TeamTalk Update – 25 June 2023

TeamTalk Update – 25 June 2023

June 26, 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.

Don’t be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.



NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premiers 22  – 21  TECH Premiers  

After the wet few days we have had you would think running rugby just wouldn’t happen.  However, the skills these guys have now days it was all on at Whitmore Park.  We started well with a nice easterly breeze at our backs and after some good quality ball went wide saw Captain Pedro Bezanilla sliced through to score out wide. 5 nil.  Tech hit back and were hammering away at our line but our boys defence was up to with some big hits coming in and holding Tech out.  However, after a good 5 mins Tech scored close to the posts and got the conversion. Down 7-5.

It didn’t take our boys long to get back into their work and were hard on attach again with great line break from Mitch Gibson.  Attack we did and winger Josh McIntyre went over for a great try. Jonty converted up 12 -7.  Tech again came back strong and were throwing the kitchen sink at us but again our boys defence was outstanding and kept them out, unfortunately Tech scored out wide through what looked like a forward pass thrown to their winger.  They added the conversion to go up 14-12.  We hit straight back as we had their defence under pressure and Matt Monaghan scored a great forward try next to the posts.  Jonty added the conversion, and we went into half time 19-15.

The second half was tough and against the wind and our boys still in the hunt for a top 4 finish.  Our boys defence was solid some big hits from Bear Williams, Mitch Gibson, Pulea Faleiva, Dylan Homan, Josh Gimblett. Tech scored a converted try halfway through the 2nd half  as we spent a lot of the time in our half. Tech up 21 – 19.  However Iceman Bain Champion kicked a penalty to put us back in front 22- 21 with 12 mins still to remaining.   Tech came back hard but our boys defence was outstanding and we managed to hold the Texans off and win 22 -21.   A  great and deserved result.
Report courtesy –  Monty  Monteith

Red Steel Players of  Day – . 3. Bear Williams        2.  Mitch Gibson          1.  Pulea Faleiva

Other Premier Results –  : Taradale 47 – 33 MAC     :   HRS 24 – 23 CHB

In the tight fought game Premiers lock  Matt Monaghan grounds the ball  over the line just
before halftime to make it 19-15 to Napier OBM at the break following Jonty’s conversion.

Premier Division 1  Hepa Paewai Memorial Trophy
Results  –  Div. 1  –  Havelock North 36 – 30 Aotea     :   Tamatea 21 – 22 Clive          Bye – Pirates


Tom Mulligan Cup  

NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premier Reserves 45  – 10  TECH Premier Reserves
The Richard Kepka Premier Reserves took on 3rd place Tech at Tremain Field this week.  With the conditions as they were we were expecting a tough forward battle and for Tech to push us hard.

As per there were points scored in the first 5 minutes but on this occasion it was us who crossed early with a try to Migao Lauano, easily converted by brother Johnny.  We got back down and crossed again through captain Willy Mead, again converted by Johnny we found ourselves up 14-0 after 10 minutes. A great turnaround from our tendency to start slow.

Tech scored soon after and converted to bring it back to a 7 point game.  Playing into the wind we held onto the ball well when we had it and our defence really stood up.  This led to a Terry Marsh try after 30 minutes, converted by Johnny before Tech kicked a penalty just before halftime to have us leading 21-10.


Playing with the wind and our set piece working really well we were looking good. George Moleli crossed twice in the 10 minutes that followed the break before a pristine lineout drive 5 meters from the line saw Terry Marsh grab his second.  We kicked well and our scrum and defence continued to dominate even after the bench was emptied, very pleasing to see.  Some great back play saw Va’a Utumapu scamper in out wide in the 70th minute to close out the scoring.  A 45-10 win in these conditions put smiles on dials.


