TeamTalk Update – 30 April 2023

TeamTalk Update – 30 April 2023

May 4, 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.

Either you run the game or the game runs you



2023 Ray White NASH CUP  


NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premiers 29 – 31  MAC Premiers  

Pouvi Fatialofa led the team out onto Tremain Field for his 150th game for the club in front of his own supporters.  Well, our first home game for what seems like a long time and against a formidable opposition in MAC.  We started well and held on to the ball and started to work our way down the field an put MAC under a lot of pressure – and after 6 mins we scored a great try to Jonty Stewart out wide.  From here we fell off the wagon and let MAC back in the game with silly mistakes and the wrong decision making.   Haltime 5 -14 to MAC.

The half time Rev up for from coach Edwin Meachen saw our guys come out the way we started with a great try to Johnny Faleiva with Jonty adding the conversion. 12-14.  We started playing how we wanted to.  To play hang onto the ball and build Pressure.  Three minutes later Mitch Gibson was in for a great try and Jonty added the conversion.   Back in front 19- 14 and playing well ten minutes later Pedro Bezanilla scored a great try out wide to make it 24 – 14.   However never underestimate a hungry MAC team as they justwouldn’t lie down.  MAC got a converted try back on us to make it 24 -21 to us.   You could tell this was going to be a ding dong and go down to the wire second forty as we continued to let MAC back into the game with their offloads in the tackle.  In the 70th min Kade Manuel scored an intercept try to put us out to a 29 – 21 lead.  MAC needed to score twice and that’s just what they did.  A converted try 5  minutes from time and a penalty for off side to go 29 – 31 up with 3 mins to play. In the dieing seconds of the game we had looked like we got over the ball to steel it off MAC but only for a referring decision to go against us and a card given.  MAC with the win 29 -31.


Report courtesy –  Monty Monteith

Red Steel Players of  Day –  3. Lee Moleli      2. Josh Gimblett      1. Pedro Bezanilla

Other Premier Results –  Taradale 14-34 Tech  :  Pirates 40-33 Aotea  :  Central 71-5 Clive  :  HRS 38-29 Havelock North                Bye – Tamatea

Points after 6 rounds: 29 Tech, 27 CHB, 25 Taradale, 23 NOBM, 22 Pirates, 21 MAC, 19 HRS. 12 Aotea,  6 Clive, 5 Havelock North


  Jack Swain Cup

NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premier Reserves   won by default  –   MARAENUI Reserves

A day off from the default win and a chance to watch the Prems outing vs MAC.

Report courtesy – Chris O’Connor

Red Steel Players of  Day   3.       2.        1.

Other Premier Reserve Results

Points after five roundsPool 1 – 25 NOBM, 20 Tech, 17 Bridge Pa, 7 Havelock North, 5 Taradale  Pool 2 – 21 HRS, 18 Pirates, 17 MAC, 5 Eskview, 0 Maraenui

20 NOBM,  15 Tech, 12 Bridge Pa,  6 Havelock North,  5 Taradale.  (Pool 2):  16 MAC,  16 HRS, 8 Pirates, 5 Eskview,  0 Maraenui


Maury Cody Cup

  31- 27   TAMATEA Thirds

WE WON……..31-27   The toast of the club.  Well done team


Report courtesy –  John De Lautour, Manager/Water Boy

Red Steel Players of the Day –   3. Aiden Fleming     2. Thibaud      1. Ali

Other Thirds Results –  Taradale 24-19 Maraenui  :  Pirates 40-17 Clive  :  Havelock Nth  WBD-LBD  Bridge Pa  :  Bye – Flaxmere

Points – 16 Havelock North, 15 Clive, Taradale, 10 Pirates, Maraenui, 6 Tamatea, Flaxmere, 2 NOBM, 1 Bridge Pa

The Victors….


Arthur Brown Cup


The boys dug deep to try restore some pride into the jersey. We started slow in the first half however once we were able to retain some possession and implement our game plan the forwards were able to stamp their mark on the game. Strong Carries from Michael Evans and co-managed to get us on the front foot for our first try. We went into the second half down 37-7 after a few mistakes.


In the 2nd half the boys hit the ground running and were able to score 2 more converted tries in a real spirited effort. Forwards really stood up in patches to really dominate and the backs combined well to convert the pressure applied by the forwards.


We managed to actually win the 2nd half and some positives can be taken from that to apply to training and next weeks game.


Final score 50-21 however huge improvement from the whole team this week.   On to next week and hopefully carry on our the 2nd half effort.


