TeamTalk Update – 31 July 2022

TeamTalk Update – 31 July 2022

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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.

May you get all your wishes but one  –
so that you will always have something to strive for.

2022 Annual Presentation of Trophies

The Clubs annual Dinner and Trophy Presentations evening held at the clubrooms on
Friday 29 July saw the following club members presented with their awards -.

Best Back   –   Daniel Misimoa
Best Forward   –   Luke Chamberlain
Most Promising Colts Player  –  Nick Ennor
Best Team Member  –  Hamish Wyman
Special mention to Ollie Gardiner for scoring 2 tries in every game he played

Best Back  –  Fogata Taupo
Best Forward  –  Taine Williams
Most Improved Player  –  The ‘Team’
Best Team Member  –  Jordan James

Premier Reserves
Best Back  –  Kits Moeli
Best Forward  –  Morunga Whaanga
Most Improved  –  Brendon Carroll
Best Team Member  –  Jake Cowan

Best Forward  –  Boris Van Bruchem
Best Back  –  Paoraian Manuel-Harman
Most Improved  –  Reilly Hannan
Best Team Member  –  Hannon Brighouse

Major Club Awards
Special Award  –  Peter Bainbridge
Ellery Wilson Sevens Cup  –  Logan Ede
Best Club Member – Blair Furlong Cup  –  Robbie Morrison
Supporter of the Year  –  Peter Harris Memorial Cup  –  Steve Bryan
Club Spirited Player  –  Ian MacRae Cup  –  Pouvi Fatialofa

Club President Mike O’Connor presented the Clubs top award to –

2022 Sportsman of the Year  –  KR Tremain Memorial Cup  recipient
–  Paoraian Manuel-Harman

2022  –  ‘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
25 June  ~  5th Draw – $60 # 157 Ron Halpin     $80 – # 95 Steve Bryan      $100 # 104 Rick Anderson
3 July ~  6th Draw –  $60  # 171   Matt Robertson    $80  # 145  Katrina  Mete – Kingi      $100  #  84  Greg Dick
10 July ~ 7th Draw $100 # 21 Dave Bell        $100  #  143 Bill Reilly           $100  # 120  Jeremy Meates
17th July ~ 8th Draw –   $100  #169 Janine  O’Connell         $100 #22  Kurt Chambers       $100 #160  Peter DeLautour
24 July ~ 9th Draw –  $100 # 132  Blair Furlong        $100 # 58 Mark O’Shaughnessy       $100 # 180 Colin Gerbes
29th July ~ 10th Draw – 100  #  8 David Walls       $100  # 66 Brent Nelson         $100  # 107 Paul Carney
Travel Voucher valued  $2700    # 15  Tom Hayton

Our grateful THANKS to all members for their continued Support of our
Annual Major Club Fundraising Lottery
Our Thanks also to  Broker Web Risk Services   &   Shape Insurance
for their Support of their draws throughout the 2022 season.

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

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  –   Kauri & Co Hawkes Bay  –  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
Marist Junior Rugby again in 2023”


New Players Welcome in 2023

For Your Rugby Enquiries

Wade Colville-Smith
Mobile – 021 059 3943

All the talent in the world won’t get you
anywhere without your teammates

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

Congrats to the above guys who put in the hard yards behind the scenes during the past 2022 season.
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 2023′


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 2023
Remember New Players Always Welcome”

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 over the past seasons
and look forward to you hopefully supporting us once again in 2023


THAT  If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then you’re lucky enough……







THAT  it’s important to respect both your teammates and your opponents. Friendships can make a victory last forever.

THAT  an important message to all players.  –  Invite your mates to  ‘Team up with the Greens’  in 2023.

THAT  Your loyal backing as in past seasons with our various funding options is always awaiting YOUR SUPPORT.   So we can again run our Club in a manner we can all be proud of.

IRISH LOGIC   –  There’s nothing so bad that couldn’t be worse


THAT  Paddy stood at the bar getting mildly inebriated trying to work out why his sister has four brothers and he has only three…. !


VS   THAT  Just caught the annual clash between two of the top Wellington college rugby schools during the past week – St Pats Town and St Pats Silverstream.  The televised 1st XV’s match played last Wednesday afternoon which was hosted in Wellington at St Patricks College.  And of the game, well the Hutt Valley based XV who led 13-7 at the forty minute mark were unable to maintain this advantage in the final forty and eventually succumbed to their ‘town’ catholic college rivals in the second half going down 19-13 at the final whistle.  This win was the ‘town’ schools first between the two rivals since their 125th Jubilee in 2010.

With a number of our Napier OBM clubs present and recent players who are old boys of these two Wellington secondary schools it was certainly of interest especially being reminded of the intense rivalry between both ‘camps’.  This certainly hasn’t changed since my years as a boarder out at Silverstream in the distant past.  And long may it last…… Amen

THAT  for your Info  –  the NZ Marist website  –

THAT  –  Reminder that all payments for –  Non Player Subs  –  Player Subs  –  Merchandise (dress gear)  –  to be paid to  >>>     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.  –  Make 2023 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 into the future for when we kick-off and about to commence our 2023 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.  In 2023 we will have vacancies in all grades from  Colts  through to  Premiers  so new players will always be Welcome.   Remind them to   >>>

“Team up with the  ‘GREEN MACHINE’ again in 2023  –  New Players are always WELCOME

++++  Life is not waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain….



