TeamTalk Update – 19 June 2022

TeamTalk Update – 19 June 2022

June 22, 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.



Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing


NOBM Premier Centurion

Congratulations to Premier coach Ellery Wilson who yesterday cracked the ton in the clubs Premiers 79 – 19  win over Central Rugby& Sports on Saturday.  The Hawkes Bay Rugby Unions Community Rugby and Global Academy Manager who is also our clubs current Premiers head coach has taken a temporary stepback behind the ‘green machine’ pack of recent weeks to fill-in due to the recent unavailability of his teams regular #9 Zach Donaldson who has been out due to injury.

The former St Patricks College Silverstream student, Ellery who made his debut for the Magpies in 2014 – 2017 when he played 29 times in the Hawkes Bay colours , has now played his 100th game for the Napier Old Boys Marist Premiers while recently filling in for his regular halfbacks absence.

I’m sure the team and our club members will congratulate Ellery and wish him all the best with his future coaching endeavours and you never know maybe a bit more rugby action if required.  You can’t keep a good man down……


What a huge week its been from with Judicial hearings – not going our way to Man flu getting increasingly worse and having a huge effect on player availability.

As we approach the business end of the season its time to roll up the sleeves and bring out the big guns on Club Day and a day stacked with milestones. Ellery Wilsons 100th game. The return of Ponesi Penitito from club rugby in France and the 1st time playing with brothers Duff and Kere Penitito. Also the return of livewire and very experienced Chris Johnson this was going to be a great day for footy.

We started well and 3mins in Michael Buckley was on the end of some slick backline passing for the 1st of his 6 tries for the day. Duff Penitito was next to score in the 17th min as he continues to get stronger and better with each game. Jonty Stewart added the conversion. 12-nil.  Two mins later Michael Buckley was in a again with a great try Jonty with the conversion 19-nil.  Hot on attack again and a skip pass found a Central defender who ran 75metres to score at the other end. 19 -7.  The rest of the 1st half was all one way traffic and we hung onto the ball and built pressure to score some great team and individual tries to Michael Buckley,  Kere penitito x2,  strong lock on the day Ziah Temoepeau, and great strength and determination Johnny Falevia, to make the halftime score 50-7.

The message at half time was to hang on to the ball and be patient however it was Central that scored a great try as they picked it up a gear.  However it wasn’t long before we saw the individual brilliance and flare from fullback and our player of the day Paorain Manuel – Harman with a great try and also with the conversion. 57 – 10.  With most of the bench now on for us it took a while for us to settle in again and Central were very strong in this half and scored another great try. 57 – 19.

However 3 more tries to Michael Buckley and a great team try to Matt Monaghan saw our guys finish strong with a convincing  79-19 win.   Great to see some of our boys that hadn’t played for a while get on and make a difference Pio Mauga, Lee Moleli, Pedro Bezanilla.  A great game of rugby with some real talent on display.    See you all next week in Taradale for the final round.

Report courtesy of Monty Monteith
Players of the Day   –  3. Paoraian Manuell-Harman         2.  Michael Buckley.    1. Hanon Brighouse

Tech 52 – 21 Tamatea  :  Taradale 17 – 18 Havelock North  :  Aotea 22 – 26 Pirates  :  MAC 40 – 32  Clive   :     Bye – HRS



Coming off a couple losses and Club Day to perform for, the Premier Reserves looked serious in warmups and were well pumped for kickoff.  Unfortunately Havelock came out hard and scored a quick try and penalty to go up 8 points. But we rallied and started making our tackles, started dominating the scrums and lineouts and the pressure began to pay off,  4 unanswered converted tries to close the first half.

Havelock seemed demoralised after the break and didn’t really get back into the game. And 6 more converted tries and an unlucky yellow card to debutant Jack Sene blew the opposition out of the game and we finished with a convincing 70-15 win.   Shout outs to Brendan and Migao for 100% off the tee this week, there were only a couple easy ones so good job.

Report courtesy of – Steve Rogers

Players of the Day –  3 Terry Marsh,     2 Caleb Lee,    1 Siaosi Aiolupo.

