TeamTalk Update – 30 May 2021

TeamTalk Update – 30 May 2021

May 31, 2021 0 Team Talk


Contents usually include: Old Boys Marist Senior & Junior rugby reports – weekly competition & draw winners – NZ Marist – affiliates Cricket, Netball, Football and Softball seasonal reports – Club Social events  +  News & Views etc etc.

Views and comments often expressed in this publication are not necessarily
those of the executive or policy of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club.

“Team up with a winning Club in 2021”

Why would you play for Old Boys Marist ?

We have a simple philosophy at Napier Old Boys Marist – that we are a well organised rugby club both on and off the field, we are fit, disciplined, well coached and our players are very loyal.  Our teams are always well presented.


At Napier Old Boys Marist we promote a strong work ethic, we play with a special passion and honesty which is fun to be part of, but we also expect our players to carry that honesty through to their work and personal lives.

In summary we as a club will create a positive environment so that players can expect to progress in their rugby careers.  To excel players must also take responsibility for their rugby and life in general.

Will it be easy NO.  Worth it?  ABSOLUTELY


Maddison Trophy  –  Round 3  + 


Cold and windy conditions greeted us at Whitmore Park for the round three clash against the Texans.  Playing into a strong wind, it was the Texans who scored first when they intercepted a pass on their goal line and when the distance.  7-0 down but the signs were good as the boys held the ball and made easy inroads combining well as a team to give winger Michael Buckley space to dance down the touchline and score in the corner.

Moments later it was an action replay with Buckles in for his second while brainstorming centre Sonny Lilo scored in the 26th minute to extend the lead to 10. The Texans were quick to hit back scoring their 2nd before first five Bain Champion scored while our 5th try on the stroke of halftime when Buckles went in again to complete his first half hat trick.

Up 27-12 at half time despite playing into a strong wind, it was smiles all round and the coaches chat was relaxed and everyone was confident of the desired result heading into the 2nd spell. It was further enhanced when Buckles went over for his 4th try in the 41st minute.

With the game safe play started to loosen up which suited Tech with each team having sustained periods of attack and each team crossed for a further 2 tries with hard working flanker Pouvi Fatialofa and comeback kid Will Tremain scoring.

As we build towards the business end of the competition, the coaches are seeing pleasing results and yesterday was a prime example with young fellas like Reilly Hannon and Sonny Lilo putting their hands up alongside some of the seasoned pros.  Now for a well-earned rest over Queen’s birthday weekend and hopefully it assists with more personnel being available in the coming weeks.

Thanks you to all our hardly supporters who braved yesterday’s conditions, we look forward to catching up with you all again at home in 2 weeks’ time when we take our local Marist Brothers at Tremain Field on Club Day.

Report courtesy Premier Manager – Tim Jones

Scoring: 2min.  Tech  try/con   –  0-7 ;  16m  Michael Buckley try  –  5-7 ;  20m.   Buckley try/con  Bain Champion –  12-7 ;  26m Sonny Lilo  try  –  17-7 ;   33m Tech try/con   –  17-14 ;  38m  Champion  try  –  22-14 ;  40m Buckley try   –  27-14      ////   44m Buckley try  32-14 ;  47m. Tech try  –  32-19 ;  55m Champion pen  –  35-19 ;  68m. Pouvi Fatialofa try/con Champion –  42-19 ;   70m  Will Tremain try/con Jonty Stewart  –  49-19

Players of the Day –  3. Boris Van Bruchem     2. Sonny Lilo      1. Reilly Hannan

Results:  Taradale 36-5 Central   :  MAC 21-25 Clive   :  HRS 31-5 Tamatea

Points – 15 HRS,  Taradale,   11 NOBM,  9 Clive,  8 Tech, 5 Central,   3 Tamatea, 2 MAC


Town & Country grade      Jack Santo Cup


The Richard Kepka Premier Reserves travelled out to Tareha to take on the old foe Taradale on their club day. This has always been a tough game for the boys and they target this encounter every year.   Wet conditions meant that discipline and possession were crucial out there, the boys started off a little shaky and Taradale were first to post points with a penalty after 10 minutes. We got back down their end and Adam Chapman levelled the scores at 3 not long after.