With a home semi final already in the bag we will still look to close out the round robin in style versus 2nd place Pirates at home next weekend.    Tries Migao Lauano, William Mead, Terry Marsh (2), George Moleli (2), Va’a Utumapu.   Cons Johnny Jauano (4), Hamiora Miringaorangi (1)

Report courtesy – Chris O’Connor

Red Steel Players of  Day  –  3. Va’a Utumapu            2. Josh Read           1. Migao Lauano

Other Premier Reserve Results –  Pirates 9 – 8 Bridge Pa     :     WCUMR 12 – 0  Porangahau    :   HRS 7 – 51 Otane


Ron Parker Memorial Trophy

 3 – 22 HAVELOCK NORTH Thirds

The official score shows Havelock North with 19 points, but they scored 4 tries so I don’t know where the 19 points came from.    Anyway, we started the game well with plenty of possession and took an early 3-0 lead.    But as the game wore on, the conditions played to the strengths of the Havelock North team which resulted in them scoring 4 tries.


Havelock North were good in the close quarter part of the game and good with rucks and mauls, getting quite a bit of turnover ball that way.   Our team is clearly more suited to a dry ground.   We still had our chances to score tries, but good defence and a slippery ball robbed us of chances.


A big shout out to our supporters who braved the weather conditions to come out and support our team. Thank you.    We need to mention our French import, Thibaud Thouroude who came back for one last game before heading home to France.    We presented him with a special rugby top at the clubrooms last night as a memento of his time playing for Marist.   We are currently showing as second on the points table and our grade goes straight into a final next weekend.   We are waiting to see if we get a home final as we beat the top team Tamatea by default.

Report courtesy –  Bryan McGreevy

Red Steel Players of the Day –   3. Iopo Lauano       2. Tiaan Jarman         1. Leeroy Tuisafia-Winn

Other Thirds Results –   Tamatea 29 – 0 Flaxmere      :::      Maraenui 22 – 23 Clive         Pirates 22 – 17 Taradale


Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy


We woke up to the newS that state highway 50 closed, as we were playing Onga Tiko there.   We had to do some ringing around to find out more information.   As it turns out the road leading up to Onga Tiko rugby club was fine.   So off we went in the wet and cold Saturday afternoon.  When we showed up the field looked alright but with closer inspection it was very soft and was going to cut up very quickly.


We started off very strong going up within the first 5 mins.  We just about scored again soon after,  which I believe would of been the start of something special in this team.  But with all good Country rugby teams they just know how to play in poor weather conditions.  By the end of the game you couldn’t tell who was who and the boys were looking forward to a warm shower.


Thank you to Onga-Tiko clubfor your usual country hospitality it’s always a good time going down there.

Report courtesy – Sam Birch

Red Steel Players of  Day     3. Caleb        2. Dallas         1. Jardeal

Other Colts Results –    Clive 12 – 24 Havelock North     :     Tech 7 – 54 Taradale      :     HRS 50 – 14 Pirates    :


OBM Brothers in Arms  <

When you fall, get right back up. Just keep going, keep pushing it

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  – $300    > Clint Chaberlain    was present  –  next weeks Draw  $ 100
    So make sure you get your memberships paid soon to be in the weekly draws.Clubroom Raffle Winner  – Chris Halas

200 Club’   –  DRAW  # FIVE

$60  # 177   Neil weber

$80 #48   Cheryl Pohlen

$100 #38   Nigel Hoare



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

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.

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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”

   Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement

Photo courtesy – Emma Rodger

A lineup of St John’s College Old Boys who featured in NOB Marist’s nail-biting 22-21 one point win against
Napier Tech Premiers at Whitmore Park yesterday –  Kere Penitito, Reilly Hannan, Duff Penitito,
Brad Campbell, Ollie Gardiner, Dylan Homan.

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”

50 years ago the Napier Marist Netball Club was formed and we are celebrating this on

Saturday 5 August 2023

@ Caution  (Shed 2)   –   Time 6.00 pm

Cost $68.50 pp

Napier Marist Netball Reunion

Bank account number for the dinner is  –

Westpac  03-0698-0186643-000

Details name and years you Played, Coached or Managed

We ask that this be completed prior  to 22 July 2023

Should you have any special dietary requirements please email Jill for any further information     or   cell  0272 992 704
Pass the Word Around


Determination and Drive Personified

A determined Benson Properties Ltd Premier lock Matt Monaghan on the
charge upfield with team mates in support in last Saturdays Maddison
Trophy clash against Central at Tremain Field.