MAC 45 – 14 Pirates  :  Maraenui 29 – 22 Bridge Pa  :  Otane 20 – 12 Porongahau   :::    Waipawa United 20 – 17 Taradale  :  Eskview 12 – 28 HRS  :  Tech 27 – 24 CHB Country




Woo Hoo.   Our first on-field win for the season and the first on-field win for 4 years I am told!   The team was very happy when the final whistle blew.  You would have thought we had won the whole competition!   There was added pressure on us to win the game as our 2nds and Colts teams had won the first 2 games.  And we could see from the scoreboard that the Prems were going to win their game.  We didn’t want to be the only team to lose on Club Day.

Both teams were evenly matched, but Havelock North scored the first try.  Then we scored a really good try from good old-fashioned drawing and passing.  But then Havelock hit back and scored a try on halftime to lead 12-5.  Havelock scored the first points in the second half to stretch the lead further to 17-5.   Then we scored a try around the 60-minute mark which was converted to close it 17-12.   We seemed to get better as the game wore on, but handling errors were holding us back.   Finally at the 80 minute mark we scored a well deserved try which was close enough to the posts for a relatively easy conversion taking the scoreboard to  19-17 in our favour.

Report courtesy – Brian McGreevy

Players of the Day –   3. Salejunior Kolio          2. Taine Williams          1. Franky Fitiao

Bridge Pa 25 – 27 YMP   :   MAC lbw–wbd Tamatea   :  Flaxmere 10 – 31 Clive  :   MAC Lost by default – Won by default Taradale  :    Bye – Pirates



With coming off a hard loss last weekend, the main focus for this week was Effort!  The boys turned up to Tuesday and Thursday with the best week of training we have had all season.  Playing Onga-Tiko on Club Day Steve , Sam and myself felt quietly confident.    With our forward pack standing up every weekend,  I put to it our backline to get more involved and take charge. Tim ( halfback) and Caleb ( 1st 5 ) took to the challenge and steered the team around the park.

With the score locked at 12-12 at halftime, we talked about sticking to the game plan and the result will come our way.  Not taking the kick off put ourselves under pressure and Onga- Tiko scored early.   With 10mins to go we were down 29-19.  The team put their heads down and went to work. Scoring with 5mins to go it was 29-26.   We got ourselves down the park got a kickable penalty, Luke Chamberlain went for the scrum instead, the boys really wanted a win.  With time up on the clock Luke went over in the corner to give the team a well-deserved win 31-29.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Pouvi Fatialofa  and Milo Lauano, for organising a fundraiser so our Island boys could pay their subs and receive their number ones. That surely is a sign of your great club spirit.  The boys looked really smart. Having role models like these guys in the club which is fantastic for our younger boys to look up to.

Report courtesy – Sam Birch


Players of the Day  –   1. Tim Simati       2. Luke Chamberlain        3. Caleb Pedersen

HRS 15 – 22 Clive    :   Tech 41 – 17 Taradale    :   Havelock North 34 – 38 Pirates

Action from the recent WIT Trust Premiers 81-10 winning encounter against Aotea played
at Tremain Field sees burly front-rower Riley Hannan in an attacking mode with ample
support backing up about to move the ball on to a team mate.


 The Broker Web Services Lucky Members draw $150 Eddie Wilson > not present
>>>  $200 next week
The Supporter of the Day was –  NOBM Juniors who did a great job on the day

>>>  Raffle Winner  –  Matt Robertson

200 Club’

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

  • 4 June ~  1st Draw  –  $60  – # 134 Paul McGettigan    $80  – # 18 Tracy Thompson    $100  #87  Kelvin Winnie
    4 June ~   2nd Draw – $60  – #152  Maurie McGill     $80 –  #48  Dave Cushing     $100 –  #70 Carl Clements
    11th June  ~  3rd Draw –  $60  –  #158  Mike O’Connor     $80- #138  Carolyn Blake       $100 – #85  Kevin McGrath
    18 June –  4th Draw – $60   – #58 Mark O’Shaughnessy       $80 – # 11 Robyn Price      $100 # 162 Angela & Tony O’Connor



A determined NOBM Premiers flanker Will Tremain surrounded by Aotea opponents endeavours

to burst his way through their defence in his sides recent 81-10 winning encounter.



