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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.
Every battle you face can be won every time, and the more you practice winning,
the more you can win.
NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premier 81- 10 AOTEA
With the bye behind us and covid and injuries to some key players we knew we needed to start well.
Aotea were competitive early on and we needed to be patient. It took 14 mins before the 1st try of the day went to skipper Ricky Hayes and Jonty Stewart converted. Straight away Josh McIntyre playing at halfback this week stepped up to scoot through a gap around the ruck to score a good try. Pedro Bezanilla was strong again in the 13 Jersey with strong hard running and was rewarded with a great try. Jonty converted. 19 nil. We went to sleep a bit at this point and it allowed Aotea to come back at us with a 2 penalties and a try to ex Magpie rep Ryan Tongia. Just before halftime our stand out and player of the day Paorian Manuel – Harman scored the 1st of his 3 tries for the day. Halftime 24-13.
A good chat at half time from stand in coach Sam McNicol and forwards coach Edwin Meech saw our boys a lot more clinical in all aspects of our play. Further great team tries to Kere Penitito, Michael (I can play anywhere) Buckley, Logan Ede and Ricky Hayes with 2 for the day, Pouvi Fatialofa, Ryan Murphy, and another 2 for player or the day Paoraian Manua-Harman who got a hattrick of tries. Final score 81 – 20 A good team display and a very good blow out as we build momentum in the 2nd half of the season.
Report courtesy of – Monty Monteith
Players of the Day – 3. Paoraian Manuel-Harman 2. Josh McIntyre 1. Boris Van Bruchem
Tamatea 18-44 Pirates : Clive 15-8 CHB : MAC 36-7 HRS : Tech 23-21 Taradale
NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST PREMIER Reserve 36 – 19 MARAENUI
After a close loss last week the Premier Reserves were focused on victory in the expected physical challenge against Maraenui. We started off in good form dominating possession and territory despite an early intercept try from the Nui. We capitalised on some forward ascendency with the first 3 tries going to tight forwards; Terry Marsh, Morunga Whaanga and Paul Lapa, followed by another classic outside back try from Kitz Moleli. Unfortunately we couldn’t keep up our staunch defence with Nui crossing over for a try just before halftime.
The game plan for the second half was much the same as the first, hold the ball and punch holes up the middle. And this would have worked had a catastrophe of errors not deprived us of the ball for most of the half. Maraenui closed the gap to 5 points early in the 2nd half but despite 2 yellow cards and a mess of handling errors from us, our defence held strong until we managed to put matters to rest with 2 tries in the last 5 minutes to Kitz and debut captain Willie Mead with the final closing off a stressful half and ending the game 36-19. Honourable mention to Cory Wilson for great defence out wide when we were down to 13 men.
Report courtesy of – Steve Rogers
Players of the Day – 3. Te Rima Whenuroa 2. Paul Lapa 1. Nui Vaimo
D.1 MAC 14-41 Bridge Pa : Pirates 12-57 Otane : Porongahau 45–19 Havelock North
D. 2 Taradale 45-7 CHB : Takapau 25–31 Tech : Waipawa CUM 22-27 Eskview : Bye – HRS:
NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST THIRDS – MARAENUI – OBM Won by Default
Report courtesy – Brian McGreevy
Players of the Day – 3. 2. 1.
Flaxmere 29–32 Pirates : Tamatea won by default – MAC : Clive 43-17 Bridge Pa : Taradale 27-7 YMP
NOBM COLTS 24 – 36 TECH
Another stunning day for rugby this week had our guys feeling good as they prepared to play Tech, a lot of the boys are mates with the Tech players so there was a lot of pride at stake. We knew we were up against one of the stronger colts teams who have for age dispensated players. Our team got off to a great start and the game plan saw us hold the ball for long passages of play. We kept pressure on Tech who were forced into errors Tui playing at No.8 for the first time had a huge work rate carrying hard alongside Nick and Luke, Hamish was in great form too diving over for a try. With the score locked up at halftime we knew we had to hold Tech out and stick to our plan.
