TeamTalk Update – 23 May 2021

TeamTalk Update – 23 May 2021

May 23, 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”


Will it be easy? NO.  Worth it?  ABSOLUTELY

Maroons wrap up OBM attack

WiT Trust NOBM Premiers first five Johnny Lauano with fullback Jonty Stewart
backing up has his progress stymied by Taradale defenders in yesterdays
second round Maddison Trophy encounter at Tremain Field.


Maddison Trophy  –  Round 2  +  Beck-Guscott Cup  +  Hawkes Bay Challenge Shield


Round two of the Maddison Trophy saw the boys pipped against old foe Taradale. The form team in the comp and unbeaten in 2021 the boys prepared well throughout the week and there was a real edge in the pre-game warm up.

The game itself was a very physical encounter and could have gone either way however it was Taradale who were able to capitalise on their opportunities to keep their noses in front and build scoreboard pressure.  As would be the main headline of the game, Taradale used their noticeable size difference to open the scoring before we hit back through a James Holbrook try.

A long-range Taradale try followed by a charge down try saw Taradale extend the lead before we were able to build pressure in Taradale’s red zone and after some slick passing Michael Buckley crossed for the first of his two first half tries. A muffed exit play saw Taradale hit straight back onto attack and cross for their fourth try.  Knowing that Taradale’s points were coming from mistakes or break outs the boys the kept their heads and some strong straight running saw our third try come on the stroke of half time.  With Bain Champions conversion, the gap reduced to nine at half time.

The coaching team expressed a strong start to the second was needed but once again a Taradale break out try from 70m saw them add a further seven points to their tally.  With plenty of time remaining, the game was played within the 22’s as either side never capitalised on their opportunities.  A late Taradale penalty put the game beyond doubt before Reilly Hannan crossed for a consolation bonus point try.

You could not fault the boy’s effort as they worked hard for each other and threw their bodies around at will.  Standouts were the Lee Moleli who ripped into everything and was strong with ball in hand, Zac Donaldson who served his backs well and was always a threat around the edges while experience heads Matt Gardner and Ricky Hayes threw themselves into everything and didn’t take a backward step all day.

With the loss, it saw the Hawkes Bay Challenge Shield leave the Club however, it must be celebrated that we defeated it for 40 times since winning it off Pirates in early 2016.  Our tenue sets a new Hawkes bay record and more than doubled the previous record  –  something the club can be very proud of and big congratulations must go to all the players, coaches, managers and ball persons who were involved in this tenure of the shield.

Report courtesy Premier Manager – Tim Jones

Scoring: 5min Taradale  try/conv –  0-7 ;  15m.  James Holbrook try –  5-7 ;  23m. Taradale try/con. –  5-14 ;   26m  Taradale try/ con –  5-21 ;   34m Michael Buckley try/con Bain Champion  –  12-21 ;  39m  Taradale try/con.  –  12-28 ;  42m  Buckley try/con –  19-28  ////  45m Taradale try 19-33 ;   71m  Taradale pen –   19-36 ;  75min.  Reilly Hannan  try  –  24-36

Players of the Day –  3. Lee Moleli       2. Zac Donaldson      1. Matt Gardner

Results: Central 18 MAC 14  :  Clive 7 HRS 47 :  Tamatea 29 Tech 36  
Points – 10HRS,  Taradale  7 Tech  6 NOBM, 5 Clive,  Central   5 Tamatea, 1 MAC

A come from behind winning result

Town & Country grade      Jack Santo Cup


The Richard Kepka Premier Reserves travelled over to Whitmore park for a tough encounter with the Texans. With a number of injuries in the squad this was not going to be an easy day at the office.   The boys started the game well and Josh Read scored after just 8 minutes, converted by Adam Chapman and we were up 7-0.  That would be our only points of the first half, giving away too many penalties and perhaps a little too much kicking gave Tech lots of ball and they crossed twice in the first half to lead 12-7 at the break.

