TeamTalk Update – 15 May 2022

TeamTalk Update – 15 May 2022

May 16, 2022 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 2022”

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.


  You never score a try without getting a pass

  59 – 14  PIRATES Premier

With the passing of NHSOB and Hawkes Bay player in the 1970s Jeff Marin and a few of the boys away and resting after a hard game on Monday night, the motivation to get the W was clear.   We started well on attack and after 4 minutes livewire Hooker Reilly Hannan scored a good try converted by Bain Champion.  We allowed Pirates to hit straight back through poor defence but a well deserved converted try 7 -7.   We went straight back on attack with a great try to Hannon Brighouse and conversion by Bain Champion.  A soft try through or poor defence meant after 23 mins we were tied up at 14 all.

From here on the boys stepped it up and a well worked try to James Mitchell taking his opportunity on the wing 19-14.  Now we were hanging onto ball and just before halftime player of the day Boris Van Bruchem scored a great try,  converted by Bain Champion.  Haltime 26-14

Some stern and direct words from Coach Edwin Meachan and stand in assistant coach Sam McNicol at halftime meant a huge step up for the boys.   Straight away a great try to Josh McIntyre and conversion to Bain Champion. 33-14.    Four  minutes later another great forward try to lock Ziah Taumoepeau, who has been a great find to the club in the off-season. Bain Champion converted Ziah’s try to take the scoreline out to 40-14.  In the 59th minute Josh McIntyre showed why he is top try scorer in the Hawkes Bay premier comp so far this year with a ton of pace down the left wing to make it 45-14.

The bench was then let loose and made an impacted straight away with a try to Pouvi Fatialofa, who is like a good red wine and gets better with age.  Bain Champion added the conversion to take the scoreline to  52 -14.   Bain Champion then has a turn and with slick foot work and a turn of pace scored a great try and added the conversion to make the fulltime scoreline 59-14.

A great team and club performance with two  NOBM colts players Nick Ennor and Panini Timu getting a run and showing their talents.  With the bye next week we look forward to seeing you all on the 28th May at home against Aotea from Dannevirke.

Report courtesy of Monty Monteith

Players of the Day   –  3. Boris Van Bruchem           2. Hannon Brighouse           1. Reilly Hannon

Taradale 66-20 MAC  :  Clive 7-75 Tech  :  HRS 32-33 Havelock North  :  CHB 28-32 Tamatea      Bye – Aotea





The Richard Kepka NOBM Premier Reserves were challenged for the Peter Macan Memorial trophy by a classic Eskview team full of big ball-runners.  They were out early warming up while we had a few difficulties with captain Andrew Robinson bowing out with an achilles strain and forcing some rearrangements to our line-up.  We started off kicking into the wind and the sun and Eskview showed their determination to take the trophy off our hands with strong runs from their midfield, but we defended their attacked well and counterattacked round the edges scoring 3 early tries to Cory, Sami and Cory again.  With more storming runs from them and fortitude shown by us, Eskview finally managed to break our line for a try and things started to heat up, Eskview getting a little talking to from the referee.  Along with a failing line-out, we started applying the pressure to Eskview up the middle to create space out wide for new winger Luke Foster to dot down late in the first half.  Our opponents managed to regroup and muscled over for a last try to end the first half.


The second forty started like a grudge match with both sides making ground and strong tackles but little real advantage as neither team scored for a physically demanding first 20 minutes.  The pressure mounted for both teams but eventually it broke in our favour, with the final 20 punctuated with 2 tries to fullback Kitz and Cory rounding out his hat trick with a third.  Many thanks to the thirds management for allowing us to poach this young talent. Despite the referee letting the game run fairly unstructured, our staunch defence held strong and kept Eskview scoreless in the 2nd forty.  Special mentions to experienced Willie Live for a steadfast first 80 minutes at prop and young Brendan Carrol for his first game playing general at 10 and winning the Eskview after match scull.

The winning result sees the Peter Macan Memorial trophy returning to our clubrooms for another year.


Report courtesy of – Steve Rogers

Players of the Day –   3.  Brendan Carrol    2 Willie Live.   1. Kitz Moleli

Havelock North 29-20 Tech  :  Bridge Pa 29-24 MAC  :  Waipawa Country United 15-13 CHB Country    Bye – Otane



We thought this was going to be a win for our side, especially when Bridge Pa started the game with only 13 players and we had a full team of 22.

