TeamTalk Update – 5 June 2022

TeamTalk Update – 5 June 2022

June 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.



Tough times don’t last.  Tough teams do.

   41 – 29  TAMATEA

With Covid and injuries still affecting our ability to put a full strength team on the field at Bill Mathewson Park we wanted to start well and start well we did after 4 minutes strong lock Ziah Taumoepeau crossed the line which Jonty converted. 7 – nil.    One minute later Kere Penitito crossed the line out wide for a great well worked team try.  12-nil.  It wasn’t long before Kere was in for his 2nd try of the afternoon in the 14th minute and it was now 17- nil.

It was at this point our boys took their foot off the throttle and allowed a determined Tamatea team back into the game as immediately they scored a good try. 7 -17.  Apart from Jonty Stewarts try in the 30th min we fell off tackles and played very much as individuals.  Half time saw NOBM 22-12 up.

A few stern words and from coach on the day Sam McNicol and we looked good in stages with a quick couple of tries to leading competition try scorer Josh McIntyre and as always up for a meat pie Ricky Hayes in the 53rd minute – NOBM 34 Tamatea 17.  We continued to allow Tamatea back in the game and although a new Tamatea didn’t look like winning this we allowed them to play and look good which was frustrating at times.  Our final try was to always improving prop Pulea Faleiva, with the trusty boot of Bain Champion adding the last conversion.  Final Score 41 – 29.

Every team plays one of those games a season where you just have to flush it and move on and this was that game.  We have to now refocus and look forward to next week when we encounter our NZ Marist affiliates Hastings Rugby & Sports.


Report courtesy of Monty Monteith
Players of the Day   –  3. Michael Buckley     2. Kere Penitito     1. Ziah Taumoepeau  

Aotea 48–36 Clive  :  Taradale 66–0 Pirates   :   Tech 28–10 Havelock North   :  CHB 28-29 HRS   :  Bye – MAC



Coming off a good win against Maraenui last week and getting into the 2nd half of the competition with 4 pool games left, the Richard Kepka Builders Premier Reserves faced off with a Pirates team that has been struggling for number and form all season. Things looked dire for the opposition 15 minutes from kick-off with only 13 players showing up but they managed to field a team come game start.

We started off with a hiss and a roar, running in 2 tries to star wing (no poaching please) Luke Foster and another by OBM club veteran Terry Marsh.  The score didn’t reflect the effort being shown through the match as it was back and forwards up the middle but our outside backs working hard and showing why they’ve been successful all season.  Pirates struck back with a try but we quickly retaliated with one of our own,  Levi playing at No.8 this week finding himself with no opposition to run at had to run over the try line.  What followed was a bit of ill-discipline and fiery words, Kitz’ high shot earning a yellow card that was lucky to not be red, Pirates number No.8’s yellow for a swinging arm on ‘softy’ Kurt Chambers and Levi getting the card and his penalty turned over for a bit of argy-bargy.  Tempera seemed to cool for a bit so Terry took his opportunity to push over for another try to close off the first half.


The second forty started much like the first, an early try for Terry’s hat trick, followed by 2 more from Mandela Sene and Brendan Carrol.  Pirates kept up some positive play despite leaking points and kept running hard at us but defence from guys like Willie Mead, Ryan Murphy and Caleb Lee kept them from amassing any points.  Capitalising off getting the ball out wide the other wing Cory Wilson dotted down for a couple along with colts stand-in Fafita for another before fatigue started setting in and both teams making some errors. Pirates made a late rally, coming back with 2 tries while Luke completed his hat trick to bring a dominant performance to an end 78-15.


Report courtesy of – Steve Rogers

Players of the Day –   3.Luke Foster      2 + 1. Terry Marsh

Div 1  Havelock North  7-71  Maraenui  :  Bridge Pa  24-24 Porongahau  :  Otane  37-27 MAC   Div.2  Takapau 15-36 HRS  :  Waipawa CU 45-10 CHB  :  Eskview 42-47 Tech    Bye Taradale



Report courtesy – Brian McGreevy

Players of the Day –   3.     2.   1.

