TeamTalk Update -19 March 2023

TeamTalk Update -19 March 2023

March 20, 2023 0 Team Talk

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 2023

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 don’t get what you wish for  –  You get what you work for.




Attention NOBM Rugby Members

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our players and members who may have suffered from the effects of Cyclone Gabrielle this past week.  The losses of lives, homes, possessions and property is difficult to imagine unless one has been through a similar disaster themselves.

You can rest assured that your fellow club members will willingly respond in any way we can to help out.  Unfortunately there is no quick fix in many instances but you can be assured your club mates are behind you and your families and you are foremost in our thoughts.


Hopefully everyone is safe and secure from our NOBM community. If anyone needs any help please reach out to

   Terry 0274 524 521    or    Wade 0210 593 943
and we will see what we can organize to help out.

Stay safe and we will see you all soon.


Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby

All players can now complete their registrations can be paid online here.

SUBS: Can now be paid. These can be part paid  or  in full.

Players Subs: $100

Non-player Subs: $50

Please use your name as a reference.

03 1355 0760476 00

Napier Old Boys Marist Club Sponsors
    Benson Property Limited  –  Richard Kepka Builders  –  Tremain Real Estate    –  Napier Collision Repair Centre  –    Motordrome Tyre & Auto Service
–  Broker Webb Risk Services  –  Onekawa Liquorland  –  Devine Plumbing  –  BJ Mahony Shearing  –  MRD Web –  Red Steel  –  Proton Electric Ltd  –
Shape Life & Financial Services   –  Tech Group  –   Sideline Bar  

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  <<<


Hamilton Marist

Hamilton Marist Premier men’s team have won the 2023 Spillane Cup

The Hamilton Marist Club last won the Spillane Cup 23 years ago.

After defeating MSP last Saturday, the team then went on to beat Napier OB Marist in a hard fought battle 25-12.

A Great Tournament, played in good spirit, thanks to NZ Marist and the Taupo Marist Club for hosting this the 91st Spillane Tournament.  Well done to all who contributed to the weekend.

A massive shout out to Napier who were committed to the tourney under difficult travel circumstances.
Kia Kaha to the Napier Old Boys Marist club and their community.



The following is the 2023 NZ Marist Tournament XV

1.  Mosese Mafi      Hamilton
2.  Reilly Hannan      Napier OBM  (Captain)
3.  Keighty Watson      Whanganui
4.  Sam Pou      Hamilton
5.  Filo Paulo      Hutt OBM
6.  Braedon Collins      North Harbour
7.  Mitch Gibson      Napier OBM
8.  Emil Crichton      Hastings R&S
9.  Corban Glendinning      Ardmore
10.  Harry Boyle      Hutt OBM
11.  Bright Saena      Auckland
12.  Ryan Setefano      MSP
13.  Leroy van Dam          Hamilton
14.  Kere Penitito     Napier OBM
15.  Logan Patterson      Taupo

Team Management Personnel 2023 Season
Premier –  Ellery Wilson  – 027 964 9060   :   Assistant – Edwin Meachen – 022 041 6930
Manager  Monty Monteith – 027 807 0522   :  Assistants –-  Mitch Gardiner  – 029 012 523
–  Peter Bainbridge – 027 245 8729

Premier Reserves
  –  Chris Halas  – 027 533 0925   :   Ross Clements   –  022 350 0281
Manager – Chris O’Connor  –  027 311 5222

Thirds  –  Robbie Morrison  –  8452535     :  John de Lautour  –  027 276 7952
Manager  – 
 Bryan McGreevy –   021 195 1944 

Colts  –   Steve Smithers  – 022 498 5367   :    Sam Birch –  027 355 8379  :
Pouvi Fatialofa  –
Manager –  Aaron Wallace  –   027 316  4696

A Ground Controller is required this Rugby season.
Times are 12-5pm Saturdays.  Remuneration is negotiable.
For more details, contact Wade:
Club Catering
We are looking for a catering extraordinaire to take over the kitchen for the 2023 season.
The role will involve selling hot food from 2 pm until 7 pm Saturdays from April through to July and
creating meals for visiting team when required.  Thursday night meals are also an option but not required.

