TeamTalk Update – 23 October 2022

TeamTalk Update – 23 October 2022

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Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club



Contents usually include: Old Boys Marist Senior & Junior rugby reports – weekly competition & draw winners – NZ Marist – affiliates Cricket, Netball, Football and Softball seasonal reports – Club Social events  +  News & Views etc etc.

Views and comments often expressed in this publication are not necessarily
those of the executive or policy of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club.

“Team up with a Winning Club in 2022”

Why would you play for Old Boys Marist ?

We have a simple philosophy at Napier Old Boys Marist – that we are a well organised rugby club both on and off the field, we are fit, disciplined, well coached and our players are very loyal.  Our teams are always well presented.

At Napier Old Boys Marist we promote a strong work ethic, we play with a special passion and honesty which is fun to be part of, but we also expect our players to carry that honesty through to their work and personal lives.

In summary we as a club will create a positive environment so that players can expect to progress in their rugby careers.  To excel players must also take responsibility for their rugby and life in general.

You earn trophies at practice you just pick them up in competitions


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,

>>> NZ Marist website  –  <<<



The NOBMCC’s 32nd AGM will be held this Monday October 24th (Labour Day) at the Park Island clubrooms from 3pm


Congratulations  to former NOBMCC player and current Vice President, Dave Bovey!   Mr. Bovey assumed the position of Rector of Palmerston North Boys’ High School at the beginning of term four in 2012, so today marks the completion of 10 years in this role. To recognise the occasion the Palmerston North Boys’ High School Old Boys Association shouted morning tea for the staff and the Old Boys Association President Mr. Simon O’Connor, also a former player and NOBMCC VP came in to thank Mr. Bovey for his work over the last decade.

Welcome to Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket Club
Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket is one of Hawke’s Bay’s largest cricket clubs and has been operating for over 20 plus years since the former Napier Marist and the Napier Old Boys cricket clubs amalgamated.
If you would like to join our club, please drop us an email and we will be more than happy to help.
We are always after supporters and sponsors for our club and teams as well.  If you have, or know of a business that would like to become a sponsor of Napier Old Boy’s Marist Cricket Club for the season, please let us know!

Andrew Frame
Secretary   – 

Patron:  to be appointed
: 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 Coaches & 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”


New Players Welcome in 2023

For Your Rugby Enquiries

Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile – 021 059 3943

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team

Team Management Personnel 2022 Season
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

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

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”

We have certainly appreciated your generous Support over the past seasons
and look forward to you hopefully supporting us once again in 2023



THAT  Wellington, so often characterised by their Rolls-Royce backline, took it to Canterbury up front last to deservedly take out the Bunnings NPC title for 2022.

THAT  to our Sponsors and Members  –  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.


2022 Final         
    Sat 22 Oct   Canterbury  18 – 26  Wellington  


TJ Perenara celebrates with Asafo Aumua after the hooker scored for
Wellington in Christchurch last night.



THAT a viewpoint from rugby commentator Joseph Pearson on the difference between  mens and womens rugby?  The average womens rugby player is a better interviewee!  The average men’s game is absolutely brutal at the moment.  The collisions, the impacts, the concussions are sickening.  You just don’t see as much of that in women rugby at this stage.  In many ways womens rugby can be a better watch, because it’s more about skills as opposed to the sheer physical brutality.



THAT coaches headaches never cease, especially for All Blacks mentor Ian Foster with last minute changes disrupting his plans on the eve of  departure which sees Magpie, Chiefs and former Napier OB Marist halfback Brad Weber back in the ‘top side’ due to the unavailability of several players who for a variety of reasons were unable to leave with the ‘A’ team who were due to head off to Tokyo to play Japan on Saturday and from there on to the UK where they will play Wales (Nov.6), Scotland (Nov.14) and England (Nov.20).   I’m sure club members will wish Brad a successful re-entry into the top squad where he can once again show off his range of skills on the test rugby stage.

While some these players – the three Barrett brothers (family bereavement).   Also Will Jordan and  Sam Whitelock are likely to return to the side after getting over minor injuries.   Unfortunately former Magpie halfback Folau Fakatava who has re-ruptured his ACL graft in training gives Brad the opportunity to return to the top NZ squad.  Meanwhile the All Blacks XV will travel to the UK to face Ireland A in Dublin on (Nov 4) and the Barbarians in London on (Nov 13).



THAT an important message to all players.  –  Invite your workmates, family and friends to  Team up with the Greens  in 2023.

THAT an important reminder to members  –  have you got your ticket/s yet for the AJ Gardiner Family Trust Fundraiser evening to be held at the Centennial Hall on Friday 28th October ?

THAT a viewpoint from rugby commentator Joseph Pearson on the difference between  mens and womens rugby?  The average womens rugby player is a better interviewee!  The average men’s game is absolutely brutal at the moment.  The collisions, the impacts, the concussions are sickening.  You just don’t see as much of that in women rugby at this stage.  In many ways womens rugby can be a better watch, because it’s more about skills as opposed to the sheer physical brutality.


IRISH LOGIC  If you are drinking to forget, please pay in advance…..

