TeamTalk Update – 14 May 2023

TeamTalk Update – 14 May 2023

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Above; NOBM Premier Reserves – Pratt Trophy winners 2023

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.

  Being uncomfortable is the life blood of toughness


2023 Ray White NASH CUP
NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premiers 101 – 36  AOTEA Premiers  

In the match at Rugby Park Dannevirke and with the team carrying a few injuries and an Aotea team that has been picking up bonus points every match this wasn’t a game to take lightly.  We started slowly as Aotea piled on the pressure however our defence kept them out and it wasn’t long before live-wire wing Michael Beech scored a great try.  Jonty added the conversion.  Aotea hit straight back with a converted try as they caught us napping down the short side 7 al with only 12mins gone.  5 mins later we were in again as we started to build pressure with a try to the Wairoa Wizard Paoraian Manuel-Harman.  Aotea hit straight back with a penalty and after 20 mins we were up 14 -10.

The flood gates then started to open as we held onto the ball for long facets of play and our forwards started to dominate and this allowed our backs to work their magic.  We ran in six unanswered converted tries in the next 20 mins to lead at Halftime 56 -10.   The 2nd half was much the same however to Aotea’s credit they never gave up and consistently let us know, that if were to take our foot off the throat then they would score a few tries themselves and they did.  However 7 tries in the second half for us meant we secured the W on the road and stay in the top 6.  Final score 101 – 36

Tries for the Day – Paoraian Manuel – Harman 4,  Micheal Beach 2, Kere Penitito 2, and 1 each to  Craig Sharplin,  Josh Gimblet,  Ikapo Tana,  Tulitalua Faleiva,  Luke Foster,  Kade Manuel and Jonty Stewart.   With Jonty Stewart kicking 13 out of 15 attempts.  A fantastic result.  Onto Taradale at home next week and a real test against a top 6 team in the last game of the 1st round.


Report courtesy –  Monty  Monteith

Red Steel Players of  Day –  3. Kade Manuel       2 Craig Sharplin       1. Tuli Faleiva

Other Premier Results – Tech 33 – 30 CHB   :  Tamatea 15 – 57 Havelock North   : Taradale 56 – 28 MAC  :  Clive 16 – 69 HRS      Bye – Pirates


Two weeks in a row…..!

Certainly looks like Premier Reserves captain Willie Mead is making
a habit of this as he is recipient of another trophy.  This week it was
the Pratt Trophy presented by HB Rugby director Mavis Mullins as
winners of the Town & Country Final at Tremain Field yesterday.

Pratt Trophy  –  Town & Country FINAL

NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premier Reserves  29  –  0  OTANE


The Richard Kepka premier reserve team had the honour of  hosting Otane at Tremain Field for the Pratt Trophy.  Our second final in 2 weeks so we knew it was going to be tough to back up the result from last week.

For the second week in a row the boys started strongly and we opened the scoring with a great break from Johnny Lauano and pass to Paul Lapa to score close to the posts after just 5 minutes.  20 minutes later we crossed again after pressuring their line with Cory Wilson scoring out wide.  After upgrading from a cone to a kicking tee Hamiora Miringaorangi slotted the sideline conversion with ease.  Some back and forth footy saw us end the first half with a penalty shot in front of the posts. 17-0 at half time.

Some wise words from the coaches at halftime helped the boys start the second half strong, we knew we couldn’t afford to give this quality Otane team a sniff.  Some strong forward play close to the line saw Taleni Moananu grab a meat pie, followed not long after by a try out wide to Kitiona Moleli. 29-0 up with 15 minutes to play.   This was to be the final score.   A great team effort and a very well deserved result.  I’m told it’s the first time we have held the Jack Swain Cup and the Pratt Trophy at same time so this is a great achievement.  One more cup to go.   Congrats to the coaches, it’s taken a few weeks but the boys look to have hit form at the right time.  91-0 over the past 2 weeks with the 0 being the most pleasing aspect.  Special thanks to Simon Lamy our French lock, played 43 minutes yesterday while his taxi waited in the carpark to take him to the airport, and a shout out to all the Mothers associated with the team, hope the boys recognise you today.


