TeamTalk Update – 25 April 2021

TeamTalk Update – 25 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”


Important Notice to All Members

Greetings All –

Please read the below notification from the union sent March 8th  to all clubs

  • NOBMRFC  are yet to  fill this  roll.  You will note by not  filling this  position  it has  financial implications for  your Club. It  is  also  important to note that NOBMRFC is the last club to  notify the union  that the position has being filled.     

 Please contact Myself  or Wade  urgently if you are prepared help your club in 2021.

Terry Gittings
NOBMRFC Chairman


This is just a reminder to our Premier clubs, regarding the requirement for these clubs to nominate an Associate referee

The Hawke’s Bay Rugby board have agreed that every affiliated club with at least one (1) senior team in 2020 will receive a cash payment of $2,000 in 2021. To receive this payment required is : clubs involved in the premier competition, the appointing of an appropriate associate referee will be required to receive the funding.  Note: This associate referee is not to be an existing member of HBRRA.

Please remember that this is being done so that clubs will actually have a trained referee (Associate Referee) on those occasions when HBRRA are stretched beyond their resources and have no referee for a game. This is most likely to occur at Division 3 level. So even non Premier Division 3 clubs should consider their position on this.

The requirements for the Club Associate Referee role is,

  • It must be a person or more that is physically capable to run as the Assistant Referee #2 on a premier game and also be capable to referee a game to the level of Div 3.
  • AR role is only on home games. If the HBRRA have enough referees to be able to appoint 2 AR’s for the game then this person would not be required.
  • Refereeing a club game – If for any reason the HBRRA cannot supply a referee to a Div 3 game at your club then this person would be the first port of call for your club to referee the game as per HBRU handbook rule 16.E.
  • The  training session which will cover ARing, the use of communication gear and also the Associate referees course for refereeing.




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.

WINNING means you’re WILLING to go longer WORK HARDER than anyone else


Scroll down to ‘Did You Know’ for acknowledgement of
Ioane Lauano’s milestone of Premier games for the Club……

Team marks occasion with a high scoring game

NASH CUP  – Round 4
+ Macdonald – Leadbetter Cup match  +  Hawkes Bay Challenge Shield


Yesterday’s game against Pirates was all about Johnny Lauano and his 200th game for the mighty green machine. Starting out as a 16 year old Johnny has been a massive part of the NOBM Premier set up on and off the field for the last 16 years and to bring up 200 games is a testament to his determination, ability and loyalty.  The game also doubled as a chance to honour Lee Moleli who earnt his 50 cap and blazer in the 2021 version of the Spillane Cup.

The boys talked all week about putting on a big performance for Johnny and the opening 30 minutes did not disappoint, as the lineouts and scrum functioned well, passes were crisp, forwards and backs combined nicely to run in 6 unanswered tries in the first half. Sharp shooter Bain Champion was on point and converted all six and we went into the break 42-0 up.

Wanting to put the foot to floor it was Pirates who started the second forty better and controlled the ball for an extended period and were rewarded with their only try of the match.  For the last 30 minutes game didn’t reach any great heights as poor handling, lack of referring at ruck time and tired bodies all contributed to lacklustre end to the game.  During that time the boys did manage to record 4 further tries to close a commanding victory 68- 7.

Man of match went to none other than Johnny Lauano who controlled the game well and set his backline alight.  He was assisted by halfback and stand in skipper Zach Donaldson while Dom Devine was in the thick of all the action and the best forward on the paddock.

Next week we are away to MAC in the final round robin game of the Nash Cup  –  to qualify for the final we need to collect 5 points and hope Clive upset Hastings.

NOBM 68 – 10 Tries: Zachary Donaldson (2), Hannon Brighouse, Dominic Devine, Alexander Williams, Matthew Gardner (2), Lee Moleli, Josh McIntyre, Johnny Falevia 9 conversions: Bain Champion (8), Johnny Lauano       Pirate 7 – 1 Try: Felise Tavae 1 Conversion: Zion Clarke.

