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Eddie Wilson



Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club

16  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.

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“Team up with a Winning Club in 2017
Napier Old Boys Marist

Nash Cup
Napier Old Boys Marist Premier 78 TARADALE 9

The weather gave us a  disrupted training run on Thursday evening but we were confident we had done enough prep for our Hawkes Bay Insurance Brokers OBM Premiers encounter with Taradale at Tareha Reserve on Friday afternoon. With the sun beating down the boys took the field with great gusto showing Taradale our intent from the kickoff,  Liam Pies Edwards was rewarded 6 minutes into it,  he is making a bit of a habit of opening the scoring in our recent matches, not a bad habit to have though.   We continued the onslaught thru out the 1st forty with 4 tries being scored before halftime giving us a 28-9 lead. 

The 2
nd half started much the same way with Logan Ede dotting down 2 minutes after the whistle, a well deserved try to this lad who was playing his last game for NOBM for awhile  due to him securing a playing contract in the Townsville city of Australia. We continued to dominate this half with 8 tries being scored and with  Johnny Lauano converting nine of them the final score was 78-9.  It was also a great match for Tom Bywater’s 50th
game with this team, well done Tom.  Try scorers were Liam Edwards 3, Jarve Aoake 3, we will be hearing about that for awhile…  Milo Lauano 1, the stalwart of the team,  Ellery Wilson 1,  Zach Donaldson 2, Sami Lauano 1 and Logan Ede 1. 

While it may look like we are cruising through the season to date there is a lot of behind the scenes work from coaches Craig Gowler and Steve Bennett to ensure this team constantly delivers surprises to our opposition and the continuation of motivation to this team,  hats off to these guys.  Many thanks to our supporters who are there every week cheering us on,  this is also a motivating factor.  A home game this coming weekend against Tech which we are sure will be a tough encounter,  see you there.

Report courtesy Greig Lindsay

Scoring: 6min  Liam Edwards try/conv Johnny Lauano  -  7-0 ;  10m Jarvy Aoake try/con. Lauano  -  14-0 ;   14m.  Aoake try/con Lauano  -  21-0 ;  20m  Taradale penalty. -  21-3 ;  25m. Taradale penalty  -  21-6 ;  28m. Migao Lauano try/con Johnny Lauano  -  28-6 ;  33m  Taradale penalty  -  28-9   ///   45m  Logan Ede try/con Lauano  -  35-9 ;  45m  Zach Donaldson try/con Lauano  -  35-9 ;   48m. Edwards try  -   47-9 ;    55m  Ellery Wilson try/Lauano  -  54-9 ;   60m  Aoake try/con Aoake  -  61-9 ;   65m.  Donaldson try  -  66-0 ;   72m. Sami Lauano try/Johnny Lauano  -  73-9 ;  80m. Edwards try  -  78-9

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day: 3. Liam Edwards    2. Mitch Drew    1. Hannon Brighouse. 

Other Premier Results: Havelock North 23 Pirates 15 Tech 40 HRS 10 :  Tamatea 25 Clive 44 :  Central 50 MAC10

Joseph’s only way is forward

HBi Insurance Brokers OBM Premiers No.8 Joseph Penitito prepares to smack through Taradales defence screen in the
first half of yesterdays fourth round 78-9 Nash Cup win at Tareha Park.

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

Despite Cyclone Cook impacting the weeks preparations, Easter Friday dawned fine for the Town and Country Clash competition with Otane.   With recent history of very tight games against Otane, the boys knew they faced a tough clash and it didn’t disappoint with plenty of physicality shown from both sides.  Otane started strongly using their big men to move bodies and create go forward and quickly turned the pressure into points through a penalty goal and unconverted try.  Down 8-0 attacking opportunities were limited and despite Otane being reduced to 13 men, the boys struggled to get into Otane’s half and when we did no patience was shown and the opportunities passed.  A penalty goal apiece late in the half saw the boys down 11-3 at the break.

The first stanza of the 2nd half continued as the first half left off with Otane dominating territory and possession and further points followed with a well worked move resulting in a try to the Otane winger.  The conversion sailed wide but Otane held a healthy lead of 16-3 with 20 minutes remaining.  With some fresh legs from the bench and the big Otane forwards starting too tire noticeably, the boys sensed an opportunity to turn the game on its head and after countless attacks at the Otane line half back Peter Birkett borrowed over. With Adam Chapman’s conversion added the gap was closed to 6 points and a fascinating 10 minutes ensued.  From the kick off the boys made easy yards and quickly camped inside Otane’s 22.  Numerous attacks were thrown at the Otane line in the last 5 minutes but strong defence repelled attack after attack and despite the Otane boys killing the ball at the final break down, the ref blew no side and our 2nd loss of the season was in the book.


