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TeamTalk Update - 16 July 2017

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Eddie Wilson

Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club


16  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

Penultimate round robin game results in a convincing win

Maddison Trophy – Round 8
Napier Old Boys Marist Premier 54  CLIVE  5

Training on a wet Bond field on Thursday night turned out to be a good thing as Farndon Park was certainly a real bog hole and a heavy track to play on.  Despite these conditions It didn’t take long for us to open up Clive’s defence and let Milo Lauano open the scoring with a 5 pointer under the posts. Clive really had no answers to our attacking game and we scored with ease in this 1st 40 minutes spell.  5 tries and 4 conversions gave us convincing a halftime lead of 33-0.  The Clive side must have had a tune up during the break as they came out firing from the kick-off which resulted in us conceding a try in the 53rd minute but this was to be the only one.  We turned the tables after this and Matt Gardner at number 8 scored 3 tries in the final forty to give us a 54-5 victory.  Our try scorers were Matt Gardner 3, Milo Lauano 1, Chris Benson 1, Mitch Drew 1, Johnny Lauano 1, Sami Lauano 1, Johnny Lauano 7 conversions. 

This was also Tom Bywater’s last game for the green machine this season due to travels abroad, we wish both he and Carla  safe travels.   Once again, thanks to our supporters that turn up week in and week out and cheer us on.   In a neighbourhood local derby we face Pirates at Tremain Field next weekend which is the last game of the round, so come down and help us secure a home semi-final with your  vocal support.

Report courtesy Greig Lindsay 

Scoring:  5min Migao Lauano try/con Johnny Lauano  - 7-0 ;  9m  Chris Benson try/con J.Lauano  - 14-0 ;  11m  Mitch Drew try/con J.Lauano  - 21-0 ;  25m  Johnny Lauanao try/con  -  28-0 ;  32m  Sami Lauano try  - 33-0   ///   43m  Matt Gardner try/con J.Lauano  -  40-0 ;  53m T.Poto (Clive) try  -  40-5 ;  62m  Gardner try/con J.Lauano  - 47-5 ;  66m  Gardner try/con J.Launao  - 54-5

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day:  3. Matt Gardner    2. Johnny Lauano    1. Jarve Aoake. 

Other Premier  Results: Pirates 24 HRS 29  ;  MAC 40 Tamatea 17  ;   Central 24 Tech 41  ;  Havelock North  40 Taradale 29

Points:  -  40 NOBM.  30 Pirates. Tech.   28 Clive.   25 HRS.  21 Havelock North.  14 MAC.  11 Taradale ;   10 Central.   3 Tamatea, 


Jack Swain Cup  

Richard Kepka Builders
Napier Old Boys Marist Premier Reserves 43  CLIVE  12

Saturday saw the Premier Development team travel to Clive wanting a bonus point win.  Warm-up preparation started better this week and the boys were ready to play, the field looks good but once the game started you could tell she was going to be heavy under foot.  The boys start well dominating at ruck and playing our usual up tempo game with our first points coming from our captain Sam M but was unsuccessful with his conversation. The next points came from a nicely worked scrum then a deathly little chip by Sam M which saw our winger Niue go 80 metres to score under the post conversion by Lucas 12-0.  This had the boys pumping but then a few errors and costly penalties crept in which saw Clive come back with a strong line-out drive 12-7.  We then starting putting pressure on Clive who then decided to run it out from their try line their full back dropped it and it was an easy 5 points to our centre George 19-7.  Clive then hit back with a try of their own from quick ruck ball.   Halftime score 19-12 lead.