The kitchen facilities could also be available during the week for private events
if you have your own catering needs.

For full details please contact Wade Colville-Smith: 021 059 3943

@ Bond Fields  1  &  2  –  Park Island
@ 6pm

New Players Always Welcome






NOBM Junior Rugby

2023 Registrations Now Open!

Make sure you register now if you can. All players last year were sent a personalised link to make life easier (Please check junk/spam folders too).
If you know someone new who is keen, send them this link:

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:

2023 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”

Fitness is not about being better than someone else
…….It’s about being better than YOU used to be.

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”

DID YOU KNOW           

   THAT  We hope YOU enjoyed   ‘ St PATRICKS DAY’ celebrations last Friday and made the most of the annual event and maybe, just maybe even sampled a drop of Baileys and a handle of Guinness or two….  Our little Leprachaun mate below certainly made the most of it and could have even had to blow up a bag on the home…


THAT  to our Sponsors and Members  –  Your loyal backing as in past seasons with our various funding options is always awaiting your Support  –  THANK YOU

THAT it would be great to see a good turnout of our loyal supporters and lower grade players at Tremain Field for next Saturdays  Benson Properties Ltd NOB Marist Premiers opening 2023 Nash Cup game >>> kickoff  > 3pm.   Then join up with your clubmates for a sample of the clubs refreshments.   See YOU Saturday……..

     THAT it will be interesting to see if this goes head to head in the coming weeks as a decision is made at long last to appoint the new All Black mentor.  With so much stuffing around and certainly mishandled one can only but hope that this furore will settled down and NZ Rugby can get on and make a decision.  Here’s hoping…..

IRISH LOGIC   “There are only two kinds of people in the world: the Irish and those who wish they were.”

THAT  we extend our Hearty Congratulations to our Premier players Reilly Hannan, Mitch Gibson and Kere Penetito on their selection in the 2023 Spillane Tournament XV following the recent 91st tournament.   Well done guys as well as your entire tournament NOBM team mates.

THAT now is the time to consider becoming a Gold Card member of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club.
Checkout the benefits:  >>> Non Playing Membership (value $50)   >>> 200 Club Ticket (value $60)  >>>    >>> Complimentary entry to the Club’s annual Dinner & Trophy Presentations     >>>  $60 Club Bar credit on your membership card   >>> 10% discount on Club merchandise    >>> Entry in the weekly members draw    >>> Invitation to a special function for Gold Card members prior to a home Premier game.   And the cost – $200.
For expressions of interest please reply to –  Wade Colville-Smith –  /  021 059 3943   or  /  0274 470 330

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 in 2023”  so we can have greater depth in numbers into the future for when we kick-off and about to commence our 2023 season.

   THAT our South Island affiliate the Ashburton Celtic Club have been hosting the annual South Island Marist tournament this past weekend.   Also on the clubs agenda is the upcoming Centenary weekend 2-4 April.   Rugby memories of sporting courage and famous road trips will be at the fore when Mid Canterbury’s Celtic Rugby Football Club marks 100 years this Easter.

A weekend of celebration is planned, along with a centennial booklet and a special game of rugby.  Napier Old Boys Marist extend to our southern ‘cousins’ all the best for a memorable Easter weekend.

THAT  If you or anyone you know are interested on donning your boots and joining our Sideline Bay Thirds  please don’t hesitate on giving ‘thirsty’ 3rds manager Bryan McGreevy a call  >>>  021 195 1944  –  New Players Welcome.   And the Napier Collison Repair Centre Colts have good numbers fronting up at training with of new faces joining our ranks.  Also MAKE SURE you get along and support our Napier Collision Repair NOBM Colts ‘green machine’ during the season.

we hear that there was a pre-season’hitout’ between our Richard Kepka Builders Premier Reserves and an Eskview Club XV on Bond Field yesterday afternoon.  Unfortunately  no details or report was available at time of despatching this weeks TeamTalk.

memories of sporting courage and famous road trips will be at the fore when Mid Canterbury’s Celtic Rugby Football Club marks 100 years this coming Easter weekend  2-4 ApriA weekend of celebration is planned, along with a centennial booklet and a special game of rugby.Centennial committee chairman Kieron Gray said registrations were now open, via and Celtic members past and present should sign up.

save the date, April 2-4.