Napier Old Boys Marist Club Sponsors
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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 generously 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”


ExHigh Marist Netball

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
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 24 June
NOBM Premier v Taradale  @ Tareha Reserve   @  3pm
NOBM Premier Reserve v Taradale  
Tareha Reserve @ 1.15pm
NOBM Thirds v  Taradale
Tareha Reserve @  2.45pm
NOBM Colts  v  HRS @  Elwood Park 
@  1.15pm

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 – Tamatea won 41-29  :  11 June vs HRS @ Elwood Park won 38-19  :  18 June vs CHB @ Tremain Field  won 79-19  :  24 June vs Taradale @ Taradale won 79-19
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 – Pirates won 78-15  :  11 June vs Porongahau @ Porongahau lost  11-33  :  18 June vs Havelock North @ Tremain Field  won 70-15:   24 June vs
Morrie Coady Cup – Fri 15 April Taradale 36-19  @ Tremain Field   :  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 won by default  :  18 June vs Havelock North @ Tremain Field  won 19-17   :  24 June vs Taradale @ Taradale
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 Pk lost 57-5  :   18 June  vs Onga Tiko @ Tremain Field won 31-29   :   24 June vs HRS


New Players Welcome in 2022

For Your Rugby Enquiries

Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile – 021 059 3943

  Sure the home ground is an advantage  –  but so is having a lot of talent.



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



The following is a special message that was posted on the clubs Facebook this week, if you haven’t already seen it we feel it is fitting to reproduce it again in this weeks edition of TeamTalk
    THAT A special celebration also as our Premier Coach and long serving club member Ellery Wilson reaches 100 matches for the NOBM WIT Trust Premiers.

Ellery has been huge part of the resurgence of our Premier team over recent years since arriving in Hawkes Bay in 2014 from Canterbury.  Ellery has in this time represented the Hawkes Bay Magpies in both 15s and 7s, helped lead our Premier team to 3 Maddison Trophy titles, founded the NOBM 7s tournament and has coached our Premier team for the last 2 years.  He has also been a great supporter of our junior rugby club helping to inspire our future Members of the Green Machine.  While we congratulate Ellery on this Achievement we also must thank his amazing wife and partner in crime Eliza who has followed and supported him on his journey and allowed him to dedicate so much time to our club.  We thank you for all that you have given to Napier Old Boys Marist and wish you all the best for tomorrow’s match.


   THAT  This is an important message from Hawkes Bay club rugby development manager Sean Davies.  This a reminder to all clubs that may be involved in playoffs that regrades need to be into us by 5pm Friday 24th June.

     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 22nd June will be be Roast Beef/Pork on the menu.   Don’t miss out guys/gals….      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  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-1970s. I’ll be including some these bits in the next few weeks. Back then a journo named Geoff Sinclair had a column called Odds and Ends – Enjoy

AT THE SOUTH ISLAND MARIST . . . Easter tournament in Nelson . . . the place was the Hibernian Hotel. For lunch the team were treated to a four course Irish dinner – Baked Potatoes, Boiled Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes and Chips! (1977)

IT WAS SAD . . . to hear earlier in the week about the passing of former Welsh and British Lions legendary flyhalf Phil Bennett. Benny as he was affectionately known also played 413 games for his beloved Llanelli club side including their famous 9-3 victory over Kirky’s 1973 All Blacks at Stradey Park. He also to part in two Lions tours to South Africa in ’74 and New Zealand in ’77. In all he played 29 tests for Wales 1969-78 scoring 166 points, as well as 20 games for the famous Baba’s Rugby Club – Phil Bennett was aged 73.

OUR OWN ELLERY . . . Wilson isn’t the only local Premier rugby player to be celebrating a milestone of 100 games this weekend. Across town in the table topping Texans camp lock Elijah Martin also cracks the ton too. But wait, there’s more. Long serving prop Mark Braidwood brings up his 200th appearance for the Texans. Cracker who came out from Colchester, England in 2010 as a flanker switched to the front row in 2013 on the advice of the Tech coach David Briggs. He also played for the Hawke’s Bay Magpies from 2016-19.