Report courtesy Premier Manager – Tim Jones

Scoring: 3min. Zach Donaldson try/con Liam Edwards  – 7-0 ;  10m Hannan Brighouse try/con Edwards  – 14-0 ;  23m Dom Devine try/con Edwards  – 21-0 ;  25m Donaldson try/con Champion  – 28-0 ;  28m Alec Williams try/conv Bain Champion. – 35-0 ;  40m Matt Gardiner try/con Champion   –  42-0   ////  43m Pirates try/con  –  42-7 ;   50m Gardiner try/con  ?  – 49-7 ;   53m  L.  Moleli/con Champion  –  56-7 ;  69m  Josh McIntyre try  – 61-7 ;  76m  Johnny Siitia try/con Ioane Lauano  – 68-7

Players of the Day –  3. Ioane Launao       2. Dominic Devine      1. Zach Donaldson

Results: Nash Cup –  Pool 1 –   Clive 34 MAC 24  ;      Pool 2 – Havelock North 29 Central 32  ;  Tech 42 Tamatea 31  ;  Taradale 15 HRS 25
PointsPool 1 – 19 HRS,  17 NOBM,  16 Clive,  8 MAC,  3 Pirates   Pool 2 – 15 TRSC,  11 Tamatea,  10 Tech,  6 Central,  1 Havelock North


Town & Country grade  Round 3


The Richard Kepka Premier Reserves took the lovely trip up to Waikare to take on YMP.  Coming up here last year with 16 or so players and coming away with a 6 point win we expected much the same this time round.  Although this trip proved to be different.  30 minutes before kickoff and not a YMP player to be seen, come kick off time 11 YMP players were seen.  Referee Carl Jowsey kept the comms going between both parties and 20 minutes after the scheduled kick off time we got a game underway with a 12 man YMP team.  30 minutes into the first half the boys were up 49-0 and captain Hamiora called a halt to the first half.  It’s fair to say our lads looked good.

Coach Rossco cleared the bench and the second half was underway, a little over 20 minutes went by before YMP had a scrum 5m out from our line, they crossed for a try in the corner to bring a smile all the supporters.  Having YMP cross our line eventually was a good time to blow the final whistle. With about 55 minutes of rugby action the green machine came away with a 96-5 victory.  A quick dress, a beer or two and a meal upstairs at Waikere and the boys were back on the bus headed for the clubrooms to enjoy the night ahead.

A very different trip this year but credit to the YMP lads that suited up, we know a couple of non-rugby bodies put a jersey on to give us a game and warrant our trip up. Bridge Pa next week at home will see us return to our structures.

Tries to Josh Read, Sami Lauano, Ryan Lindeque (2), Kurt Chambers (2), William Mead, Adam Chapman, James Mitchell, Fatu Peletiso (2), Pio Mauga, Kitiona Moleli, Pouvi Fatialofa.

Cons Adam Champan 7/7, Hamiora Miringorangi 6/7

Report courtesy Development manager – Chris O’Connor

Players of the Day –  3. Sam (Masport) Smithers     2. Junior Ta’a      1. Ryan Lindeque

Results: Town & Country   –  Pool 1 –  Bridge Pa 5 Tech 43   ;  Pirates 59 HRS 22   Pool 2 – Maraenui 30 Taradale 10  ;    Eskview 14 Clive 24,  Havelock 20 MAC 19    Country Grade  –  Otane 55 WCUMR 14 ;  Aotea WBD  Porongahau LBD  ;   Bye -CHB Country

Points: Pool 1 – 20 NOBM   13 Bridge Pa,   11 Tech,  9 YMP,  2 HRS,  1 Pirates.   Pool 2 – 20 Maraenui, 15 TRSC,  14 Clive,  5 Eskview,  4 MAC,  -1 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 won 68-7  :   1 May vs  MAC  @ Flaxmere Park 3pm
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 won 95-6   :   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 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 24 April Nash Cup
vs MAC @ Flaxmere Park @ 3pm
Premier Reserve
Saturday 24 April – Town & Country
vs Bridge Pa @ Tremain Field  @ 1.15pm
Division Three
Saturday 1 May
vs Flaxmere @ Tremain Field @ 2.45pm



