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TeamTalk Update - 9 July 2017

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Eddie Wilson


Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club


9 July 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


Maddison Trophy – Round 7

Napier Old Boys Marist Premier 40  HASTINGS RUGBY & SPORTS  10

We knew Hastings Rugby & Sports were going to step up a notch in this battle and they certainly did with the us defending for nearly 30 minutes in the 1st half.  Mike King broke open the game by storming over the line after 5 minutes and Milo Lauano doing the same in the 27th.   Johnny Lauano playing his 150th game in the colours converted Mikes try to give us a halftime lead of 12 nil.  The 2nd half was mostly ours with our fitness and grit showing.

A great try was scored by HRS 15 minutes into this spell and then another in the 58th minute due to a careless kicking option.  A cheap shot on Ellery Wilson saw a penalty try awarded to us with a red card awarded to HRS.   Joe Penitito once again proved his worth with his scoring 2 tries in this half.  A high tackle on Sami Lauano saw another penalty try awarded with a yellow card going to HRS.  In  the end our discipline prevailed whilst Hasting’s went west and we took the win 40-10.  Try scorers were Joe Penitito 2, Mike King 1, Milo Lauano 1, Johnny Lauano 1, Sami Lauano 1.

We take on Clive next Saturday afternoon, 3pm at Farndon Park, we know Clive will step up to try and knock us off our perch so come along and give us the backing we need.

Report courtesy Greig Lindsay 

Scoring: 5min Mike King try/conv Johnny Lauano  - 7-0;  27m Migao Lauano try  -  12-0   ///   49m Joseph Penitito try/con Lauano  - 19-0 ;  51m Penalty try  - 26-0 ;  55m HRS try - 19-5 ;  58m HRS try  - 19-10 ;
73m  Penitito try/con Lauano  - 33-10 ;  78m Penalty try  - 40-10

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day:  3. Chris Johnston   2. Mike King   1. Ricky Hayes

Other Premier  Results: Taradale 31 Central 26 ;  Tech 26 MAC 23 ;  Havelock North 15 Clive 22 ;  Tamatea 12 Pirates 32 

Points:  -  35 NOBM.  29 Pirates.   28 Clive.  25 Tech.  20 HRS.  16 Havelock North.  10 Taradale ;  9 MAC.  9 Central.   3 Tamatea,


Jack Swain Cup 

Richard Kepka Builders
Napier Old Boys Marist Premier Reserves 22

Saturday saw the Premier Development boys square off with a spirited Hastings side which defined its position on the table to push the boys hard until a couple late tries saw the victory safe with a 22-3 score line.   Hastings started the better side with more intent and enterprise in their play, however strong defence saw them remain scoreless. As the boys started to switch on, the opportunities started to come however a lack of patience thwarted many. Mid way through the first half lock forward Andrew Robinson barged over to register the game’s first points. This was on the back some good broken field play which saw defence turned into attack and the movement sweep 70 metres up field. Further scoring opportunities went begging and a Hastings penalty goal was the only other scoring in the first half.


After the break, it was once again Hastings who started the stronger, using their big forwards to make strong metres up the middle of the field. With their tails up Hastings camped in the boys 22 and had attack after attack at the line but could not cross.  A spilled ball 2 metres out enabled the boys to clear their line.  With 20 remaining, the hard years at training started to show as the lads superior fitness kicked in and the holes started opening up and easy yards with ball in hand were being made.  Once again patience was lacked until captain Sammy Miringaorangi broke the shackles when his glided through a gap to score next to the posts. 10 minutes remained and the boys went searching for the bonus point and crossed again when flanker Mike McKellow superb support play saw him collect the last pass to dot down after a Niue Viamoli break. Unfortunately the 4th try eluded the boys and we had to settle for 4 competition points.


In game where a number of players toiled hard in the difficult conditions, it was Ross Clements who earned player of the day honours for his good service from the base of the scrum, while Niue Viamoli was elusive with ball in hand and made metres when nothing was on.


Next week see the penultimate round robin game against Clive. All going well soon be our last away game of the year.


Richard Kepka NOBM Premier Development 22 - Andrew Robinson,  Sam Miringaorangi,  Mike McKellow tries,  Sam Miringaorangi  penalty, conversion and Adam Chapman conversion.   Hastings 3.