NOBM COLTS    –   No game

Report courtesy – Steve Smithers


Players of the Day  –  3.      2.        1.


 The Broker Web Services Lucky Members draw $350 –  Brendon ‘ Crunchie’
   ($100 next week)
The Supporter of the Day was –  Emma Rodger

>>>  Raffle Winner  –  Wade Colville-Smith

200 Club’

28 May – 1st Draw – $60  Gary  McDonald     $80  Dave  Bell     $100 Leanne  Harris

Due to a computer malfunction we ended up with two draws this week

4 June ~  2nd Draw  –  $60  – # 134 Paul McGettigan    $80  – # 18 Tracy Thompson    $100  #87  Kelvin Winnie
4 June ~   3rd Draw – $60  – #152  Maurie McGill     $80 –  #48  Dave Cushing     $100 –  #70 Carl Clements


Our 2022 Napier Old Boys Marist Club Sponsors
WIT Whatever It Takes  –  Richard Kepka Builders  –  Sideline Bar  – Tremain Real Estate  –  Programmed Property Services  –  Napier Collision Repair Centre  –  Maurice Trapp Group  –   Motordrome Tyre Service  –  Broker Webb Risk Services  –  Devine Plumbing  –  BJ Mahony Shearing  –  MRD Web –  Red Steel  –  Shape Life & Financial Services   –  Tech Group  
Thinkwater Hawkes Bay  –  DB Breweries   –  BWR  –  Napier Sandblasting   –  Scott Applegate Electrical

Eastern & Central Community Trust  –  Endeavour Community Foundation  –   Four Winds Foundation  –
Infinity Foundation Ltd  –  Lion Foundation – New Zealand Community Trust  –  Pub Charity  –   The Southern Trust

Members Support our valued Sponsors as they Support us

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  –  <<<


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

We want to say a huge congratulations to Charlotte Lancaster as she has been named in the U20’s squad to take on Australia!
The training game against Australia is June 12th, Kiwitea Street, Auckland. This game is an important part of the teams preparation for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup this August.

Once again congratulations Charlotte from everyone here at Napier Marist, we wish you all the best and are all very proud!

Did You Know
Today Napier Marist FC fields 5 senior teams and 28 Junior teams and is one of the largest clubs in Hawke Bay ?

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


NEXT WEEK – Saturday 11 June
NOBM Premier v  HASTINGS R&S  @  Elwood Park   @  3pm
NOBM Premier Reserve v PORONGAHAU 
Porongahau  @  ? pm
NOBM Thirds v MAC 
Flaxmere Park @  2.45pm
NOBM Colts  v 
  CLIVE    @ Farndon Park  @  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  :  Sat  4 June vs  Tamatea won 41-29   Sat 11 June vs Hastings R&S @ Elwood Park
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 MAC @ Tremain  lost 28-29  :   :  28 May vs Maraenui @ Maraenui Pk won 36-19  :  Sat 4 June vs Pirates won 78-15   11 June vs Porongahau @ Porongahau Domain
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  –  4 June – No game  :  11 June vs MAC @ Flaxmere Park
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  – 4 June – No game  :  11 June vs Clive @ Farndon Park


New Players Welcome in 2022

For Your Rugby Enquiries

Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile – 021 059 3943

Tough times don’t last. Tough teams do.

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


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  –


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”

  • All NOB Marist 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



   THAT an update on the 47th annual NZ Marist Colts tour which will be held from Friday 29 July through until Sunday 7 August will take place in the Auckland region.  With 4 matches to be played in a short period against high quality opposition, we are looking for players of high calibre and fitness levels.

Each club can nominate up to three players in different positions for this tour so that the selectors have a wide range players/positions to select from.  The 2022 touring team will be coached by former All Black Dion Waller and David McTaggart of Greymouth Marist.


THAT there is one thing that will remain a mystery for a long time to come and that is who voted against accepting the Silver Lake deal at last Thursdays NZ Rugby’s Special General Meeting for the stakeholders.  Of the 90 elegible participants it was a case of 89 for and 1 against.  Guess the 1 against will remain a mystery for ever and a day.