Name: Paul Lapa
Nickname: Pauly
DOB: 12.05.1999
Weight: Kg 101.3  Height:  1.88
High School: Don Bosco High School (Samoa)
Rep Teams: –
Favourite Quote:  ‘Aim higher than you can reach.’
Occupation: PSI Print
Positions: loose forward
Preferred Position:
Rugby Aspiration: I aspire to be in the Magpies


Name: Reilly Hannan
Nickname: Pickles
Weight: Kg 119  Height: 188cm
DOB: 16.02.2001
High School: St John’s College, Hastings
Rep Teams:  –
Favourite Quote:
Occupation: Student
Positions: Hooker
Preferred Position: Hooker
Rugby Aspiration: To play as much Prem rugby as I can and play footy for as long as I can.



💚 See you out there in 2021 Green Machine!!

Want to play junior rugby in 2021?

Make sure you register….


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 –  Mike O’Connor

Broker Web Risk Services  lucky members draw   –  $100Bruce Lewis from BRS – who was not present so the pool increases to $150 next week.
(Remember to be in the draw members must be present at the clubrooms)

Clubroom Raffle  winner–  $50  Club voucher –  Ross Clements
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 to NOBM Supporters
> re Financial Members Options for 2021 <

Normal  >>>  Non Players Sub  –  $50

‘200 Club’  –  $60

Gold Card Member  –  $200

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


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 to find a better case of Club Loyalty you couldn’t go past the Lauano family and that really came to the fore yesterday when Ioane ‘Johnny’ Lauano played his 200th Premier game for the club and to emphasis that even more his older brother Migao ‘Milo’ as he is affectionately known was playing his 291 in our Premier team strip.  And not to miss him out, youngest brother Sami was turning out for the clubs Premier Reserves yesterday against YMP has played 57 games in our Premiers side spread out over a number of seasons.

Napier Old Boys Marist Premier rugby teams first five-eighth Ioane Lauano admits his 200th match for the side was an emotional one today.  “It’s a shame Dad wasn’t there he was my No.1 supporter,” Ioane said referring to his father Vaa.  “Dad died in July last year after a battle with cancer.  He hung in there for my wedding then died a week later,” Ioane recalled.  A Specialised Container Services technician at Napier Port, Ioane 32, made his debut for the NOBM club in 2005 when he was 16.  While he hoped to have another season or two at this level with wife Tilo’s permission.  Ioane admitted he might be struggling to match his 40 year old brother Migao’s feats.  Migao who came off the bench yesterday for the Green Machine against Napier Pirate Rugby & Sports in a fourth round Nash Cup fixture at Tremain Field is closing in on 300 premier appearances for his Club.

The former Tamatea High School student Ioane is part of a family of four boys and two girls who arrived in the Bay from Samoa in 2000.  During his time with NOBM Premiers he has tasted Maddison Trophy glory on three occasions and Nash Cup success three times as well as being a New Zealand Marist XV representative.

THAT the St John’s College 1st XV southern tour kicked off over a week ago on their way to the South Island with a convincing 41-18 win against their counterparts at Porirua’s  Bishop Viard College.  Last Tuesday they played Rangiora High School in a high scoring affair with 47-30 winning result.  Their final match was on Thursday in Oamaru where they played St Kevins College 1st XV  a game which resulted in a third successive win for  St John’s 1st XV.  This southern rugby safari experience should certainly assist in giving the Matt Wyatt coached  St John’s squad a worthwhile preparation for their 2021 season.

THAT we extend our belated very Birthday Best Wishes to our Club’s oldest Life Member, Morrie McGill, a former club secretary and diehard supporter who turned a mere 95 years old on Friday.

