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Eddie Wilson


Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club


27 April 2015

Contents usually include: Old Boys Marist Senior & Junior rugby reports - weekly competition & draw winners - NZ Marist - affiliates Cricket, Netball and Football seasonal reports - Club Social events  -  News & Views etc etc.

Views and comments in this publication are not necessarily those
of the executive of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club.


- Lest we Forget –

Our amalgamated Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club and the Auckland Marist Club have a collectively significant place in rugby history as part of ANZAC Day every year, but this place in history is even more poignant this year as we remember all of our past players and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we of the current generations have the freedoms that we enjoy today... on this day as we do every year we remember them and we honour as well as humbly thank them for the ultimate sacrifice that they made for us. 

Our significant part in history is due to the tragic death of the first ever Auckland Marist All Black Albert Joseph "Doolan" DOWNING who was very sadly the first ever All Black killed in action during the World Wars with his death having occurred at the very spot that has become the focal point of our country's ANZAC Day remembrance..... Gallipoli.

Sadly Downing was the very first All Black to die in the First World War and his tragic death occurred in the heat of battle only one day before the next All Black to lose his life - Henry Dewar. These two men were both big raw boned powerful forwards with it considered that they would most likely have first met each other during the Ranfurly Shield "challenge" rugby match played between Taranaki and the then shield holders, Auckland, in 1913.  Downing had just joined the Auckland Marist Brothers Old Boys Rugby Football club after having moved up to Auckland from Hawkes Bay thereby becoming eligible to play for Auckland and likewise Dewar was enjoying great success with the Taranaki side. That day in that match Taranaki ended Auckland's long run as Ranfurly Shield holders in winning by 14 points to 11.  Later that same year they both were All Blacks together and in two years time history would tragically record that they would both be stepping onto a foreign shore only one day apart from each other then making the ultimate sacrifice within hours of each other.     

Downing was born on the 12th of July 1886 in the bustling Napier port region called Port Ahuriri with that area also known by the nickname "The Iron Pot" or "The Spit".  As a young adult Downing had worked as a storeman for the famous Ellison & Duncan company there and Port Ahuriri was Napier’s main port until the 1931 earthquake when port services were relocated to the current site at the Port of Napier.     

His rugby career started with the Napier Old Boys Rugby Club (est.1910) and he then played for Napier Marist Brothers Old Boys Rugby Club (est.1908) from where he represented Hawkes Bay from 1909 to 1912. He appeared above provincial level for the first time in 1911 when he played every game on a five match tour by a North Island Country team and his selection for the full North Island team followed at the end of that season. He was again selected for these teams during the following year. This was a series of games held annually where the best of the North Island would compete against the South Island's finest and this traditional series ended in 1965. North Island Country toured again to the South Island in 1912 with "Doolan" appearing in all four tour matches with the last tour game played against South Island Country in Wellington having to be abandoned at half time owing to the state of the ground... a rare occurrence in New Zealand rugby, but perhaps not that rare for the historic Athletic Park!      

Downing left the Bay and moved to Auckland at the end of 1912 where he found himself recruited to play for the Auckland Marist Club (est 1910) in 1913 as a result of his strong playing abilities and his previous links to the Marist Club in Napier.

By 1913 Auckland Marist Club had its first All Black: Albert Joseph “Doolan” Downing. He was followed soon after by a fellow Marist player, James “Buster” Barrett, who played a test match against Australia that same year.  Downing had a very successful tour with the All Blacks on the tour of North America playing in 14 of the 16 matches including the test against All-America and scoring 6 tries in those games. Two other All Blacks forwards who died in World War I also played on that same tour with Downing - prop Henry Dewar and hooker George Sellars.     

In 1914 Marist had no fewer than four players in the All Black side which toured Australia, Downing and Barrett being joined by five-eighth Jock McKenzie, who had transferred from Wellington, and Jack O’Brien, a fullback who was a club foundation member. Once more Downing had a heavy workload appearing in all three tests and 10 of the 11 tour matches. Downing won high praise for his line-out ability and he played in the same team that year [1914] with yet another All Black forward to die in WWI - Jim McNeece.     