THAT  an important message to all players.  –  Make 2023 the year you introduce a New Player or Supporter to our Club.    We are always on the lookout for new talent as we will have vacancies in all teams …. Also support with team management as well as on the sidelines.    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  In 1823, William Webb Ellis first picked up the ball in his arms and ran with it.  And for the next 190 years forwards have been trying to work out why.

   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

A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.




“I cannot play in a team where I don’t want to die for my sisters next to me…..We are rugby.  New Zealand is rugby.”
– Black Fern star Ruby Tui.

“Rugby is a game for big buggers. if you’re not a big bugger, you get hurt. I wasn’t a big bugger but i was a fast bugger and therefore I avoided the big buggers.”
– Spike Milligan.

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

“I would not say he (Rico Gear) is the best left winger in the Super 14, but there are none better.”
– Murray Mexted, yet again.

“Women’s rugby is more about the skills as opposed to the sheer physical brutality.”
Rugby commentator Joseph Pearson.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Poser 1. Who was the 1987 World Cup winning centre ?               

Poser 2. Canterbury/Hawkes Bay All Black lock (1980-83) ?       


Poser 3.  French rugbys most capped back ?          

Poser 4. Former Black Ferns rugby captain ?    

Last Weeks Poser 1. Former AB’s captain who later served as NZRU chairman ?       Answer –   Jock Hobbs 

Poser 2  South Canterburys AB’s flankers 1968-71.?       Answer –  Tom Lister  


Poser 3  Crusders all-time top Super Rugby tryscorer. ?             Answer – Caleb Ralph


Poser 4 –  Don Clarkes prop All Black brother ?           Answer –  Ian Clarke           

  2022 FINAL
Crusaders  21  –  7  Blues

O’Reilly Cup

vs Australia  –  won 52-5
vs Australia  – won  22-14

vs Japan Women  – won 95-12

Womens Rugby World Cup
8 Oct.  vs Australia  –  won 41-17
16 Oct.  vs Wales  –  won 56-12
22 Oct.  vs Scotland  –  won 57-0

Renee Wickliffe dives over for a try in the Black Ferns’ big win over Scotland…….    .
…..and Ayesha Leti-l’iga scores a try for the Black Ferns against Scotland in Whangārei.



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 26 – 10 All Blacks         14 August  South Africa 23-35 All Blacks

Sat 6th Aug  vs  Argentina  won  26-41      Sat 13th Aug  vs  Argentina  lost  17-48
Sat 27 Aug vs South Africa  won  25-17      Sat 3 Sep vs South Africa  lost  8-24

Thurs 15 September  vs Australia (Melbourne)  won 39-37
Sat 24 September  vs Australia (Auckland)  won 40-14

27 August  vs Argentina,  Christchurch  lost 18-25    3 September  vs Argentina,  Hamilton   won  53-3

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

Halftime – Hawkes Bay 54 – 10 Poverty Bay
@ McLean Park  –  Saturday 30th July

Sun 7 Aug.  Hawkes Bay 32 – 32  Waikato   (Hamilton)
Fri 12 Aug.  Hawkes Bay  33 – 32  Counties Manukau   (Napier  RS)
Wed 17 Aug  Hawkes Bay 13 – 18  Otago    (Dunedin)
Sun 21 August  Hawkes Bay 
43 – 17  Manawatu   (Palm Nth)
Sat 27 August  Hawkes Bay  25 – 23  North Harbour   (Napier  RS)
Sun 4 Sept   Hawkes Bay 28 – 32 Canterbury   (Christchurch)
Sat 10 Sept   Hawkes Bay  69 – 24 Southland   (Napier RS)
15th challenge Sat 17 Sept  Hawkes Bay 12 – 19  Wellington   (Napier)
Sat 24 Sept   Hawkes Bay 17 –  22 Bay of Plenty   (Tauranga)
Fri 30 Sept   Hawkes Bay 25 – 17 Tasman   (Napier)

Quarter Finals
Fri 7 Oct   North Harbour  18-21  Auckland
Sat 8 Oct   Hawkes Bay  21 – 28  Wellington
 Sat 8 Oct    Canterbury 2010 Northland
Sun 9 Oct   Bay of Plenty  3427  Waikato

Semi Finals

Fri 14 Oct   Wellington  54 – 19  Auckland
Sat 15 Oct   Canterbury  24 – 10  Bay of Plenty

Sat 22 October
Canterbury  18 – 26  Wellington

All Welcome  –  See YOU at the clubrooms soon



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”


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



Pass the Word Around………
Come along and join our club in 2023  –  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′


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

Three lads from Roscommon were getting paid to take part in a survey about tea drinking. One of the questions was ‘How do you stir sugar into your tea?’

‘I stir it in with my left hand’, replied the first lad. ‘I stir it in with my right’, replied the second.

‘I stir it in with a spoon’, replied the third.



The barman says to Paddy, “Your glass is empty, fancy another one?”

Looking puzzled, Paddy says, “Why would I be needing two empty feckin’ glasses?”

Liam had left Dublin to go up to Belfast for a bit of skydiving. Late on Sunday evening, he was found in a tree by a an amazed onlooker.

“What happened?” said the man.

Liam replied, “My parachute failed to open!”

“Well!” said the man, “if you had asked the locals before you jumped, they would have told you nothing opens here on a Sunday!”

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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