Report courtesy – Tim Jones

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day -  3. Ross Clements    2. Niue Viamoli     1. Daniel Price

Other Reserve Results: Taradale 20 Central 10 ;  Tech 62 MAC 7 ;  Havelock North 20 Clive 22 ;  Tamatea 31 Pirates 40

Points –  31 NOBM,  30 Tech,  26 Taradale.  23 Havelock North,  15 Clive.  15 Pirates.  14 Central.  10 MAC.  6 HRS.  3 Tamatea.


Ron Parker Memorial Cup 

Sideline Bar
Napier Old Boys Marist Thirds 20  MARAENUI  22

I woke up Saturday morning after  a few days of the NZ flu and was looking forward to a game.  My boy's rugby was cancelled due to the sun being too bright so it was good to see a good turnout of players when I arrived at the game at 2pm.    Unfortunately at 2.45 Maraenui only had 12 players but we told the ref we would still play them so the HBRU did not fine them the full $500.   Game got underway and they got 14 on the field and later ended up with 16 on the field.  But we were not too concerned as they were playing crap rugby and this is just 3rds rugby. Shit happens.

Unfortunately we also played like a bunch of Dutch daffodils which made them look better.  There was a few good plays.  Our backline was very round in the middle and our 7 foot  2nd/five who looked like a giant windmill strolled over for a try or 2.   When one of our impact player reserve props came on he was disappointed that we had to go to golden oldies scrums as none of their reserves was a frontrower.   But that is probably the way the rules should be for 3rd grade.   I'm  sure there won't be a 3rd grade competition soon.  But we were just farting around so let them in for a last minute try to let them win on the scoreboard 22-20.

Thanks to all those who turned up. We managed to get a team again. Hopefully some will turn up again for the final to games before I go back to my homeland.  Thanks boys.

Report from our guest from the Netherlands - Joost Bous

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day: 3. James (tries to sticks) Little    2. Matt (tries to kicks) Wyatt   1. Jessie (tries to fix) Drinkrow

Other Thirds Results: - Pirates 14 Havelock Nth 12 ;  Aotea 25 Tech 25 ;  HRS 14 Flaxmere 25 ;  Taradale 10 YMP 48 ;  Tamatea 24 Takapau 17

Points – (last week)  - 31 Flaxmere,  28 YMP,   25 Maraenui,  21 Taradale, Havelock North,  20 HRS,  10 Tech, Pirates,  5 Takapau, Aotea.  0 Tamatea,  - 4 NOBM

Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy
Napier Old Boys Marist Colts 22  TARADALE  27

We started the game against Taradale knowing it was a must win.  We started the first half with scrum dominance, ball possession and territory and should have been up 20 nil at half time but poor decisions close to the line meant we were actually down at half time.


The 2nd half just got worse. We didnt play to the game plan we allowed Taradale to get control of the game and until the last few minutes of the half we couldn’t make first second or third up tackles.  We ended up losing to a spirited Taradale team who deserved to win.  However this puts our season in the balance and we have to win with bonus points just to make the semi-finals and hope results go our way to give us the important home semi we want.


Report courtesy -  Bevan Hanlon

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day: 3. Josh Manning    2. Ryan Murphy   1. Eddie Stevens.

Other Colts Results: Havelock 53 Eskview 5 ;  Onga Tiko 59 MAC 8 ;  Pirates LBD  HRS  WBD

Points –  20 HRS,  20 Onga Tiko,  18 Havelock North,  15 NOBM,  15 Taradale,   5 Eskview,  0 MAC,  - 10 Pirates.

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



‘Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist in 2017’
 A Welcome is always extended School-leavers & Prospective Players



  Nash Cup 2017 - OBM Premier -  25 March  vs MAC won 51-10.   1 April  vs Central won 71-12.   8  vs Havelock North won 40-12.   15  vs Taradale won 78-9.   22  vs Tech won 32-5.   29  vs Tamatea won 78-0.   6 May  vs HRS won 31-7.     13  vs Clive  55-19 .   20  vs Pirates   39-10   (Final)    - 9 wins    >>>  New Record  23  of consecutive wins.       2017 Nash Cup round -  Played 9  -  won 9  -  Bonus Points 9  -  475 for  -  84  against.