“There’s no doubt I’m under pressure. But I’m always under pressure … it doesn’t change the fact that as an All Blacks coach you live with that all the time. Does it hurt? Yes it does. But the key thing for me is ensuring we’ve got robust processes to make sure we have the right people in there … We’re in this as one.”
Ian Foster speaks out.

“At the darkest of times, self belief and utter determination are the areas to focus on.  There will always be those whose desire to lead and inspire will attract them to these kinds of roles.  My advice is, just don’t read social media.”
John Key

“I understand the frustration.”
Beleaguered All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has issued a message to disenchanted All Blacks fans in the wake of last week’s series defeat to Ireland.

“I’ve got a lot of love for Fozzie… see a lot of the bad stuff around him and Sam Cane…’s ridiculous how ruthless it’s been.”
All Black halfback Aaron Smith speaks up about the unfair comments that had been circulating about AB coach Ian Foster following the series loss against Ireland.

“We’re a wounded All Black team and we’ve got a job to do over there and we actually want to play a game that New Zealanders are proud of.”
Coach Ian Foster lays it on the line.

You never score a try without getting a pass


Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

1.   This weeks Poser 1. How many times has Dan Carter been named World Player of the Year ?
Poser 2.   Which forward once kicked a 48-metre drop goal during a 1995 Rugby World Cup match ?
Poser 3.  Who scored a record six tries in a match against Japan in the 1995 Rugby World ?
Poser 4. Steve Hansen is the New Zealand coach, but in which position did he represent Canterbury at first-class level 21 times?

Last weeks Poser 1.  When was the last time the All Blacks played in South Africa ?      Answer –  2018
Poser 2.  Who is the current coach of the Pumas (Argentina) who are scheduled to play the Wallabies on 7 August ?     Answer –  Michael Cheika
And a little bit of Ranfurly Shield stuff with a match coming up next weekend……
Poser 3. What was the highest ever score in a Ranfurly Shield match ?       Answer –  Auckland 139-5 North Otago (1993)
Poser 4. Who has score the most tries in Ranfurly Shield rugby ?      Answer – Terry Wright, Auckland Marist

2022 FINAL
Crusaders  21  –  7  Blues




2 July 2022. All Blacks 42-19 Ireland,  Auck      9 July  All Blacks 12-23 Ireland,  Dunedin    16 July  All Blacks 22-32 Ireland,  Wgtn

7 August 2022   South Africa v All Blacks         14 August  South Africa v All Blacks

Castle Lager Rugby Championship fixtures (SA times):
17h.05: Saturday, 6 August – Springboks v New Zealand (Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit)
17h.05: Saturday, 13 August – Springboks v New Zealand (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg)



Thursday 15 September  vs Australia  (Melbourne)
Saturday 24 September  vs Australia,  (Auck)

27 August  vs Argentina,  Christchurch    3 September  vs Argentina,  Hamilton

Other International Rugby
2 July  –  Fiji 36–0 Tonga   :   Wallabies 30–28 England   :   South Africa 32–29 Wales   :
9 July – Australia 17–25 England   :  South Africa 12-13 Wales
Argentina 6-29 Scotland  :  Japan 15-20 France

15/16 July
Australia 17- 21 England
:    South Africa 30-14 Wales

South Africa are the current champions, having defeated England in the 2019 tournament final.
Sixteen teams participated in the tournament from 1987 until 1995;
since 1999, twenty teams have participated in each tournament.
Japan hosted the 2019 Rugby World Cup and France will host the next in 2023.

Halftime – Hawkes Bay 54 – 10 Poverty Bay
@ McLean Park  –  Saturday 30th July
Be There to Support the Magpies next Shield Challenge @ McLean Park
Friday 12 August vs Counties Manukau  @ McLean Park





All Welcome  –  See YOU at the clubrooms soon




Patron: John O’Shaughnessy
President: 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: 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


An Irishman and an American were sitting in the bar at Dublin airport.
“I’ve come to meet my brother,” said the Irishman. “He’s due to fly in from America in an hour’s time. It’s his first trip home in forty years”.
“Will you be able to recognize him?” asked the American.
“I’m sure I won’t,” said the Irishman. “After all, he’s been away for a long time”.
“I wonder if he’ll recognise you?” said the American.
“Of course he will,” said the Irishman. “Sure, an’ I haven’t been away at all!”


O’Malley is leaving his favourite bar when he is run over by a bus. He gets to the gates of heaven and St Peter tells him he cannot enter unless he passes a test. O’Malley agrees to try as he never was the brightest bulb in the box.
St Peter decides to go easy on him. “What has five fingers and is made of black leather?” he asks.
O’Malley scratches his head, thinks hard and finally gives up.
“It’s a glove,” says St Peter. “Let’s try again. What has 10 fingers and is made of black leather?”
O’Malley is clearly stumped. After a few minutes of pacing in a circle and scratching his head, he gives up.
“Why, it’s TWO gloves – don’t you see? Ten fingers, black leather?” says St. Peter, amazed.
Being in a generous mood, St Peter decides to give O’Malley one final chance and thinks of an even easier question.
“Okay. Who is the patron saint of Ireland?” he asks, thinking surely O’Malley can’t miss this.
“It wouldn’t be three gloves, would it?” says O’Malley.

An Irishman walks into a railway station and presents himself at the ticket counter.
“I’d like a return ticket,” he says.
“Where to?”
“To here!” says the Irishman.


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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