THAT    Saturday, 18 June from 09:00   –   NOBM Club Day 2022   –  Juniors through to Seniors   –  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


      THAT   Monday – Tuesday have now gone and we’re still counting on when we will see a report on the HB Premier club rugby from the last weekend.   –   And now its Wednesday 1 June.   The right hand column below is the sum total of the last weekends Premier club rugby reported in the HBT !
We all know the scores but how they were achieved is anyones guess……. ?

Considering how well this was always covered in past seasons, no doubt aided by the dedication of our local sports scribes who would ferret out interesting rugby info on how the games went and players who performed that we all enjoyed.  I’m sure that past editors and a few come to mind, would give this the thumbs down and mutter, “Never in my time would this lack of coverage be tolerated.”      What do you think ?

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.

HERE AND THERE with McGoo   …….   Celebrating 27 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. In the back of my garage I’ve found some real old rugby gold. Some dating back to the mid 1970’s.  I’ll be including some these bits in the next few weeks. Being Queens birthday weekend in all, here’s a piece from 1977 edition of Rugby News.  Back then a journo named Geoff Sinclair had a column called Odds and Ends – Enjoy

DUNEDIN . . . RFC’S Dunedin Digest reports honorary Vice-President Brother Henery received an award in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. If all the rugby players who have been coached by Brother Henery over the years were to stand shoulder to shoulder they’d pack every bar in Otago! Brother Henery has been a member of the Christian Brothers Order for 51 years. More power to your arm. (1977)

IN ROUND . . . seven of the Nash Cup last weekend there was 273 points scored across the five matches. This comprised of 36 tries scored, 24 conversions and 15 penalties kicked. Top clubs try wise are; Taradale 52, NOBM 46, Tech 39, MAC 33 and Havelock North 30. The 35 Nash Cup games have produced 316 tries in total so far.

THE TOP FIVE . . . point scorers for the Green Machine so far this season are:- Jonty Stewart 55, Josh McIntyre 45,  P. Manuel-Harman 36,  Pouvi Fatialofa 20 and  Bain Champion 19.

LAST WEEK’S . . . 81-20 pasting of Aotea by the Green Machine was the biggest winning margin in Hawke’s Bay Premier rugby this season.  They just eclipsed Taradale’s 74-14 demolition of HRS in round three back in late April.

LOCAL . . .HB Premier rugby referee Mark Johnson travelled away last weekend on exchange to Marlborough.  He got to whistle a top of the table clash between Renwick and Wanderers.  He later commented that the game was fast, positive play and no bullshit from the players or crowd.  For the record Renwick won 24-21.

FORMER . . . Napier Old Boys Marist prop and current HBRU CEO Jay Campbell celebrated his 52nd lap around the sun mid-week.  Saturday just gone the 4th June saw The Leinster Express Mick Dennehy celebrate another lap as well.

SEVENTY . . . years ago lovable Lizzy became our Queen.  So just what was happening in the world of rugby back then?  The biggie that year was the Five Nations Championship. The Boyos from the Valleys took out the Triple Crown and Five Nations title.  It was only Wales 5th ever Five Nations Crown.

NEWS . . . Views and Opinions always welcome.

   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      Forgetting a debt doesn’t mean its paid.


   THAT  former Napier Marist and Hawkes Bay captain Tom Johnson passed away last Wednesday following ill health over recent years.
A motivational leader and fitness advocate he was rated one of New Zealand’s foremost rugby loose forwards in his playing days in the 1960’s that never made the All Blacks.  Tom couldn’t be happier working on PhD thesis that looked at All Black culture over the past 60 years.  “For me, it’s a very stimulating experience,” enthused Johnson.  “A good rugby mate says I’m one of the oldest schoolboys in New Zealand, but I find it an intellectual challenge.  I really enjoy learning and don’t wanted to stop.”
On the New Zealand Rugby Union board for 12 years, he served on the original World Cup committee that promoted the concept of the international tournament.  He also initiated the Golden Oldies sporting movement which has been staging international festivals for thousands of players and supporters and up to several hundred teams since 1979.