Downing had been described by Hawkes Bay and North Island Country team mate Norman McKenzie as being "an outstanding line-out forward with a wonderful pair of hands".   Unlike todays physical dimensions, Downing stood 6 feet tall [1.83m] and his play weight was around 14 stone [89kg] with him being a very top player of his day whose standing would have been greater had he not played in what is considered to be a low key period of New Zealand rugby around World War I.   His level of commitment and passion for the game was reflected in a tattoo that he had of the Ranfurly Shield on his arm!     


Old Boys Marist Premiers 16  TARADALE  17

On ANZAC day the HBi Insurance Brokers Napier OBM premier side traveled put to Tareha Park to play the previously unbeaten Taradale side.  We started the game well and were playing expansive rugby – we had our opportunities to score but unfortunately just didn’t take them.  Taradale however scored first when they were presented with an opportunity, that took!!  A breakdown in mid-field saw the ball kick through, re-gathered by the chasing Taradale player and a try scored under the posts.  The successful conversion gave them a 7 nil lead after only 8 minutes of play. 

From the restart, we went down into Taradale territory and won a penalty, which Liam Rukuwai converted, 3-7 to Taradale.  For much of the rest of the first half that is how the score remained.  Taradale however were starting to dominate the match, and were playing strongly at ruck time.  We were struggling to get quality ball to our backs, and found ourselves on the back foot.  Taradale’s dominance at ruck time then transferred into points when they scored out wide after a series of forward drives.  With the try unconverted, we went into the halftime break down 3-12.


After some clear messages were delivered at the halftime break, Joseph Penitito scored an unconverted try after a clever break by replacement halfback Boris Bouhraoua.  We then moved closer to the lead with a penalty by Johnny Lauano, and then took the lead when Joseph Penitito ran blind from a scrum and crossed the line unopposed.  Whilst the conversion was missed, we had now hit the lead 16-12 and with 20 minutes to play, felt we had the game under control.  Unfortunately, Taradale is not a side that give up easily, and they threw everything at us in a quest to steel the match back.  Whilst we were able to hold them out with some staunch defence, Taradale stretched us out wide from a tap penalty and scored what proved to be the match winning try.  Our boys gave it everything in the last 10 min to score points and an elusive Taraha Park victory, but just couldn’t pull it off.


So it was a really disappointing finish to the game – a game the whole squad wanted to win to send off our long serving and loyal team member Johnny Lauano on.  With over 100 Premier games, yesterdays was Johnny’s last for the club as he is relocating to Brisbane to live.  Johnny is a very popular squad member, and his unique humor and relaxed outlook will be missed by us all.  His undoubted on field ability will also be sorely missed.  All the best Johnny!!


We are out at Farndon Park next weekend to take on Clive – a game we will undoubtedly want to put in a good performance and get back to our winning way.

Points Scorers:  Tries:  Joseph Penitito (2)  Penalties: Liam Rukuwai (1), Johnny Lauano (1)

Report – Mike Smith

Scoring: 8min  Taradale try/conv  - 0-7 ;  10m Liam Rukuwai pen  - 3-7 ;  33m  Taradale try - 3-12    ///    41m Joseph Penitito try  -  8-12 ;  50m Johnny Lauano pen  -   11-12 ;  65m Penitito try  - 16-12 ;  70m Taradale  - 16-17

Hawkes Bay Seafoods - Player of the Day Points: 3 Boris Bouhraoua,  2 Jarvy Aoake, 1 Joseph Penitito.  Players Player – Joseph Penitito

Other Premier results Central 23  Havelock North 30Pirates 3 MAC 24 :  Tech 59 Tamatea 0Clive 28 HRS 43

Points (5 rounds) – 24 Taradale, 17 Pirate, 16 NOBM, 15 Tech, 14 MAC, HRS, 10 Havelock Nth, 8 Central, 6 Clive, Tamatea.

Old Boys Marist Premier Reserve 48  WAIPAWA 0

The Richard Kepka The Richard Kepka Builders Development team played Waipawa on a very good playing surface on No.1 Tremain field. Waipawa were concerned before the game of being unable to field a full team, but come game time that was not the case.  From the kick off NOBM raced into their work with 38 unanswered points in a shortened 30min half due to a Waipawa players injury requiring an ambulance to be called onto the field.  We all hope "Josh" recovers fully.  Early tries to Jesse, Robbo was in for two, and when was the last time he has scored twice in one game,  Nui went over for two delightful efforts, Lau and Sami M also scored.