A good start to the second half saw this cross the line but unfortunately the ref was unsighted and didn’t award the try. Halfback Tim was busy all game as was our fullback Daniel who is still eligible for under 16 rep sides- selectors if you see this he is worth a look! Our boys were put off the game for a good 25 minutes and Tech took full advantage scoring 2 or 3 unanswered tries before we got back into the game played on well to end the game.
It was a loss but we saw that if we stick to our gameplay. We can take on these older bigger sides and beat them. HBRU in their wisdom have decided to give the Colts grade a week off next week which makes it definitely hard to get any momentum with all these bye weeks and odd weekends off !
Report courtesy – Steve Smithers
Players of the Day – 3. Tui 2. Hamish 1. Tim
Havelock North 10-29 HRS : Clive 34-0 Taradale : Onga Tiko 38-14 Pirates
Reminder – We are still looking for a few more young men to join our ranks for the 2022 season. If you know anyone please get in contact with coach Sam Birch – 0273 558 379.
The Supporter of the Day was – Sam Birch / Steve Smithers
The Broker Web Services Lucky Members draw $300 –
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>>> Raffle Winner – Kieron Hulena
‘200 Club’ – 1st draw
$60 Gary McDonald $80 Dave Bell $100 Leanne Harris
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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 2022 NZ Marist Colts annual tour will be in the Auckland / Northland region. More details and dates to be announced later.
Who will represent Napier OBM IN 2022 ?
>>> NZ Marist website – http://www.maristrugby.org.nz/Home- <<<
NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST JUNIOR RUGBY
For further Junior Rugby Info please contact
> Bevan Condin 021 160 5118 / >
or Glenn Fulcher 027 640 0127 / firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details check us out on Facebook:
2022 NOBM Junior Rugby Committee
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 / email@example.com
Secretary: 022 621 0653 / firstname.lastname@example.org
/ Treasurer: Amanda Rich – 021 072 2221 – email@example.com
Club Captain: Bex Hollyman – 022 621 0653 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Gear Manager: Chesna Morgan – 0204 159 9633 / email@example.com
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
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 – Alexander Construction – Roguehop – Shed 2 – Vision Homes – Westshore Beach Inn
“Play Napier Marist Football in 2022
New Players Always Welcome”
Unfortunately some of the draws are not available in time for this issue.
NEXT WEEK – Saturday 4 June
NOBM Premier v TAMATEA @ Bill Mathewson Park @ 3pm
NOBM Premier Reserve v Pirates @ Tremain Field @ 1.15pm
NOBM Thirds v ? @ @ ? 2.45pm
NOBM Colts v ? @ ? @ 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 – Bye : 28 May vs Aotea @ Tremain Field won 81-10
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 MAC @ Tremain lost 28-29 : : 28 May vs Maraenui @ Maraenui Pk won 36-19
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 – Bye : 28 May vs Maraenui @ Maraenui Pk – NOBM won by default
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 : 21 May vs Havelock North @ Anderson Pk drew 19-19 : 28 May vs Tech @ Tremain Field lost 24-36
New Players Welcome in 2022
For Your Rugby Enquiries
Mobile – 021 059 3943
Look in the mirror…. that’s’ your competition.
Team Management Personnel 2022
Premier – Ellery Wilson – 027 964 9060 : Assistant – Edwin Meachen – 022 041 6930
: Sam McNicol : 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
Thirds – Robbie Morrision – (06) 845 2535
Manager – Bryan McGreevy – 021 195 1944
Colts – Steve Smithers – 022 498 5367 : Sam Birch – 027 355 8379
Manager – Sam Smithers –
“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”
TO OUR SPONSORS
We have certainly appreciated your generous Support in past seasons
and look forward to you hopefully supporting us once again in 2022
DID YOU KNOW
THAT Saturday, 18 June from 09:00 – NOBM Club Day 2022 – All Members and families WELCOME
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 5th June will be be Roast Beef 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.
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 ……. Celebrating 26 years of News, Views and Opinion from the man in the stand . . .