We had most of the ball in the first half and felt we had the better of Taradale but we just couldn’t turn it into points. Up stepped Captain Hamiora Miringaorangi, playing at second 5 this week was amongst everything, pick and go and crosses the line on the last play of the first half and again from close range on the first play of the second. 45 minutes in and the boys were looking comfortable at 15-3.

Adam added another penalty at the 50 minute mark and 18-3 with 30 minutes to play and it was ours to lose. Taradale had the better of the last 30 and had us scrambling on defence on a number of occasions.  We defended strongly and held them out until the 75th minute when they scored and closed the score to 18-8. This would be the final score and to walk away with that in these conditions was a testament of how much the boys wanted it.

The coaching crew had nothing but praise for the team after that effort, we defended strongly, our chop tackling ploy is working well, forwards carried with power and most pleasing was our much improved discipline.  A number of players could have seen themselves in the 3,2,1s this week.  Special thanks to the 3rds guys for coming over Taine Williams and John Felton, also Fatu Peletiso who has played his last game of the season for us, a loosie who moved into the front row when we were short up front, lots of power with a devastating fend, good luck big man.

Tries – Hamiora 2,  Cons –  Adam  1/2,   Pens –  Adam 2/2

Report courtesy Premier Development manager – Chris O’Connor

Players of the Day –   3. Junior Ta’a      2. Hamiora Miriniaorangi         1. Fatu Peletiso

Results Division 1   –  Maraenui 15-39 Havelock North  :  Otane 7-29 Tech  :   Pirates 17-27 Aotea

Points – 15 Havelock North, 14 NOBM, Aotea. 7 Tech, 5 Pirates, Otane,  2 Taradale  0 Maraenui,

DIVISION THREE    Round 3  –  Big Barrel Maury Cody Cup 

Go the Mighty 3rds……..

Report courtesy – AJ Gardiner

Players of the Day –   3.

Results –  Taradale 29-31 Clive     Maraenui 50-31 Havelock North  :  MAC 19-20 Flaxmere

Points – 10 Clive, 7 Taradale,  6 Havelock North,  5 Maraenui  4 Flaxmere, 1 MAC,  0 NOBM


Boris breaks out….
NOBM Premiers lock Boris Van Bruchem busts through the tackle attempt from
a Napier Tech defender as halfback Zach Donaldson backs up in support.


Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834

Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

Please Note
There will be NO RUGBY for senior grade teams at Queens Birthday Weekend.

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 won 49-22  :   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  won 18-10  :  12 June vs Pirate Premiers @ Tremain Field  :  19 June vs Havelock North 3 Anderson Pk  :  26 June vs Aotea 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  :  Sat 29 May – Bye


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: Boris Van Bruchem
DOB: 12.01.99
Weight: 105Kg   Height: 1.95cm
High School: Shirley Boys High School
Rep Teams:  Canterbury U19, West Coast Heartland team
Occupation: Panpac Timber Supplier
Preferred Position: Blindside Flanker
Rugby Aspirations:  Just to have fun with this team


> New Players always Welcome <




💚 See you out there in 2021 Junior Green Machine!!

Action from yesterdays Tremains NOBM Phantoms 24-12 win over Taradale Tornadoes sees Taika King
heading for the line for one of brace of tries which were converted by team mate Fletcher Rodgers.

Want to play junior rugby in 2021?

Make sure you register….

A couple of our NOBM Juniors Cooper Bound & Dylan Frommherz
who were ballboys at Fridays evenings Hurricanes – Force Super Rugby
match pose here with Hurricanes All Black Ardie Savea

The photo below tells the story of what it is like to be a player, a coach, and a parent of the Napier Old Boys Marist Junior rugby whanau.