   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.

THAT Rugby’s world governing body is encouraging member unions to trial ‘belly tackles’ in the community game in a bid to make the sport safer.  And they’re are not ruling out trialing the lower tackle height in the elite game too.   National unions are consulting over the lowering tackle height at non-elite level in a bid to reduce concussions.  World Rugby’s recommendations is that the height be set below the sternum, which it also refers to as a ‘belly tackle’………….

THAT and here’s to a man who we all know will be celebrating today  –  none other than former Marist President and Life Member one ~~~~~  Joseph Kelly….

…………. THAT
following on from the above.  If you take the time to study many of the current Super Rugby competition games you can’t miss the number of higher tackling that so often creeps up to slipping up around the neck in the heat of the moment.  Look out for it.  Actually I spotted it on a number of occasions in last Friday evenings Hurricanes – Waratahs encounter.  And so many don’t get pinged either.

THAT  As usual we apologies for any errors or mistakes in this edition.   Ed


Our man Bam is well practiced at knowing how to celebrate St Paddy’s Day in style …..

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

Don’t wait for the opportunity.  Create it.



“It’s more than a team this week, I’d never be able to live with myself if we don’t turn up and play well.  You take the emotion out of it, it’s going to be emotional anyway.  You’re playing England at home with something on the line, so it’s always what you wanted to do and where you wanted to be.”
Six Nations competition leaders Ireland captain Jonathan Sexton before the clash at Landsdowne Road.

Ireland mastered the hype and expectations to win the Six Nations and a historic first Grand Slam in Dublin by seeing off England 29-16 this morning.”
One News……..

and continues “Ireland’s Dublin home ground had never witnessed an Irish Grand Slam, nor a title in the Six Nations era, and this Irish XV delivered by wearing down England.”


Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Poser 1 – Captained the famous 1945-46 NZ Army team  ?     
Poser 2 – Chiefs winger scored record five tries vs Waratahs 2021 ?      

Poser 3  – Hurricanes prop centurion ?      

Poser 4 – Who is the player who has played the most games for the HB Magpies  ?      

Poser 1 – Can you name the Rebels player that Ardie Savea made his threatening gesture too ?     AnswerHalfback Ryan Lourence       
Poser 2 – Who was the Chiefs player that scored a try in the first 10 seconds of the game v Canterbury last week ?      Answer  Rameka Poihipi     

Poser 3  – Who did Napier OBM beat in the opening round of the last Spillane Tournament  ?            Answer –  Hutt OBM  (Napier narrowly won  27-26)

Poser 4 – Can you name the one-test All Black who made his debut for the Hurricanes against the Blues on Saturday night?        Answer –  Brett Cameron  


“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.”



Round 1  – 4/5 Feb
Scotland 29 – 23 England   :   Ireland 34 – 10 Wales
   :   Italy 24 – 29  France
Round 2  – 11/12 Feb.
Ireland 32 – 19 France   :   Scotland 35 – 7 Wales   :   England 31 – 19 Italy
Round 3 – 26/27 Feb
Italy 20 – 34 Ireland   :   Wales 10 – 20 England   :   France 32 – 21 Scotland
Round 4  –  12/13 March
Italy 17 – 29 Wales   :   England 10 France 53   :   Scotland 7 – 22 Ireland
Round 5  –  19 March
Scotland 26 – 14 Italy   :   France 41 – 28 Wales   :   Ireland 29 – 16 England

Ireland captain Jonathon Sexton certainly has something celebrate
after his side took out the 2023 Six Nations title at Dublin’s
Landsdowne Road last night beating England 29-16.