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

        THAT  NOBM JUNIOR RUGBY U12  –    (U13’s 2024) –   PIE SALE   NOTE: you can buy pies off any of the 2023 U12 team – !!!!     The NOBM U13’s are off to Brisbane,  Australia in April 2024.   The team needs to raise around $60,000 !!!   That’s a flipping lot of pies – so please get buying  !!!

It’s simple, buy some pies (heaps of them) and support their trip  –  and get some great pies for your freezer stocks   –   it’s a win win !!!   Very handy to have them on hand for a quick snack on a cold winters day.   More details to follow……

Help the team fundraise!  Purchase some delicious Kai Pai Frozen Pies & Savouries.

Our planned pick up day for orders is: Thursday 10th August.  We will collect your order for you on pick up day and arrange to either deliver to you or you can collect from us.    We are selling delicious Kai Pai Pies and Savouries to support  the 2024 Napier Old Boys Marist U13 Team.

We are raising money now for our trip to Brisbane, Australia in April 2024.  This trip costs will come to approximately $2,000 per player (with 30 Players and their Coaches going).

Activities while away include: – 2 x Rugby games  – 1 x Theme Par  – Tour of Queensland sport facilities  – Coaching clinic.    Funds raised with our pies and savouries fundraiser will go towards flights, accommodation, food, transport and activities.

The NOBM U12 Stewart Group players are aged between 12 and 13 years old. 2024 will be our last year with the club as we head off to Secondary School Rugby – we want to make it a trip to remember!

These pies and savouries are a great addition to the freezer for winter and we really appreciate the assistance it will bring our rugby club and our NOBM U12 Stewart Group!

Our range of Pies and Savouries are made in Wanaka, New Zealand by the award winning Pie makers Kai Pai.

Our products come frozen ready to pop in your freezer and cook as needed.


THAT an important message to all players and members   –  Make 2023 the year you introduce a New Player or Supporter to our Club.    We are always on the lookout for new members.

HERE and THERE . . .

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

I’M NOT . . . one to talk about politics. From my many years involvement with many sports one thing is sure. There’s more politics in sport than there is politics! With that in mind, just what is a political football? Is it actually played with a ball at all?  How long is a game?  Due you have subs?  What kind of field is it played on?  Do you use a referee or an umpire?  So many questions and surely none of these can be answered by any political party.  To solve my dilemma, I consulted the Cambridge Dictionary.  “A political football is a problem that politicians from different parties argue about and try to use in order to get an advantage for themselves.”   Well at least the game allows advantage!

THE FOURTH . . . round of the Maddison Trophy last week there was 20 tries scored, 14 conversions and six penalties kicked. 146 points in all three matches played.   Top points scorers for the season are Jordan Soli (CHB) 132, Jonty Stewart (NOBM) 126 and Tech’s Sheridan Rangihuna 125.   Top try scorer is Tech’s Falealli Popoalii with 14.  Another three players have 13 each, Aotea’s Sam Jones, Taradale’s Majella Tufuga and Ikapo Mapu.  The Green Machine’s top try scorer is The Wairoa Whiz Paoraian Manuel-Harman with 10.

THIS PAST . . . week, the 22nd of June saw the 30th anniversary of the 1993 Hawke’s Bay Magpies 29-17 victory over the touring British and Irish Lions side at McLean Park.  Napier Old Boys Marist supplied three players to the starting XV, Simon Tremain, Neil Weber and Simon Kerr.  All three managed to get on the score sheet.  Also, part of the fixture was our current Patron Ian MacRae who was the HB Magpies manager.  Amongst the ball boys were Michael and Ross Clements along with Tim Coull.  The curtain-raiser between the Magpie and Waikato Colts also featured NOBM loosie Tony Giles.  But wait there’s more! Two current NOBM club members myself and Eddie Wilson were involved in putting the match day souvenir program together.  The program price $4.00

WHEN . . . the Chiefs won their first Super Rugby title in 2012 their squad contained seven current or present Hawke’s Bay Magpies players.   The two former players were Kane Thompson and Mahonri Schwalger.  The current players were Andrew Horrell, Sona Taumalolo, Brodie Retallick, Ben Tameifuna, Hika Elliot.