I’M NOT . . . afraid to admit that I’m a bit of a hoarder. Being home self-isolating with Covid I ventured to the back of my garage and unearthed some real old ‘rugby gold’. Some dating back to the mid 1970s. I’ll be including some these bits in the next few weeks. I’m gonna kick it off with this snippet from July 6 1977 edition of Rugby News. Back then a journo named Geoff Sinclair had a column called Odds and Ends – Enjoy
CONGRATULATIONS . . . once again to the Napier Marist Rugby Club for their TeamTalk . . . surely one of the best of its type we’ve ever seen and a model of what a good club magazine should be. They also include a memo to readers: “If you find any mistakes in this issue they have been put there on purpose. the reason for this is that some folk are never happy unless they can find fault with something, so we don’t want to disappoint them . . .” The Odds and Ends article also included this little joke from the TeamTalk. Our mate Paddy drove in the Indianapolis 500. He had 31 pit stops, one for petrol and 31 to ask the way . . .
IN ROUND . . . six of the Nash Cup last weekend there was 210 points scored across the five matches. This comprised of 43 tries scored, 20 conversions and 16 penalties kicked. So far this season there’s been 1791 points scored from 30 matches. Top clubs try wise were; Taradale 50, Tech 37, NOBM 33, Havelock North 30 and HRS 28. The 30 Nash Cup games have produced 291 tries in total so far.
NEW ZEALAND . . . rugby history was made last weekend in Europe. I’m surprised the media never picked up on it. New Zealand vs Spain in rugby twice inside one day! On Sunday morning our time the Classic All Blacks, played the full Spanish test side in Madrid winning 33-26. Then our time Sunday night the All Black Sevens beat Spain 36-7 in Tolouse. Certainly seems like rugby history to me. New Zealand 2 Spain 0, would’nt get that in football.
ON THE WINGS . . . for the Classic All Blacks were the Gear brothers Rico and Hosea. That reminds me of an old joke; That if their mom had another boy she was going to call it HoseB! And former Sky Rugby commentator Murray Mexted used say how Rico Gear sounded like the name of a Mexican drug runner.
A BIG . . . shout out to affable young Green Machine prop Lee Moleli (23) who celebated another lap around the sun on 25th of May.
REMISS OF ME . . . to miss this out last week. Sidetracked by a leftfield issue that stunned me somewhat. A huge congratulations to former Green Machine flanker Hogan Green. On the 14th of May Hoggie completed his first ever full marathon in 3hrs 37mins during the Hawke’s Bay hosted event. I well recall Hoggie in his Napier Harrier days struggle to do anything over 5km. So hats off to you Hoggie, well done son.
NEWS . . . Views and Opinions always welcome.
THAT 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 – An Irishman never tells a lie – only where the truth won’t fit.
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 For your Info – the NZ Marist website – http://www.maristrugby.org.nz/Home-
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
++++ Focus on the outcome not the obstacle
THEY SAID IT
“I made friends out of rugby that I would never make out of football, and they’re still friends.”
Former NZ Football great Grant Turner speaks on when he took time out and played for the Hutt Valley Marist Rugby Club.
“The first half is invariably much longer than the second. This is partly because of the late kick-off but is also caused by the unfitness of the referee.”
Michael Green, ‘The art of Coarse Rugby’.
Some of us carry our
Heart in our hands
Test Your Rugby Knowledge
This weeks Poser 1 – When will the Rugby World Cup be hosted in North America ?
Poser 2 – All Black captain 1976 South African tour ?
Poser 3 – Rugby World Cup minnows copped a 142.0 mauling vs Australia in 2003 ?
Poser 4 – Coached Waratahs to 2014 Super Rugby title ?
This weeks Poser 1 – Which Springbok scored 5 drop goals against England in the 1999 World Cup quarter-final in Paris ? Answer – Jannie de Beer
Poser 2 – In which city did Ireland inflict their first ever defeat on New Zealand ? Answer – Chicago in the USA in 2018
Poser 3 – Which three players hold the record for most tries in a single Rugby World Cup campaign ? Answer – Jonah Lomu 1995 (8), Brian Habana 2007 (8) , Julian Savea 2015 (8)
Poser 4 – Who is the most capped Test player of all time, and how many caps does he have ? Answer – Richie McCaw has 148 caps. (Alun Wyn-Jones is one behind him with 147, but will overtake him this year.)