THAT with the shortage of rugby referees here in Hawkes Bay surely it would be worth considering resurrecting a scheme that was introduced back in the early 2000’s which was an innovation set up by the eastern regions rugby referees education officer Greg Davey.  This was to introduce a training scheme for High School students who were interested in learning how to control a game and by taking up this opportunity the participants were able to gain credits toward their NCEA levels.  This idea is certainly worthy of revisiting to help overcome the current problem and may even open up a young sportsmans career toward higher honours and even the professional game.

THAT only in Ireland  –  There is no luck except where there is discipline.

THAT our Members Subs,  ‘200 Club’ ticket sales and Gold Card memberships are beginning to roll in  –  Have  YOU  purchased your  Non-playing Club Membership  this year  or  your Gold Card    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    >>>  Payments can be made by direct credit to the clubs  SBS Napier – Account  – 03 1355 0760476 00

THAT it is going to be a very interesting week coming up with decisions on the possibility of the Silver Lakes offer on the table for New Zealand Rugby to take into consideration at the games Annual General Meeting this coming Thursday.  Rugby followers  will certainly be awaiting the outcome with interest as to the direction the future of game will be taking.

            AS MANY . . . well know my family affiliation with Perth and Western Australia.  That just got a whole lot more interesting with the Western Force set to host the Hurricanes at McLean Park on 28th May.  I’m pretty sure I’ll be supporting the Perth based side for this one.

AFTER THE . . . first three rounds of the Nash Cup there has been 104 tries scored, 63 conversions and just 14 penalties kicked.  The top four clubs try-wise are Clive 16, Green Machine 15, Hastings R&S 14 and Tamatea 13.  At the other end of the scale Central, MAC and Havelock North have 8 and Napier Pirates 9.  The leading individual points scorer is HRS halfback Connor McLeod with 32.

THIS WEEKEND . . . we’ve celebrated Johnny Lauano chalking up 200 Premier appearances for the Green Machine.  Next weekend local referee Sheldon Eden-Whaitiri will whistle his 200th Premier club fixture.  In reaching this milestone Sheldon has appeared for four different referee associations, making his Premier debut as a 21 year-old in Auckland in 2006.  Ironically his 200th game in control will involve HRS vs Clive, he played his early age group rugby for HRS.

BIRTHDAYS . . . of note this week belong to former Green Machine and Magpies outside back Scott Taylor on the 19th April.  And the day before 2019-20 Green Machine front rower Patrick Teddy turned 21.

JUST A REMINDER . . . Don’t forget that next Saturday is World-Wide Naked Gardening Day.

SINCE 2019 . . . the Perth based AFL side the West Coast Eagles have been based at Optus Stadium.  Prior to that and from their inception in 1986 they were based at Subiaco Stadium across town.  To date the West Coast Eagles have now won 31 of 38 games played at Optus Stadium.  Last weekend’s match against the Collingwood Magpies saw the first full open stadium fixture in Aussie since the Covid-19 global pandemic.  The 54,159 crowd was the largest at an AFL fixture since the 2019 Grand Final.

AND NOW . . . something for a laugh.  I just took a leaflet out of my mailbox, informing me that I can have sex at 73.  I’m so happy, because I live at number 71. So it’s not too far to walk home afterwards. And it’s the same side of the street. I don’t even have to cross the road!

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 always 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 if you can find a mistake in this edition then it has been put there purpose as some people are never happy unless they can find one.

   THAT our players and coaching staff look forward to  YOU  making the effort to get along to support them in their teams fifth round of the 2021 season next Saturday 1May.   At  Flaxmere Park at  3pm when the WiT Trust Premiers playoff against MAC in round 5 of the Nash Cup.    While the Richard Kepka Builders Premier Reserves  take on Bridge Pa at Tremain Field at 1.15pm.   And kicking off their 2021 season will be our Sideline Bar ‘thirsty’ Thirds who will also be venturing out onto Tremain Field at 2.45 to take on Flaxmere

THAT the following is another little Covid-19 lockdown gem…… Did a BIG load of  pyjamas so I would have enough clean work clothes for this week..

