November 23, 2022 0 Team Talk



Napier Old Boys Marist
Rugby Football Club Incorporated


Napier Old Boys Marist RFC are requesting nominations  for :


  • Patron   Napier Old Boys Marist  RFC
  • President   Napier Old Boys Marist  RFC
  • Chairman Napier Old Boys Marist  RFC
  • Five Directors Napier Old Boys Marist RFC


Nominations are to be received no later than November 21st  5pm

Please email:

Napier Old Boys Marist
Rugby Football Club Incorporated

Monday 5th December 2022  6pm
at the Clubrooms, Park Island, Napier


  1.  WELCOME Chairman of the meeting
    2.   APOLOGIES
    4.   CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES of the 32nd Annual General Meeting of Dec 6th 2021
    5.   ANNUAL REPORTS   Receipt and Adoption
    6.   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Receipt and Adoption
    7.   ELECTIONS:
    (a.) Patron               (b.) President         (c.) Vice Presidents
    (d.) Chaplain           (e.) Chairman         (f.) Directors
    Hawkes Bay Rugby Union,

Napier Old Boys Association
St John’s Old Boys Association,

NZ Marist Rugby Federation


Napier Old Boys Marist RFC

Presidents Report 2022


It is my pleasure to present my first Presidents report covering the 2022 rugby year. Once again the format of the competitions were changed and the season shortened due to Covid and information gathered by HBRFU from stakeholders within the club rugby environment.  It seems this will impact the competitions and length of the seasons going forward.

For Napier OB Marist Rugby the season also did not include defending the Spillane Cup which was scheduled for Taupo in March, but which had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions. By the time the season commenced we were ready to go with 4 senior teams.

As emphasised by Terry at last year’s AGM meeting, the key objective for 2022 was to ensure we fielded a Colts team again, after not having one in 2021. A huge effort was put in by many people so thank you all for this. Although the results were not the best, the important thing was we had the numbers which also looks good for next year. Our Senior thirds had a better year, achieving a few wins which was great for them. Our senior seconds were once again a very high standard team just missing out on finals spots in the end and our Premier team finished 2nd in the Nash Cup and beaten semi-finalists in the Maddison Trophy.  Our club continues to clearly be a Premier Club within Hawkes Bay.   Congratulations to all our prize winners this year and especially those players who were selected for further HBRFU representative teams after the club season had finished.

Off the field, as per the Club Management Report, our facilities and social side of the club continue to result in a very pleasurable place to be on a Saturday afternoon and our Financial report shows that we continue to be financially very sound with a solid balance sheet. Income was certainly helped with the hireage fees from the clubrooms being used for Covid vaccinations.

Being amongst our junior teams every Saturday morning, due to several grandkids playing, I can see the ongoing strength of this sector of our club. Thanks to Condy and his junior committee and coaches etc for the huge effort to keep our junior club as strong as any in HB.

Thanks to all the volunteers who make the club what it is.  We always need coaches, managers, the lawns mowed, and clubrooms kept clean and tidy. If you think you can help and add value to the management of any part of our club then please come forward.  Thanks also to our bar staff and kitchen workers and of course our very essential sponsors.  Your contributions are much appreciated.

It was great to see so many past and present players and administrators of the club attend the AJ Gardiner Family Trust fundraiser dinner in October.  A great re-union of so many people in support of AJ and his family and we all wish him the best in his continued recovery.

Lastly, my thanks go out to our hard-working board of directors, Terry, Chris, Matt and Wade for bringing it all together. I know with coaches and managers all in place for next year and the pre-season training plan being finalised we all look forward to the 2023 season.

Have a great Xmas.


Mike O’Connor

President, Napier Old Boy’s Marist Rugby Football Club.

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  –  <<<


New Players Welcome in 2023

For Your Rugby Enquiries

Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile – 021 059 3943

   It is not pressure unless you’re not prepared

Team Management Personnel 2022 Season
Premier –  Ellery Wilson  – 027 964 9060   :   Assistant – Edwin Meachen – 022 041 6930
:  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   The fellowship of rugby runs deep with many players, no more so that between Ardie Savea and Siya Kolisi.  The South African captain is in his hotel room in Genoa before the Springbok’s test against Italy, missing his family and feeling emotional.  Down the line, Kolisi offers some words of advice to Savea.  “Rugby is not like it used to be brother, We are here to help each other.”  They sign off the conversation with a plan to meet for dinner in London on Sunday night.  “People have this mentality that we are supposed to hate each other, which is old school,” Savea says.  We are best of friends.  We will go out to dinner three days before we play each other in a game – but the one guy I want to smash on the field is Siya,” he adds, rolling forwards in his chair as he laughs.

Theirs is a friendship forged through rugby.  Last year, Savea 29, and Kolisi, 31 captained against each other when New Zealand and South Africa marked a century of intense and sometimes politically charged rivalry by playing their 100th test.    On three occasions, New Zealand ceded to a demand from South Africa’s apartheid regime that no black players should tour their country.  “How crazy is this?  One hundred games and two people of colour captaining,” Kolisi said, after giving Savea a warm embrace.


