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TeamTalk Update - 09 April 2017

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Eddie Wilson



>>> Non-Playing Members Subs now DUE <<<

The Clubs new Financial year commenced on Saturday 1ST April
YOU can also pay your Subs at the Clubs Bar on Saturday



Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club


09 April 2017

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 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 2017
Napier Old Boys Marist

Nash Cup
Napier Old Boys Marist Premier 40 HAVELOCK NORTH 12

Hawkes Bay Insurance Brokers NOBM vs our nemesis Havelock North….  A soft field for the boys to play on due to the excessive rain during the week,  a fun but physically challenging training at Taradale High School on Tuesday night and just as hard run at our grounds on Thursday saw our boys amped and pumping for the match. Whilst the villagers have not had the best start to their season we all know that when they face us they take their game to a different level, hence there was plenty of chat from the coaches regarding this during the week.  It didn’t take us long to put points on the board with Sami Lauano dotting down two minutes in.

Outstanding work from our forward pack with the likes of Joseph Penitito, Jarvy Aoake, Willie Benson and Chris Johnston to name a few all having storming runs to take control of this game against the villagers.  4 of the 6 tries scored by us came from the hard work of the front 8.  A half-time score of 21-5 with 3 tries scored led us to the full-time score of 40-12 winners. 

Bloody good to get 40 points on these guys  but we still have a bit of work to do to play the perfect game,  keep on backing us and we will get there. Try scorers yesterday were Sami Lauano 1,  Willie Benson 1,  Lau Taa 1,  Joseph Penitito 1,  Terry Marsh 1,  Liam Edwards 1.  Johnny Lauano converted 5 of the 6 tries with some impressive kicking. 

We take on Taradale down at the river next week, due to it being Easter the game is being played next Friday at 3pm.  Once again a big thankyou to all our supporters and sponsors,  we appreciate what you give us

Report courtesy Greig Lindsay

Scoring: 3min Sami Lauano try/conv Johnny Lauano -  7-0  ;  8m  Havelock North try -  7-5 ;   23m.  Willie Benson try/conv Johnny Lauano   -  14-5 ;   39m.  LauLau Ta'a try/conv   - 21-5    ///  59m  Joseph Penitito try/conv Johnny Lauano  -  28-5 ;  64m  Terry Marsh try/conv Johnny Lauano -  35-10 ;  70m. Liam Edwards try  -  40-10 ;   40m  Havelock North try/conv  -  40-12

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day: 3. Johnny Lauano   2. Chris Johnston    1. Jarvy Aoake. 

Other Premier Results: Pirates 24 Central 25  ;  HRS 32 Taradale 7  ;  Clive 52 MAC 15  ;  Tamatea 5 Tech 52


Town & Country Pratt Trophy
Richard Kepka Builders
Napier Old Boys Marist Premier Reserves 16 AOTEA 19

Saturday saw the first of the bus trips for the Richard Kepka NOBM Premier Development team. Rugby Park in Dannyvegas was the venue and the boys were greeted with perfect rugby conditions.


From the kick off the boys knew they were in a physical battle with Aotea using their size to put some big hits on. However the boys grabbed the momentum and dominated field position in the early exchanges, and an early penalty was awarded with the reliable boot of Adam Chapman slotting the 3 points. A further penalty a piece was all the scoring in the first half as both teams traded blows and had sustained periods on attack.


In the second spell it was Aotea who dominated the running with an early penalty goal quickly followed by a try after a series of missed tackles in the mid field. Down 13-6 with 25 to go, the coaches went to the bench and the boys spirits lifted and some good handling saw multiple phases turned into a neat try for Niue Viamoli.  Adam’s conversion locked the scores up at 13 apiece with 15 remaining.  Opportunities presented for the boys during the last 15min however strong attacks at the line were thwarted and with the clock on fulltime Aotea, were awarded a penalty 40 metres out. From directly in front, Aotea’s kicker raised the flags and that was all she wrote with a 19 -16 victory to the hosts.


Misha Marsters was the best NOBM player on the paddock, with his lineout throwing on point and his go forward with the ball key to the boys attack while Dylan Kiwara was strong at the back and combined well with his wingers.   Aotea 19, Richard Kepka NOBM Premier Development 16 - Niue Viamoli try, Adam Chapman 3 Penalties, conversion.

Short turnaround this week with Rugby on Easter Friday and a home game against another country powerhouse Otane.