Tries Paul Lapa,  Cory Wilson,  Tasleni Moananu,  Kitiona Moleli.  Conversions to  Hamiora Miringaorangi 3.  Penalty to Hamiora Miringaorangi 1


Report courtesy – Chris O’Connor

Red Steel Players of  Day   3. Migao Lauano       2 Paul Lapa.        1. Hamiora Miringaorangi

Other Premier Reserve Results

A double happy team at the conclusion of yesterdays win.



Veteran hooker Terry Marsh with close support from team mates
knows the only way is forward as he homes in on the Otane line.

Maury Coady Cup

17 – 46 TARADALE Thirds

The Taradale team beat us by 100 points last season so this years result is a great improvement on that.   It was a tough game against a big Taradale side with two of our players, Dan Fridd & Adam DeLautour, suffering injuries.

We have a bye coming up in a couple of weeks so hopefully we don’t miss their services too much.


Good to see plenty of our supporters on the sideline.  Thanks for your support.  It is always much appreciated.


Report courtesy –  Bryan McGreevy

Red Steel Players of the Day –   3. Salejunior Kolio      2. Adam DeLautour      1. Tane Williams

Other Thirds Results – Maraenui 26 – 26 Pirates  :  Flaxmere 34 – 31 Tamatea  :  Clive 25 – 17 Havelock North



Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy


The second round began on Saturday with us hosting Hastings on a fine autumn afternoon.   Hastings began the game well starving us of possession and commanded the majority of territory. Some poor tackling lead to Hastings scoring early and the flood gates were opened as they managed to score at more than a point a minute during the first half.


The second half began slightly better as we managed to secure some possession only for a few handling errors to let us down. The backs tried to keep us in the game with some fantastic scramble defence from Reid, Tim and Caleb. Hastings ran away with the contest and to our credit we never stopped attacking and were eventually rewarded with a try of our own in the last play of the game with Tim converted. Although the score line was not flattering the boys showed plenty of heart right to the final whistle.


We are home to Havelock next week and look forward to everyone’s support….


Reports courtesy –  Matt Forman

Red Steel Players of  Day    3.    2.    1.   (No 3,2,1s this week)

Other Colts Results –  Pirates 35 – 44 Clive  :  Taradale 45 – 24 Onga Tiko  :  Havelock North 27 – 12 Tech


– Brothers in Arms –


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 May 6th  – Maurice Stuart     $50 –   not present – next weeks Draw $100
So make sure you get your memberships paid soon to be in the weekly draws.

Clubroom Raffle Winner  –  Bill Reilly


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  – 027 346 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.

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 in 2023”


You are not DEFEATED when you lose. You are defeated when you QUIT

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”



THAT  Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby would like to welcome Ashley on board as our new club caterer for the season.  She has prepared an amazing menu which will be available from 1.30pm on Saturdays.

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 our current players will appreciated YOUR SUPPORT……. See YOU on Saturday


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 . . .

ODE vs TAMATEA . . . . Last week the wheels stayed on the cart . . . With all team members playing their part . . .

Today down to Danne Vegas we do roam . . .Taking on Aotea at the place they call home . ..

So Green Machine from our time in the sticks . . . We must snag max points to stay in the top six mix . . .

MANY OF US . . . older ones will well remember a cartoon character from the Rugby News by the name of Loosehead Len.  How many would know that this cartoon character, created by journalist Phil Gifford was actually based on a very prominent New Zealand rugby administrator from back in the day, one Tom Pearce?  Pearce was overlooked for the All Blacks against the 1937 Bok.  Rumour has it, off field incidents were largely responsible for him not attaining ABs honours. However, he went on to a career as administrator for the Auckland Rugby Union and was team manager in the early 1960s as well as All Blacks manager to South Africa in 1960. As Susan of Herne Bay rightly said, “You can’t keep a good man down.”

AFTER . . . eight rounds of the Nash Cup top clubs try wise:- NOBM 49, Taradale 47, Tech 45, CHB 42 and Pirates 34. The top three individual points scorers:- Jordon Soli (CHB) 86, our own Jonty Stewart 79 and Texan’s Sheridan Rangihuna 73. Top try scorers are Central’s Sam Jones 10, Kaliava Mocetandra 9 and Ikapo Mapu (TRSC) 8.  Last Saturday there were 66 tries scored, 37 conversions and four penalties kicked.