Reports courtesy –  Matt Forman

Red Steel Players of  Day    3. Ma’u       2. George        1. Michael

Other Colts Results –  Clive 28-19 Taradale  :  HRS 16-6 Onga Tiko   :  Tech 22-15 Pirates

PointsPool 1 – 15 Clive, 10 Onga Tiko, 7 Havelock Nth, 1 Pirates   Pool 2 – 14 HRS, 11 Taradale, 6 Tech, NOBM 1 


A Message from our President

The season is now well underway with the club fielding 4 teams all having good numbers.  The Premiers are on track for a top 6 finish in the Nash Cup, hence will play in the Maddison Trophy and are building well and have the strength and depth to go all the way.   The Premier Reserves are unbeaten so far and contest the 1st round final this coming week.  The Senior Thirds are tracking well and had a great win on Saturday and our most important Colts team is competitive and will improve as they get more game time together.  They do need a couple of young props so if you know anyone that could join this team then please make contact.

Thanks to all the coaches and managers for the work you are putting in with all our teams so far and for the rest of the season.

The Junior teams all kick off this coming Saturday so thanks and best of luck to all involved.

The clubrooms, being the best in Hawkes Bay, continues to be a great socialising hub every Saturday, so if you are not a regular then please come and see for yourself.

I look forward to the remainder of the season as I’m sure everyone also does.



Mike O’Connor 

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  
New Players Always Welcome

Clubrooms Aftermatch Action

Our BROKER WEB RISK SERVICES  LUCKY MEMBERS DRAW  started Saturday April 29thJonty Stuart    $200  –   next week the Draw resumes at $50
So make sure you get your memberships paid soon to be in the weekly draws.


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.

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



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”

All the talent in the world won’t take you anywhere without your team mates


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 extend an Invitation  >>>  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 there were a couple of interesting items on the agenda from the most recent NZ Marist Rugby Federation  ZOOM meeting.  These included the honouring of a longtime active promoter,  board member and team manager/coach of the NZ Marist Rugby teams, Mike Donoghue with Life Membership.  Congratulations Mike a thoroughly deserving Marist Man.  Also $50,000 grant to NZ Marist from the NZ Rugby Unions recent Silver Lake deal.


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 Special Jubliee Dinner.   So please keep  Saturday August 5th 2023 free.    Please pass this message on to anyone who has been involved in the former club.  Any inquiries or to register  to –


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 . . .

FOR THOSE . . . don’t know for quite a few seasons now I’ve dropped a poem on social media every weekend preceding our Premiers fixture. Here’s this weekend’s edition:-

Today the Green Machine welcomes MAC to the field of Tremain . . . Our home, our heart, our domain . . .

We’ve been on the road for a wee while . . . Showing some glimpses of form and style . . .

So, in a week where we celebrate with a poppy . . . Let’s put it all together boys and cut out the sloppy . . .

IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA . . . they have a rugby grade called the Community and Championship that runs below the Premier Grade. This comp is very similar to our own Town and Country set up here in Hawke’s Bay.  Eight teams play in the Championship Grade and eleven in the Community Grade.  Some interesting team names abound in both comps like Arks, Kwinana Wolves and Mandura Pirates in the Championship Grade.  However, the best name would have to belong to the Dunsborough and Busselton Dungbeetles, who play in the Community Grade.  More on the Dungbeetles is sure to follow.

AFTER . . . six rounds of the Nash Cup top clubs try wise:- Taradale 39, Tech 33, NOBM 32 and Central 31. The top three individual points scorers:- Jordon Soli (CHB) 65, Sheridan Rangihuna (NTOB) 59 and the Green Machine’s Jonty Stewart 49. Top try scorers are Central’s Sam Jones and Kaliava Mocetandra with 8 each and Ikapo Mapu (TRSC) 7.  Last Saturday there were 49 tries scored, 32 conversions and four penalties kicked.

ONE OF THE . . . strangest scorebook entries happened in the first test of the 79/80 Ashes series at the Waca in Perth.  The Aussie team had fast bowling great Dennis Lillee and in the English side were two players Peter Willey and Graham Dilley.  So, when Lillee was dismissed late on the first day, the dismissal was Lillee caught Willey, bowled Dilley.

TOP . . . points scorers for the NOBM Premiers so far this season are Jonty Stewart 49, Mitchell Gibson 20, The Wairoa Whiz Paorian Manuel-Harmon, Josh McIyntre and Josh Gimblett 15. There’s been fifteen different scorers in total.

SO, A MAN . . . jumps into a taxi and says, “King Arthur’s Close” and the taxi driver says, “Don’t worry, we’ll lose him at the next lights.” – Tommy Cooper

Cheers McGoo


IRISH LOGIC    There are only two kinds of people in the world.  The Irish and those that wish they were.