The second half started and discipline is what was going to get us through this one.  Tech continued to tackle high and a late tackle on Josh as he scored his second try which brought about a second yellow card for one of their players, 35 minutes remaining, 12 apiece and Tech down to 14 men the game was ours to put away.   Hold the phone said Tech, they used their big boys effectively and some periods of average defence on our part saw them cross twice more before the 60 minute mark to lead 24-12.   We knew if we could execute and play fast rugby we could pull this back and with our bench players adding some energy we set about the job at hand.

William Mead crossed in the corner on the 72nd minute mark, unconverted made it a 24-17 ball game.   More ill-discipline from Tech saw them lose another player with 5 minutes to go, knowing we needed only 7 points to escape with a draw we put our heads down.  Niue Sene Vaimoli picked the ball up at the back of a ruck and smiled his way under the posts untouched and we had a drawn ball game come 78 minutes.  We took the kickoff and made our way just inside the Tech half before they were penalised and more ill-discipline saw them marched a very valuable 10 meters and up stepped Adam Chapman for a game winning shot at goal, 35ish meters out on the angle and cool as you like he sent it straight down the middle, cue the high fives.

Not our best performance but the standings table have us on maximum points after two very tough games.  Again the game went the full 80 and the boys showed real heart staying in this one.  Off to Taradale next week.

Tries Josh Read 2, Willie Mead, Niue Sene Vaimoli.  Cons Adam 2/4.  Pens Adam 1/1

Report courtesy Premier Development manager – Chris O’Connor

Players of the Day –   3. Ryan Murphy         2. Josh Read        1. Hamiora Miringaorangi

Results Division 1
  –  Otane 15 Maraenui 7  :  Havelock North 36 Pirates 19  :  Aotea 31 Taradale 24

Points – 10 NOBM, Havelock North, Aotea. 5 Pirates, Otane. 2 Tech,  Taradale  0 Maraenui,

DIVISION THREE    Round 3  –  Big Barrel Maury Cody Cup 

It was good to finally get a home game and with it the expectation a few of the old brigade would turn up to help out, but coming up against the first round winners must have been too much of a deterrent.  Even so we started the game with 15 hearty fellas and once again they gave it their all.   We would have had 1 more player but he had to ref the game, and to show he wasn’t going to be biased he wore a Taradale jersey under his refs top !

The game was marred by tackling errors, either too high or not at all, so we may have to do so some training on this new skill to the game of rugby.   As the list of injuries mounts, we still need to find more players, but hopefully with a week off next week and a Friday night game the week after, a few more will come down and pull on the boots for the last 5 games of the season.

If you can get out of bed on a Sunday morning without hurting, you haven’t done your club and teammates a service the previous day.   Well done boys.  You’re all hurting.  The club and your teammates are proud of ya.

Go the Mighty 3rds……..
Report courtesy – AJ Gardiner

Players of the Day –   3. Clint Chamberlain          2. Ross Kettle           1. Steve Rogers & John Taitoko

Results –  Havelock North 48 MAC 3 :  Clive 76 Maraenu 17i    :   Bye –  Flaxmere

Points – 5 Taradale, Clive, Havelock North    0 Flaxmere, MAC, Maraenui,  NOBM


Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834

Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome


2021 Maddison Trophy
Sat 15 May vs Tamatea @ Tremain Field won 28-21  :  Sat 22 May vs Taradale @ Tremain Field lost 24-36  :   Sat 29 May vs Tech @ Whitmore Park   :   Sat 12 June vs Hastings R&S @ Tremain Field   :   Sat 19 June vs MAC @ Tremain Field  :  Sat 26 June vs Central  @ Central Park  :  Sat 3 July vs Clive @ Farndon

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  won 55-33

Sat 8 May  –  Nash Cup Final  – Hastings R&S 19 Taradale 46

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
Division 1

Sat 15 May vs Otane @ Tremain Field won 26-25  :  22 May vs Tech @ Whitmore Pk  won 27-24  :  29 May vs Taradale @ Taradale  :  12 June vs Pirate Premiers @ Tremain Field  :  19 June vs Havelock North 3 Anderson Pk  :  26 June vsAotea 2 Tremain Field  :  3 July vs Maraenui @ Maraenui Pk.