All the boys toiled hard however it wasn’t enough to get the points. Monty Tuala deserves special praise for his barn-storming game at centre, whether it was with ball in hand or on defence he was a thorn in Otane’ side.  As well Junior Taa continued his good run of form and was in the thick of the action while Will Halpin toiled hard in the tight and at lineout time.   Next week doesn’t get any easier with a date with Eskview at Petane Domain.  Otane 16, Richard Kepka NOBM Premier Development 10- Peter Birkett try, Adam Chapman Penalty, 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. Monty Tuala     2. Junior Taa   3. Will Halpin

Other Results: Tamatea 7 Tech 24 :  Havelock North 38 Eskview 38 :  Aotea 50 HRS 24 :  Pirate 7 WCUMR 48 :  Porongahau 50 MAC 0 : Clive 42 Maraenui 12   Bye – Taradale.  Default - Central


Maury Coady Cup
Sideline Bar
Napier Old Boys Marist Thirds 19 MARAENUI 22

With ten minutes to game time and we had 10 players. Although we were used to that, so no major alarm bells rang. Anyway 10 minutes later we kicked off and had XV on the field.

We got straight into it and scored a few good tries and managed to lead 19-5 early into the second half until Maraenui woke up and played their game and we gave them the ball and let them do it, eventually letting them win 22-19. Some good play though by the boys for most of the game with our new Fijian contingent showing their wares.

A bye next week. So we have two weeks now to fine tune a few things at practice so our totally different team can play on Saturday week

Report courtesy of Brent Clements

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day: 3 Darryl Chops Wester   2 Sunia,   1 Lilorepi

Other Thirds ResultsPool A  - YMP wbd Tech lbd :  Tamatea wbd  MAC lbd   Bye: HRS  Pool B – Flaxmere 36 Havelock North 15 :  Pirates 21 Taradale 16 :  Aotea 5 Takapau 33

Napier Collision Repair
Napier Old Boys Marist Colts  - Open their 2017 season next down at White Domain, Tikokino vs Onga-Tiko

It’s not the size of the man but It’s the size of the heart that matters


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  >>>  we still have vacancies in 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) won 78-9.  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) lost 10-16.   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 Maraenui  (H) lost 19-22.   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).



club noticeboard
Clubroom Action

$50 Lucky Members draw –
 Bruce Lewis – not present so pool increase to $200 next Saturday

Shape Life Financial Brokers

Supporter of the Day  -  Sami Halas

Clubrooms Raffle
Tamatea Pak-n- Save $50 voucher  Janine O’Connell
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 Congratulations to HBi  Insurance Brokers lock Tom Bywater on achieving his 50th Premier game and his club blazer in that convincing win over Taradale yesterday.  Keep up the good work Tom.
THAT it was great to see our 2013 NOBM Sportsman of the Year Mark Abbott is really turning it on for his Hurricanes team.  As well as being the Canes 'rock' in the tight stuff, lock Abbo has featured in the scoring stakes of late with a five pointer in his sides 38-28 win over the Waratahs last week and last night a brace plus the match winning try in his sides 28-24 win against the Blues.  Keep it up mate.

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.  Remember your Top team is turning on the goods and performing to make you proud to be a member.  Your support in return would be appreciated.

this SANZAAR board  has kicked the competition around until its so out of shape it may as well be kicked for touch.  What started from the original in 1996 as a 12 team concept, grew to 14 in 2006, increased by one in 2011 to Super 15, a number which had a good ring about it and so synonymous with the game with the inclusion of the Rebels.   However it didn’t stop here 2016 saw the introduction of the Jaguares from Argentina, the Sunwolves, Japan and the Kings who had earlier been dropped from South Africa which had brought the SA republics total to six franchises.  This afore mentioned latter three have broken the competitions back and turned it into a Mickey Mouse competition. 

Wouldn’t be surprised if these clueless SANZAAR administraors will now bring in a few northern hemisphere sides out of Europe to further grow their dreams and completely blow what was once a cosy watchable southern professional rugby spectacle.  Who knows - but nothing will come as a surprise.   Such a shame.

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

++++  Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.


“Abbo is one of those guys whose unfashionable probably in peoples  eyes. They might think he’s too small but he’s got a massive heart and workrate and he just keeps fronting up.”

Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd.