THIS WEEKEND . . . in WA Premier Rugby they had the Belt Up round.  Although it may sound like it, it has nothing to do with the players belting the crap out of each other.  It was, actually a road safety awareness campaign that promotes wearing of seatbelts on Western Australian roads.  The campaign partners with grassroots community sports allowing their message to be delivered directly into players hands.

TOP . . . points scorers for the NOBM Premiers so far this season are Jonty Stewart 79,  The Wairoa Whiz Paorian Manuel-Harman 35 and Mitch Gibson 25, There’s now been 19 different scorers in total.  First-five Jonty Stewart is still averaging 66.67% off the tee from eight games and 48 shots at goal.

RUGBY . . . (noun) A collision sport of elegant violence where the ball is moved forward by throwing it backwards. Some say it is the best time person can have with 14 other people and a hooker.

Cheers McGoo

       THAT former Premier player Campbell Devine really hit the Jackpot this past week when his business Devine Plumbing was recognised as the 2023 NZ Master Plumber of the Year at the NZ Plumbing  Awards in Christchurch.  The judges referenced the company’s outstanding work in the wake of the recent Cyclone Gabrielle which saw Cam’s Napier based company, which employs some 25 staff spend 20 days on full pay after the cyclone volunteering by clearing out people’s homes and properties and putting its diggers and trucks to good use in the massive cleanup.  Well done to Cam and your ‘team’  Napier Old Boys Marist are proud of you and your boys…..

We would also like to thank Cam for his generosity toward our Napier Old Boys Marist Club with the branding on all of our 300 club T-shirts.


IRISH LOGIC   May the And on the eighth day God created the Irish and the Devil began to tremble…

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 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.

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  been just notified of some sad news from the King Country……. Piopio Bowling Club President Dan Weinberg passed away yesterday.  Many of you older members of the former Napier Marist Rugby Club will have known Dan who was a Premier player,  coach, Hawkes Bay Magpie and Waikato player who was a hard man and a top bloke.  Dan will be sadly missed by wife Wendy and family and friends.


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.

     Josh Symes                    Brock James
THAT  Magpie head coach Josh Symes who had been with the Hawkes Bay coaching structure since late 2017 when he was appointed technical advisor and then assistant to head coach Mark Ozich.  With Ozich’s move to the Western Force at the end of the 2021 season Symes stepped up to the head coaches role for 2022 campaign.  An off NZ season coaching position in the United States with Old Glory RFC has now seen Symes move further afield to a professional coaching position in Italy with the Zebre Club which play in an international club competition.  This must have been a surprise to Hawkes Bay rugby officialdom who have since been on the front foot and appointed his recent assistant Brock James to the head coaches role.   An Australian, James a former Queensland Reds and Western Force Super Rugby and an international Sevens player should bring plenty of experience from a playing perspective to his new role for the 2023 campaign.


THAT  Congrats to Jonty Stewart with his outstanding kicking performance yesterday for the Prems v Aotea – 13 conversions from 15 attempts.  Not a bad effort mate.

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

THAT  Paddy and Mick bought a combination fax machine and paper shredder.  They don’t know if they hooked it up wrong or if people are faxing them confetti.

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

       I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.

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



“I turned off the first time in my life.  I actually put on a program on the Lions in the Serengeti.  I watched an animal documentary.”

Wayne Smith

“While we are disappointed that Josh has decided to move on especially just out from the start of the NPC , we do understand the international coaching market and that the offer was simple too compelling to turn down.”

HBCEO Jay Campbell

“From the very start, you learn humility. There are these structures in place, like the fact that we always leave the changing room as clean as it was when we walked in.  So you’ll often see the likes of Richie McCaw and the coach Steve Hanson sweeping the shed.”
Dan Carter’s insight into how the coach and captain instilled the culture they wanted in the team.

“You can go to the end of time, the last World Cup in the history of mankind, and the All Blacks will be favourites for it.”
Wallaby Phil Kearns.

“Remember that rugby is a team game; so, all 14 of you make sure you pass the ball to Jonah.”
Anonymous fax sent to the New Zealand team prior to their World Cup semi-final against England in 1995; Jonah Lomu scored four tries

Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Poser 1 – Name the former All Black winger now Chiefs attack coach ?       

Poser 2 –
Captained Springboks to epic 1995 World Cup triumph    ?    