The NOBM Baker Tilly 7th grade played their second only ever game of tackle rugby on Saturday. Beating a very good Clive team 6 tries to 4 and are now two wins from two for the season.  Coach Condy said, “The team has skipped 6th grade and jump up to 7th grade to play tackle, so Kurt and I expected the team to struggle as half the team is giving away a year in age and 15kgs to their opposition. However a never give up, always try your best and to play for your team attitude is working well for them so far

“What a Smile?” – Haaroa Buxton (aka H the runaway train) on his way for his length
of the field, match winning try in the final play of the game on Saturday.

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 lost 12-57  (this match was also played for the ‘Matthew Cooper Boot’ trophy  :   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 won 30-15

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 – Jennifer Gittings & Janine O’Connell

Broker Web Risk Services  lucky members draw   – $100 –  Brent Clements
(Remember to be in the draw members must be present at the clubrooms)

Clubroom Raffle  winner–  $50  Club voucher – Brent Clements

Annual ‘200 Club’ 
Make Sure  YOU  order  your ticket today.
First Draws  12 June   <<<>>>   Usual price still $60 each
If you would like to purchase one please see
Terry or Jennifer  or  message Jennifer on  0273 462 150


Reminder to NOBM Supporters
NOW IS THE TIME >>> Your Subs are Due
> re Financial Members Options for 2021 <

Normal  >>>  Non Players Sub  –  $50

Make Sure you get your >   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

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 3 June  from 18:45hrs

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

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

Open to all, bring the family down. Bookings take priority.  Kids 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 we extend our Congratulations to these two members of the WiT Trust NOBM Premier team  –   winger Michael Buckley and inside back Bain Champion who are on top of the Hawkes Bay Premier try and point scoring table.  Michael has crossed the line for 10 tries up to and including  yesterday against Tech while team mate Bain heads the point scoring  with 70 to his credit.  Michael is currently sharing the try scoring with equal top try scorer Taradale’s Iakapu Mapu.   A great effort keep it up guys you’re doing your Club Proud.

    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 Members,   Sponsors   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 you shortly.

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.

THAT  it may be of interest to members both old and new that in belonging to the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club your association also links you to no less than 31  New Zealand Marist Rugby affiliate clubs throughout New Zealand ranging from Whangarei in the north to Invercargill in the south.   There are 21 in the North Island and 11 in the South and while the title of some of these clubs do not have Marist in their title they all play under the banner of the NZ Marist Rugby Federation.

The day to day administration  of the national body which was previously run from Wellington has since moved to Hawkes Bay of recent years and is administered from offices out at Elwood Park at the home of the Hastings Rugby & Sports Club.   The General Manager of the NZMRF is former Hastings Celtic and Hawkes Bay Magpie halfback Neil Murphy who is based at the club.  For any further info re Neil’s contact details are listed further down in this edition under the banner of NZ Marist.

Clubs Affiliated to the New Zealand Marist Rugby Federation

Ashburton  –  Celtic
Auckland  –  Marist RFC
Christchurch  –  Marist Albion RFC
Counties  –  Ardmore Marist RFC
Dunedin  –  Dunedin RFC
Gisborne  –  Old Boys Marist RFC
Greymouth  –  Marist RFC
Gore  –  St Marys RFC
Hamilton  –  Marist RFC
Hastings  –  Hastings Rugby & Sports
Hokitika  –  St Marys RFC
Hutt Valley  –  Hutt OBM RFC
Invercargill  –   Marist RFC
Masterton  –  Marist RFC
Morrinsville  –  St Josephs RFC
Napier  –  Old Boys Marist RFC
Nelson  –  Marist RFC
New Plymouth. –  Tukapa Rugby & Sports
North Harbour  –  Marist RFC
Oamaru. –  Athletic Marist RFC
Palmerston North – Old Boys Marist RFC
Rotorua  –  St Michaels Marist Rugby & Sports
Taupo  –  Marist RFC