Maddison Trophy 2017 - 
OBM Premier  -  May 27 vs MAC (Away)  won 88-7.    June 3 vs Central (H) Won 54-10 . June 10  vs Havelock North (A) won 44-12 .  June 17 vs Taradale (H) won 55-15 .   June 24 vs Tech (A) won 59-7 ,  July 1 vs Tamatea (H) won 73-16  ,  July 8 vs HRS (A) won 40-10  - (30 wins) ,    July 15 vs Clive (A),  July 22 vs Pirates (H).  July 29 – Semi-Finals    Final – Aug 5

Jack Swain Cup 2017 - OBM Premier Reserve  - May 27 vs MAC (Away) won 39-12.    June 3 vs Central (Home) won 15-10 .   June 10 vs Havelock North (A ) won 50-12.   June 17 vs Taradale (H) won 28-27.  June 24 vs Tech (A) won 17-14 ,  July 1 vs Tamatea (H) won 65-5 ,  July 8 vs HRS (A) won 22-3 ,   July 15 vs Clive (A),  July 22 vs Pirates (H).  July 29 – Semi-Finals      Final – Aug 5


Ron Parker Memorial Cup 2017 – Sideline Bar OBM Division Three - 13 May v YMP lost 12-36 (H),   20 May v Havelock North (A) lost 0-26.     27 May v Takapau (A) lost 7-41.     3 June v (A) lost by default),   10 June v Tamatea (H) won 43-15.   17 June v Tech (H) lost 17-20.   24 June v Flaxmere (Ron Giorgi Pk.) lost be default ,   1 July v Taradale (Tareha Res.) lost 5-13 ,   8 July v  Maraenui (H) lost 20-22 ,   15 July v HRS (H),  22 July v Pirates (H).   29 July - Semi-Finals

Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy 2017 Napier Collision Repair OBM Colts - 10 June vs HRS (Elwood Park) lost 10-49.  17 June v Pirates (H) won 100-5.  24 June vs Havelock North (Anderson Park) won 20-0 ,  1 July vs MAC won 107-0 ,  8 July vs Taradale (H) lost 22-27 ,  15 July v Eskview (Petane Domain),  22 July v Onga Tiko (H).   Semi-Finals 1 v 4  /  2 v 3.   5 Aug – Final


International  10’s Rugby

Fundraiser toward our -  Bali 10's Tournament 2017 


Only "$4 per bag  or  3 for $10" while stocks last


Get in now for this top grade Middle Road sheep shit. Your neighbours will be jealous of how good your vege garden and flowers are going.

All proceeds are going to flight costs for our Bali 10's Tournament in October.
We can even deliver for more than 3 bags. 

Thanks for your support 

For all order please text or call me on 027 240 2550.      Cheers Craig



Hi everyone -

We are fundraising for our Napier Old Boys Marist Premier team trip to the International  Bali 10's Invitational Tournament which will be held in Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia.  We have been accepted into this tournament being played in October this year.


How YOU can help us  >>> If you have any jobs that need doing or know of someone that does, we would love to hear from you.


The following is a quick brief of our upcoming tour:


On the 13th October 17 we have an afternoon with the Bali Rugby Development squad arranged where we have a skills and drills session with the local squad members.


On the 14th & 15th October 2017 our entry has been confirmed in this International Invitational Tournament which is played over 2 days


On the 16th October 2017 we have a confirmed booking at the Jodie O'Shea Orphanage. We will be taking a group of the older kids grocery shopping, along with giving clothing and sports gear to the Orphanage which has been kindly donated by a local business.


All our flights and accommodation are locked in, all fundraising will be going towards theses costs to help us get there.


If you are able to help, or know someone that can, we would love to hear from you. Please contact me on 027 240 2550, or private message message me.


Craig Gowler
Premier team coach.