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 ticket cost – $200.    For expressions of interest please contact    >  Wade Colville-Smith    /  021 059 3943   or  /  0274 470 330

     THAT the  Napier Boy’s High 1st XV Rugby are excited to announce they will be attending the Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament 2023.   This is taking place in Fukuoka, Japan from 25th April to 7th May.

The invitation to attend this tournament came through during the week of Cyclone Gabrielle.  Opportunities like this don’t come around very often. Despite the impact of the floods on our community and the short time frame the school has been humbled by the support of the players whanau and the wider Hawke’s Bay community.  This has enabled a squad of 30 players to attend this major international rugby event.

The 2023 1st XV team is under the guidance of head coach and a former Napier Old Boys Marist player Bevan Lynch and manager Dave Russell.  Following the retirement previous mentor and another NOBM man Brendon Ratcliffe.

THAT  two old McLean Park rival rivals forwards passed away recently they were Napier Marist Premier forward and policeman Phil Schmidt, and Napier Old Boys frontrower and Ranfurly Shield veteran Gus Meech.  Many of their former team mates from the sixties would remember Phil and Gus who were both top guys.  We wish to extend our condolences to both Phil and Gus’  families

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 Bar Thirds  please don’t hesitate on giving ‘thirsty’ 3rds co-coach John de Lautour  a call  –  027 276 7952   –  New Players Always Welcome.    Also MAKE SURE you get along and support our Napier Collision Repair NOBM Colts  during the season.  New Players are always welcome  –  contact  Manager –  Matt Forman  –  027 378 5388

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 @ Rugby SnippetsSt John’s College 1st XV will be on a short tour to Sydney 29 June thru July 9.  Details of the teams opponents still to be announced.

@ What a cracker of a game the intense clash between hosts the Chiefs v Crusaders last night in Hamilton. A thoroughly deserved win the Waikato Warriors over the southern men, the 34-24 win to Sam Kanes/Caines men was thoroughly deserved despite the lead changing several times over the eighty minutes.  A great watch.  And now nine in a row for Chiefs no wonder former Napier OBM man and Chiefs co-captain Brad Weber has a permanent smile on his face. Can you blame him?


@ Congrats also to our ‘Thirsty Thirds’ on their first win for the season in their clash v Tamatea Thirds .  You guys really flew the flag for the Club well done.  We know you will have enjoyed the aftermatch and the evening.  Keep it up now you’re on a roll boys….


THAT   –   ‘Forty Years Ago Flashback…..
1983   Was a BIG year for the club which commenced with the hosting the 54th Spillane Tournament at Easter.  Napier playing in the Division two Ham Cumming Cup section played Morrinsville St Josephs in the opening round winning 23-12.  Easter Mondays cup final was a local derby which resulted in Hastings Celtic taking out the division with a 16-3 win.  In the top Spillane Cup division final the powerful Marist St Pats side recorded a 22-9 win over northerers Hamilton Marist.

Napier also fielded a team in the Moran Cup division 4 of the Easter tournament losing their games in both outings vs Masterton Marist 15-23 and Counties Marist 9-12.

The second major occasion for the year was in August (26-28th) when the club’s 75th Jubilee was held over that weekend which saw a great gathering of past and present playing and non-playing members present for the various events of the weekend as arranged by the Jubilee committee chaired by Jim Blundell.  The final act was a rugby fixture at McLean Park between the Magpies and a Marist Saracens Invitation XV.  The match resulted in a convincing 35-9 win to the Bay.  The ‘buy a brick’ campaign was launched to raise funds toward a proposed new clubrooms and move to Park Island (a scheme which was we all know never became a reality until seventeen years later under much different circumstances as a totally new club – but it came to pass eventually! )

McLean Park neighbours and keen rivals Napier High School Old Boys were the victors in the annual Brother Virgilius Cup duel with a thrilling narrow 22-21 win.  The Senior coach and captain were Mick Cull and Hawkes Bay flanker John Luoni.   The club hosted two Irish players, Brian West a loose forward and Mick Moylett a lock, both became key members of the senior squad.  Moylett was about to be included in the Magpie squad but had to depart for previously arranged rugby committments in Ireland and he later went on the to become an Irish international.   Taradale were the 1983 Maddison Trophy victors.

At the club’s Annual Meeting two new life members were appointed, club doctor Tony Foley and treasurer Terry Mahony.  Greg Primrose was the club’s exchange player to the Skerries Club in Ireland.  And the NZ Marist Colt for the South Island tour was senior midfield back Glenn Donaldson.  The club fielded six teams in the Senior 1, 2, 3, Under 23, Under 21 and Under 18 grades.