Both backs and forwards ran at the opposition and with great backing up and some awesome offloads the tries came much to the pleasure of our many team supporters. After a long delay at half time and a few changes from the bench, more determined running saw both Willie Iles and Jesse back in for well worked tries. A pleasing part of our game was our staunch defence, which saw our line not breached and after only 25 min in the second half the ref called time NOBM coming home a victorious in a 48 to nil result. A lot of players raised their games today with a free running style great backing up and plenty of ball to play with there were smiles all round in the shed

Points scorers: Tries Jesse 2 Robbo 2 Nui  2 Lau 1 Sam Mingaorangi 1.   Adam Chapman 4 conversions

Report – Alan McNicol


Hawkes Bay Seafoods - Players of the Day - 3 Lau -  ‘Very good all around the paddock’.   2  Nui -  ‘Again a force to be reckoned with at 9’.  1 Willie Meads - ‘Dynamic player for a smaller loosie’    

Other Prem Reserve results Tamatea 0 Tech 48Taradale 57 Eskview 11  :  Maraenui 20 HRS 24Porongahau 21 Havelock North 26 MAC 36 Takapau 10 Pirates 12 Clive 48Central 0 Aotea 95

Points  (5 rounds) – Pool ‘A’ – 24 Taradale, NOBM, 23 HRS, 20 MAC, Havelock Nth, 1 Clive, 0 Central, -10 Tamatea.  Pool ‘B’ – 20 Aotea, 15 Pirate, 11 Otane, 10 Tech, 9 Porongahau, 5 Takapau, Waipawa, 3 Maraenui, 0 Eskview.


Old Boys Marist 0  FLAXMERE (#1) 110

The Sideline Bar Thirds were taking on the top of the table Flaxmere team today on Tremain #2. Unfortunately this week has been one problem leading into another resulting in our biggest loss in 4 years.  No training field on Thursday with 26 players, followed by guys pulling out due to injury, players stuck at work and players being taken back into the Development team left us with another makeshift team for the second week in a row. Flaxmere played a structured and composed game but were not 110 points better than us, we missed simple tackles, were slow to the breakdown and failed to hold on to the little possession we had.  Add to this 5 injuries during the game and the result was a massive loss. In the second half we made a few changes and were a little more competitive but failed to capitalize on the few chances we had. Final score 110 - nil.

Hopefully next week we can have a better buildup and get everyone to training and the game otherwise this season is going downhill very fast.

Report from - Wade Colville-Smith

Hawkes Bay Seafoods – Players of the Day
No player of the day points awarded today by team consensus.

Other Div.3 Results – Pool A -  Taradale 38 Tech 22 Havelock North 10 YMP 15      Pool B – MAC 28 Pirates 12  :   Aotea 0 Flaxmere (#2)

OBM Colts  74 AOTEA 0

The 2nd competition game yesterday. The boys showed some patches of brilliance when sticking to game plan and started strong - 22 points in just 10 minutes.  The game was controlled well by James with great tactical kicking. This was followed by strong structured forward and back play.  However with such a strong start, it was hard to maintain structure and keep to the game plan and our game suffered. Aotea found their feet and started to put some phases together against lads. However our dominance showed and the tries kept coming.

The 2nd half started and Aotea came out firing. They peppered our goal line but didn't manage to get through.

The team showed great commitment to keep them out and then play some fantastic team rugby and score several more tries.  Great defence to not allow any past and better structure and sticking with the game plan in the 2nd spell resulted in a great 74 nil win.