Report courtesy Tim Jones

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day  3. Mish Marsters   2. Dillion Kiwara   1.  Pouvi Fatialofa

Other Premier Reserve Results: Otane 24 Tech 14  ; Eskview 36 Taradale 45 ; Havelock Nth 12 WCUMR 14 ; Porongahau 29 HRS 8 ; Pirates 12 Maraenui 36 ; Tamatea 28 Clive 22     Default win MAC – Takapau withdrew

Maury Coady Cup
Sideline Bar
Napier Old Boys Marist Thirds  -  TECH 
Technically - we lost be default due to insufficient players arriving in time although OBM won the game that was played.

Game time arrived at Whitmore Park and we had an impressive lineup of experienced players.  Although in years we totalled  600 years, in number we only totalled 11. So I think Tech think they won the game due to article 53 subclause 6a.  Anyway 5 minutes later we kicked off and had 15 on the field.

Tech scored 2 or 3 quick tries before we woke up. But we kept at it and managed to get a few things going, like our younger quicker trickier players. Thanks to everyone who contributed.  All jerseys & shorts accounted for after the game.   Thanks to the OBM Golden Oldies team for keeping the team going.

Final score 24-17 (winners on the scoreboard again)

The‘off the wall’ Report courtesy of Wade !

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day: 3. Darren D / Ron Horsham,  2 Jeff Reid,  1 James Sticks Little 

Other Thirds ResultsPool A Tech win by default over OBM ; YMO win be default over MAC – Bye Tamatea  Pool B  Havelock Nth 38 Pirate 10 ; Aotea 0 Flaxmere 24 ; Takapau 5 Taradale 30

Napier Collision Repair
Napier Old Boys Marist Colts  31  ESKVIEW  14   >  Friendly

Yesterday the Colts played Eskview in our second pre-season game of the year. The game was out at Petane Domain, Eskview.  The grounds were in very good condition considering the massive amount of rain during the week.


We had a large squad of players with the Press releasing a couple to play for us and a few lads from NBHS helping out.  We made the best possible start with an early try after constant possession.  This was followed up with a second try shortly after. Our players kept good structure even when we made multiple changes.


The second half started the same as the first with an early try. However we didn't maintain our structure in this half and gave Eskview opportunities they didn't really deserve.

 Eskview managed to score a try midway through the half and then again in the final play.


The final score was 31-14 to NOBM.  All in all It was a good hit out and showed us where we have to work and it would be good to see these good numbers at training as we certainly need it before our Colts competition begins in earnest.

New Players  & School Leavers
Your enquiries


For all Rugby Matters please contact-

  Craig Gowler
Premier head coach  -  0272 402 550


  Matt Wyatt
Director of Rugby Development  -  022 616 4250

Time to get into Action Guys
Now is the time to get started if  YOU  haven’t already for all Grades
at  6pm each Tuesday  &  Thursday  -  Park Island  -  See YOU Soon


Pass the word around  -  Bring your mates 
New Players WELCOME



New Players and school-leavers always Welcome
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Nash Cup 2017:  March 25 - HBi INSURANCE BROKERS NOBM Premiers vs MAC (Home) won 51-10,  April 1 vs Central (Away) won 71-12,  Apr.8 vs Havelock North (H) won 40-12.  Apr.14 vs Taradale (A),  22 Apr.22 vs Tech (H),  Apr.29 vs Tamatea (A),  May 6 vs HRS (H),  May 13 vs Clive (H),  May 20 vs Pirates (A)


Pratt Trophy 2017 (Town/Country)  March 25 - Richard Kepka Builders NOBM Prem Reserves vs Porongahau (Home) won 42-13 ,  Apr 1 vs Maraenui (Away) won 31-15  Apr.8 vs Aotea (Dvke) lost 16-19,  Apr.14 (Easter Friday) vs Otane (H),  Apr.22 vs Eskview (Petane Domain),  Apr.29 vs WCUMR (Coronation Park),  May 6 vs Tamatea (H),  May 13 – Bye         May 20  Final  - Winner Section A  v  Winner Section B

Note – WCUMR – Waipawa Country United Mens Rugby

Maury Coady Cup – Sideline Bar OBM Division Three - Pool A  1 April vs MAC (H) won 55-41,  8  April v Tech (Whitmore) LBW,  Fri 14 April vs HRS (H),  22 April vs Tamatea (H),  29 April vs YMP (Raupunga),    6 May – Winner Pool A vs Winner Pool B

Arthur Brown Cup 2017 –  22 April - Napier Collision Repair OBM Colts vs Onga Tiko (Tikokino),  29  April v HRS (H),  6 May v Taradale (Tareha Reserve), 13 May v Pirate  (Tamatea Park),  20 May v Eskview (H),  27 May – Bye,  3 June v Havelock North (H).