IN ROUND . . . nine of the Nash Cup last weekend there was 305 points scored across the five matches. This comprised of 51 tries scored, 31 conversions and 2 penalties kicked. Top clubs try wise are; Taradale 70, NOBM 59, Tech 49, MAC and Havelock North both 43. The 40 Nash Cup games have produced 409 tries in total so far.

SO FAR . . . this season there’s been a total of 63 penalties kicked in the nine rounds of the Nash Cup. Central lead the way with 11 followed by Tamatea 9 and Tech 8. Interestingly the Green Machine is still the only team yet to kick a penalty. Another interesting stat is the amount of players clubs have used for goal kicking duties this season.  Leading the way is Taradale and HRS with six and Havelock North five.

THE TOP FIVE . . . point scorers for the Green Machine so far this season are: – Jonty Stewart 72, Josh McIntyre 50, Paoraian Manuel-Harman 46 (The Wairoa Whizz), Kere Penitito 30 and Bain Champion 21.

CONGRATS . . . to Green Machine players Boris van Bruchem and Paoraian Manuel-Harman for leading the Ray White Nash Cup MVP list. This is calculated on each club’s 3, 2, 1 and team result each week. The others rounding out the top five are Jonny Ika MAC, Sam Smith Havelock North and Mefi Tupu MAC.

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      An Irishman is a man who has great respect for the truth, he uses it in emergencies…

   THAT  McGoo hangs his colours on the appropriate consecutive wins on a random letterbox following yesterdays 79-19 winning result against CHB.

THAT   For your Info  –  the NZ Marist website  –

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 and numbers into the future now we have kicked off and are well into the 2022 season.

  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


++++  How we win the game shows something about our character;  how we lose it shows all of it


And pre-final comments from the respective coaches:
“The Blues have been exceptional all year.  They are on a hell of a run, the last time they lost at Eden Park……. It’s been a while
Crusaders Scott Robertson.

“The basic matter.  Set piece is critical, you have to make your tackles matter, holding the ball and not giving it away easily
Blues Leon MacDonald.

“We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.” 
– Winston Churchill.

“Knockout footy is why you play the game.  It’s an awesome time of the year.”
– TJ Perenara on the eve of his 150th game for the Hurricanes.


Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Test  Your Rugby Knowledge

This weeks Poser 1 – Irish term for a rugby first five ?   
Poser 2 –  Who holds the record for the most games played for the HB Magpies ?          
Poser 3 – Otago/Highlanders All Black flanker 1995-2000 ?    
Poser 4 –  Taranaki All Black prop earned folk hero status in 1990’s ?                       


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge

Last weeks Poser 1 – Former All Black front row stalwart – Brown ?      Answer – Olo     
Poser 2 – Crusaders halfback made test debut v Japan 2018 ?     Answer –  Mitchell Drummond        
Poser 3 – Auckland fullback figured in first two Super Rugby successes ?     Answer  (Adrian) Cashmore    
Poser 4 – Dashing Counties All Black centre 1972-81 ?               Answer –  Bruce Robertson         

  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 –
Crusaders 20 – 7 Chiefs    :    Blues 20 – 19 Brumbies

2022 FINAL
18 June   

21  –  7

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
: Gerard 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

O’Rourke, the barber, was hearing complaints from his present trimmee about the price of barbers’ services.
“I tell you, O’Rourke, these New York barbers gotta stranglehold on the citizens. I was in London just last week, and you charge me half again what they charge there.”
“That may be true, Sir,” said the Irishman, “but think of the airfare

Murphy sat in a Belfast confessional. “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned,” he said.
“I’ve blown up three hundred miles of English railroad!”
“All right, my son,” admonished the priest. “For penance, do the stations!”

Two Irish men are in a plane. The roof comes off! Mick says to Paddy, “If this plane turns upside down will we fall out??”
“No way Mick” says Paddy, “we’ll still be best friends.”

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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