Report from – Bevan Hanlon

Hawkes Bay Seafoods – Players of the Day – 3 James Oliver.  2 Hayden Duncan.  3 George Tuala

Other Colts Results – HRS 26 Eskview 31  :  Clive 5  Onga Tiko 22  :  Tamatea 0 Havelock North 54

OBM Colts 3 Napier Boys High 1st XV 38
In the Thursday evening fixture under lights the boys started strongly and the game on Bond Field was a bit of an arm wrestle for the first ten minutes until we kicked a penalty.  However this seemed to spur Napier BHS on and they came back firing. They had scrum dominance and score three tries off the back of their scrum.
We started the 2nd half strongly as we had in the first spell. However the speed, passion and continuity the Boys High side showed was just too much for OBM and they were rewarded for their effort in taking out the game 38-3.
However it was a good workout for our boys as well as a reality check instead of the usual team training.  (Bevan Hanlon)

Old Boys Marist Women   >>> Bye

Report – Te Aroha Hunt
Hawkes Bay Seafoods
Players of the Day –
Other Womens results – Clive 17 Havelock North 12  :  Waipawa 0 Tech 92  :  Central 0 HRS 83



For all Rugby Matters contact

Jason McDowell
Director of Rugby - Jason McDowell   -  0275 941 309   /  

KJ Dooney
Director of RugbyDevelopment - KJ Dooney – 027 210 1222 –




‘Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist in 2015’

>>> Every Tuesday @ 6pm   &     >>> Every Thursday @ 6pm

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All NEW Players and School leavers  WELCOME

>>2015 Premier Nash Cup draw –  May 2 vs Clive  (Farndon Park),  May 9 vs Tech (Whit),  May 16 vs HRS (TF),  May 23 vs Tamatea (TF).

Premier Reserve Town/ Country Pratt Trophy
1st round draw  –    May 2 vs Aotea (Dvke),    May 9 vs Eskview (Petane),  May 16 vs Maraenui (Maraenui).

Division Three – Maury Cody Cup (All games at 2.45pm) – Pool B –  May 2 vs Pirates (Tamatea Pk), May 9 vs Flaxmere 2 (Elwwood Park).  Final – Pool A V Pool B winners.

Colts – Inter-City Cup draw
(New Draw) –   May 2 v Eskview (Petane Domain) 2.45pm,  May 9 v Tamatea (Tremain Field) 1.15pm,  May 16 v Onga-Tiko (Mathews Memorial Pk) 2.45pm,  May 23 vs Clive (Tremain Field) 1.15pm,  30 May vs HRS @ Bond Field 1.15pm.  June  6 - Final

Womens – Marsh Cup –    Sat 2 May vs Central (Tremain Field 11.45am),   Sat 9 May vs Waipawa (Coronation Pk 11.45am),   Sat 16 May vs Clive (Tremain Field),   Fri 22 May vs Havelock Nth (Bond Field 6.30pm ),    Sat 30 May vs Tech (Tremain Field 11.45am


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Financial Member Draw - $200 –  was won by Sid McCann who was present so the pool kicks-off again $100 next Saturday  >>> Make Sure YOU have your Subs paid to be eligible for the weekly draw


Onekawa Butchery Meat Pack winner – Sean Watts
>>> This weeks Specials @ Onekawa Butchery - Beef Schnitzel $12.99 kg.  Corned Silver Side $8.99 kg  <<<



23 April                 Roast Chicken / roast potato / roast pumpkin / peas / gravy   <<<<
30 April                         Roast Beef / mashed potato / broc / cauli cheese / gravy / carrots
7 May              Roast Pork / mashed potato / roast pumpkin / carrots / gravy

All meals served with Breadrolls - Your patronage will be greatly appreciated




NON – PLAYERS  >>> Subs now DUE

Get in early and pay your $30 subs now to enable the automatic renewal of your electronic membership ‘swipe’ card from 1st April so as to enable you to continue to receive the benefits of discounted  prices for both bar and merchandise purchases.
>>> Also  for you to be elegible for our weekly financial Members CASH draw <<<

‘200 CLUB’
YOU can order your ticket today in our annual 200 Club weekly cash draws which runs throughout the season culminating in a trip for two persons to an All Black test (which includes return air fares, accommodation and match ticketing).


>>> PAYMENT for either of the above or both can be made at the club bar <<<
by mailing with your cheque to – Napier OB Marist, PO Box 216, Napier 
 payment direct to the clubs – HBS Bank, Napier – bank account – 03 1355 0760476 00 
Please also include your ‘Name’ and ‘Subs’  /  ‘Subs+200 Club’  (whichever description of payment applies).


