over the last couple of years is pretty special.”
St John’s 1st XV captain Bradley Campbell on being selected to attend the NZ Barbarians Hurricanes Age Grade Camp.

“It’s hugely significant. You can’t begin to understand how big it is. In that sense it’s a real groundbreaking moment in the journey for Pacific rugby.”

Sir Michael Jones on NZ Rugby’s approval of licences for Moana Pacifica and Fijian Drua to join a new Super Rugby competition in 2022.

“We would be concerned if the Silver Lakes deal didn’t go through.  We see some huge benefits for the community game.”

Bridget Belsham, Heartland secretariat chairperson


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge

This weeks Poser 1 – What was the score in the Hurricanes – Crusaders match last week at the regulation fulltime mark ?   
Poser 2 – Who are the two teams who will join Rugby Aotearoa and Australian teams in the 2022 Super Rugby competition ?
Poser 3 – Who were the three All Blacks who retired with relatively serious injuries in last weeks Hurricanes-Crusaders match ?
Poser 4 – Which NRL club is TJ Perenara rumoured to joining following his stint in Japan with the Red Hurricanes ?               

Last weeks Poser 1 – Do you recall the result of 2020 Maddison Trophy encounter vs Tech   ? Answer –  lost 12-17               
Poser 2 –  Who hold the record for the most games for Napier OBM Premiers and do you know who is in second position ?         Answer – Alan Gardiner 385 and in second position Migao Lauano with 285
Poser 3 –  Has a women referee controlled a Super Rugby match in the Australasian ‘bubble’ yet         AnswerYes the Rebels – Reds fixture last week was controlled by 30 year old Amy Perrett
Poser 4 – If the trans-Tasman Super Rugby gets off the ground on May 14 who will be playing the opening game ?   AnswerHighlanders vs Reds


Round 1  26 Feb – Highlanders 13 Crusaders 26   :  27 Feb – Hurricanes 16 Blues 31   :  Bye – Chiefs
Round 2
   5 March – Chiefs 23 Highlanders 39   :    7 March – Crusaders 33 Hurricanes 16   :     Bye – Blues
Round 3   13 March – Crusaders 39 Chiefs 17  :   Blues 39 Highlanders 17     Bye – Hurricanes
Round 4   20 March –  Hurricanes 35 Chiefs 29    :    Blues 27 Crusaders 43      Bye – Highlanders
Round 5   26 March – Highlanders 19 Hurricanes 30    :    27 March – Chiefs 15 Blues 12      Bye – Crusaders
Round 6   2 April –  Crusaders 12 Highlanders 33     :     3 April – Blues 27 Hurricanes 17      Bye – Chiefs
Round 7   10 April – Highlanders 31  Chiefs 33   :     11 April –  Hurricanes 27  Crusaders 30  *  (The Canes certainly gave it a good nudge but were beaten by a drop goal in golden point time)    Bye – Highlanders )
Round 8    16 April – Highlanders 35 Blues 29     :    17 April – Chiefs 26 Crusaders 25        Bye – Hurricanes
Round 9   23 April –  Chiefs v Hurricanes    :    24 April –  Crusaders v Blues       Bye – Highlanders

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 –  matches > West Coast, Nelson, Wellington, Hutt Valley

>>>  <<<


Napier Marist Football

Some results from the weekends play:

Alexander Electric Feds  01 Levin AFC 1

Rogue Hop Prems  0 3  Porthill
Napier Marist Div 233 Napier City Rovers

Shed 2 Masters 6 3 Napier City Rovers Masters

Team Up with Napier Marist Football in 2021….

2021 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”


With cooperation for the clubs publicity team
we are hoping to be able to bring you a regular roundup of team results in future
–  watch this space


ExHigh Marist Netball
Pass the Word Around
Come along and join our club in 2021

>>> 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.

‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball again in 2021′



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
2021-22 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 2021-22 season”

The Leprauchan Comments

Murphy was selling his house, and put the matter in an agent’s hands. The agent wrote up a sales blurb for the house that made wonderful reading.
After Murphy read it, he turned to the agent and asked, “Have I got all ye say there?”
The agent said, “Certainly ye have…Why d’ye ask?”
Replied Murphy, “Cancel the sale…’tis too good to part with.”

The good Father was warning his listeners about the suddenness of death.
“Before another day is ended,” he thundered, “somebody in this parish will die.”
Seated in the front row was a little old Irishman who laughed out loud at this statement.
Very angry, the priest said to the jovial old man, “What’s so funny?”
“Well!” spoke up the oldster, “I’m not a member of this parish.”

Paddy, the electrician, got sacked from the U.S. prison service for not servicing the electric chair.
He said in his professional opinion it was a death trap!


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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