The second half started off well with great forward play and some great outside running from the backs the call was ball in hand and keep the tempo up as we did in the first half with open play the boys started well with a try to Lucas 24-12 we started to get on the front foot and getting our pods going.  Clive were starting to tire and the boys kept the pace on and were rewarded with some great tries to our big Lock Robo and finally our other lock Willie Halpin who had a man on the outside but didn't want to give up the pass because it is his first try of the season guess he was a happy man and Niue went in for another try final score 43-12.   Tries – Sam, Lucas, George, Robo, Willie - 1,  Niue V 2.  Conv - Lucas 3, Niue 1.  Match scoring - 5-0 / 12-0 / 19-7 / 19-12 HT 24-12 / 31-12 / 38-12 /43-12

Report courtesy – Kurt Chambers


Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day - 3 Dylan Kiwara 2 George Moleli 1 Mike McKellow

Other Reserve Results: Havelock North 20 Taradale 24  ;  Pirates 32 HRS 31  ;  MAC 34 Tamatea 10  ;  Central 8 Tech 62

Points –  36 NOBM,  35 Tech,  31 Taradale.  25 Havelock North,  20 Pirates.  15 Clive. MAC.   14 Central.   8 HRS.  3 Tamatea.


Ron Parker Memorial Cup 

Sideline Bar
Napier Old Boys Marist Thirds 28  HASTINGS RUGBY SPORTS  31

I woke up Saturday morning looking forward to my first game of rugby for a while. I arrived at the club on a beautiful day with the grounds looking great, but no-one in sight.  But there was a note on the door. "3rds now playing at Vagabonds ground". So I head off to Taradale and as I was late I counted the numbers already changed and as there were 15  I stayed in my car and watched the game from there.  And I'm glad I did cause it was a full on game. Not something that my frail body would have liked to have endured. It was good to see we started with the tough guys who had the balls to put the boot in.

For the first time this season we had the luxury of having being All Black-like, where we could have swapped  the whole front row at halftime which was good and our scrum was a magnificent machine, something us backs love to see. It was an interesting game and the French-Maori ref had a lot to deal with but the boys kept at it the whole game and were unlucky not to win. I think the final score was 26-32 but I'm not sure as I had my window up.  We are not sure what fine the HBRU will inflict on itself for enforcing  a last minute change of ground away from our home, which affected the bar with no Hastings players coming all the way back to our clubrooms (as would be expected ) but I'm sure it would be a fair reimbursement based on previous fines imposed.  I was surprised to hear fines were still imposed in 3rd grade.  We'll done guys. Top game.  You did yourselves and the team and the club proud.  I hear it will be our last game this coming week.  You can rely on me as usual and hopefully we can end the season on a high. The game is at Tremain but could be Bond or could even be at Taradale again !

Report courtesy – Eddie Hekenui

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day:  3. AJ    2. Hayden KareKare    1. Adam Slobbe 

Other Thirds Results: - YMP 26 Maraenui 14 ;  Flaxmere 38 Takapau 10 ; Tech WBD Tamatea LBW ;  Havelock North 47 Taradale 17 ;  Pirates 51 Aotea 18

Points –   - 43 YMP.  42 Flaxmere,  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 86 ESKVIEW  0

Our game against the Eskview Colts was moved Saturday morning out to Tareha Park, Taradale. This was a concern as it had the potential to disrupt the boys, fortunately however this was not the case. The lads started following the game plan  and when they put phases together they scored at will.  However at times we reverted back to trying to score off every phase.


We went into the 2nd half 43 nil ahead.  The 2nd half was almost identical to the 1st but with our entire reserve bench emptied early to give everyone game time.  Our school boy players Lolani Faleiva and Cam Huata had powerful performances and played like they have been with us all year. (They do train with us a lot)


The entire team played really well.   We won the game 86 nil.


Report courtesy -  Bevan Hanlon

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day: 3. Josh Manning    2. Eddie Stevens (4 tries)    1. Liam Batt

Other Colts Results: Onga Tiko 32 Havelock North 5  ;  Taradale 38 Pirates 36  ;  MAC 0 HRS 61

Points –  25 HRS,  Onga Tiko,  24 NOBM.  18 Havelock North,   16 Taradale,   5 Eskview,  0 MAC,  - 8 Pirates.

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Your enquiries


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  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  ,    July 15 vs Clive (A) 54-5 (31 consecutive wins),    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

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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.