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  won 95-6   :   1 May vs Bridge Pa @ Tremain Field won 25-18
Sat 8 May – Jack Swain Cup Final – Maraenui
@ Maraenui Park – Lost 18-22

2021 Ron Parker Memorial Cup Draw
Sat 1 May vs Clive @ Farndon Domain  lost 0-81  :  Sat 8 May – Bye  :  Sat.15 May vs Maraenui @ Maraenui Pk – lost 26-52   :  Sat 22 May  vs Taradale lost 0-84

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

Name: Logan Ede
Nogs / Nagel
Weight: 100Kg   Height: 1.80cm
DOB: 21.02.1996
High School: Napier Boys High School
Quote/Saying: Sink your piss
Rep Teams:  Perth Spirit,  Western Force
Favourite Quote: ‘Sink your piss’
Occupation: Builder Madden Construction
Positions: Hooker / Flanker
Preferred Position: Flanker
Rugby Aspirations:  Enjoy the boys


> New Players always Welcome <




💚 See you out there in 2021 Junior 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:

2021 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

St Johns College CNI Fixtures 2021
15 May vs Rathkeale  (Hastings) lost 17-24  22 May vs Feilding HS  lost 12-22  :  29 May vs St John’s, Hamilton  :  Queens Birthday vs Lindisfarne  :
19 June vs Wesley College  :  19 June vs St Pauls  :  26 June vs Whanganui   :  3 July vs FDMC  :  31 July vs St Peters

Napier Boys High School

15th May  – Rongotai College @ Porirua  won 27-0  :  22nd May – St Pats Town @  Wellington won 29-19 :  26th May  – Scots College @  Wellington

12th June  – Gisborne BHS @ Gisborne  :  19th June – Hastings BHS @ Napier  :  26th June – Tauranga BHS @ Tauranga  :  3rd July – Hamilton BHS @ Napier

10th July  – @ Rotorua BHS  :  25th July  – Feilding High @ Napier  :  31st July – New Plymouth BHS @ Napier  :  4th August – Palmerston North BHS (Polson Banner) @ Palmerston North        Note: Bolded are Super 8 games


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 –   Craig Davies

Broker Web Risk Services  lucky members draw   – $200 –  AJ Gardiner  –  back to $100 next week
(Remember to be in the draw members must be present at the clubrooms)

Clubroom Raffle  winner–  $50  Club voucher – Guy Morrison (2nd week in a row)

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 is currently taking your orders for your regular ticket Nos.
You can contact Glenys  –  027 835 5565  or  ph. 835 5248..        We wish to Thank Glenys for taking on this task to Support our Club…..
Make Sure  YOU  order  your ticket today.  Usual price still $60 each



Reminder to NOBM Supporters
NOW IS THE TIME >>> Your Subs are Due
> 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)
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


Our popular
Thursday Club Roast Dinners
are now up and running again
This year we will be taking your order which will need to be placed by
Wednesdays text  or  pmsg  Tane / Chesna  0204 159 9633

Roast Meals on Thursday 27 May from 18:45hrs

STILL only $10 per head !   Eat in or take away

This weeks roast will be
….come in and support your club….

Open to all, bring the family down. Bookings take priorityKids half meals also available  –  Mums have a night off cooking dinner.
Remember your patronage determines roast evenings longevity.  Your support greatly appreciated.


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

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  Saturday 12 June will be Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby’s annual Club Day which will see all our teams playing at Tremain Field.  The feature game will be between our WiT Trust Premiers vs Hastings Rugby & Sports Premiers.

>>>  It will also be a Special day for our Gold Card MembersSponsors  and our Life Members when the Club will be hosting these generous and loyal supporters of the Napier Old Boys Marist Club.    >>> Invitations will be forwarded to them shortly.