Tauranga   –  Greeeton Marist RFC
Te Awamutu  –  Marist RFC
Timaru  –  Celtic RFC
Wairoa  –  Celtic Sports Club
Wanganui  –  Marist RFC
Wellington  –  Marist St Pats RFC
Westport  –  White Star RFC
Whakatane  –  Marist RFC
Whangarei  –  Marist RFC

THAT only in Ireland  –   Although wisdom is good in the beginning, it is better at the end.


THAT – We have a number of 200 club raffle tickets available for sale still.   If you would like to purchase one please see Terry or Jennifer or message Jennifer on  0273 462 150. If you usually purchase a ticket and you haven’t replied to our messages letting either of us know about this years ticket  –  please do so.

>>> This is the clubs main yearly fundraiser.   First draw is 12 June.  If you don’t know about this raffle ask one of us to explain.  You may just win a $2700 travel voucher along with other cash prizes.

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 Terry Gittings  –  0274 524 521  –  Get on to it TODAY



WHILE . . . numbers were down from the previous week there was still a good turnout for a scrummy roast pork on Thursday night.  Sorry Rick, the crackling was by far the best yet!

INTERESTING . . . to read this week that champion mare Melody Belle sold at the Sydney Magic Millions sale for $2.8m Her final race was last weekend in the Doomben in Brisbane last weekend, finishing 5th.  In all Melody Belle won 14 Group One races in her stellar career that began as a 2 year-old winning the 2017 Bonecrusher NZ Stakes at Awapuni.  Get this though, Melody Belle only cost her original owners $57k to buy!

LAST WEEKEND’S . . . second round of the 2021 Maddison produced 211 points. Winning sides scored 137 of those and in doing so scored 18 of the 30 touchdowns.  After 11 games this season the Green Machine has scored 42 tries and 32 conversions.  The next nearest to them is HRS with 38. Individually Michael “The Eel” Buckley has six tries and Bain Champion is the leading points scorer with 58.

BIRTHDAYS . . . that I know about this past week went to Green Machine prop Lee Moleli who was 22 on 25th May and former Prems utility back Brendon Exeter two days later.  Coming up tomorrow is former NOBM prop and current HBRU CEO Jay Campbell.  And referee…

MEANWHILE . . . across the ditch in Perth.  Arks were no match for my eldest grandson’s Palmyra Under 9s side last Saturday.  The Pallies boys picking up their first W of the season.  The boy made up for last week’s poor return by scorching for fours tries this time.  Then on Sunday with his Booragoon AFL side Bentley scored an impressive 5 goals in a POD performance.

WE WENT  to visit my brother in hospital because he’d crashed his motorcycle into a tree and impaled himself onto a tree branch I asked the doctor.  “How is he?”

The doctor said ” He’s not out of the woods yet.”

Cheers McGoo


THAT  the latest COVID situation in Victoria has forced the Highlanders and Melbourne Rebels match to be moved to Sydney.   It means Sunday’s match won’t be at Queenstown with the Highlanders agreeing to fly to Sydney to play the Rebels at Leichhardt Oval at 5pm.  The venue change will certainly be certainly be a kick in the butt  for Queenstown tourism who have really suffered over the past twelve months or so through lack of visitors.

New Zealand had closed the travel bubble for Victorian travellers which forced the Melbourne Rebels to head to Sydney as they tried to work on logistics in making it over the ditch.  However, the worsening situation in Melbourne has led to an extension of the travel ban and the Rebels were unable to secure an exemption.

“We are pleased to be able to keep the competition going, but are working closely with Sanzaar, Rugby Australia and the Rebels to ensure all measures are in place to keep the Highlanders players, coaches, and management safe,” NZ Rugby’s Chris Lendrum said.  The Rebels players were all to be tested for COVID before todays match.