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.



club noticeboard

Clubroom Happenings

Annual Dinner & Presentation of Trophies Function
For both our Rugby and Netball Clubs will be held at the clubrooms on Friday 18 August.
> Limited tickets are now on Sale from the club bar. Be in quick <

We extend an invite to all our Marist affiliates to join us on next Saturday

  >>> ‘Live’ Band
  Verdant Blue at the  clubrooms this Saturday night kicking-off at 7.30pm  - Make a night of it <<<

+  All Teams are playing at ‘home’ this coming Saturday


Clubroom ‘LUCKY MEMBERS’ Action
300  Lucky Members draw –  went to  Michael McEleer  who was not present so the Pool increases to $350  next Saturday

Shape Life Financial Brokers
Supporter of the Day
  - John Taitoko & AJ

Clubrooms Raffle
Tamatea Pak-n-Save  No.16  Mike O’Connor
Napier Old Boys Marist annual  ‘200 CLUB’
  Draw No.5
$100 No.161 Reg Osborne    $80 No.65 Peter Bainbridge    $60 No.59 Dave Halstead


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 yesterday HBi Insurance Brokers Premier team lock Tom Bywater played his final game for the team. Tom who teamed up with our club in 2014 has been a key member of the side since then and has certainly been a vital cog in the green machine that has seen multiple trophies won over the past couple of years as well as our current 31 consecutive unbeaten run in the Hawkes Bay Premier competition.  Tom and wife Carla who are both physiotherapists are travelling to the UK and also South Africa to attend upcoming weddings before heading to Melbourne to ply their specialist services.  We as a club thank for your contribution to our successes and can assure you that there will always be a jersey waiting for you if ever you return.  Good luck for the future mate.

we are currently on the lookout for players to nominate from our club for the 2017 NZ Marist Colts four match tour which will take place next month between 18-28 August.  This year matches will be played in Te Awamutu, Rotorua, Tauranga and Hamilton.  One player from each affiliated NZ Marist club is selected for the touring team.  Who will represent Napier Old Boys Marist this year ?

French referee Roman Poite plays his hand….

THAT  Romain Poite's assistant convinced him to change his mind on penalty in All Blacks v Lions decider  -  If you haven’t caught up with it you may be interested in the controversial dialogue between the 3rd test match officials last week.

Assistant referee Jerome Garces is the man who convinced Romain Poite to change his decision on the penalty in the final minutes which could have won the test and the series for the All Blacks.

Lions captain Sam Warburton has taken the credit for saying Ken Owens' handling the ball in an offside position at Eden Park was accidental rather than deliberate, but a private conversation between Garces and countryman Poite, possibly in French, was the "deal-maker",  a deliberate term as the following exchange proves.

The drama happened from Beauden Barrett's re-start following Owen Farrell's penalty which drew the Lions level at 15-15.

It played out as follows, the conversations between players and officials (apart from Garces') clearly audible on Poite's microphone.

77min 54secs: Barrett restarts with a contestable kick to Lions fullback Liam Williams, who knocks it forward and into the arms of Owens under pressure from a leaping Kieran Read.

  • Realising what he has done, Owens drops the ball immediately and it is picked up by Anton Lienert-Brown, but Poite blows his whistle for a penalty to the All Blacks about 30m and out and near in front of the posts.

    Romain Poite: "Playing in an offside position, 16."

    Poite then moves to Jaco Peyper, his nearest assistant referee.

    RP to JP: "The red [player] touched the ball and 16 got the ball in front."

  • Poite asks television match official George Ayoub to check the challenge of Read on Williams.


    George Ayoub: "Romain, they are all the angles."

    RP: "Are you happy for the knock-on?  Is the challenge in the air fair?  And a penalty kick against 16 red for being in front?"

    GA: "Yes I am."

  • After having made up his mind to stick with a penalty for the All Blacks, Poite leaves Peyper but Jerome Garces then gets involved.

    RP: "Oui, Jerome."  (this dialogue between Garces and Poite was not picked up)

  • Poite walks back to Read and Warburton, who are waiting for the decision which will alter the course of the test and the series.

    RP: "We have a deal, we have a deal for the offside from 16.  He didn't play deliberately at the ball, okay?  It was an accidental offside."

