TeamTalk Update – 16 April 2023

TeamTalk Update – 16 April 2023

April 19, 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.

Make each game your masterpiece

Premier Rugby next Saturday
Farndon Park @ 3pm


Have YOU booked your 2023 ticket yet ?

It’s that time again where we are asking for your commitment to the clubs main fundraiser.
If you wish to purchase your 200 Club Ticket $60   or   Gold Card membership $200 which includes a ticket in this great raffle.

Please indicate either through the face book message   or   message  Jennifer direct  –  0274 346 2150.


Online is the preferred payment to  03 – 1355 – 0760476 – 00   using your name as a reference   or   you can pay over the bar.


We have attached a flyer which shows the benefits of becoming a Gold Card member.

First draw 27 May 2023.


Once again the main prize is a $2700 travel voucher.

Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby
All players can now complete their registrations 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  <<<

The following are some of the South Island Marist affiliates results from yesterday forwarded this morning from NZ Marist President Richie McCrea:
Ashburton Celtic 19-17 Waihora : Greymouth Marist 30-22 Grey Valley : North OtagoHows your report Sam Athletic Marist 23-26 Kurow ;  Christchurch Marist Albion 35-13 Sydenham  :  Nelson Marist 55-33 Waimea Old Boys : Timaru Celtic 61-0 Old Boys Geraldine.



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 –  Matt Forman  –  027 378 5388

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

Members please pass the word around….
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

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

New Players Always Welcome

Next Saturdays Action >  21 April
Premiers  vs Clive   @  Farndon Domain  3pm
Premier Reserves  vs  Havelock North  @  Anderson Park  1.15pm
Thirds  vs  ?   @   ?   2.45pm
Colts  vs  Taradale  @ Taradale  1.15pm


2023 Ray White NASH CUP  

NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premiers  24 – 24  NAPIER PIRATE Premiers  

This was always going to be a tough ask playing our 3rd game in 8 days against a vastly improving Napier Pirates team at Tamatea Park.  With sore bodies and caring a few injuries we started well and built pressure however Pirates infringements kept us scoreless but after 7 mins we were finally awarded a penalty try   7 – 0.   (And No yellow Card?)   Pirates weren’t in the mood to lie down however as we let them back into the game with silly penalties just as we were starting to open them up and apply some pressure. Frustrating and for the rest of the first half it let Pirates stay in the game and score a couple of tries. Halftime 14 – 7 lead to Pirates.

The start of the 2nd half we were much better with tries to Pouvi Fatialofa who had a strong game off the bench and Michael Beech on the wing.  Jonty adding a conversion. Back in front 19 -14  and 50 mins gone.  From here Pirates kept smelling blood and we continued to allow them back in the game with silly mistakes, handling errors and wrong options at crucial times.  Another converted try to Pirates in the 63rd min had them back in front 21 -19.  We tried to throw the kitchen sink at them and finally with 3 mins left on the clock Bain Champion scored wide out to put us back in front   24-21.   Two mins to play.  A few silly errors again to close out the game saw Pirates snatch a penalty in the 84th min for a 24 all draw.   Boys were Gutted.

Report courtesy –  Monty Monteith

Red Steel Players of  Day –  3. Kade Manuel- Green    2 Hannon Brighouse.      1. Bain Champion

Other Premier Results –   Tech 22 – 12 HRS  :  Clive 66 – 17 Tamatea  :  Aotea 24 – 46 Taradale  :  Clive 66 – 17 Tamatea  :     Havelock North  – Bye

Points after 4/5 rounds:  20 Taradale, 19 Tech, 17 Pirates, Central, 16 NOBM, 14 hrs, 11 MAC, 10 Aotea, 6 Clive, 4 Havelock North, 0 Tamatea


Wednesday 12 April Evening – Bond Field


2023 Ray White NASH CUP  

NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premiers  22 – 34 TECH Premiers 

Under lights and a mid-week game against a Napier Tech team fresh off a bye and only losing 1 game in the past season was always going to be a tough one.

We started slowly and after a lapse on defence outwide saw Tech in for a try 0 -5.    However our boys looked dangerous when we had the ball in hand and from a strong lineout drive saw hooker Reilly Hannon go over for a try 5-5.  Tech dominated for most of the 1st half as we fell off tackles and let Tech get their off-loading game going.   We looked dangerous with ball in hand and Josh McIntyre playing back on the wing had a few good runs down the left hand wing and was eventually rewarded for a great wingers try in the left hand corner.  Half time 10 -24.

The second forty saw us start strongly and fullback Paoraian Manuel – Harmen scored a great try.  Jonty added the conversion 17 -24.   However thats about as close as we got as each time we scored Tech would hit back. We weren’t getting outplayed but just a few mistakes creeping into our game at crucial times when we were building pressure. Bain Champion playing at 2nd five scored a try in the 63rd min but it wasn’t to be our night beaten 22-34.