The British & Irish Lions also had Hawkes Bay on their itinerary which saw the Magpies turn in a commendable performance despite losing a close encounter 19-25.  Magpie Junior Paraha was red carded in the Bays 39-9 loss to Wellington at McLean Park.  32-3 was the scoreline of Hawke’s Bays Ranfurly Shield loss against Canterbury.
Marist Cricket’s Hawkes Bay reps were Pat O’Shaughnessy and Mark O’Dowd.  The Napier Marist Rugby Club’s Sportsman of the Year was Peter O’Shaughnessy.

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

  You never dreamed about success.  You worked for it.

Both Playing & non-Playing members
These can also be Paid at the Bar


 “The French are predictably unpredictable.”
– Andrew Mehrtens

“The relationship between the Welsh and the English is based on trust and understanding. They don’t trust us and we don’t understand them.”
– Dudley Wood.

“That’s something we’ve put on the group.  Like, how good are we ”
Chris Gibbes, Hurricanes assistant coach.

“Looking back, my whole life seems so surreal. I didn’t just turn up on the doorstep playing rugby, I had to go through a lot of things to get there.”

– Jonah Lomu.

“You’ve got to get your first tackle in early, even if it’s late.”
– Ray Gravell.

Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Poser 1 – Can you name Scott Robertsons ‘support coaches’ with the All Blacks ?
Poser 2 –
Who will join TJ Perenara as the next Hurricanes player to play 150 games for the team ?    
Poser 3  –  Can you name the Magpie player in the Brumbies team ?      
Poser 4 – Can you name the Black Ferns player who is taking up a coaching stint with the Japan womens Sevens team ?

Poser 1 – Former Highlanders hooker centurion ?     Answer –  Ash Dixon
Poser 2 – Most capped NZ Sevens player ?       Answer – Tim Mikkelson    
Poser 3  – Concussion protocol Abbreviation ?          Answer –  HIA
Poser 4 – Argentine rugby Hall of Famer ?        Answer – Hugo Porta

Develop success from failures.
Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success


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 – H – won  32-27
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 won 52-10
29/04  vs MAC @ Tremain Field  lost 29-31      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  won 34-15
: 29/04 vs Maraenui @ Tremain Field  won by default  : 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  vs Maraenui @ Maraenui Park lost 33-41    :  29/04 vs  Tamatea won 31-27
:  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 lost 0-69    29/04  vs Havelock North lost 21-50
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


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  <<<



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 –  Can you name Englands current Cricket captain ?
Last Weeks Cricket Poser – Who holds the Plunkett Shield ?    Answer –  Central Stags

“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 – Jonty Underhill 
Executive –   Ken Cooper, Carl Hunt
Club Captain – Jayden Barrow
Director of Football – Brett Angell
Committee – Paige Hunt
Junior Committee Rep  – 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 – Who has scored the most goals for New Zealand Football    
Last weeks Poser
–  NZ Footballs teams Head Coach ?  Answer – Danny Hay

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
>>> 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 – How many times has New Zealand won the Netball World Cup?


Last Weeks Poser –  When did NZ Netball last beat England ?         Answer –  7/08/2022 — England’s netball team leave Birmingham empty-handed after a 55-48 defeat by New Zealand in a bruising bronze-medal match.

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 Free.   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   –

‘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

Paddy returned home to Ireland from watching a rugby match between Ireland and England.
At the pub, Paddy told the lads, “It was a savage competition, nothing short of brutal.
In the break, the Irish skipper came off the field with a bruised testicle!”
Mick said, “He must have been in agony.”
“Not at all,” replied Paddy. “It belonged to one of the Englishmen.”

At an pub in Glasgow a wealthy tourist announced that he had lost his wallet containing £10,000 and would give a reward of £100 to the person who found it.
From the back of the pub a Scot shouted, “I’ll give £150!”

One afternoon, five American tourists in Ireland are taking in the sights when they see a sign that says, Sean’s Pub – All drinks 20 cents! In disbelief they enter the pub, thinking that this is too good to be true. Sean is standing behind the bar and in a gregarious voice says, “Welcome lads, let me pour you a drink.”

After a couple of rounds, at only 20 cents per drink, their curiosity gets the best of them. Sean explains that he hit the Irish Lottery and quit his boring bookkeeping job to open the pub of his dreams.

As the Americans lifted their pints, they couldn’t help noticing a group at the other end of the pub that hadn’t yet ordered a drop. One asked Sean, “What’s with them?” Sean replied,
“Right, never mind them. That’s Angus and his crew from Scotland. They’re just waiting for happy hour.”

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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”Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist” 

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