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Clubroom Happenings
Clubroom ‘LUCKY MEMBERS’ Action
250  Lucky Members draw –  went to  Napier Collision Repair Centre: Wayne Zaloum  who was not present so the Pool increases to $300 next Saturday

Shape Life Financial Brokers
Supporter of the Day
  - Gary Macdonald 

Clubrooms Raffle
Tamatea Pak-n-Save   $50 vouchers  Angela O’Connor
Napier Old Boys Marist annual  ‘200 CLUB’
  Draw No.4
$100 No.65 Peter Bainbridge   $80 No.25 Kath Halpin   $60 No.111 Craig Riddiford


Get into Napier Old Boys Marist Club Gear
 -  We have new season  HOODIES  and  JACKETS 
for SALE at the Club Bar –
ALSO Napier Marist Football Club Gear available from Kevin Murphy -



- 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  Ioane Johnny Lauano hit another milestone in yesterdays 7th round Maddison Trophy match against Hastings Rugby & Sports.  Club members extend our congratulations on clocking up 150 Premier games in the Napier Old Boys Marist colours mate.  Keep up the good work your ongoing efforts are really appreciated.

THAT mark up the date on your calendar >>> Friday 18 August for the our Clubs annual Dinner & Presentation of Trophies function  -  more details soon.

THAT the following a couple of FLASHBACK snippets taken  from the May 1979 edition of  our TeamTalk magazine which may be of interest to our readers: 
Did you know that 54 years ago in the 1963 season the Napier Marist Premier team completed the season by conceding only one solitary try against them.  And in winning the Maddison Trophy they scored 279 points for and conceded only 39 against.   Incidently the first try that was scored against Marist at the end of this run can still be kept in our amalgamated club as it was Johnny Foster who crossed the white line and he was a member of McLean Park neighbours the Napier High School Old Boys Premier side.  

The next bit of trivia also related to the former Marist Premier side who in the 1979 season could boast no less than five sets of brothers in their lineup.  In the green backline were Jock and Steve Eddy, Mike and Peter Damen and Paul and Dan O’Donnell. While in the forwards were Jim and Pat Benson and Greg and Mike Primrose..  Oh brother !

  in the first of the Magpies warm-up/trial pre-Mitre10 Championship matches several of our Premier players featured in the scoring for the Hawkes Bay Saracens XV’s in their 41-33 win against the Manawatu Evergreens at Central Park, Waipukurau last Wednesday evening.  Both Mitch Drew and Matt Gardner were among the Saracens players who scored tries in the match, while other Old Boys Marist players in the team included Ellery Wilson, Joseph Penitito, Zach Donaldson and Ricky Hayes.

The next trial/hitout fixture will be played in Taupo vs Waikato on Saturday August 5 which incidently is the same day as the Maddison Trophy Final.  So if our Premiers are still in the running for the trophy we could be a few players down.  If Hawkes Bay clubs had been prepared to modify the club season which would have had every Premier club playing one round mid-week under lights this situation could have been averted.  This obviously didn’t happen - so be it.

The final pre-match will be against Manawatu at Palmerston North on Friday 11 August and then the 2017 Mitre10 Championship kicks-off with a home fixture vs Southland which will be played at McLean Park on Saturday 19 August kick-off 2.30pm.

All Black Beauden Barrett was once the Ireland Junior Cross Country Champion ?  This little known fact took place a number of years ago at the latter end of his flanker/lock father Kevin ‘Smiley Barretts’ illustrious rugby career which included 167 appearances for Taranaki and 33 with the Hurricanes, took his young family to Ireland for a period of time while he played club rugby over there for the Buccaners who played in the All-Ireland League.   A younger Beauden with his obvious speed and running ability took out the national  cross-country title during his families time in the Emerald Isles.

THAT the Irish, with that remarkable gift of having a skylark, go hard on the field so that the aftermatch functions are more enjoyable.. They never seem to be as intense as others..
Take the comparable Irish and Lions wing Tony O’Reilly who claimed the  he over-indulged in the use of liniment, working on the theory that if  you were not fit it was good sense to smell fit………….. (
and that ones for Sid McCann)

THAT Members don’t forget to keep up with the Club happening on FACEBOOK.  Also this weeks edition will be posted as usual on the Clubs website –

++++  The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity – one game at a time.




”I’m sure they are pretty comfortable with the result and it’s not all doom and gloom for us. We’ve been there before. It’s one-all in the series and it’s a pretty exciting week.”
Assistant AB coach Ian Foster.

“We have poked the bear but hopefully the wounded Lion from last week is still recovering.”
Warren Gatland says after beating the All Blacks.

