TeamTalk Update – 12 November 2023

TeamTalk Update – 12 November 2023

November 15, 2023 0 Team Talk


Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club





Financial Performance
The 2023 financial statements show a net loss after depreciation of $1,897.
This is a change of $8,000 compared to a profit of $5,898 last year.

The major changes in income and expenses are as follows:


Increase in Bar Sales of $19,000
Increase in Sponsorship Income of $12,500
Increase of Grant Income of $22,500
Increase in Sundry Income of $23,000


Increase in Bar Wages of $8,000
Decrease in Clubroom Hire Income of $14,000
Increase in Repairs and Maintenance of $10,000
Increase in Rugby Expenses of $13,500
Decrease in Net Junior Income of $30,500

Bar Profit

Gross Bar Income was up 14% to $153,500. This was due to additional functions as well as hosting home semi-finals. Maintaining a Gross Profit Percentage of 45% this added $8,500 to bar Gross Profit. However, this was required to offset the increases in the cost of bar wages due to increased wage rates and reduced voluntary hours.

Sponsorship Income

Sponsorship Income increased due to having a colts team sponsor again as well as finding a new shorts sponsor. Thank you to all of the sponsors, the club wouldn’t be able to operate without your support.


Grant Funding

As well as the successful usual applications to Pub Charity and Grassroots, the club was also successful in receiving $15,000 from Eastern and central Community Trust. Due to a change in contract with Sportslink, the cost of applying for funds was also reduced.


Sundry Income

This includes $20,000 from NZRFU being the club’s share of the capital payment from the Silverlake deal.


Clubroom Hire

Last year the club was hired out as a vaccination centre.


Repairs and Maintenance

The clubroom lights were all replaced at a cost of $8,000 and the signs on the outside of the clubrooms were installed at a cost of $2,000.


Rugby Expenses

Bus Hire a Travel expenses increased by $9,000 as the club went to Spillane this year. Costs were more than usual this year due to the Napier/Taupo road being closed following the cyclone. Playing Gear and expenses were up due to replacing more Jerseys, these were funded by Pub Charity.


Net Junior Income

The change in Junior Club relates to timing differences between when money comes in and is spent on team trips. The main club operations are break-even and they have good cash reserves.


Financial Position

The club still has a strong balance sheet with equity of $550,000 and no borrowings.
The cash position has increased due to the surplus for the year.
Capital assets purchased during the year include the new projector and TV.

Craig Riddiford



     Presidents Report 2023

It is my privilege to present my Presidents report for the 2023 rugby year.  Due to shortening the playing season, the format of the competitions was changed this year, resulting into a 6 team Maddison Trophy competition and other divisions and trophies added as grades were split for the 2nd round.

For Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby the seasons competitions commenced with the defending of the Spillane Cup in Taupo, which due to Cyclone Gabriel closing the Taupo Road, meant a long 6 hour journey each way to attend.  Thanks to those players and officials for making this extended journey, just losing a close 91st Spillane Cup final 25-14 to Hamilton Marist.

Once again, we fielded 4 senior teams with mixed results. Our very young Colts team continued to develop with mixed results, but great to see that this team progressed extremely well towards the end of the season, so looking good for 2024.  Our Senior Thirds continue to represent our club with a mix of experienced and new players and remain an extremely important part of our club.  Our Senior Seconds were once again our shining light team of the season on the field, being unbeaten throughout the season winning numerous trophies.  Congratulations to all involved.  Our Premier team were required to finish in the top 6 in Nash Cup to qualify for the new format 6 team Maddison Trophy competition. This was achieved easily, it created a very tough and competitive 2nd round with no easy games.  Sadly, beaten in the semi-finals, but it seems to be consensus that this 6 team shootout is here to stay.  Our club continues to clearly be a “Premier Club” within Hawkes Bay.

Congratulations to all our prize winners this year and especially those players who were selected for further HBRFU representative teams after the club season had finished. A special shout out to our “Sportsman of the Year” Josh Gimblett who played regular game time in our very successful Magpies Team.