    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……  People are scared of getting fined for congregating in crowds.  As if catching a deadly disease and dying a horrible death wasn’t enough of a  deterrent.

++++  Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.


“It’s a bit of a homecoming and I’m looking forward to getting out there and ripping into it.”

Hurricanes No. 8 Gareth Evans on the comeback trail after a lengthy injury recovery spell.

“All Australian teams now have next to no hope of making a final on June 19.”
Sydney Morning Herald.

“We need that bond of the Bledisloe….and Australian rugby to be strong for our rugby to be strong.”
Aaron Smith.

“McLean Park has always been a good stomping ground for the Canes.  You always get a good crowd and good atmosphere there.”

Canes and Magpie lock Isaia Walker-Leawere.pre-kickoff versus Western Force.


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This weeks Poser 1 –  Up to and including last weekend Maddison Trophy round 2 who is the leading NOBM try scorer ?         
Poser 2 – Who was the Blues player who scored a hat-trick vs Waratahs last weekend ?

Poser 3 – Up to and including last weekend Maddison Trophy round 2 who is the leading point scorer ?

Poser 4 – Who are the teams that the Magpies will host at McLean Park in the NPC round robin games which kicks off on August 6 ?     

Last weeks Poser 1 – Where will the All Blacks be playing two of their 2021 test matches for the first time ever. ?    Answer –  Rugby Leagues Mt Smart Stadium      
Poser 2 – Former All Black skipper Keiran Read has now retired from playing can you name the Japanese club he had been playing for ?         Answer –  Toyota Verblitz

Poser 3 –  Julian Savea’s two tries vs the Rebels on Friday evening to take him to 57 touchdowns saw him bypass two other Hurricanes players previous most tries record – who were they ?     Answer –   Christian Cullen and TJ Perenara are both on 56

Poser 4 – His father was a legend. Who is a rising star in the NZ Mens Sevens scene ?  Answer –  Brady Rush son of Eric. 



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 43 Western Force 6  @ Napier  :  Sat 29 May – Waratahs 28 Crusaders 54  @ Wollongong  :  Blues 38 Brumbies 10  @ Auckland  :  Reds 40 Chiefs 34  @ Townsville  :  Sunday 30 May – Highlanders v Rebels  @ Sydney.

Round 4 – Friday 4 June – Crusaders v Force @ Christchurch  :  Reds v Blues @ Brisbane  :  Saturday 5 June – Chiefs v Rebels @ Hamilton  :  Highlanders v Waratahs @ Dunedin  :  Brumbies v Hurricanes @ Canberra

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 29 May

Alexander Electric Feds 3 – 2 New Plymouth Rangers
Rogue Hop Prems  3 – 1  Havelock North Prems
Napier Marist Div 2  0 – 5 Napier South
Shed 2 Masters  5 -0  Taradale

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 ExHigh Marist Netball

Unfortunately No Results supplied again this week….. !

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
An Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman were all stranded in a desert and somehow manage to find a deer. They all wanted their fair share so the Englishman said “We’ll sort it out by who you support”. The Englishman said “I support Liverpool so I’ll have the Liver”.
Then the Scotsman said “I support Hearts so I’ll have the heart”.
The Irishman said “I support Arsenal but I’m not that hungry!”

Paddy arrived for his interview for a driver position at Dublin Bus.
He said, “Sorry I’m late.”
The interviewer responded, “You’re hired.”

An Irish company was having problems with its employees, and as so often happens, the union intervened, and the labour negotiations began. The company’s chief negotiator held up a copy of the morning edition of the local newspaper. “This man,” he announced, “called in sick yesterday! Yet here on the sports page is a photo of the supposedly ill employee who just won yesterday’s golf tournament with an excellent score.”
The silence in the room was broken by a union negotiator. “Be Jaysus,” he said. “Just think of the score he could have had if he hadn’t been sick!”


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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”Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist” 

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