Poser 3  – Waikato prop who figured in first three World Cups 1987-95 ?

Poser 4 –  1995 All Blacks World Cup squ8ad halfback ?        

Poser 1 –  How many first class games has Sam Whitelock played ?    Answer350
Poser 2
 Whom is Andy Marinos ?        Answer – The CEO of Rugby Australia who is resigning  
Poser 3  – Who does Clayton McMillan coach ?        Answer –  The Chiefs  
Poser 4 – Who is the new coach of the England Womens team ?          Answer – Former All Black John Mitchell

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is 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 – lost 24-27    13 May 4.35pm   vs   Moana Pasifika – H – won 71-22
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  won 81-14
13/05  vs Aotea @ Rugby Park  won 101-36    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 vs HRS Reserves @ Tremain Field Town Grade Jack Swain Cup Final  won 62-0  : 13/05  vs Otane @ Tremain Field Town & Country playoff  Pratt Trophy Final  won 29-0

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 won 38-22 :  13/05 vs Taradale @ Tremain Field  lost 17-46

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  :  6/05 vs Pirates lost 14-46
Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy 
NOBM Colts
13/05 vs  HRS @ Tremain Field lost 7-92 :  20/05 vs Havelock North @ Tremain Field  :  27/05 vs Tech @ Whitmore Park
10/06 vs Clive @ Tremain Field  :  17/06 vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park  :  24/06 vs Onga Tiko @ Mathews Park
:  01/07 vs Taradale @Tremain Field








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  <<<

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

Netball Poser
– Which country will be hosting the next Netball World Cup ?

Last weeks Netball Poser –  Can you name the General Manager of Hawkes Bay Netball  Answer – Denise Aiolupotea

‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball again in 2023′


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


Poser  When did Napier City Rovers last play a successful Chatham Cup Final ?    
Last weeks Poser – Which team won the last FA Cup Final    Answer Liverpool  (6-5 over Chelsea)

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



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 – Who was the inaugural Chairman of Napier OBMCC ?    

Last weeks Cricket Poser –  When did NZ play their first One Day Cricket test?     Answer – vs Pakistan @ Lancaster Park, 11 Feb 1972 

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

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

Shortly after take-off on an outbound, evening Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Boston, the lead flight attendant nervously made the following painful announcement in her lovely Irish brogue, “Ladies and gentlemen, I’m so very sorry, but it appears that there has been a terrible mix-up by our catering service.

I don’t know how this has happened, but we have 103 passengers on board, and unfortunately, we received only 40 dinner meals.


I truly apologize for this mistake and inconvenience.”


When the muttering of the passengers had died down, she continued, “Anyone who is kind enough to give up their meal so that someone else can eat, will “receive free drinks for the duration of our 10-hour flight.


Her next announcement came about 2 hours later,


“If anyone is hungry, we still have 40 dinners available.”


“An Irishman wakes up one morning with the filthiest hangover and no recollection of the night before. Slowly opening his eyes, he sees a bottle of aspirin and a glass of water on the bedside table.

He looks around the room to find his clothes are on the dresser, neatly folded, with a clean shirt on top. The bedroom is immaculate. On the bedside table is a note, which says, ‘Darling, your breakfast is in the kitchen. I love you.’

Downstairs, he finds his favourite cereal, croissants, freshly squeezed orange juice and freshly brewed coffee laid out waiting for him, along with the morning paper – and his 15-year-old son, who is finishing his own breakfast.

’Tell me, son,’ he asks, ‘what happened last night?’

‘Well, says the boy, ‘you came home so blind drunk you didn’t even know your own name. You nearly broke the door down, then you were sick in the hallway, then you knocked the furniture over and when Mum tried to calm you down, you thought she was the police, so you gave her a black eye.’

‘My Gosh!’ says the man. ‘Then how come my clothes are all folded, the house is tidy and my breakfast is ready?’

The son replied: ’when Mum dragged you into the bedroom and tried to get your trousers off to put you into bed, you shouted at her, ‘Get your filthy hands off me, floozie woman, I’m married!'”

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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Napier City Rovers mounted a thrilling ISPS Handa Chatham Cup Final comeback to overcome Melville United 3-2 at QBE Stadium on September 8, with four of the five goals scored materialising inside the last ten minutes.