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Clubroom Action

$50 Lucky Members draw –
Dan Clementsunfortunately not present again

Shape Life Financial Brokers

Supporter of the Day
Walter Aoake

Clubrooms Raffle
 Tamatea Pak-n- Save $50 voucher 
-  Nicolette Walker



Get Your Favourite No. for the Season

-  Buy your ticket in the weekly Clubrooms raffle for the $50 Tamatea Pac-n-Save Grocery Voucher. 
 Only $2 per work for 20 weeks  -  $40   Available from Directors Bill Halpin  or Jamie Beale.


>>> Non-Playing Members Subs now DUE <<<
No Club can run on intentions Your Support is needed and appreciated

We encourage members to make use of internet banking

YOU can make your Payment/s direct to the Clubs  - 
SBS  Bank, Napier,  bank account  -  03 1355 0760476 00

Please include your  ‘Name’  and  'subs'  as reference.

Otherwise -
Payments can also be made at the Club Bar   or   NOB Marist, PO Box 216, NAPIER

Thank  you for your support on Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby


Get into Napier Old Boys Marist Club Gear
 -  We have new season  HOODIES  and  JACKETS 
for SALE at the Club Bar



- See YOU at the Clubrooms -
on  Saturday afternoons
All members and friends Welcome
Join our affiliate codes sportsmen/women – footballers, netballers, cricketers & softballers at the clubrooms.

Call in for a cool TUI or two..... and a game of Pool


THAT OBM club members extend our best wishes for a successful tour to our 12 Grade Juniors team that is travelling to the South Island over Easter. With games vs Ashburton Celtic, ChCh Marist Albion and the Christchurch Club.    Also to our 11th Grade side that will be hosting their counterparts from Ashburton Celtic over the same weekend.  They have also arranged games for these southern visitors against Hastings R&S  juniors and also Pirates over their stay in Napier.

THAT due to the above problems this column is restricted at the present so please bear with us.

THAT here’s an important message to our non-playing members  – step up and pay your annual Subs at the club bar when you’re at the clubrooms.

THAT we could have a few hiccups with our Xtra emails over the past couple of weeks due to the recent Spark changeover brought about by their separation from Yahoo.  Time will tell so at the moment its fingers crossed that these problems which include sending out in excess of 1200 email each issue in different groups can be sorted out promptly.   

This weeks edition will be posted as usual on the clubs website -  - add this to your favouries for future reference.   Ed

++++  "It's important to respect both your teammates and your opponents. Friendships can make a victory last forever."


“Being in the front row is the only place on the field where you go one-on-one with your opposition. It’s the only place.
Hurricanes Jeff To’omaga Allen

“You’ve got a tonne of bodies going against a tonne of bodies and the pressure in that’s phenomenal, so it’s not just a big hugging session.”

Fellow prop Ben May carries on about the intricacies of the innards of the scrum.


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This weeks Poser The last time Havelock North played at Tremain Field was in the 2016 Maddison Trophy semi-final. What was the result ?

Poser 2 – In the above game and trailing Havelock with two minutes reaming who score the winning points ?

3  - Who doe the Magpies open their 2017 Mitre10 Championship against ?

Last Weeks Poser –
When was the last time the Wallabies held the Bledisloe Cup ?  Answer - 2002

Poser 2 –
How many years has the IRB Sevens been played at Westpac Stadium ?  Answer  -  18 years

Poser 3 –
What was the results last season (2016) vs Central in the Nash Cup ?  Answer – NOBM 27 Central 19

2017 Super Rugby  NZ Teams in action

Round 7
Fri. 7 April
Hurricanes 38 Waratahs 28
Highlanders 26 Blues 20
Stormers 34 Chiefs 26
Byes: Cheetahs, Crusaders,  Lions, Rebels

Round 8
Fri. 14 April
Crusaders v Sunwolves
nz club rughby resultsnznSat. 15
Blues v Hurricanes
Sun. 16
Cheetahs v Chiefs
Byes: Highlanders, Force,  Sharks, Waratahs



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.