And I think the players subconsciously thought it would be an easy win for us with our extra 9 players giving us an edge with rolling subs under game on.

We were ahead 17 – 12 at half time, but then the Bridge Pa cavalry arrived in the form of players from their seconds team and for most of the second half they had a full team of 15.

And it became a much harder game than we were expecting at the start of the game.


We still had opportunities to win the game, but we were impatient when we had possession and a large number of handling errors didn’t help either.   We have a bye next weekend so we have an extra week to work on areas that need improvement.


Report courtesy – Brian McGreevy

Players of the Day –   3. Brent Hoekstra          2. Lafai Tuaau           1. Franky Fitiao

Maraenui 14-54 Havelock North  :   Flaxmere 24-7 Taradale  :  Pirates 19-3 MAC  :  Clive 76-21 YMP          



After a promising week at training with good numbers we were feeling that this would be our week against a Taradale side who hadn’t had a win all season.

Unfortunately the game plan was ignored as Taradale took it to us keeping us pinned in our 22 for long periods of the game.  Mistakes and poor discipline didn’t help.
A tune up from the coaches at halftime saw the team start to show what they are capable of but Taradale kept the upper hand and came away deserved winners

Our scrum was dominant and the lineout started to function but we just couldn’t get momentum.  Plenty to work on this week.

Report courtesy –
Steve Smithers


Players of the Day  –  3.                2.                1.

Reminder   –  We are still looking for a few more young men to join our 2022 season.  If you know anyone please get in contact with coach  Sam Birch  –  0273 558 379.

Pirates 22-5 Clive  :  HRS 26-35 Tech  :  Onga Tiko 33-17 Havelock North


The Supporter of the Day was – Robbie Morrison

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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.

Ellwood Function Centre,  Otene Road,  Hastings.     Phone: 0274 070 809

President: Richard McCrea      Vice President: Mike Donoghue
Secretary: Robert McCoid      Treasurer: Jack Sanders

Chairman: Terry Gittings

Contact: 0274 524 521

Committee:   Andi Burrell, Josh Costello,  Martin Devoy,  Bernard Gittings,  Neil Murphy,  Paul Teddy,

The plan for the 2022 NZ Marist Colts annual  tour in 2022 will be in the Auckland / Northland region.  More details and dates to be announced later.

>>> NZ Marist website  –  <<<


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:

2022 NOBM Junior Rugby Committee

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

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2022”


Pass the Word Around………
Come along and join our club in 2022  –  New Players always Welcome
>>> For more Info please Contact:
President: Anna Campbell  – +6421 056 1155  /

Secretary: 022 621 0653  /  
/  Treasurer: Amanda Rich –  021 072 2221  –
Club Captain: Bex Hollyman  – 022 621 0653
Gear Manager: Chesna Morgan  –  0204 159 9633  /
Leanne Harris – Sarah Wynands – Hannah Pugh – Bridget Hannan

‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball again in 2022′

Napier Marist Football

2022 Committee Members
Chairman – Glenn Restieaux
  Treasurer – Yeshnil Naiker   Secretary – Larissa Duwakin  
Executive –   Ken Cooper, Carl Hunt, Sheree Lack,  Jonty Underhill
Director of Football – Brett Angell
Junior Committee Reps  – Craig Ireson,  Michelle Reilly

– Future Stars

Thanks to our clubs sponsors
Alexander Electric  –  Bay Mazda Napier  –  Create  –  Dave Argent: Greenstone Insurance  –  Lattey Group  –   Nelson Signs  –   Online Auto’s  –   Pak n Save Tamatea  –  Problast  –  Roguehop  –   Shed 2  –   Vision Homes  –  Westshore Beach Inn
“Play Napier Marist Football in 2022
New Players Always


NEXT WEEK – Saturday 21 May
NOBM Premier v BYE  @      @  3pm
NOBM Premier Reserve ?   @     @ 1.00pm
NOBM Thirds v BYE      @  2.45pm
NOBM Colts    ?    @      @  1.00pm

