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TeamTalk Update - 17 September 2017

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Eddie Wilson



Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club


17 September 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

New Players  & School Leavers
Your enquiries


‘Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist in 2018’

For all Rugby Matters please contact-

  Craig Gowler
Premier head coach  -  0272 402 550

  Matt Wyatt
Director of Rugby Development  -  022 616 4250


Following on from a very successful 2017 season we are now taking applications for the following:
Coaches & Managers
for the 2018 season for our -


Coaches and Managers for our 2017/18 Sevens Program


If YOU want to help continue the great success of our large family orientated club,  we would like to hear from you. Enquiries Welcome.
Please contact   Matt Wyatt   by  30 September 2017   by emailing -


Pass the word around  -  Bring your mates 

New Players and school-leavers always Welcome
‘Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist in 2018’



International Bali 10’s Rugby

We have been 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. 

Just to refresh you our readers on what is happening on our upcoming tour:


On the 13th October 2017 we have an afternoon with the Bali Rugby Development squad arranged where we have a skills and drills session with the local squad members.

The International Invitational Tournament to be played - 14th & 15th October 2017  


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.


Make a night of it and bring your friends to the Clubrooms on Friday week to catch a


Direct from South Africa featuring Hypnotist Wesley Upfold

Friday  29th  September  at  7pm

Tickets Only $30
Please contact
Premier team members Liam Edwards  -  027 450 9029  or  Chris Johnston  -  027 257 4091
or please message/text or call Craig Gowler  -  027 240 2550  to get in early and book your tickets.
Don’t miss out as limited tickets available

# Fundraiser toward the Premier teams Bali 10s Trip #
Make up a party and get along and support the team that gave us so much rugby enjoyment over the past two seasons





club noticeboard

Our  Mission  statement

"To provide a sporting and recreational club for both men and women which encourages both individuals and teams to reach their maximum potential in their chosen sporting club endeavours.
In doing this it
would always be our aim to maintain a fun club spirit, which treats every person equally and which ensures that the club runs on a profitable basis"














Clubrooms Hire
for Functions or Events

In the first instance please contact:
Director of Club Management

- Jamie Beale 
Mobile - 021 0826 5142
Club Bar Manager
- Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile - 021 059 3943




Get into Napier Old Boys Marist Club Gear
 -  We still have have stocks of our clubd 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 here’s a flashback Hawkes Bay Magpies logo which was commonplace back in the 90’s and early 2000’s which maybe something new the new Millennials.  It was a time when we saw the Magpies who had been relegated to the 2nd division in nineties pull off to two amazing results and as most would say really against the odds against.  These were international victories against touring sides, in 1993 against the British & Irish Lions which they won 29-17 and again in 1994 against France they recorded back to back wins in beating the touring Frenchmen by 30-25.  So lets trust the team of 2017 can reclaim back some of those missing injured players and get back on the horse to finish of the season with a few wins under the belt.  Heres hoping.

how about rounding up some of your friends and get along to the clubrooms on Friday week to catch an international Hypnotist and Comedian in action.   Friday 29 September at 7pm.  You’re sure to be entertained with something different and if you are game - the chance to have mid-evening ‘nap’ !!!

THAT a reminder to our readers – If  YOU would like to contribute or offer your comments re rugby, our Club, or send a Letter to the Editor on any matter,  then please feel free to email me.  We look forward to your comments and ideas.

THAT this weeks edition of Team Talk will be the last until October 8th due to another Melbourne sojourn and AFL Grand Final…….

THAT the following is some interesting data from our statistician David Bell on our Premier teams winning performance over the past 2017 season which was recorded in winning both the  Nash Cup and Maddison Trophy rounds:
Points scored – 1047 for / 221 against.   Tries scored – 165 for / 31 against.   Conversions - 105 for.   Penalties – 161 for / 145 against.
  The  largest winning margin was 88-7 against MAC in the Maddison round and the closest also in the same round was the 26-22 win against Hastings R&S in the semi-final.

Certainly an impressive 2017 season but now it’s all about endeavouring for a repeat and as we all know in rugby  ‘we’re only as good as our next game’………



HAT a presentation was made by Club President Phil Beck to Jennifer Gittings at the clubs annual Dinner recently as a small token of appreciation for the sterling work she had put into making our ‘200 Club’ such a success once again.  Jennifer had taken over the workload that her husband, our club chairman and the Magpies Manager Terry has been under with this major fundraiser that the club runs annually as well.    Thanks for your efforts Jennifer it’s really appreciated


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




++++  It doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile  -  Winning is Winning!