   Hard work will put YOU where good luck will find YOU



“We’re pretty confident the boys are enjoying being here and they’re having a great time. As far as I know they’re all going to be here next… the moment.”
Maybe some wishful thinking from Hurricanes CEO Avan Lee on the lure of other options for some of his key players the likes of TJ Perenara, Japan, Ngani Laumape, France, Jordie Barrett, possibly Blues.

“Mate, huge. The guy is made for league, he’s tough, he’s fit, he’s skilful….as much as I’d love to see him back in rugby if it’s a six month gig for the Roosters, I don’t know if many of those will come in your lifetime.”
Hurricanes captain Dane Coles on TJ Perenara.

“It’s going to be an amazing opportunity for the younger generations coming through club and school rugby for Fiji as a whole.”

Suva born Crusader Manasa Mataele on the Fijian Drua team joining the Super Rugby competition along with Moana Pasifika next year.


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge

This weeks Poser 1 – Who captained the Hurricanes to their first and only Super Rugby title ?                
Poser 2 –  Where did England under coach Eddie Jones finish in this years Six Nations Championship ?
Poser 3 – Who is the former Magpie who is not now a player who is involved with the Chiefs super rugby team ?
Poser 4 – Who are the Hurricanes scheduled to play in their opening game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman in 2021 on May 14 ?                     

Last weeks Poser 1 – What was the score in the Hurricanes – Crusaders match last week at the regulation fulltime mark ?    Answer – 27-27
Poser 2 – Who are the two teams who will join Rugby Aotearoa and Australian teams in the 2022 Super Rugby competition ?    Answer –  Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika
Poser 3 – Who were the three All Blacks who retired with relatively serious injuries in last weeks Hurricanes-Crusaders match ?        Answer – Joe Moody, Jack Goodhue, Ardie Savea
Poser 4 – Which NRL club is TJ Perenara rumoured to joining following his stint in Japan with the Red Hurricanes ?                Answer – Sydney Roosters                               

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 26 Hurricanes 24  :    24 April –  Crusaders 29  Blues 6       Bye – Highlanders
Round 10   30 April –  Hurricanes v Highlanders    :    1 May –  Blues v Chiefs      Bye – Crusaders

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  2  –  5  Gisborne Thistle

Rogue Hop Prems  2 – 4  Napier City Rovers
Napier Marist Div 22 – 4  Porthill    

Shed 2 Masters –  Bye

About us

Today Marist FC fields 5 senior teams and 31 Junior teams and is one of the largest clubs in Hawke’s Bay.
The establishment of a junior club in 2005 ensured a bright future for Marist FC. The club teamed up with New Zealand football legend Wynton Rufer’s world class WYNRS Soccer School of Excellence to ensure its young players had a quality introduction to the game.

Thanks to Tony Bartlett, Paul Toohey and Chris Toomey, some of Marists players from the last 10 years are the most skilled in the region.  Meanwhile the club sports a mens Premier team, a mens Premier Reserve division, Second division, Third division and Masters O35 team.

Affiliate clubs:
Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby  –  Ex High Marist Netball  –  Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket  –  Marist Softball  –  Evergreen Hockey

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”



ExHigh Marist Netball

No Results supplied this week…..
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

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

Paddy went for a job interview last week and the manager said, “We’re looking for someone who is responsible.”
“We’ll I’m your man Paddy replied, “In my last job, whenever anything went wrong, they said I was responsible.”

An Irish blonde got fed up with all the Blonde jokes……

So she cut her hair short and dyed it black. Bought a snazzy convertible and went driving through the countryside.

On a back country road, she drove up to a large flock of sheep that were slowly crossing the road.

As she sat there watching the flock she saw the farmer standing there.

She said “Hey I’ll bet you, if I can guess how many sheep you have in this flock, how about you give me one? “Ok,” he said, “give it a try.”

She stood in the seat and surveyed the flock and said: “You have 347 sheep!”

The farmer was amazed as he had exactly 347 sheep.

He told her to pick her one out and picked a really cute one. As she was putting it into her car.

The farmer said

“Wait a minute, how about if I can guess what colour your hair really is you give me my dog back?”


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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