- See YOU at the Clubrooms -
The Clubrooms facilities will be OPEN each Saturday afternoon during the season
All members and friends Welcome
Join our affiliate codes -  sportsmen / women at the clubrooms.
Call in for a cool TUI or two..... and a game of Pool


THAT it is that time of the year again when all our ‘youngsters’ of yesteryear can search out their old ‘OB’ boots with leather sprigs, shower themselves in liniment, gargle down a few Tui’s and show the Magpie selectors that they haven’t lost their twinkle toes and guile of the last take part in the
Unison HB Golden Oldies Tournaments for 2015
This year’s draws were a challenging task as we had 8 clubs vying for the 4 draws, you are all worthy applicants, I am sorry that we could not have accommodated you all.  (Rick Brown, Organiser)

17th May - Eskview    14th June - Hastings Rugby & Sports   12th July - Havelock North  9th  August – Taradale

THAT the next echelon of our Junior clubs players who will make the fourth consecutive Canterbury tour next Easter are already into the necessary fundraising.  Our 2015 11th grade team  and  supporters have taken on the job we have been advertising in TeamTalk lately for the setting up the grounds - flags, pads, ropes and cleaning up of Tremain Field and changing rooms each Saturday.  Thanks guys.

former Magpie and Hurricane loosie Thomas ‘the tank engine’ Waldrom is showing the outside backs in the English Premiership as top try scorer for his Exeter Club with a mere 13 to date which is two more than any of the speedsters in his team.   And Waldrom is on the fringe of another England call up having        worn the jersey in five tests in 2012-13……

interestingly the St Kilda AFL Clubs  Saints third successive attempt at achieving a winning result in their ‘away’ home match at Westpac Stadium has turned out to be another flop.  Their loss to the Carlton Blues 121 – 81 yesterday after holding a reasonable lead for most of the first two quarters surely must show them the writing on the wall at the futility of running up the expense of playing offshore.  As both these teams are well down the ladder after four rounds of play with three losses and one win apiece they certainly won’t be making any impact on the 18 team 2015 Premier ship competition. 

After watching half the game yesterday the standard of play isn’t likely to attract the dyed in the wool rugby or football fans on this side of the Tasman to become regular followers.  Had the likes of current form horses Freemantle Dockers, Adelaide Crows, Hawthorn Hawks, Collingwood Magpies or the Sydney Swans been playing against one another a much better quality spectacle would have been served up to the punters at Westpac.  And perhaps make the fixture the game to take in once a year.  Mind you I might be wearing rose tinted shades having watched quite a few games at the MCG on my regular trips to the sporting capital of Oz.

++++  Passion, not pedigree, will win in the end.


“You’ve got to prepare yourself in his position to not being there at the World Cup. But at the same time you follow a progression monitored by medicos and you work that as quickly as you can without cutting any corners.”
Advice from retired All Black Andrew Mehrtens who suffered an identical injury to Cruden’s and was back playing in five and a half months.

This Weeks Poser –  Since amalgamation in 1990 how many times has Napier OBM failed to field a Colts team   

Poser 2 –  When did the Crusaders last fail to qualify for the play-offs in the Super Rugby competition ?  

Poser 3
–  Who were the Napier OBM players who were selected in the 2015 NZ Marist Spillane Tournament XV ?  

Last Weeks Poser –  When will the next British & Irish Lions tour New Zealand    Answer - 2017
Poser 2 – Hurricanes latest match centurion lock Hutt OBM’s Jeremy Thrush what IRB award has he won in the past ?  Answer IRB Under 19 Player of the Year    
Poser 3
–  Who are the two AFL teams playing on Anzac Day at the Hurricanes home ground Westpac Stadium ?   Answer -  St Kilda Saints vs Carlton Blues

2015 Investec Super Rugby
Round 11
Fri 24
Chiefs 37 Force 27
Brumbies 31 Highlanders 18
Sat 25
Crusaders 29 Blues 15
Waratahs 18 Rebels 18
Sun 26
Lions 34 Cheetahs 29
Stormers 15 Bulls 13
Reds 19 Hurricanes 35

Round 12
Fri 1 May
Highlanders v Sharks
Brumbies v Waratahs
Sat 2
Blues v Force
Hurricanes v Crusaders
Rebels v Chiefs
Sun 3
Cheetahs v Stormers
Bulls v Lions