Maddison Trophy  –  Fri 15 April vs Clive won 56-17  :  Sat 24 May vs MAC @ Flaxmere Pk  won 40-34   :   Sat 30 April vs Tech @ Tremain  :  Sat 30 May vs Tech @ Tremain lost 26-33  Sat 7 May vs Havelock Nth @ Tremain won 38-29  14 May vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park won 59-14  :  21 May ?
Premier Reserve
Jack Swain Cup – Fri 15 April vs Havelock North @ Tremain Field lost 19-33   :  Sat 24 April vs MAC @ Flaxmere Pk   won 34-27        :    Sat 30 April vs Tech @ Tremain   :  Sat 30 April vs Tech @ Tremain won 52-33  Sat 7 May vs Maraenui @ Tremain won 19-17  :  Sat 14 vs Eskview @ Petane Domain won 45-10. :  21 May vs ?
Morrie Coady Cup – Fri 15 April vs Pirates @ Tremain Field (lost by default)  :  Sat 24 April vs Flaxmere @ Tremain Field   lost  21-44     :    Sat 30 April vs Clive @ Farndon  lost 7-65  :  Sat 30 April vs Clive lost 7-65  :   Sat 7 May vs Tamatea lost 8-17  :  Sat 14 May vs Bridge Pa @ Tremain  lost 24-34.  21 May vs ?
Arthur Bowman Cup – Fri 15 April vs HRS @ Tremain Field won 36-24  :  Sat 24 April  vs Onga Tiko lost  21-44    :    Sat 30 April  vs HRS Colts @ Tremain   :  Sat 30 April vs Havelock Nth lost 7-52  :   Sat 7 May vs  No game  :  Sat 14 May vs Taradale @ Tremain Field 12-43  :  221 May vs ?


New Players Welcome in 2022

For Your Rugby Enquiries

Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile – 021 059 3943

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard

Team Management Personnel 2022

Premier –  Ellery Wilson  – 027 964 9060   :   Assistant – Edwin Meachen – 022 041 6930
Manager – Monty Monteith – 027 807 0522

Premier Reserves
  –  Chris Halas  – 027 533 0925   :   Assistant  – Kurt Chambers  –  027 963 1215  Eddie Stephens  –  027  319 6754
Manager – Steve Rogers –  021 074 8723


ThirdsRobbie Morrision  –   (06) 845 2535
Manager  –  Bryan McGreevy  –  021 195 1944

Colts  –   Steve Smithers  – 022 498 5367     :     Sam Birch –  027 355 8379

Manager –  Sam Smithers  –


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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”



Hawkes Bay and Marist Legend Honoured

Napier Old Boys Marist Club Patron and Life Member Ian MacRae has just been honoured by the Hawkes Bay Rugby
Union who have named their home base floodlit training ground at Tamatea,  ‘MacRae Field’.   The adjacent Tremain Fields
grounds are the base of our Napier Old Boys Marist club.


The former NZ Rugby President Ian, a second five / centre played for West Coast (10), Bay of Plenty (7),
Hawkes Bay (85, ) New Zealand 28 (9 testsIn the 2012 New Year Honours, Ian MacRae was appointed
an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to rugby.

  • All Payments to  –  SBS Bank  –   account   –   03 1355  0760476  00
  • Please include your Name and Category (above as a reference


We have certainly appreciated your generous Support in past seasons
and look forward to you hopefully supporting us once again in 2022



HB Today pic

   THAT former NOBM Premier Sam McNicol has recently taken up a new role with one of our feeder secondary schools, St Johns College as their new Rugby Institute coach.  Early retirement due to injury sees the former Chiefs and Hawkes Bay player,  the Hawkes Bay Secondary Schools Development Officer.

The wing/centre had played 30 first class games prior to premature injury taking out of the representative playing lineups.  For the record his playing career saw him  turn out for the 2015 Hurricanes (10),  Wellington (4), 2016 Chiefs (15),  2017 Hawkes Bay (5).   “Personally, I think a lot of my development as a rugby player happened during my years at Napier Boys High secondary school. That’s probably where I made the most improvements to then move onto a professional level.”   On his new role he says the rugby programme at St John’s College is in really good stead.