    Kieran Read: "No, no, no, no, no."

    RP: "It was an accidental offside, we go for a scrum, black.

    KR: "Romain, Romain, in the rules there is no accidental offside. If you run into your own man..."

    RP: "The ball touch him..."

    KR: "He caught the ball..."

    RP: "We play, okay?"

    THAT the man to take over from our ‘favourite whistler” Wayne Barnes is now Frenchman Jerome Garces and he is not getting off our backs anytime soon.  He has been appointed to control the All Blacks Rugby Championship/Bledisloe Cup 1st test in Sydney.  A TJ in  the 2nd test in Dunedin and then the referee in the All Blacks v South Africa in Capetown.

    THAT mark up the date on your calendar >>> Friday 18 August for the our Clubs annual Dinner & Presentation of Trophies function  -  Tickets now on Sale from the Club Bar – be in quick.

    THAT the following is a couple of FLASHBACK snippets – 10 Years Ago 2007 -  Our NOBM Premiers at the Rotorua hosted tournament shared the Spillane Cup after a 13 all draw in the final with Marist North Harbour.   That success did not carry on however into the Madison Trophy round later in the 2007 season with results vs Havelock North lost 14-15,  vs MAC won 81-0,  Tamatea won 34-0,  Taradale lost 15-18, Clive drew 10-10,  vs Central lost 6-15, vs Pirates lost 28-38,  vs HRS won 42-34 vs Tech won 54-3.  However the clubs Thirds had a great allround year winning both rounds to take out the Pratt Trophy and the Jack Swain Cup.  Another highlight during the season saw Migao Lauano pick up a brace of  hattricks in games vs Taradale and MAC.

    THAT now we’re back into the tail-end of the 18 team Super Rugby championship the stats are interesting to note.  Prior to kicking off the final round before the quarter-finals with all teams now having played 14 matches, the third placed Hurricanes (54 points) head-off the rest of the pack having scored 565 points for to only 250 against.  In second place (61 points) the Lions have a total of 563 points for to 250 against while the current unbeaten leaders the Crusaders (63 points) are sitting in third place with 522 points for and 272 against.

    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 –

    ++++  Every time you compete, try harder to improve on your last performance. Give nothing short of your very best effort.



    “By the time the fuss dies down, Romain Poite quite correctly  changed his mind, ordered a scrum instead and eventually the Lions were able to scrape the ball away into touch.”
    A quote in the Sunday Times from who other than scribe Stephen Jones who must have been relishing in the result.

    “We’re  going to get more of it. Everyone will say that’s how you play, right on the edge of the off-side line, and get up there fast.

    Steve Hansen post 3rd test.

    “If we’d just taken a couple of metres a couple of times last night we would have scored tries. We started to unlock Pandora’s box, we just didn’t get to eat the chocolates.”

    Hansen continues to reflect on opportunities lost.

    “Our season is not on the line but the road to where we want to go is definitely on the line tomorrow.”

    Hurricanes captain TJ Perenara pre the final round clash with the Crusaders.


    “We’ll come out of it a lot stronger. Whilst it wasn’t the result we all wanted, it may well have been what we all needed.”
    Steve Hansens speaks on a lesson learnt.



    Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

    This Weeks Poser
    –  What was the score in the Maddison Trophy round against Pirates last year ?    

    Poser 2  - With the 2017 Mitre10 Championship kicking off next month who are the Magpies first round opponents ?   

    Poser 3  -  This is one that might test you – which OBM Premier player scored the first try & points for the 2017 domestic season in the Nash Cup opening round ?   

    Last Weeks Poser
    – How and who are the New Zealanders have coaches Wales ?    Answer -  Graham Henry (1998-2002), Steve Hansen (2002-04), Warren Gatland (2007-17)

    Poser 2  - 
    How long is it since the Lions won a series in New Zealand ?    Answer -   46 years – (1971)

    Poser 3  -  When was the first time the All Blacks played as test match in white jerseys   ?   Answer – 1930 (against the Lions whose blue jerseys clashed  with the All Blacks forcing the hosts despite some initial reluctance – to play in white during the test series.)