Off the field, as per the Club Management Report, our facilities and social side of the club continue to result in a very pleasurable place to be on a Saturday afternoon and our financial report shows that we continue to be financially very sound with a solid balance sheet.  Our bar turnover this year has seen extremely positive growth.

Being amongst our junior teams every Saturday morning, due to several grandkids playing,  I can see the ongoing strength of this sector of our club.  Once again, thanks to Condy and his junior committee and coaches etc for the huge effort to keep our junior club as strong as any in HB.  Congratulations also to Josh Wynands, who will be taking over as junior chairman for the 2024 season.

Thanks to all the volunteers who make our club what it is.  We always need coaches, managers, and people to do the many little maintenance jobs.  Thanks also to our bar staff and kitchen workers and of course our very essential sponsors. Your contributions are very much appreciated.

Lastly, my thanks go out to our hard-working board of directors, Terry, Chris, Matt and Wade for bringing it all together.  Special thanks to Terry Gittings for his ongoing work. Terry has now completed 20 years as a board director and chairman and his organisational skills and MC humour has meant our club is in a better place due to his contribution.  Thanks Terry.  I know with coaches and managers all in place for next year and the pre-season training plan being finalised we all look forward to the 2024 season.

Have a great Xmas.


Mike O’Connor

President, Napier Old Boy’s Marist Rugby Football Club.



Team Management Personnel 2023 Season
Premier –  Ellery Wilson  – 027 964 9060     
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  –  022 695 3573
Manager –  Matt Forman  –  027 378 5388


New Players Welcome in 2024


2023 NOBM Junior Rugby Committee
For further Junior Rugby Info please contact >
Josh Wynands (Chairman)  027 200 7555
Glenn Fulcher (Secretary)  021 676 174  –   Bevan Condin (Treasurer)  021 160 5118  
(Convenor)  –  Ben Guild  –   027 208 9306

“New Players Welcome to Team up with
Marist Junior Rugby in 2024”



Napier Old Boys Marist Junior Rugby U13s are fundraising for
our 2024 trip to Queensland, Australia.

Join us for a night of high stakes gambling and raising some dingaling
for our trip. Get your fascinator on, and dress for a night at the races.

Your ticket gets you in, and an amazing shared platter at your table.

You will need to buy ‘funny money’ to make your bets and read the ‘in house’ form guide for the odds. (pre recorded races are used)

NOTE: you can buy a table or individual tickets. You can also ‘add’ additional ‘Race Sponsor’ and ‘Horse ownership’ to your purchase.
Please use the ‘buy more tickets’ in the checkout window.



Richie McCaw


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 2024 we will have vacancies in all grades from  Colts  through to  Premiers  so remember   –   New Players will always be Welcome at Napier Old Boys Marist


THAT the following is a FLASHBACK cutting from the former Napier  ‘Daily Telegraph’ after Napier Marist completed two consecutive Maddison Trophy wins in 1986.  The team also went on for another win to complete the hattrick in 1987.   The ‘special’ run of T Shirts worn by the three club personalities featured in the Telegraphs rugby headlines and on the back of the shirt were match headlines from the former Hastings  ‘Herald Tribune’  featuring goal kicking maestro Peter O’Shaughnessy.



Back of T Shirt


THAT  to our Sponsors and Members  –  Your loyal backing in the current, as in past seasons with our various funding options has always been really appreciated and is once again we look forward  your Support again in 2024   >>>>>>   THANK YOU

IRISH LOGIC ~  “Irish Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence. “


HERE and THERE . . .

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

THIRTEEN . . . of the 46 players named the 2023 Rugby World Cup final are signed to play in Japan League One next season (28%).

ONE THING . . . for sure is that former Japan, England and Wallabies coach Eddie Jones was always good for a quote.  Here’s a couple of his more recent ones.  “Never wrestle with a pig, you both get dirty, and besides the pig likes it.”  And this one of his best.  “Sometimes you have to eat shit for others to eat caviar further down the track.”