“My goal for these boys once they finish through the Under 15’s and institute grades is to be capable and really promising young First XV players who can represent the school well.”   However, he believes their attitude off the field is just as important to achieving success on the field.  “It’s about being really diligent, having a good work ethic, and an open mind, and being willing to listen, take constructive criticism and move forward with it.”   NOBM members wish Sam all the best with his new position and for the betterment of rugby in our Hawkes Bay province.

THAT  an important message to all players.  –  There is still time to make 2022 the year you bring along a new player to your teams training.  We are always on the lookout for new talent as we may still have vacancies in our teams…..  Invite your mates to  Team up with the Greens’  in 2022.


     THAT  We have just had confirmation that the popular winter season Thursday Evening Roasts (alternatively  Roast Beef / Pork) have now kicked-off again  @ only $15 each  from 7pm  –  with bar open from 6.45pm.  This coming Thursday 19th May it will be Roast Pork on the menu.   Don’t miss out guys….      Just what you need on a cold winters evening after training.
Please Message  –  Tane  0274 916 438  or  Chesna 0204 159 9633  in advance to book your meal.


Thursday night  Beef  /  Pork Roasts are back  –  Get the family down to the clubrooms next Thursday for Roast Pork / Beef for just $15.   Bar open from 6.30pm.  –  Please Message – Tane  0274 916 438  or  Chesna 0204 159 9633  to book your meal.  Just what you need on a cold winters evening after training.

THAT  –  Reminder that all payments for –  Non Player Subs  –  Player Subs  –  Merchandise (dress gear)  –  to be paid to the following SBS Bank account  >>>     Payments to  –  SBS Bank  –   account   –   03 1355  0760476  00                 Please include your Name and Category (above as a reference

HERE AND THERE with McGoo   …….

IN ROUND . . . four of the Nash Cup last weekend there was 325 points scored across the five matches. This comprised of 49 tries scored, 34 conversions and four penalties kicked. So far this season there’s been 1216 points scored from 20 matches.

CONGRATULATIONS . . . to former Magpie and Green Machine prop Jarvy Aoake. He’s just been appointed as the Assistant Coach of the Bay of Plenty Volcanix Womens NPC team.

WHAT . . . great turnout on Thursday night for the return of the roast meals.  Very scrummy and plentiful roast beef hit the spot nicely. Next week it’d roast pork. Thank you Tane and Chesna.

A COUPLE . . . birthdays that I know of in the past week were Green Machine back Michael ‘The Eel’ Buckley 27 on the 9th. And a couple of days later former Green Machine outside back Siosaia Paese lapped the sun again.

AND NOW . . . a bit of a laugh. A local man addicted to brake fluid says he can stop any time he wants . . .

   Your Support as in past seasons with our various funding options is awaiting YOUR SUPPORT once again in 2022.   So we can again run our Club in a manner we can be proud of.

IRISH LOGIC   –   Play every match as if it’s your last, but play well enough so that it isn’t.

THAT  an important message to all players.  –  Make 2022 the year you introduce a new player to our Club.    We are always on the lookout for new talent as we will have vacancies in all teams…..  Invite your friends to  Team up with the Greens’  so we can have greater depth in numbers now we have kicked off the 2022 season.

THAT  Thursday night  Beef  /  Pork Roasts are back  –  Get the family down to the clubrooms next Thursday for Roast Pork / Beef for just $15.   Bar open from 6.30pm.  –  Please Message – Tane  0274 916 438  or  Chesna 0204 159 9633  to book your meal.  Just what you need on a cold winters evening after training.

THAT   For your Info  –  the NZ Marist website  –

  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 they will always be Welcome.   Remind them to   >

“Team up with the  ‘GREEN MACHINE’ in 2022  –  New Players are always WELCOME


++++  Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.




“Colin Meads is the kind of player you expect to see emerging from a ruck with the remains of a jockstrap between his teeth.”
Tony O’Reilly

“You guys line up alphabetically by height.” and “You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle.” 
Colin Cooper – former Hurricanes head coach confusing his troops.

“Beer and Rugby are more or less synonymous.”
Chris Laidlaw

Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Test  Your Rugby Knowledge

This weeks Poser 1 – In which city did Ireland inflict their first ever defeat on New Zealand ?              