“When I’m playing the best footy, I’m just reacting to what’s around me and that’s where we want to get this team.”
Beauden Barrett

“It’s probably going to be the toughest defensive assignment to date.”

Hurricanes assistant coach John Plumtree prior to the Blues encounter.



Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This weeks Poser  - Bryn Gatland has been selected to play for the provincial Barbarians against his fathers touring Lions side on June 3. What Union does Bryn play for ?    

Poser 2  - At the end of round six which super team had scored the most points for ?  

Poser 3  - Which NZ Super Rugby franchise can boast the most titles and how many

Last weeks Poser The last time Havelock North played at Tremain Field was in the 2016 Maddison Trophy semi-final. What was the result ?  Answer – NOBM 18 Havelock North 16

Poser 2 – In the above game and trailing Havelock with two minutes reaming who score the winning points ?   Answer – Sam Giddens – penalty goal

3  - Who doe the Magpies open their 2017 Mitre10 Championship against ?   Answer – Southland – Sat.19 August – 2.30pm – McLean Park

2017 Super Rugby  NZ Teams in action
Round 8
Fri. 14 April
Crusaders 50 Sunwolves 3
Sat. 15
Reds 47 Kings 34
Blues 24 Hurricanes 28
Rebels 19 Brumbies 17
Sun. 16
Cheetahs 27 Chiefs 41
Stormers 16 Lions 29
Bulls 26 Jaguares 13
Byes: Highlanders, Force,  Sharks, Waratahs

Round 9
Fri.21 April
Lions v Jaguares
Hurricanes v Brumbies
Waratahs v Kings
Highlanders v Sunwolves
Crusaders v Stormers
Force v Chiefs
Bulls v Cheetahs
Sharks v Rebels


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 – Very few results from 15 April games
 NORTHLAND - Whangarei OB Marist n/r :  NORTH HARBOUR - Marist North Harbour n/r   :   AUCKLAND –  Marist 2 : 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 7  :    Whakatane Marist 7    :   POVERTY BAY -  Gisborne O B Marist  n/r   :   HAWKES BAY -  Napier OBM 78 Taradale 9   :  Hastings Rugby & Sports 10 Tech 40  :  TARANAKI – Tukapa   :  WANGANUI - Marist   :   MANAWATU - COB Marist  :  WAIRARAPA BUSH - Masterton Marist n/r :  WELLINGTON - Marist St Pats 26 Johnsonville 15 :   Hutt OBM 17  Poneke 13

NELSON BAYS - Nelson Marist 2 :  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 2 :  NORTH OTAGO Athletic Marist  n/r  :  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 -



Ashburton Celtic Visit

Our NOBM Juniors hosted the Ashburton Celtic under 11.5yrs team in glorious Hawkes Bay weather on Tremain Field #1 yesterday.  Our Southerner friends made the venture North for the first time. This was a result of them seeing how much fun it was touring from when our 12th grade teams visited them annually in Christchurch. The game was a tight affair for the first half which saw both teams trading try for try and had all the spectators gripped with the teams not able to be separated at 17-all.

The second 30 minutes however saw a NOBM side that had more experience of the full field rugby and superior fitness, finish stronger and the game ended with a 53-24 win to the hosts.  It was very pleasing to see that the club spirit is strong at NOBM when you can mix up kids from 3 different junior teams and they all play as one with no training. Good luck with the rest of the tour Celtic and we will see you next year for a re-match on your home pitch.

  NOBM JUNIORS 2018 CHRISTCHURCH TRIP - $50 THIRSTY WHALE VOUCHER RAFFLE was won by No.26 Paul Teddy - much to everyone calling from a redraw. Enjoy the date night Paul and Fi

NOBM Junior Rugby Committee

much to everyone calling from a redraw. Enjoy the date night Paul and Fi 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

    Mick Maloney was sitting quietly reading his paper when his wife walked up behind him and whacked him on the head with a magazine.

    "What was that for?" Mick asked.

    "That was for the piece of paper in your trouser pocket with the name Laura Lou written on it," she replied.

    "Two weeks ago when I went to the races, Laura Lou was the name of one of the horses I bet on," Mick explained.

    "Oh darling, I'm sorry," she said. "I should have known there was a good explanation."

    Three days later he was watching TV when she walked up and hit him on the head again, this time with a frying pan, which knocked him out cold.

    When he came to, he asked, "What was that for?"

    "Your horse phoned."

    Newly arrived in Boston from the old country, Paddy O'Shea called his brother back home.
    "Sean, it's amazin, these American cities. On most every street, they got glass outhouses, and it's telephones they put in 'em!"

    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” 

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