WHEN IT COMES . . . to departing long serving All Blacks it’s interesting to see a split in their first-class games.  I’ve only done five here to show how little NPC some of these guys played.  Brodie Retallick 13 games for Hawke’s Bay, Sam Whitelock 22 for Canterbury, Beauden Barrett 28 for Taranaki, Aaron Smith 47 for Manawatu and Dane Coles 66 for Wellington.  When it comes to total first-class games Smith has 365, Whitelock has 361, Barrett 312 and Retallick 253.

AUSSIE CRICKET .  . . umpire Rod Tucker is about to bring up a century of ODI games during the current Cricket World Cup in India.  The 59 year-old has currently stood in 98 ODI matches.

NEXT WEEK . . . Just who will take over the Wallabies and where is the missing Linc?

Cheers McGoo

THAT It would have been a nice little Christmas bonus for the AB’s had the result gone the other way.  Already assured of a bonus of $35,000 for making the final,  a win would have put a Bonus of $150,000 in each player in the tour squads bank account……



THAT  We invite our members to participate in a……



6 year old Rocco Green has strong links to our rugby club through the Green and O’Connor families who need to raise $160,000 for him to travel to the USA for surgery.  Please open the link and view the details/watch the video link to read and see his special story and to purchase tickets.

Get your rugby mates together for a fun night out while listening to Joe, hot from the rugby world cup, and participate in the night of fabulous items up for auction.

Link for further details:


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


Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. …


 “The bit I’ve always struggled with and will continue to struggle with is when that abuse comes to my family.  Threats of sexual violence, threats of we know where you live.  It crosses the line.”

Wayne Barnes tells BBC sports editor Dan Roan.


“When people make threats against your wife and kids they should be held to account and punished.”

Wayne Barnes after his wife Polly revealed after the final that the family had received death threats.

“The problem is the way that we’re controlling the game, it’s being refereed in replay.”
Sir Steve Hansen.

“This means a lot to the country because rugby always unites us even though the country is facing so many problems.”

Springbok supporter Joseph Malherbe.



This Weeks Poser 1 – How many games at 1st five did Ian Foster play for Waikato ?      

Poser 2 – All Blacks 1987 World Cup winning captain ?        

Poser 3 – All Blacks midfielder epic 1995 World Cup final  ?

Poser 4 – Waikato halfback 1956 Test series v South Africa ?        

Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Last Weeks Poser 1 – 52 match All Black John Ashworth has a nephew in the current All Black team ?    Answer – Brodie Retallick

Poser 2 – Who scored the only try in the RWC Final ?      Answer –  Beauden Barrett        

Poser 3 – Who did the Black Ferns beat in Dunedin last Saturday ?        Answer – Won 70-7 vs Wales   

Poser 4 –  What were the years that the All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup ?        Answer –  1987,  2011,  2015


Success is not forever and failure isn’t fatal

2024 Nash Cup Premier Draw
23/03  vs  Havelock North –  Tremain Field
30/03  vs  MAC –  Tremain Field
6/04  vs  CHB –  Central Park
13/04  vs  Tech –  Whitmore Park
20/04  vs Taradale –  Tremain Field
27/04  vs Clive –  Farndon Park
4/05  vs HRS –   Elwood Park
11/05  vs Pirates –  Tremain Field
18/05  vs Aotea –  Tremain Field




We look forward to seeing YOU at the Clubrooms soon.
Come in and join us whether its
Football,  Netball,  Cricket,  Softball  or  Rugby…




New Zealand Marist Rugby Federation
An organization initiated to promote and foster a spirit of union, co-operation and close friendly relations between all Marist and similar rugby union football clubs in New Zealand, Australasia and the Pacific.