MARIST NATIONWIDE – Results 8 April  
 NORTHLAND - Whangarei OB Marist n/r :  NORTH HARBOUR - Marist North Harbour n/r   :   AUCKLAND –  Marist 23 University 58  : COUNTIES MANUKAU - Ardmore Marist n/r :  WAIKATO – Hamilton Marist n/r :  Te Awamutu Marist n/r  :   BAY OF PLENTY - Greerton Marist n/r :  Rotorua Marist St Michaels n/r   :    Whakatane Marist 7 Te Puke Sports 43   :   POVERTY BAY -  Gisborne O B Marist  n/r   :   HAWKES BAY -  Napier OBM 40 Havelock Nth 12   :  Hastings Rugby & Sports 32 Taradale 7  :  TARANAKI – Tukapa   :  WANGANUI - Marist   :   MANAWATU - COB Marist  :  WAIRARAPA BUSH - Masterton Marist n/r :  WELLINGTON - Marist St Pats 42 Wainuiomata 40  :   Hutt OBM 53 Avalon 0

NELSON BAYS - Nelson Marist 29 Stoke 23 :  WEST COAST - Westport White Star  :  Greymouth Marist n/r  :  Hokitika West  n/r  :  CANTERBURY - Marist Albion  :  Ashburton Celtic n/r  :  Timaru Celtic    :  OTAGO – Dunedin Marist 25 Zingari Richmond 21 :  NORTH OTAGO Athletic Marist 25:  SOUTHLAND -   Invercargill Marist

> 2018 South Island Marist Tournament – Venue and date to be confirmed
2018 – 87th Spillane TournamentAuckland – date to be confirmed

>>>  <<<
Check out the NZ Marist website -


  NOBM JUNIORS CHRISTCHURCH TRIP - $50 THIRSTY WHALE VOUCHER RAFFLE was won by No.19Rick & Sue – Our clubrooms caterers - Enjoy the day/night off cooking guys!


NOBM Junior Rugby Committee

Bevan Condin (Chairman), Jason Evans (Convenyor), Hayley Ceselli (Secretary),

Waka Petera, Dave Walls, Rochelle Williams, Steve Eustance and Rachel Bentley.

IMPORTANT - We really want as many people registering online to avoid pre-registration nights.


For further Junior Rugby Info please contact > Bevan Condin  (021) 160 5118   or   Rachel Bentley  (021) 250 4380
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2017”



EHM Netball  -

Important dates coming up:

  Fundraising Quiz Night – 5 May (TBC)

Without fundraising our club won’t exist so we are looking forward to getting you all behind our first fundraiser

for the year. Date to be confirmed and more details to come.

  • Like us on facebook to keep up to date with all the happenings.

    For any further info about anything to do with netball contact one of the following

    President – Michelle Drinkrow   0274273137  -

    Secretary/Treasurer – Jacqui Gardiner   0272398204  -
    Club Captain – Loren White  -
    Social director – Teech Christie  -
    Gear custodian – Jo Exeter   0276227607  -

    Other committee members include: Nicolette Walker and Victoria Anderson

    'Team up with Napier ExHigh Marist Netball in 2017'


    Thanks to our clubs major sponsors -
    Alexander Electric, Red Steel  and Tamatea Pak n Save.
    This year we have more opportunities to sponsor junior teams or other senior teams so please contact Kevin Murphy 027 297 0238 if you want to discuss how your business can be part of the clubs exciting 2017 year.
    >>> For all Napier Marist Football info please contact - Kevin Murphy  -  0272 970 238 
    -    /

    New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2017’


    For all Cricket Info please contact:
    - Secretary - Andrew Frame   ph.843 7701 H  /  021 102 4990  -
    or  Del Whyte – 021 705 030  -
    “New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the 2017-18 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 2016/17 season

    Leprauchan Comments

    Paddy goes for a job at a chemical factory, the factory manager asks "Have you worked with chemicals before?" "Yes!" Paddy replies.
    The manager asks "Can you tell me what nitrate is?"
    Paddy replies "I’m hoping it’s going to be time and a half.”

    Paddy walks into a bar and asks for ten shots of the establishments finest single malt scotch.
    The bartender sets him up, and Paddy takes the first shot in the row and pours it on the floor.
    He then takes the last one in the and does the same.
    The bartender asks him, "Why did you do that?"
    And Paddy replies, " Well the first shot always tastes like crap, and the last one always makes me sick!"

    An Irishman went to London and found himself in the Underground late one night.
    Seeing a notice "DOGS MUST BE CARRIED ON THE ESCALATOR", he moaned to himself, "And where am I going to find a dog at this hour of the night?"

    We also 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”