“He’s got a heck of a lot more good points than bad points, and he’s learning all the time.”
AB’s assistant coach Ian Foster on Damian McKenzie.

“He’s still a young man and he’s done a fantastic job of running our team. Is he perfect? No.”
Foster continues of Beauden Barrett.

“It would appear this year we’re having to find out about ourselves.”
Steve Hansen on blooding less experienced All Blacks with the departure offshore and injuries to seasoned All Blacks who certainly stepped up against South Africa at Albany.

Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This Weeks Poser – What was Hawkes Bays score in their one match vs Counties Manukau in 2016 ?      

Poser 2  -  What was the result of the Springboks – Australia test in Perth last weekend ?      

Poser 3
 - Who touched down for a brace of tries vs South Africa at Albany last night ?   

Last Weeks Poser –  Magpies vs Lions.  What was the score when they met in the Mitre10 Championship last year ?      Answer -  Wellington 36 Hawkes Bay 26

Poser 2  - Who has scored the most points in a game for Hawkes Bay against Otago ?      Answer – Ihaia West  (19 in 2013)

Poser 3
 - Can you name the Argentinian that slotted two long range penalties in Saturday nights test ?       Answer Emiliano Boffelli





2017 Investec Rugby Championship
19 Aug.   Australia v All Blacks   (Sydney) – Bledisloe  -  won 54-34
26 Aug.  All Blacks v Australia,    (Dunedin) – Bledisloe – won 35-29  (Whew)
9 Sept.  All Blacks v Argentina,   (New Plymouth) – won 39-22
16 Sept.  All Blacks v South Africa,   (Albany) – won 57-0
30 Sept.  Argentina v All Blacks   (Buenos Aires)
7 Oct.  South Africa v All Blacks   (Capetown)
21 Oct.  Australia  All Blacks   (Brisbane)  - Bledisloe

And a 14-33 win to the Steelers says it all

A game of two halves that saw captain Ash Dixon back to lead the Magpies second to bottom championship pool side against the Steelers at Pukekohe this afternoon to a close fought 7-7 draw at the forty mark.  All in all it was uninspiring stuff against the cellar dwellers of the premiership pool with a truckload of  handling errors from both sides.  The second half saw the hosts pile on four of their five tries and virtually stretch their lead to take the game out of reach for Hawkes Bay who only managed their second touchdown at the 78th minute.  All very frustrating for Hawkes Bay who are still struggling to make anything meaningful out of their efforts which also weren’t helped today by the continuing mishandling and catching of high balls by first-five Tiaan Falcon in particular who was eventually replaced midway through the second spell.

Added to this serious injuries are still dogging the second to bottom championship pools under duress Magpies team, the latest unfortunately being to halfback Ellery Wilson with a suspected dislocated shoulder.   With national U20 World Cup winning coach Philpott utilising a large number of talented younger players in this seasons squad mix it looks like it will be another season or so before they really start to step up to the mark at this level.  Although there were glimpses of hard running attacking play at times from Dixons men, they were so often cut short by the opponents defence or their passes not going to hand.   And it isn’t getting any easier as the well performed Taranaki premier pool side are scheduled to face Hawkes Bay at McLean Park next Saturday evening.

Point Scoring: 20min.  Nai-Nai Williams try/con Bayden Kerr -  0-7 ;   24m. Ash Dixon try/con  Ihaia West  -  7-7   ///   42m  Lokatui try/con West -  7-14 ;  52m. Lawau try  -  7-19 ;  60m  NaiNai Williams try/con Kerr  -  7-26 ;  76m  Tuiloma try/con Laulala  -  7-33 ;  78m. Pasqualle Dunn try/con West  -  14-33

Pre - Mitre 10 Cup
 Mon 5 June vs Wairarapa Bush @ Tremain Field  won  40-7                Wed 5 July vs Evergreens @ Waipkurau  won 41-33
Sat 5 Aug vs Waikato @ Taupo  lost 7-57         Fri 11 Aug vs Manawatu @ Palmerston North  lost  5-38