     THAT current All Black halfback Brad Weber certainly comes from good stock in rugby attributes along with younger brother Sam who played for our club’s Premiers a season or two ago before heading offshore.  Brad was a member of the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship winning team in Italy. He has since also clocked up games for Otago (9), Waikato (26), Hawkes Bay (30) and the Chiefs (94) of which he is the current captain.  Also NZ U20 (5), NZ (7),  NZ Maori (7), South Island (1).  Brad’s father Neil also a halfback represented Hawkes Bay  (49) and was a member of the NZ Divisional team that toured Australia in 1991 along with club mate Peter O’Shaughnessy.
Stepping back another generation to Neil’s father and Brad and Sam’s grandfather Graham, also a halfback who represented Hawkes Bay on a number of occasions  (8)  until career ending injury curtailed his rugby ambitions.  And of interest a little known fact is the Graham Weber and Kel Tremain both were named as two of the five most promising players of the year in the rugby bible the 1958 Rugby Almanac.
Some years later on moving from farming in southern Hawkes Bay to a kiwi fruit block on the outskirts of Napier Graham went on to follow a coaching path teaming up with Neil’s club Napier Marist where he became one of the provinces most successful rugby mentors.  His 3 Maddison Trophies 1985, 1986, 1987,  plus 2 Hawkes Bay Provincial Championships 1987 and 1989 and New Zealand Marist prestigious Spillane Cup in 1987 certainly gives testament to this.  Graham went on to also become the Magpies assistant coach for three years – 1990-1992 with Graham Taylor Graeme Taylor.

THAT YOU should give it a try   >  Come and join the  happy diners at the clubs Thursday Roasts evening following training or just having a night off cooking dinner.   All you and or your family have to do is to plan ahead and put your order in for the number of dinners you require on a Wednesday evening to  Tane / Chesna  0204 159 9633.   Our Junior rugby players are also welcome as half size meals are also available.  You can also take advantage of our normal bar facilities before and during your meal.   We look forward to seeing you soon.


Below is a Herald Tribune report by the papers rugby scribe
Frank Long copied from the clubs 1982 scrapbook records.

THAT  last weeks hard fought round one Maddison Trophy encounter against the vastly improved Tamatea side brought back memories of some 39 years ago,  1982 to be precise which saw Marist Premiers lose to the Brian Morris led Hastings side in the McWilliams Maddison Trophy final.  As well as this the team also won the first round Nash Cup.

Much credit must go to Morris who possibly had his best season since moving to Hawke’s Bay.  His individual brilliance, his guidance and his accurate goalkicking were all first class which helped so much to give Tamatea an advantage over most of their opponents.   Also stars of the Waipatu marae based club were the Harris brothers Gerald and George who could foot it in most company  and certainly were valuable assets to their team in achieving the honours that came Tamatea’s way.

It was certainly a season of what could have been for the Mick Cull coached Marist side who did well to reach Maddison Final after looking very much like being out of the running earlier in the season.  The success they had was certainly came through the consistent leadership and hard play from Magpie and the Marist team captain Fred Harbottle who was having one of his best ever seasons ever and also backed up by our Irish import lock Eugene McCarthy from London Irish.  Also out in the backline Magpie midfielder Simon O’Dowd and first five Peter O’Shaughnessy while the Benson brothers Pat and Jim were amongst the key elements up front in the Marist clubs sides regular 1982 winning performances.

At the end of the season Simon headed off with Eugene McCarthy for a season of northern hemisphere rugby with London Irish.  While back at the McLean Park clubrooms Marist club mates could only look at the empty shelf space that for an ounce of luck could have held a brace of silverware on display.   Such is rugby….

THAT ‘between the sticks’ would be an apt title for the snippet I found while researching Tamatea’s past winning performance.  Buried in the smallprint in a September ’82 edition of Team Talk was the following.  It was a fine effort when our senior 3 five-eight Kevin Weipeihana single handedly beat the opposition Tech OB when his team beat won 9-6 recently.  Kev ‘potted’ 3 drop goals for all of Marist’s points.