“The goal has always to play as well as we can and we didn’t.”
Ian Foster.



Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This Weeks Poser
– How and who are the New Zealanders have coaches Wales ?   

Poser 2  - 
How long is it since the Lions won a series in New Zealand ?   

Poser 3  -  When was the first time the All Blacks played as test match in white jerseys   ?  

Last Weeks Poser
– Who scored the first points in the 1st Test All Blacks v Lions last Saturday    ?     Answer -  Beauden Barrett – (penalty in the 16th minute)

Poser 2  - 
What was the score in the Maddison Trophy round against Tamatea last year ?      Answer – NOBM 78 Tamatea 3

Poser 3  -  Which current All Black has the first names Thomas Tekanapu ?      Answer -  TJ Perenara

Super Rugby
Round 17

Fri.14 July
Highlanders v Reds
Rebels v Jaguares
Sunwolves v Blues
Chiefs v Brumbies
Hurricanes v Crusaders
Kings v Cheetahs
Force v Waratahs
Sun.16 -
Sharks v Lions
Bulls v Stormers

Latest Super News - The cuts have officially begun in Super Rugby, with the Cheetahs and Kings being chopped by the South Africa Rugby Union.  The SARU had agreed to cut two sides from Super Rugby, as a result of the SANZAAR decision to reduce the competition's participants from 18 to 15 teams from next season.  After a long decision-making process, the Cheetahs and the Kings were the teams to go, with the Cheetahs requiring a financial settlement due to having a deal in place until 2020.  Both sides could now reportedly join an expanded version of the European Pro 12 league.

One Australian team remains to be cut from Super Rugby, with the Australian Rugby Union have been dithering at having to decide between booting either the Force or the Rebels.  However, both the Force and the Rebels are prepared to fight the decision in court if they are cut which will certainly add interest to the eventual outcome.  The 2018 competition is scheduled to consist of four teams from South Africa, five from New Zealand, four from Australia and one each from Argentina and Japan.

Lions Tour 2017
  - 3 June Vs Provincial Barbarians won 13-7.    7 June Vs Blues lost 16-22.    10 June Vs Crusaders won 12-3     13 June Vs Highlanders  lost 22-23  .   17 June Vs NZ Maoris won 32-10  .Rotorua     20 June Vs Chiefs won 34-6  .    24 Vs All Blacks lost 15-30  - Auck.    27 June Vs Hurricanes  drawn 31-31   1 July Vs All Blacks won 24-21  - Wgtn     8 July Vs All Blacks  draw 15-15  - Auck

All Blacks 78 Samoa 0

2017 Investec Rugby Championshiphome fixtures
19 Aug. v Australia, Sydney
26 Aug. v Australia,  Dunedin
9 Sept. v Argentina,  New Plymouth
16 Sept. v South Africa,  Auckland
30 Sept. v Argentina,  tba
7 Oct. v South Africa,  tba
21 Oct. v Australia, Brisbane

Upcoming Hawkes Bay Rep Rugby at Tremain Field
12 Aug -  HB Saracens v Wanganui Heartland XV
Hawkes Bay U19 V Wanganui Development
19 Aug -  Hawkes Bay U19 v Manawatu U19
26 Aug -   Hawkes Bay Tuis v Wellington Samoan

2 Sept  -  Hawkes Bay Saracens v Wellington Samoans
  Hawkes Bay U19 v Heartland U20
9 Sept  -  Hawkes Bay Saracens v Wellington Centurions
Hawkes Bay U14 v Manawatu
Hawkes Bay Tuis v Bay of Plenty
16 Sept  -  Hawkes Bay Tuis v Otago
30 Aug -  Hawkes Bay Tuis v Manawatu

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 available results from 8 July games (n/r – no results available)