Ellwood Function Centre,  Otene Road,  Hastings.     Phone: 0274 070 809
President: Richard McCrea      Vice President: Mike Donoghue
Secretary: Robert McCoid      Treasurer: Jack Sanders

Chairman: Terry Gittings

Contact: 0274 524 521

Committee:   Andi Burrell, Josh Costello,  Martin Devoy,  Bernard Gittings,  Neil Murphy,  Paul Teddy,
>>>  NZ Marist website  <<<


The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t win’  is you and you don’t have to listen



Patron: Mr Lawrence Willis

President: Mr Dave Herrick

Vice Presidents: G. O’Shaughnessy, D. Pearson, D. Bovey, J. Williams, G Rogers, P. Nixon, B Reilly, A Burrows & B. Pollock.

Secretary: Andrew Frame

Auditor: John McCorkindale        Treasurer: James McCorkindale

Chairman: Del Whyte

Committee: Del Whyte, Glen Walklin, Daniel Whyte, Stuart Lindsay, Scott Morgan, Cameron Todd.

For all Cricket Info please contact:
– Secretary – Andrew Frame   –   021 102 4990      or     Del Whyte – 021 705 030


This  Weeks Poser When was the first NZ National XI  fielded ?

This Weeks Netball Poser – In the Silver Ferns recent 56-53 win over Australia in Invercargill who did they dedicate their game to ?
Answer –  The late Robyn Broughton     

Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket Club

Do you have a little Kane Williamson or Suzie Bates in the making ?
NOBMCC’s Smash Play
Cricket programme teaches children from 5 years old the basics of cricket and help improve their skills.

Contact details below – See you there and then !
For Further Info contact Glen Walklin  027 225 5905

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



Pass the Word Around………
Come along and join our club in 2024  –  New Players always Welcome
>>> For more Info please Contact:
President: Anna Campbell  – +6421 056 1155  /
Treasurer: Amanda Rich –  021 072 2221  /
Club Captain: Bex Hollyman  – 022 621 0653
Gear Manager: Chesna Morgan  –  0204 159 9633  /
Leanne Harris – Hannah Pugh

This Weeks Netball Poser
–   Where will the 2027 Netball World Cup be held ?   
Last Weeks Netball Poser  – In the Silver Ferns recent 56-53 win over Australia in Invercargill who did they dedicate their game to ?
–  The late Robyn Broughton

Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball again in 2024’




Napier Marist Football

Napier Marist fields 5 senior teams and 28 Junior teams
& is one of the largest Football clubs in Hawke’s Bay

2023 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 – Who will host the FIFA World Cup in 2026 ?    

Last Weeks Poser When does the Men’s Central League 2 to get underway ?     Answer –  2025

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 2024
Remember New Players Always

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 2023-24 season”

The Leprauchan Comments


Father Flanigan’s phone rang and he picked it up. The voice said, “Good morning, are you Father Flanigan?”

“I am”

“This is the Revenue Service. Can you answer a question?”

“I can”

“Do you know a Tom O’Halloran?”

“I do”

“Does he belong to your church?”

“He does”

“Did he donate $5,000 to your orphans fund?”

“He will.”

Two Irish men walk out of a Bar….

No really, It could happen !


O’Malley’s wolfhound died and O’Malley was despondent. He decided to ask the local priest for a favor.

“Father,” O’Malley said, “is there any way you could say a mass for my poor dead wolfhound? He was a lovely animal, he was, and I’d like his soul to be at peace.”

“I’m afraid not,” replied the priest. “We can’t be sayin‘ mass for animals now. The church forbids it. But you might ask the Protestants. There’s no tellin‘ what those heathens will do.”

“Okay thanks, Father, “said O’Malley. “By the way, do you think 5,000 Euros would be enough to offer them for the service?”

“My God, O’Malley!” exclaimed the priest. “Why in heaven’s name didn’t you say the dog was a Catholic?!”


We look forward to seeing all rugby players, footballers, netballers, cricketers and softballers and friends at the clubrooms each Saturday  –  Pop in for cool Tui or two  – Also bring along your mates for an Ale and a chat.    All members and friends Welcome …………. Ed

Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby – Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket – Napier Marist Football – Napier Marist Netball – Napier Marist Softball

”Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist” 

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