Cheers McGoo

 THAT after missing out on the cut for the latest All Black squad for the upcoming RWC,  Brad Weber’s  selection for the All Blacks XV’s   two match Japan tour is some consolation.    The matches the team will be playing are vs  Japan XV, Sat 8 July, Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo and vs  Japan, Sat 15 July, Kumamoto.    From there he will be heading  for a taste of French rugby where he has signed by French club Stade Français.   Napier OB Marist members will be wishing Brad all the best for a successful and fulfilling experience of rugby on the continent.

IRISH LOGIC   On the eighth day God created the Irish and the Devil began to tremble…


THAT  for the record the last time Central HB Premiers defeated NOBM Premiers was in a Nash Cup fixture in 2009  when the country boys recorded a 20 -13 win.  In between NOBM won 25 consecutive matches.  Info supplied courtesy HBRU statistician Adrian Hill….

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  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 they are back on again with popular ‘Thursday Night Roasts’.   Available from 6.30pm on starting next Thursday with alternating  Chicken  /   Pork Roasts.   Text club caterer Ashley  022 023 7136 to place your order  –  don’t miss out.


THAT  for the record the last time Central HB Premiers defeated NOBM Premiers was in a Nash Cup fixture in 2009  when the country boys recorded a 20-13 win.  In between NOBM won 25 consecutive matches.  Info supplied courtesy HBR statistician Adrian Hill.


   THAT it’s interesting see one of our clubs former products from Colts through to Premiers to Hawkes Bay and Central Vikings as well as Palmerston North OB Marist Reece Robinson has moved from the Manawatu back to the Wairarapa.   He has now taken up the role as coach of the Wairarapa Bush side in the Heartland Championship.  He certainly has a lot to offer and I’m sure he will be looking forward to the upcoming representative seasons.   Best luck for your 2033 season campaign Reebo.



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  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

If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.

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


“It’s a bit poetic that we get to have a crack at the champs.  If you want to be the best, we’ve got to beat the best, so no better team to test ourselves against and really prove that we deserve to be champs.”

Brad Weber pre the Super Rugby final……


……“To be honest, I couldn’t have asked for anything better.  I wouldn’t have admitted it yesterday, but I’m pretty happy that the Crusaders got through. They’ve been the benchmark for what feels like all my career.”

Brad continues.


Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Poser 1  – All Black halfback who played in three World Cups (1990-2007) ?     

Poser 2  –
 When was the last time the Chiefs won the Super Rugby title ?      

Poser 3 – All Black 2011 World Cup winning fullback ?                   

Poser 4 –  Brad Weber’s final game for the Chiefs against the Crusaders last night was his  ?  for the Chiefs ?


Poser 1  –  How many successful Ranfurly Shield Challenges did Hawkes Bay face in their last tenure ?          Answer – 14

Poser 2  –
 When did John Phillips  coach the Hawkes Bay Magpies ?         Answer – 25 April  –  19 October 1996  (51 games – 30 wins – 20 losses – 1 draw)

Poser 3 –  How many years since the Hawkes Bay Rugby Union was founded ?           Answer 139 years  (1884)

Poser 4 – Where was the first game of rugby played in New Zealand ?      Answer – Nelson is The Home of Rugby in New Zealand, being where the first ever competitive rugby match took place in May 1870 between a Nelson College side and Nelson Football Club


Good Players Inspire Themselves Great Players Inspire Others


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 lost 27-32         27/05  –  Bye
3/06 vs MAC @ Flaxmere Park won 22-17 :  10/06 vs Taradale @ Taradale lost 37-44  :  17-06 vs Central @Tremain Field lost 20-30  :  24/06 vs Tech @ Whitmore Park  won 22-21  :  1/07 vs HRS @Tremain Field  :  8/07 Semi Finals   :   15/07 Final @ McLean Park