The last time Marist registered three field goals was about ‘half a century’ ago  –  when ‘young’ Sam O’Brien fresh up from Marlborough slotted 3.  Reliable sources at the time informed under their breath that one was even a punt !

THAT only in Ireland  –   May the grass grow long on the road to Hell for want of use.

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

You can also get your ‘200 Club’ ticket/s by contacting Glenys Hannan  –  027 835 5545  –  Get on to it TODAY

                 A NEW . . . club record was set on Thursday night.  Somewhere around 70 roast beef meals were served up.  This beat the previous record of 65 (roast pork) set in August last year.

FORMER . . . Magpie and Napier Pirates first-five Aayden Clarke has stepped down from his position as CEO of the Pacific Rugby Players following the announcement of two Pasifika teams to join Super Rugby in 2022.  Clarke had worked tirelessy over many years to bring this to fruition. He believes that the Pacific Rugby Players association will go from strength to strength now.

LAST WEEKEND’S . . . opening round of the 2021 Maddison produced 257 points.  Winning sides scored 155 of those and in doing so scored 23 of the 38 touchdowns.

LOCAL ATHLETE . . . Eric Speakman is chasing his Tokyo Olympic qualifying dream in the USA at the moment.  During the week he kicked off his bid with an outstanding 13.22.8 over 5000m at the Sound Running Meet in Los Angeles.  Good enough to place him third in the 30 strong field. Eric’s time was the 26th fastest of the year World-wide and places him 9th the all time Kiwi list.  Oh also a Hawke’s Bay Gisborne record too, he held the previous one at 13.31.50 set over last summer in Auckland.

MEANWHILE . . . across the ditch in Perth. Mandurrah were far too classy for my eldest grandson’s Palmyra Under 9s side last Saturday.  According to reports (from mom) the Mandurrah boys were experts at stripping the ball in the tackle.  So much so they ran out the winners by 11-2.  Some small consolation for Bentley was taking POD honours for Pallies for his two try effort!  It was a different story on Sunday though with his Booragoon AFL side recording an impressive 10-1 win and another goal for the boy too.

AND NOW . . . something for a laugh.  Have you heard about Murphy’s Law?  Yes. anything that can go wrong will go wrong.  How about Cole’s Law? No. It’s julienned cabbage in a creamy dressing.

Cheers McGoo


    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 the following is another of those little Covid-19 lockdown gems……  It may take a village to raise a child, but I swear it’s going to take a whole vineyard to homeschool one.


++++  Positive anything is better than negative nothing.


“I just wish they would stop airing all their dirty laundry in public, and sit down and get together and talk about it.”

Sir Steve Hansen on the bickering between the Rugby Union and the Players Association on the Silver Lake proposal.

“Oh, you know it’s only human  –  people miss kicks.”

Normally ever so reliable Damian McKenzie following those misses in the Chiefs – Crusaders final.

“The Aotearoa super competition was tough, brutal and the guys talk about it like playing Test matches.”
Scott Robertson.

“I would have liked Australian teams to knock off a few of the Kiwi teams to make the ladder a little more even. There’s a gulf isn’t there, which is a real shame.”
And Robertson continues.

Some of us carry our
Heart in our hands

Test  Your Rugby Knowledge

This weeks Poser 1 – Where will the All Blacks be playing two of their 2021 test matches for the first time ever. ?   
Poser 2 – Former All Black skipper Keiran Read has now retired from playing can you name the Japanese club he had been playing for ?       
Poser 3 –  Julian Savea’s two tries vs the Rebels on Friday evening which to takes him to 57 touchdowns saw him bypass two other Hurricanes players who held the record for the most tries record – who were they ?    

Poser 4 – His father was a legend. Who is a rising star in the NZ Mens Sevens scene ?   