Red Steel Players of  Day –  3. Mitch Gibson     2. Ricky Hayes     1. Bain Champion

Other Premier Results –: :Taradale 59-20 Clive  :  HRS 38-11 Tamatea  :  Pirates 37-24 MAC  :  CHB 31-5 Havelock North     Bye – Aotea

Points after 4 rounds –  15 Tech, Taradale, Pirates, 14 HRS, 13 NOBM, 12 CHB, 10 MAC, Aotea, 4 Havelock, 1 Clive, 0 Tamatea



Under the clubs Bond Field lights NOBM hooker Riley Hannan grounds
the ball over the line for his sides first try and just on the break team
mate centre Josh McIntyre crosses the line for another five pointer.


  Jack Swain Cup

NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST PREMIER Reserve  25 – 17 BRIDGE PA Premier Reserve 
The Richard Kepka Premier reserves took on a big Bridge Pa team at Tremain Field this week.  Bridge Pa started off the stronger team with a converted try after just 3 minutes. We got straight back to business afterwards and Paul Lapa scored under the posts in the 8th minute.  We managed to stay down the right end of the paddock and with a dominant scrum Hamiora Miringaorangi crossed the line after 20 minutes.  Bridge Pa replied with another converted try soon after and we went into the break down 12-14.

Bridge Pa came out strongly and put 3 points on the board immediately in the second half before a well worked blind side run saw James Mitchell over in the corner.  17 all with 15 minutes to play.  Our French import Pierre Salamagnou slotted a penalty to put us in the lead before Cory Wilson went diving over in the corner to seal a close tough win, coming away in the end 25-17.  3 from 3 sees us topping our pool but we know we have more in the tank so an intriguing few weeks awaits.

Tries – Paul Lapa, Hamiroa Miringaorangi, James Mitchell, Cory Wilson.  Cons. Kitiona Moleli (1).  Pens. Pierre Salamagnou (1)

Report courtesy – Chris O’Connor

Red Steel Players of  Day   3. Laulu Taa    2. Taleni Moananu   1. Andres Lindeque

Other Premier Reserve Results –  Taradale 41 – 5 Havelock North  : MAC 33 – 68 Tech  : Eskview 23 – 48 HRS  :  Pirates wbd/lbd Maraenui

Points after two rounds (Pool 1) :  10 NOBM,  9 Bridge Pa,   7 Tech,  6 Havelock North,  0 Taradale.  (Pool 2):  10 MAC,  6 HRS, 5 Eskview, 3 Pirates, 0 Maraenui


Maury Cody Cup

 25 – 51  Havelock North Thirds

The main game at Tremain field saw the mighty NOBM thirds Play the Villagers on an overcast day.  We had our best start for the season with three tries to the villagers one in the opening 17 minutes.  Unfortunately we let them  get the next four tries before half time resulting in the rugby Director losing his rag and coming off at half time with a sore toe

Coach Morrison gave some words of wisdom to the boys at half time which inspired them to score first in the second half and giving Vavao Brown his first hattrick for the season. Unfortunately Havelock went through another patch of four tries in a row. We ended up scoring the last try to  give us five for the game but unfortunately the five different kickers couldn’t convert any of them.

The forwards did well in the set pieces and the backs showed some flair and we look forward to seeing more of it as the season progresses.

>>> Thanks to the 2nds and Colts that helped the team out after their games.  Awesome club spirit.


Reports courtesy –  John Delatour, Manager/Water Boy

Red Steel Players of the Day –   3. James Sticks Little       2. Aiden Fleming      1. Iopu Lauano

Other Thirds Results – Flaxmere 7 – 76 Pirates   :  Tamatea 38 – 57 Taradale   ;  Maraenui wbd/lbd Bridge Pa     Bye – Clive


Arthur Brown Cup


Game started off with a few errors putting ourselves under pressure and allowing some big Tech ball runners to get over the advantage line easily to them out to a quick 21-0 lead.

Halftime came and after a few short words the team came out and actually put our practiced gameplan into effect. This saw us cross the line for 4 second half tries unfortunately the damage in the first half was too much to overcome.


Reports courtesy –  Matt Forman

Red Steel Players of  Day   3. Faafatoa     2. Louie      1. Luke  

Other Colts Results –  Pool 1 – Havelock North 28 – 10 Pirates  ;  Onga Tiko 30 – 31 Clive   Pool 2   HRS 24 – 17 Taradale

Points – Pool 1 – 10 Clive 7 Onga Tiko 4 Havelock North 1 Pirates  Pool 2 – 9 HRS  6 Taradale 5 Tech 1 NOBM


Clubrooms Aftermatch Action

Our Lucky Members Draws started Saturday April 15th  –  Napier Sandblasting – not present  – $150  next week
So get your memberships paid soon to be in the weekly draws.