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 :
  20/05  vs HRS @ Elwood Park won 50-24  :  Waipawa CU @ Coronation Park won 29-10
… 10/06 vs Porangahau Country @ Tremain Field  :  17/06 vs Bridge Pa @ Regional Sports Pk. won 33-24
24/06 vs Tech @ Whitmore Park won 45-10

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    :  20/05 vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park lost 7-82  :
27/05 – Tamatea  bye
10/06 vs Flaxmere Thirds @ Regional Sports Park  :  17/06 vs Tamatea @ Tremain Field lost 17-22  :
24/06 vs Havelock North @ Anderson Park lost 3-22

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 lost 0-40 :  27/05 vs Tech @ Whitmore Park lost 39-46
:  10/06 vs Clive @ Tremain Field lost 10-65 :  17/06 vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park  :  24/06 vs Onga Tiko @ Mathews Park
:  1/07 vs Taradale @Tremain Field  :  17/06 vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park lost 19-47  :  24/06 vs Onga Tiko @ Mathews Park lost 7-50








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  /
    Captain: Bex Hollyman  – 022 621 0653
    Gear Manager: Chesna Morgan  –  0204 159 9633  /
    Leanne Harris – Sarah Wynands – Hannah Pugh – Bridget Hannan

    This Weeks Netball Poser –  Who was the Silver Ferns 2022 Player of the Year ?   

    Last Weeks Netball Poser
    –  How many tests has Irene van Dyk played ?
    –  217  (South Africa 72 / NZ 145)

‘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


This Weeks Poser  –  Where do the Football Ferns stand in womens football world rankings ?

Last Weeks Poser – Where is NZ Football ranked in FIFA rankings ?        

      Answer   New Zealand have climbed five places to 100th (The April 2023 rankings show the All Whites’s results against China in the March international window had helped lift the side’s rating.)

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


This Weeks Cricket Poser – Who is the highest run scorer in NZ Cricket tests ?    

  Last Weeks Cricket Poser – When was the last cricket test played at McLean Park  ?
Answer – 
26 January 2012: New Zealand v Zimbabwe

“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

Gallagher opened the morning newspaper and was dumbfounded to read in the obituary column that he had died.
He quickly phoned his best friend Finney. “Did you see the paper?” asked Gallagher. “They say I died!!”
“Yes, I saw it!” replied Finney. “Where are you callin’ from?”

Michael O’Leary of Ryanair goes into a Dublin pub and asks for a pint of Guinness.
“That will be one Euro, please,” says the barman.
“That’s a very fair price,” replies O’Leary.
“Would you like a glass with that, sir?” asks the barman?


An Englishman, A Scotsman and an Irishman are working on building a Skyscraper. They spend their working day atop the steel structure and have their lunch sitting on one of the steel girders.

One day the Englishman opens his lunch box and scoffs “Damn. Corned Beef? Again?”. The Scotsman opens his lunchbox and bemoans his Corned Beef sandwich as well. The Irishman opens his lunchbox and he also has a Corned Beef sandwich.

The three of them agree that Corned Beef sandwiches are hideous and the Englishman sarcastically says that if he get’s a Corned Beef tomorrow he has good mind to jump from the building because he’s absolutely sick of eating them. The Scotsman shares his sentiment and agree’s saying “You and me both Pal!”. The Irish man concurs and says he’ll jump himself it’s yet another Corned Beef sandwich.

The following day, the three meet up to have their lunch. The Englishman opens his lunchbox and he has a chicken sandwich. “Excellent” he says. The Scotsman has a cheese and ham sandwich. “Lovely” he exclaims. The Irishman opens his lunchbox but, lo and behold, it’s Corned Beef. Again. He excuses himself, stands up, leaps from the girder and falls to his death below.

An inquiry is opened by the construction company and it reveals the talk the three friends had the day before about the frequency of getting hideous corned beef sandwiches for lunch and their sarcastically joking about killing themselves if they got it again the next day. The company summons the Irishman’s grieving wife to shed some light on the situation.

They explain the circumstances which lead to his death but she tells them “I don’t understand, he always makes his own lunch!”.


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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