Last weeks Poser 1 – Who is the most capped Hurricanes player ?         Answer –  TJ Perenara (140 games)      
Poser 2 – Hurricanes star performer Ngani Laumape has signed with which French club ?            Answer –  Stade Francais

Poser 3
– Who is the rising star who has put up his hand for the NZ Sevens team ?          Answer –  Caleb Clarke

Poser 4 – Who is the veteran All Black who has just signed a two year deal (2022-23) with the Hurricanes   ?               Answer –  Prop Owen Franks         


Premiership draw
7 Aug vs Taranaki – New Plymouth
14 Aug vs Otago – Napier
21 Aug vs Canterbury – Christchurch
28 Aug vs Waikato – Napier
5 Sept vs Manawatu – Palmerston North
10 Sept vs North Harbour – Napier
19 Sept vs Bay of Plenty – Napier
26 Sept vs Wellington – Wellington
3 Oct vs Auckland – Auckland
9 Oct vs Tasman – Napier
Semi Finals – 16 & 17 Oct.
Bunning Warehouse NPC Premiership Final – 24 October

Round 1  –   Friday 14 May – Highlanders 40 Reds 19 @ Dunedin,   :   Friday 14 May – Waratahs 48 Hurricanes 64 @ Sydney.  :  Saturday 15 May – Crusaders 31 Brumbies  29 @ ChCh.   :  Saturday 15 May – Rebels 3 Blues 50 @  Melbourne.   :   Saturday 15 May – Force 19 Chiefs 20  @ Perth

Round 2 – Friday 21 May – Hurricanes 35  Rebels 13  @ Wellington  :  Force 15 Highlanders 25 @ Perth  :   Saturday 22 May –  Blues 48 Waratahs 21 Auckland  :  Chiefs 40 Brumbies 19, Hamilton  :  Reds 28 Crusaders 63    Brisbane.

Round 3 – Friday 28 May – Hurricanes v Western Force @ Napier  :  Sat 29 May – Waratahs v Crusaders @ Wollongong  :  Blues v Brumbies @ Auckland  :  Reds v Chiefs  @ Townsville  :  Sunday 30 May – Highlanders v Rebels  @ Queenstown

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

Reminder – 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 options.
>>> And Make Sure you let your players know that they will be welcome to join an affiliate NZM club in the area they are heading to.
>>>  <<<



Napier Marist Football

Results  for Sunday 23 May

Alexander Electric Feds 1 5 Wanganui Athletic

Results  for Saturday 22 May

Rogue Hop Prems  2 – 2  Western Rangers

Napier Marist Div 2   4 -3   Havelock

Shed 2 Masters  0 – 1  Western Rangers

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 Always


Napier Ex High Marist Netball

Unfortunately No Results supplied this week….. !
Did they play yesterday ???

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

‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball again in 2021′



Patron: John O’Shaughnessy
: 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|
: Del Whyte
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 goes to the vet with his goldfish. “I think it’s got epilepsy”  he tells the vet.
Vet takes a look and says “It seems calm enough to me”.
Paddy says, “I haven’t taken it out of the bowl yet”.

Every night, an Irishman walks into a bar and orders three shots of whiskey.
He downs each shot, pays the barman, and leaves.
The bartender eventually asks him why he always drinks exactly three shots.
“It’s one for me and one for each of my brothers,” he tells the bartender. “One is in America and the other is in Australia, and we do this to feel like we’re all still drinking together.”
A month later the Irishman only orders two shots of whiskey.
“Oh no,” says the barman. “I’m sorry for your loss. Was it the one in America or Australia?”
“What?” The Irishman looks puzzled, then glances at the whiskey glasses. “Hell no, it’s nothin’ like that. It’s just that I’ve decided to stop drinking.”

An old Irish farmer’s dog goes missing and he’s inconsolable. His wife says “Why don’t you put an advert in the paper?”
He does, but two weeks later the dog is still missing.  “What did you put in the paper?” his wife asks.
“Here boy” he replies.


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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