    Super Rugby
    Round 17

    Fri.14 July
    Highlanders 40 Reds 17
    Rebels 29 Jaguares 32
    Sunwolves 48 Blues 21
    Chiefs 28 Brumbies 10
    Hurricanes 31 Crusaders 22
    Kings 20 Cheetahs 21
    Force 40 Waratahs 11
    Sun.16 -
    Sharks 27 Lions 27
    Bulls 33 Stormers 27

    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 Championship
    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 15 July games (n/r – no results available)

 NORTHLAND - Whangarei OB Marist 45 Hikurangi 23  :  NORTH HARBOUR - Marist North Harbour 19 Silverdale 10 Plate semi-finals  :   AUCKLAND –  Marist 30 Otahuhu 18  : COUNTIES MANUKAU - Ardmore Marist 10 Bombay 32 semi-finals   :  WAIKATO – Hamilton Marist 73 University 7  :  Te Awamutu Marist n/r BAY OF PLENTY - Greerton Marist 33 Te Puke Sports 22     :  Whakatane Marist n/r  :  Rotorua Marist St Michaels n/r    :   POVERTY BAY -  Gisborne O B Marist n/r  :   HAWKES BAY -  Napier OBM 54 Clive 5   :   Hastings Rugby & Sports 29 Pirates 24  :  TARANAKI – Tukapa 17 Coastal 14 Final  :  WANGANUI - Marist 12 Border 20 :   MANAWATU - OB Marist 22 College OB 21 semi-finals  :  WAIRARAPA BUSH -  Masterton Marist 12 Carterton 67   WELLINGTON - Marist St Pats 43 Norths 32  :   Hutt OBM 36 Petone 17

NELSON BAYS - Nelson Marist 16 Nelson 21 semi-final :  WEST COAST - Westport White Star 57 Ngakawau-Karemea 23 semi-final   :  Greymouth Marist 14 Kiwi 76 semi-final     : Hokitika Wests n/r    : CANTERBURY - Marist Albion 3 HSOB 10   :  Ashburton Celtic 24 Southern 26 :  Timaru Celtic 22 Harlequins 18  :  OTAGO – Dunedin Marist 18 Southern 18   :  NORTH OTAGO Athletic Marist 24 Maheno 12  :  SOUTHLAND -   Invercargill Marist 26 Star 13  - Final winners

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


  NOBM JUNIORS 2018 CHRISTCHURCH TRIP - $50 THIRSTY WHALE VOUCHER RAFFLE – No Raffle this week school holidays and no junior rugby.      No.3  Keleigh Smith   was the lucky winner of the Pac-n-Save voucher.         Thanks for Supporting NOBM Juniors

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”

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.

>>> 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


Donal Callaghan, a Limerick University student, was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a big storm.

The night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him. Suddenly, he saw a car slowly coming towards him and stopped. Donal, desperate for shelter and without thinking about it, got into the car and closed the door.. only to realise there was nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn't on

The car started moving slowly. Donal looked at the road ahead and saw a bend approaching. Scared, he started to pray, begging for his life. Then, just before the car hit the bend, a hand appeared out of nowhere through the window and turned the wheel. Donal, paralysed with terror, watched as the hand came through the window, but never touched or harmed him.

Shortly thereafter Donal saw the lights of a pub appear down the road, so, gathering strength, he jumped out of the car and ran to it. Wet and out of breath, he rushed inside and started telling everybody about the horrible experience he had just had.

A silence enveloped the pub when everybody realised he was crying and.... wasn't drunk.

Suddenly, the door opened, and two other people walked in from the dark and stormy night. They, like Donal, were also soaked and out of breath. Looking around, and seeing Donal Callaghan sobbing at the bar, one said to the other...

'Look Paddy.....there's that fooking idiot that got in the car while we were pushing it!'


A scotsman walks into a Glasgow library and says to the prim librarian,

'Excuse me Miss, de ye hae ony books on suicide?'

To which she stops doing her tasks, looks at him over the top of her glasses and says,

'Buggeroff, ye'll no bring it back!'


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 

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