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


25 Feb 9.35pm   vs  Reds – Away –  won 47-13
3 March 10.10pm   vs  Rebels – A – won 39-33
11 March 7.05pm   vs  Blues – Home  – lost 19-25
17 March 7.05pm   vs  Waratahs – H – 34-17
25 March 7.05pm   vs  Moana Pacifika – A
2 April 3.35pm   vs  Force – H
8 April 7.05pm   vs  Highlanders – A
15 April 7.05pm   vs  Chiefs – H
28 May 7.05pm   vs  Brumbies – A
6 May 2.05pm   vs  Fijian Drua – A
13 May 4.35pm   vs   Moana Pasifika – H
20 May 7.05pm   vs  Chiefs – A
27 May 7.05pm   vs Blues – A
3  June 7.05pm   vs  Crusaders


2023 NASH CUP –  NOBM PREMIERS FIXTURES    Kickoffs – 3pm
25/3  vs Central HB @ Tremain Field        1/04  vs Havelock North @ Anderson Park        7/04  vs HRS @ Elwood Park
12/04  vs Tech @ Bond Field  (Lights)        15/04  vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park        22/04  vs Clive @ Farndon Park
29/04  vs MAC @ Tremain Field           6/05  vs Tamatea @ Tremain Field        13/05  vs Aotea @ Rugby Park
20/05  vs Taradale @ Tremain Field          27/05  –  Bye

2023 Jack Swain Cup  NOBM Premier Reserve –  Pool 1
1/04 vs Taradale @ Tremain Field    7/04 vsTech @ Whitmore Park    15/04 vs Bridge Pa @ Tremain Field
22/04 vs  Havelock North @ Anderson Park    29/04 vs Maraenui @ Tremain Field
6/05 Town Grade Final  : 13/05 Town & Country playoff Final

2023 Maury Cody Cup 
NOBM Thirds
1/04 vs Havelock North @ Anderson Park    7/04 vs Clive @ Tremain Field   15/04 vs Bridge Pa @ RSP
22/04 vs MAC @ Tremain Field   29/04 vs  Bye    :  6/05 vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park
13/05 vs Flaxmere @ RGPK      20/05 vs Tamatea  @ Tremain Field   27/05 vs Taradale @ Tremain Field

Arthur Brown Cup   Pool 2   NOBM Colts
1/04 vs Hasting R&S @ Elwood Road    Easter Break   15/04 vs Tech @ Tremain Field
22/04 vs Taradale @ Taradale
After the round robin stages the Top 2 teams in each pool will play off for the Arthur Brown Cup.
While the bottom 2 teams in each pool will then  playoff to ensure that they get an additional two rounds of rugby








We look forward to seeing YOU at the Clubrooms soon


Welcome to Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket Club

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  –

Cricket Poser – Hawkes Bay cricket coach 2022-23 ?

 Last Weeks Cricket Poser  –  When was the Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket Club formed ?       Answer1990


“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the
2022-23 Season”


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

The Napier Marist Football AGM has been delayed.


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

Poser –  When is the All Whites next game ?
Last Weeks Poser – Jitka Klimkova. What is her nationality ?       Answer Czechoslovakian


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



Did you play for the former Napier Marist Netball Club ?
We are going to celebrate what was the starting of the club 50 years ago with a Dinner.
Please keep Saturday August 5th 2023
Please pass this message on to anyone who has been involved in the club.

More details still to come

All Players New and returning Welcome
All competitive and social players – Feel Free to bring  Friend

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


Poser – Who is the coach of the Pulse for 2023 ?        

Last Weeks Poser –  Who is the new sponsor of Australian netball ?      Answer –   Visit Victoria (Australian Netball just signed a $15 million deal after Hancock Prospecting pulled out of the sport

‘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

Foreman : Why do you only carry one board at a time ?
All the other workers carry two.
Worker : Well, I guess they are just too lazy to make two trips.


Paddy and Murphy were working on a building-site when a large, slate tile, slid off the roof and hit Murphy on the side of his head, slicing off his ear. Murphy screamed out,”My ear,my ear. Paddy I’ve lost my ear.”

After much shouting, screaming and frantic searching Paddy cries out,”Murphy, I’ve found it. Holding up a bloody ear Paddy says, “Murphy, is this your ear?”
To which a puzzled Murphy replies, “No Paddy,mine had a pencil behind it “

Paddy runs into the Pub and shouts to Mick, “Someones stolen your car!”
Mick says “Did you see who did it?”
Paddy says “No, but I got the registration Number !”

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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