 NORTHLAND - Whangarei OB Marist 39  Western Sharks 31  :  NORTH HARBOUR - Marist North Harbour 74 Glenfield 24 :   AUCKLAND –  Marist n/r  : COUNTIES MANUKAU - Ardmore Marist 18 Patumahoe 13   :  WAIKATO – Hamilton Marist n/r  :  Te Awamutu Marist 21 Hautapu 13 BAY OF PLENTY - Greerton Marist 22 Tauranga Sports 24      :  Whakatane Marist n/r  :  Rotorua Marist St Michaels n/r    :   POVERTY BAY -  Gisborne O B Marist 17 Waikohu 59  :   HAWKES BAY -  Napier OBM 40 Hastings Rugby & Sports 10  local derby :  TARANAKI – Tukapa 16 Spotswood 15  :  WANGANUI - Marist 48 Taihape 22  :   MANAWATU - OB Marist 47 Freyberg 9 :  WAIRARAPA BUSH -  Masterton Marist 7 Gladstone 56   WELLINGTON - Marist St Pats 24 Wainuiomata 24  :   Hutt OBM 29 Northern United 48

NELSON BAYS - Nelson Marist 22 Kaurangi 27  :  WEST COAST - Westport White Star 16 Westport 24   :  Greymouth Marist 16 Blaketown 26    : Hokitika Wests n/r    : CANTERBURY - Marist Albion 5 Shirley 11   :  Ashburton Celtic n/r  :  Timaru Celtic 29 Waimate 24  :  OTAGO – Dunedin Marist 32 University 22   :  NORTH OTAGO Athletic Marist 33 Excelsior 31   :  SOUTHLAND -   Invercargill Marist n/r

2017 NZ Marist Colts Tour
(Bay of Plenty-Waikato) – 18-27 August
> 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



 All Junior Rugby cancelled yesterday due to heavy and wet ground conditions at many venues leaving a lot of frustrated young rugby players who won’t be having any rugby for the next few weeks because of the school holidays.

  NOBM JUNIORS 2018 CHRISTCHURCH TRIP - $50 THIRSTY WHALE VOUCHER RAFFLE was won by No.xx  Renee Sharplin    also  No.12  Hayden Karekare won the Meatpack      No. xx   xxx  xx  was the lucky winner of the Pac-n-Save voucher.         Thanks for Supporting NOBM Juniors

NOBM Tremains 12th grade vs HRS

Having met Hastings in a pre-season match we knew this game was going to be tough one. We did concede another loss today but the performance from our team was much stronger and more cohesive. 

Due to numbers a lot of our boys are having to play out of position - a huge thanks to Michael Beech and Luke Chamberlain - both very skilled loose forwards who can jump into the backline for us when needed.  Their ability to read the game and handle the ball wherever they are on the field made a huge difference.  Henry Meech also had an outstanding game moving from halfback to 1st five Charlie Higgs was impressive with his ability to make lots of ground carrying the ball .

And as always, captain Kase Elsworth-Roberts make a huge impact as flanker, first at breakdowns and first at hit-ups.  Oliver Meikle took out the 3 points for player of the day for having an impressive tackling game and showing no fear.  Overall all the boys stepped up to today and both coaches felt even though we took a loss, it was the best game they have played so far.

Players of the Day: 3. Oliver Meikle   2. Jake Irvine - try scorer   1. Henry Meech 

NOBM Junior Rugby Committee

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

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


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”


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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.

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

Mike and Jimmy were walking home from town after a night of bar-hopping.  They had no money to get a taxi and were staggering all over the place when they found themselves outside the bus depot on Danube Road.

Mike had an idea. He said to Jimmy, "Go in there and steal a bus so we can drive home and I'll stay out here and keep a watch for the police."

So Jimmy went into the garage and was gone for about twenty minutes. Mike was starting to wonder what was taking him so long.

Eventually Mike stuck his head around the door and saw Jimmy running from bus to bus and looking very worried.

"Terry! What are you doing?" Mike asked.

"I can't find a number 47 anywhere Mike," Jimmy replied. "The 47 is the only bus that stops at our house."

Mike rolled his eyes. "Ohhhh," he groaned, "How stupid can you get? It doesn't need to be a 47 for us to get home!" He walked over to a bus. "Here, we'll take this one," he said. "It's a number 25. It stops at the roundabout. We can just get off there and walk the rest of the way!"

A cop pulls up two Irish drunks, and says to the first, “What’s your name and address?”
“I’m Paddy O’Day, of no fixed address.”
The cop turns to the second drunk, and asks the same question. “I’m Seamus O’Toole, and I live in the flat above Paddy.”

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

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