Poser 5 – Can you ID this player from yesteryear ? Answer – The legendary George Nepia.
10 YEARS ON – FLASHBACK 2012
BAY SUCCESS: Four Hawke’s Bay players who stole the limelight at the New Zealand Marist Sevens tournament in Wellington at the weekend. Sam Weber (left), Timo Vaiusu, (Hastings R&S), All Black to be Brad Weber and Kate Bradshaw (HR&S). Bradshaw, 18, was thrilled with her success with the Hastings women in what is likely to be her last outing with a Bay team before heading to Auckland for university commitments. She had originally planned to study in Otago but opted for Auckland because of the better opportunities in rugby.
Brad and Sam Weber are the first Hawke’s Bay brothers to gain New Zealand Marist Sevens selection. The pair were among three Hawke’s Bay players selected in the national team to play in the Fiji Marist International Sevens tournament on March 2 and 3 after their Napier Old Boys Marist side finished second at the annual national New Zealand Marist Sevens tournament in Wellington. Hastings Rugby and Sports winger Timo Vaiusu was the other.
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 – Rebels30-33 Chiefs
Round 14 20/5 – Crusaders 61-3 Fijian Drua : Reds 34-22 Moana Pacifica : 21 May – Chiefs 54-21 Force : Hurricanes 45-22 Rebels : Brumbies 19-21 Blues : Highlanders 15-25 Waratahs
Round 15 27 May – Crusaders 28-15 Reds : Fijian Drua 34-35 Chiefs : 28 May – Moana Pacifica 32-22 Brumbies : Waratahs 17-20 Blues : Force 27 – 22 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
NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST CRICKET
Annual Cricket Club Prizegiving we hope to include the results in next weeks edition.
NOBMCC OFFICERS 2021-22
Patron: John O’Shaughnessy
President: 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
or Del Whyte – 021 705 030 – email@example.com
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the
NAPIER MARIST SOFTBALL
Contacts: Club Chairman: Craig Smith. Secretary: Abby Whitley – 027 8450 735 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Contact: Dianne de Lautour – 027 240 3235
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the 2022-23 season”
The Leprauchan Comments
A dietitian was addressing a large audience in Dublin. “The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks erode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. Vegetables can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water. But there is one food that is the most dangerous of all and we all have, or will, eat it. Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?”
A 75-year-old man in the front row stood up and said, “Wedding cake.”
A man was brought to Mercy Hospital, and taken quickly in for coronary surgery. The operation went well and, as the groggy man regained consciousness, he was reassured by a Sister of Mercy, who was waiting by his bed. “Mr. O’Toole, you’re going to be just fine,” said the nun, gently patting his hand. “We do need to know, however, how you intend to pay for your stay here. Are you covered by insurance?” “No, sorry, I don’t have any insurance,” the man whispered hoarsely. “Can you pay in cash?” asked the nun. “I’m afraid I cannot, Sister.” “Well, do you have any close relatives?” the nun persisted. “Just my sister in America” he volunteered. “But she’s a humble spinster nun.” “Oh, I must correct you, Mr. O’Toole. Nuns are not ‘spinsters;’ they are married to God.” “Wonderful,” said O’Toole. “In that case, please send the bill to my brother-in-law.”
The Dublin store manager, O’Reilly, heard Maryann his assistant tell a customer, “No mam, we haven’t had any for a while, and it doesn’t look as if we’ll be getting any soon.” O’Reilly was horrified and ran over to the customer and said, “Of course we’ll have some soon. We placed an order last week.” Then he took the assistant aside and said, “Never, never, say we’re out of anything – say we’ve got it on order and it’s coming. Now what was it she wanted?” “Rain,” said the assistant.
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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