He played representative rugby for  Counties – 2 games (1957),  Waikato – 5 games (1958),  Auckland – 14 games (1964) and  Hawke’s Bay – 84 games (1959-68).   And he was also an All Black trialist.   With Tom’s passing there are now only 9 of that great 1966 Hawkes Bay Shield-winning team left.   ‘There’s something about a Magpie……

The management board and members of the Napier Old Boys Marist Club wish to extend to Judy and family our sincere sympathy on the sad loss of a loving husband and father who will always be remembered for his time in the clubs colours.


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  –

  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


++++  It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.



Worry is a wasted emotion.”
Steve Hansen.

“I was never good enough to play for the All Blacks. I’d give up everything I’ve done in coaching to play one game and most people would say I’m lucky.”
Hansen continues.

“In 2001 I got sacked as All Blacks head coach.  NZ Rugby’s then CEO told me John Mitchell had the job. When I asked him why, he replied: ‘He showed more passion than you.’   I said: ‘Maybe he wears his on the outside;  mine’s on the inside.’’
Wayne Smith.

Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Test  Your Rugby Knowledge

  1. This weeks Poser 1 – Which player has represented his country in both rugby union and cricket ?      
    Poser 2 – How old was Don Clark when he first played for Waikato ?          
    Poser 3 – Can you name the youngest New Zealander in history to reach 100 tests, achieving the feat 8 years and two months after his test debut ?      
    Poser 4 –  How many times was Dan Carter named World Player of the Year ?           

This weeks Poser 1 – When will the Rugby World Cup be hosted in North America ?       Answer –  2031
Poser 2 – All Black captain 1976 South African tour ?            Answer  Andy Leslie
Poser 3 – Rugby World Cup minnows copped a 142.0 mauling vs Australia in 2003 ?           AnswerNamibia
Poser 4 –  Coached Waratahs to 2014 Super Rugby title ?            Answer –  Michael Cheika


Back:T.Gittings (Director of Rugby), S.Miringaorangi, C.Gasson, J.Teki, B.Digby, T.Jones,
G.Macdonald (President).
Middle:R.Morrison (Manager), J.Allen, C.Riddiford, P.Fatialofoa, N.Matthews, B.Condon, D.Ross.
G.Allen (Coach).
Front:C.Gillies, S.Sheehan, D.Matthews, J.Panapa (Capt.), N.Panapa, C.O’Connor, J.Allen (Trainer).
Front: S.Panapa (Ballboy)
Absent: T.Marsh, S.Wahl, R.Jenner, J.Thompson, S.Moemoesia, G.Ruru, K.Marsh

  Super Rugby Pacific –  Quarter Finals  – 3/4 June
– Crusaders 3715 Reds   :  Chiefs 39-15 Waratahs   :  Blues 35-6 Highlanders   :  Brumbies 35-25 Hurricanes
Semi Finals
Fri 10 June  7pm –  Blues v Brumbies    :    Sat 11 June 7pm  –   Crusaders v Chiefs

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
A wealthy couple from Texas were touring Ireland and found themselves in a tiny rural village at lunchtime. The only place serving food was a somewhat rustic looking cafe which in their opinion, had seen better days. Having no other choice, they carefully stepped over the pooch snoozing on the threshold and went inside. As they sat down, the husband frowned as he brushed some crumbs from his chair and his wife did likewise as she wiped the table with her napkin.
The waitress came over and asked if they would like to see a menu. “No thanks,” said the husband. “I’ll just have a cup of tea with cream and sugar.
“I’ll have the same”, his wife said. “And please make sure the cup is clean.” Unphased by the rudeness of the remark, the waitress smiled and marched off into the kitchen. A few minutes later, she was back.
“Two cups of tea,” she announced in her lovely lilting Irish brogue…”And which one of you was it who wanted the clean cup?”

Mick enters the law office of Dewey Cheatem & Howe and asks, “How much do you charge?”
The lawyer replies, “$300 for three questions“.
Mick says, “Wow, that’s expensive, isn’t it?”
The lawyer says, “Yes. Now what is your third question?”

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

Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby – Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket – Napier Marist Football – Napier Marist Netball – Napier Marist Softball

”Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist” 

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