Poser 2 –  Who has the most Rugby Championship appearances ?        

Poser 3 –    Who is credited with inventing Rugby Union?  ?             

Poser 4 – Who has scored the most tries in the 6 Nations ?  

Last weeks Poser 1 –   One half of Wellingtons celebrated ‘Ebony and Ivory’ wing duo?                Answer –  Bernie Fraser 

Poser 2 –  Who is the former All Black and Crusader who has teamed up with the Hurricanes ?      Answer –  Owen Franks   

Poser 3 –  Veteran prop joined Hurricanes centurion ranks in early 2022 ?            Answer – Ben May       

Poser 4 –  All Black hooker understudy to Sean Fitzpatrick 1900’s ?          Answer –  Norm Hewitt     

  Super Rugby Pacific

Round 13   13/5 – Highlanders 60-10 Force  :  Brumbies 26-37 Crusaders   : 14/5 – Fijian Drua 34-19 Moana Pasifika  :  Blues 53-26 Reds  :  Waratahs 18-22 Hurricanes  15/5 –  Rebels v Chiefs

Round 14   20/5 – Crusaders v Fijian Drua  :  Reds v Moana Pacifica   :  21 May –  Chiefs v Force  :  Hurricanes v Rebels  :  Brumbies v Blues  :  Highlanders v Waratahs

Round 15   27 May – Crusaders-Reds  :  Fijian Drua – Chiefs  :  28 May – Moana Pacifica v Brumbies  :  Waratahs v Blues  :  Force v Hurricanes  :  Rebels v Highlanders

2 July 2022. vs Ireland,  Auckland    9 July  vs Ireland,  Dunedin    16 July  vs Ireland,  Wellington
27 August  vs Argentina,  Christchurch    3 September  vs Argentina,  Hamilton    24 September  vs Australia,  Auckland


All Welcome  –  See YOU at the clubrooms soon








Patron: John O’Shaughnessy
: Dave Herrick
Vice Presidents
: G O’Shaughnessy, Lawrence Willis, David Pearson, Dave Bovey,
Robert Ferreira, Peter Nixon, Bill Reilly, Ms Abby Burrows
Secretary: Andrew Frame   –   Treasurer: John McCorkindale  –  Auditor: David Pearson
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   –   021 102 4990  –
or  Del Whyte – 021 705 030  –

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the
2022-23 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 2022-23 season”

The Leprauchan Comments

“Paddy,” the boss said, “I happen to know that the reason you didn’t come to work yesterday was that you were out playing golf.”
“That’s a rotten lie!” Paddy protested.  “And I have the fish to prove it!”

A Mexican, an Italian and our Irishman, Paddy, were doing construction work upon scaffolding on the 20th floor of a building. They were eating lunch when the Mexican opened his lunch box and exclaimed, “Burritos again! If I get burritos one more time for lunch I’m going to jump off this building.”
The Italian opened his lunch box and said, “Pasta again! If I get pasta one more time, I’m jumping too.”
And Paddy said, “Corned beef and cabbage! If I get corned beef and cabbage one more time, I’m going to jump off with you.”
Well – The next day, the Mexican opened his lunch box, saw a burrito; and jumped to his death. The Italian opened his lunch box, saw the pasta, and jumped to his death too. Paddy, opened his lunch box, saw corned beef and cabbage, and also jumped to his death.
At their funerals the Mexican’s wife wept and said, “I could have given him tacos, or enchiladas!
I didn’t realize he hated burritos so much.” The Italian’s wife cried, “If I had only known how tired of pasta he was,
I would have given him meatballs”. Irishman’s wife said, “Don’t look at me. Paddy packed his own lunches.”

After a row at the local pub a badly injured man was laying on the floor gushing blood. Two rookie paramedics, Paddy and Mick, are the first responders and rush to his side.
“Saints preserve us, there’s so much blood, what do we do?” says Paddy with a panicked look on his face.
“I don’t know, I’ve never done this in practice before, I’ve only ever went by the book.” Mick replies.
“Well, what does it say in the book!?” asks Paddy. “It says here to apply pressure.”
“OK” says Paddy as he turns to his patient and demandingly yells, “Mate, if you don’t stop bleeding, you’re gonna die.”

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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