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.
Affiliate Clubs Scoreboard – Sat 25 April  (n/r - no result available)  -   NORTHLAND – OB Marist 8 Western Sharks 36   NORTH HARBOUR – Marist 3 North Shore 52    AUCKLAND – Marist 17 College Rifles 19     COUNTIES – Ardmore Marist 24 Te Kauwhata 10      WAIKATO – Hamilton Marist 103 Matamata Sports 0   Te Awamutu Marist n/r    BAY OF PLENTY – Rotorua St Michaels 5 Kahukura 17      Greerton Marist n/r        Whakatane Marist 59 Ruatoki 19     POVERTY BAY – OB Marist 4    HAWKES BAY – Napier OBM 16 Taradale 17   Hastings Rugby & Sports 43 Clive 28     TARANAKI -  Tukapa 22 NPOB 37        WANGANUI – Marist Bye       MANAWATU – PNOB Marist 18 College OB 13      WAIRARAPA BUSH – Marist 25 Gladstone 19    WELLINGTON – Marist St Pats 48 Hutt OBM 54
TASMAN – Nelson Marist 31 Moutere 40     BULLER – White Star n/r      WEST COAST – Marist 37 Wests 0     CANTERBURY -  Marist Albion 37 HSOB 46     Mid Canterbury – Ashburton Celtic 28 Glenmark 25      SOUTH CANTERBURY – Timaru Celtic 23 Mackenzie 9     NORTH OTAGO – Athletic Marist 17 Old Boys 50      OTAGO – Dunedin 18 Kaikorai 22     SOUTHLAND – Marist 20 Eastern-Northern Barbarians 35 

2015 NZ Marist Colts 2015 NZ Marist XV  annual four match tour – August > dates to be confirmed

2015 NZ Marist XV  vs NZRU Divisional XV  >  date to be announced
>>>  <<<
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For further Junior Rugby Info please contact > Paul Teddy  (021) 900 180  or   Rachel Bentley  (021) 250 4380

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2015”


Report courtesy Jo Exeter

RESULTS – Sat 25 April  >>> No results supplied this week

SPONSORSHIP - Thank you to Hell's Pizza for sponsoring our Player of the Day once again.  Managers you need to text Jo on 0276227607 your results and POD before 4pm on the Saturday.  Please be supportive of those that support us!
UPCOMING EVENT – CLUB FUNDRAISER   -  16TH MayA Night at the Races at the Clubrooms. Get your outfits sorted. Like any good Race Meet there will be a fashion parade, judged by Life Member Glenys Hannan (unless she is actually in the parade!) and the Wellington Fashion Designer from the House of CLARKDEAN – Clarke Gardiner.     Mark the Calendar.  More info to come in the next 2 weeks.

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>>> For all Napier Marist Football info please contact - Kevin Murphy  0272 970 238    /

New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2015



For all Cricket Info please contact:
- Secretary - Andrew Frame   ph.843 7701 H / 021 102 4990 -

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the 2015/16 season”


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 2015/16 season”


‘The Leprauchan Comments 

Managing not to yell, Flynn sprung up, pulled down his pants, and looked in the hall mirror to see that his butt cheeks were cut and bleeding. He managed to quietly find a full box of Band-Aids and began putting a Band-Aid as best he could on each place he saw blood.

He then hid the now almost empty Band-Aid box and shuffled and stumbled his way to bed.

In the morning, Flynn woke up with searing pain in both his head and butt and Mary staring at him from across the room.

She said, "You were drunk again last night weren't you?"

Flynn said, "Why would you say such a mean thing?"



Two Irishmen looking through a mail order catalogue.

Paddy says "Look at these gorgeous women! The prices are reasonable too."

Mick agrees "I'm ordering one right now"

3 weeks later Paddy says to Mick "Has your woman turned up yet?"

"No" said Mick "but it shouldn't be long now though. Her clothes arrived yesterday!!


>>>   That’s it for another weeks roundup –We look forward to seeing all affiliate rugby players, footballers and netballers and your friends at the clubrooms next Saturday -  Pop in for cool Tui or two  - Bring along your mates for an Ale and  a chat.  All members and Friends Welcome ........... Ed

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-  Napier Marist Netball  -  Napier Marist Softball

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