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.



THAT an important message to all players.  –  Invite your workmates, family and friends to  Team up with the Greens  in 2023.  You can assure them that we will find a NOBM team that they can fit in with.

THAT  We had a good team on paper.  Unfortunately the game was played on grass !

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

THAT despite playing in the drawn test against England overnight All Black lock Brodie Retallick turned in a cracker of the game in his sides 25 all but disappointing result.  It wasn’t the outcome he would have wished for to mark his 100th game for the All Blacks.

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 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

The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t win’ is you and you don’t have to listen.


“All of a sudden, someone blows some magic dust, the passes start to click, the lines are a bit sharper, and our finishers come on and improve the game we wanted to play.  Sometimes that happens.”
England’s coach Eddie Jones.

“It’s 25-all,  there is a lot of drama, some close calls with TMOs but you have to take your hat off to England. I am proud of the first 70.   We played the kind of rugby we have been searching for.  I thought we dominated for large parts of it. Test matches are tough. I am pleased with our growth, I am pleased with our young guys and where we are going.”
New Zealand head coach Ian Foster.

“I feel I have been put on this earth to be more than just a footy player.”
Ardie Savea

“”We’re in a good space.  I like where out game is going.”
All Blacks coach Ian Foster pre England test comment.

“I’ve just had a fairytale ending of Winning the World Cup  –  that’s more than I could have asked for.”
Black Ferns retiring halfback Kendra Cocksedge


“I played ten injury-free years between the ages of 12 and 22.  Then, suddenly, it seemed like I was allergic to the twentieth century.”
Former England national rugby union team scrum half and captain Nigel Melville


“There’s no doubt about it, he’s a big bastard.”
Gavin Hastings Scottish rugby player on Jonah Lomu.


“We’re going to tear those boys apart.”
Message pinned up on changing room wall by England skipper Will Carling before his team ran out to face the All Blacks in the 1995 World Cup semi-final in Cape Town. It took 70 seconds for New Zealand to score their first try as they demolished England 45-29.


Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.


Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands


Poser 1 – Over the years how many World Cup rugby titles have the Black Ferns won ?      

Poser 2 –  Which team won the inaugural Ranfurly shield  ?        

Poser 3 –  What year did the first ever test match between NZ & South Africa take place ?        

Poser 4 – When was the first ever game between New Zealand vs England ?          

Poser 1. How long since the All Blacks have played Scotland at Murrayfield ?     Answer –  5 years            

Poser 2. Who is Francisco Jose Deformes ?       Answer –   Former Chilean ‘Condors’ captain and current HB Rugby and Magpies scrum coach

Poser 3.  Can you name the captain of the Wallabies ?              Answer – Michael Hooper      

Poser 4. How many consecutive wins did the England Womens rugby team  have up to the Final ?        Answer – 30 wins    


  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
29 Oct  vs  Wales  –  won 55-3
5 Nov  vs  France  –  won 25-24
– Rugby World Cup Final –
12 Nov  – New Zealand 34 – 31 England 


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

29 October  vs Japan  won 38-31

5 Nov  vs  Wales  won  55-23

14 November vs Scotland  won 31-23

19 November  All Blacks  vs  England  drew  25 – 25

England’s Will Stuart scores his side’s third try and it’s a 25-25 draw.

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

2022 FINAL
Sat 22 October
Canterbury  18 – 26  Wellington

We look forward to seeing YOU at the Clubrooms soon


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: to be appointed
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”


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

One day St. Peter had the day off and St. Patrick was left in charge of the pearly gates of Heaven. After a short while an Irishman, a Scotsman and an Englishman are stopped at the gates by St. Patrick, who says, “Sorry, it’s crowded up here, you each need to answer a question correctly, or else you can’t enter Heaven.
St. Patrick looks at the Irishman and asks “What was the name of the famous ocean-liner that sank after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage?” “Oh, that’s easy,” the Irishman replies, “the Titanic.” So St. Patrick welcomes him into Heaven.
Next he asks the Scott, “How many people died on that ship?” “Oooh, that’s tough, but I saw the movie, and I think that it was 1,500.”
St. Patrick steps aside and the Scott walks into Heaven.
Finally, St. Patrick turns to the Englishman and says, “Name them.”

An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman were boasting about how famous their uncles were.
“My uncle is a bishop,” said The Englishman, “and when he walks down the street, everybody says, ‘Your Lordship.'”
“My uncle is a cardinal,” said The Scotsman, “and when he walks down The street everybody says, ‘Your Eminence.'”
“My uncle,” said The Irishman, “weighs twenty-seven stone, and when he walks down the street everybody says, ‘God Almighty!'”

An Englishman and a Scotsman each had a horse but they couldn’t tell them apart.
So the Englishman cut the tail off his horse and all went well for a while,
but then the Scotsman’s horse lost his tail in an accident so they were back where they started.
Finally, they consulted an Irishman and he said, ‘You two are a right pair of fools.
Anyone can see that the black horse is three inches taller than the white horse.’

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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