No clubroom raffle this week  


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:

A candid pic of NOBM Junior Flynn Condon on school holiday in Wellington
meeting up with Hurricanes hero and All Black Dane Coles.

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”

Play with the fear of letting people down that’s what motivates me.

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 heres an interesting Stat received from HB Rugby statistician Adrian Hill.  Yesterday’s 24-24 draw with Pirates was the first ever drawn match between the two teams.
It is also only the seventh drawn match that the NOBM Premier team have ever played – Hastings R&S (2),  Taradale (2),  Clive (1),  Central HB (1) and now Pirates (1).


THAT  We hope you will round up some of your old clubmates and come along to our ‘home’ games at Tremain Field and then spend some time chewing over just what it was like back in your day.  Your fellow club members and current our players will appreciated YOUR SUPPORT……. See YOU on Saturday….

    THAT at the fundraiser for Breast Cancer Pink Night at the clubrooms last night, organised by Emma Chambers who herself personally raised some $5100  online.  Well done Emma.   And even our Club Patron Ian MacRae  ‘an absolute legend’  also joined in and had his head shaved.   Plus the sum from the clubrooms of $2660  helped boost to total raised on the night  for this worthy cause.  A  really great effort for a such an important cause from so many of our generous members and friends who helped really boost this fundraiser which will go toward helping those in need.


THAT   Ladies  –  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 former club.

THAT  to our Sponsors and Members  –  Your loyal backing as in past seasons with our various funding options has always been appreciated and is once again awaiting your Support in 2023   –  THANK YOU

HERE and THERE ………

Celebrating 28 years of News, Views, Opinion and Stats from the man in the stand . . .

ONE . . . hopes that if the same format that existed for this year’s Nash Cup with a ‘storm week’ prevails next season, that the byes go to clubs who didn’t get that benefit this year.

ALL BLACK . . . lock Josh Lord made his club rugby debut for Districts vs Bush United in Taumarnui on Saturday.  Lord returning from injury, is the first All Black to play club rugby in King Country since Phil Coffin in the early 2000’s.  If his return is successful Lord will then return to the Chiefs.

FOLLOWING . . . four rounds of the Nash Cup top clubs try wise are:- Tech 25, Taradale 24, NOBM 20, Pirates 18 and Central 15. Top four individual points scorers are:- Jordon Soli (CHB) 46, Sheridan Rangihuna (NTOB) 33 our own Jonty Stewart and Clive’s Tianua Poto on 30.  Top try scorer is Taradale No. 8 Iakopa Mapu with 6. Overall, there’s been 160 tries,107 conversions and 27 penalties.

DID . . . you know that former Windies cricketing great Brian Lara has a daughter named Sydney?  He named her after the SCG where he scored his first ever test hundred.  That was in 1993 against the Aussies.  In the Windies first innings score of 606 Lara contributed a mere 277 runs to announce his arrival on the World stage. The rest as they say is history.

PADDY . . . is on the radio doing a live quiz.  The presenter says, Paddy for $100 can you tell me,  “Who was the first woman on earth?”  Paddy goes quiet for a couple of seconds . . . Then he says, “Gimme a clue?”  “Go on then” says the DJ, “Think of an apple,” “That’s easy Paddy says, “Granny Smith.”

Cheers McGoo


IRISH LOGIC    ”May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.”

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.
All of the above is included in the cost – $200.    For expressions of interest please contact    >  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  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 co-coach John de Lautour  a call  –  027 276 7952
–  New Players Always Welcome.   Also while the Napier Collison Repair Centre Colts have good numbers fronting up at training with of new faces joining our ranks there is always room for a few more.  Also MAKE SURE you get along and support our Napier Collision Repair NOBM Colts ‘green machine’ during the season.  New Players still welcome  –  contact  Manager –  Matt Forman  –  027 378 5388

THAT   Ladies  –  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 former club.   

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.

   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  As usual we apologise for any errors or mistakes you may find in this edition.     Ed

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

All the talent in the world won’t get you there without your team mates.


“I think you enjoy the game more if you don’t know the rules. Anyway, you’re on the same wavelength as the referees.”
Jonathan Davies

“On female rugby teams—Everybody thinks we should have moustaches and hairy arses, but in fact you could put us all on the cover of Vogue.”
– ‘Helen’

“In my time, I’ve had my knee out, broken my collarbone, had my nose smashed, a rib broken, lost a few teeth, and ricked my back; but as soon as I get a bit of bad luck I’m going to quit the game.”

– J. W. Robinson

“First, that the forwards shall win the ball; second,  that the forwards shall keep the ball;  and third, the backs shall buy the beer.”
Doug Ibbotson on  “The Holy Writ of Gloucester Rugby Club demands.

Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Poser 1 – Who is the player who clocked up his 300th first-class game on Saturday ?   

Poser 2 –  Who were the leading teams going into yesterdays Super Rugby games ?       

Poser 3  –  Can you name the Waikato born Hurricanes halfback ?     

Poser 4 – Can you name the Super Rugby head coach who has been asked by Scott Robertson to join the All Blacks coaching group ?     

Poser 1 – The first competition Premier game in 1991 played at McLean Park by the club following our amalgamation was vs ?         Answer –  Taradale (won by NOBM won 15-6)
Poser 2 –  What was the Hurricanes match record going into round 7 vs the Highlanders ?        Answer – 5 wins and 1 loss
Poser 3  – How many senior club teams did the new Napier OBM club field in their inaugural season in 1991 ?      Answer – 6  (Premiers, Seconds, Senior 3, Senior 4, Colts, Under 19’s)
Poser 4 –  Can you name the Patron of the Hawkes Bay Rugby Union ?         Answer –  Neil Thimbleby  ?        

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get



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  vs  Reds – Away –  won 47-13    3 March  vs  Rebels – A – won 39-33
11 March vs  Blues – Home  – lost 19-25    17 March vs  Waratahs – H – won 34-17
25 March  vs  Moana Pacifikawon  59-0     2 April 3 vs  Force – H  – won 45-42
8 April vs Highlanders – A – won 29-14    15 April 2.05pm   vs  Chiefs – H – lost 17-33
28 April  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

25/3  vs Central HB @ Tremain Field  won 35-34      1/04  vs Havelock North @ Anderson Park  won 35-5
7/04 (Friday)  vs HRS @ Elwood Park lost 26-28   12/04  vs Tech @ Bond Field (Lights) lost 22-34  
15/04  vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park draw 24-24
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 won 37-10    7/04 Friday vs Tech @ Whitmore Park  won 31-27
15/04 vs Bridge Pa @ Tremain Field  won 24-17  :  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 Clive @ Tremain Field lost 17-87  :   7/04 Friday vs Bridge Pa @ Regional Sports ground – lbd 
15/04 vs Havelock North @ Tremain Field  lost 25-51 :  22/04   ?     :  29/04 vs  Bye
:  6/05 vs Flaxmere @ Regional Sports Park  :  13/05 vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park

Arthur Brown Cup   Pool 2   NOBM Colts
1/04 vs Hasting R&S @ Elwood Road lost 15-42 –  Easter Break  –  15/04 vs Tech @ Tremain Field lost 28-51
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



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 – President Hawkes Bay Cricket ?
Last Weeks Cricket Poser – How many wickets did Adam Milne collect in his last outing vs Sri Lanka Answer  – 5

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the
2023-24 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

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


Poser – Can you name the coach of the Football Ferns ?
Last Weeks Poser – Are the Football Ferns playing a game in Hawkes Bay ?       Answer – vs Vietnam  (10 July @ 5.30pm @ McLean Park)

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


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


–  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 former club.   
50th Jubilee Dinner @ Shed 2   –   Ahuriri
If you are going to attend or require any info please email   –

>>> 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 President of NZ Netball ?  

Netball Poser –  Who has Southern Steel coach Reinga Bloxham been appointed as an international coach to whom?        Answer – Wales at the Netball World Cup in South Africa

‘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

He asks the lawyer, ‘What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?’ The lawyer uses his laptop and searches all references he can find on Google. He sends e-mails to all the smart friends he knows, all to no avail. After over an hour of searching, he finally gives up. He wakes up the Irishman and hands him €500.00. The Irishman pockets the €500.00 and goes right back to sleep.

The lawyer is going nuts, not knowing the answer. He wakes the Irishman up and asks, ‘Well, so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?’ The Irishman reaches in his pocket, hands the lawyer $5.00 and goes back to sleep.

Don’t mess with the Irish!

“‘Sorry, love, can I have a pint of Guinness and a packet of crisps where you’re ready there’.
‘Oh. You must be Irish’, she replied. The man was evidently offended and responded,
‘The cheek, just because I order a pint of Guinness you assume I’m Irish.

If I ordered a bowl of pasta would you that make me Italian?!’
‘No’ she replied. ‘But this is a newsagents

As he was leaving the pub, after lifting a few pints, Patrick spotted his friend Timothy down on his hands and knees under the streetlight looking for something on the ground. “What is it you lost Timothy?” Patrick asked. “It’s me watch. It fell off when I tripped over the pavement.” So, Patrick joined in the search, but after looking for ages, they hadn’t found any sign of Timothy’s watch. “Where abouts did you fall?” Patrick asked. “It was about a block up the street.” “So why are we looking here Timothy?” Patrick asked, scratching his head. “Sure, the light’s a lot better here.”

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