Mitre10 Cup Championship

Saturday Aug 19 vs Southland  @ Napier @ 2.35pm
won 24-16

Aug 25 vs   Bay of Plenty  @ BoP @ 5.45pm
lost 17-42

Sept 1 vs   Canterbury  @ Napier @ 7.35pm
lost 10-53

Sept 6 vs   Wellington  @ Wellington @ 7.35pm
lost 27-40

Sept 10 vs   Otago   @ Napier  @ 4.35pm
lost 21-64

Sept 17 vs   Counties Manukau   @ Pukekohe @ 2.35pm
lost 14-33

Sept 23 vs   Taranaki   @ Napier @ 7.35pm

Sept 27 vs   North Harbour   @ Albany @ 7.35pm

Oct 7 vs   Northland   @ Whangarei @ 5.05pm

Oct 15 vs   Manawatu   @ Napier @ 4.35pm

Oct 20 & 21
Championship Final
Oct 27

Round 5
Canterbury 78 Counties Manukau 5   RS
Northland 22 North Harbour 31
Southland 17 Auckland 27
Taranaki 29 Bay of Plenty 7
Waikato 10 Manawatu 23
Otago 27 Tasman 29
Counties Manukau 33 Hawkes Bay 14
Wellington 60 Canterbury 14

Round 6
Bay of Plenty v Southland
Otago v Auckland
Manawatu- Southland
North Harbour v Canterbury
Waikato v Wellington
Hawkes Bay v Taranaki
Bay of Plenty v Counties Manukau
Tasman v Southland


Upcoming Hawkes Bay Rep Rugby at Tremain Field
12 Aug -  HB Saracens v Wanganui Heartland XV – lost 14-33
Hawkes Bay U19 V Wanganui Development – lost 12-64
19 Aug -  Hawkes Bay U19 v Manawatu U19 – lost 5-27
26 Aug -   Hawkes Bay Tuis v Wellington Samoan – won 86-5
2 Sept  -  Hawkes Bay Saracens v Wellington Samoans - won 33-15
  Hawkes Bay U19  v Heartland U20  – lost 8-10
9 Sept  -  Hawkes Bay Saracens v Wellington Centurions – won 24-14
Hawkes Bay Tuis v Bay of Plenty – lost 10-24
16 Sept  -  Hawkes Bay Tuis v Otago – lost 17-39

30 Sept. -  Hawkes Bay Tuis v Manawatu

Hawkes Bay Samoans

2 Sept  @ Taupo  vs Waikato Samoans - won 69-20
16 Sept  @ Palm North  Manawatu Samoans – won 15-0


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.

Successful unbeaten Tour
> > > 2017 NZ Marist Colts Tour (Bay of Plenty-Waikato) – 18-27 August
Vs. Te Awamutu Marist XV  won 29-15 ,   Greerton Marist XV won 26-10,   Rotorua St Michaels XV won 29-15,   NZ Harlequins U21 XV won 51-15

NZ Marist Senior XV  vs  NZRU Heartland XV  -  Timaru  -  November

> 2018 South Island Marist Tournament – Venue and date to be confirmed
2018 – 87th Spillane TournamentAuckland – date to be confirmed
2018 NZ Marist Colts Tour (
Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Invercargill)


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







Patron – John O’Shaughnessy    President – Dave Herrick 
 Secretary – Andrew Frame   Treasurer – James McCorkindale   Auditor – David Pearson   Club Captain/Development Officer – to be appointed  
Committee: Del Whyte,  Matthew Sinclair,  Glen Walklin,  Daniel Whyte,  Tony Sheriff,  Gary Leah,  Abby Burrows,  Calim Leathard  - plus Club Coach and Team Captains.

The new Cricket season is almost underway

Pass the word around  -  See You There

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 2017/18 season




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   Hayley Ceselli  (021) 765 701
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2018”


EHM Netball 


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 2018'

Senior Club Trophy Presentation Function
Friday 13 October

Thanks to our clubs major sponsors -
Alexander Electric  -  Red Steel  -  Tamatea Pak n Save.

Next season we will  have more opportunities to sponsor our 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 2018 year.
>>> For all Napier Marist Football info please contact - Kevin Murphy  -  0272 970 238 
-    /

New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2018

Leprauchan Comments

Jimmy-Joe finds a Genie lamp and rubs it. Out comes the Genie and asks "Master you have released me from the lamp and I grant you three wishes, what would you like"

Jimmy-Joe scratches his head, then answers "A bottle of Guinness that never gets empty. "Granted master" retorted the Genie and produced the bottle. Jimmy-Joe was delighted and got drunk on this one magic Guiness bottle for weeks then he remembered that he had two other wishes.

He rubbed the lamp again and the Genie appeared. "Yes master, you have two more wishes, what would you like?" "You know that magic, never ending Guinness bottle" he asks the Genies. "Well, for my final two wishes, I'd like another two of them"


Murphy told Quinn that his wife was driving him to drink. Quinn thinks he's very lucky because his own wife makes him walk.


"Tell me, Patrick, how did you manage to get so very drunk last night?" asked the parish priest.

"Well you see, Father, it was like this. I got into very bad company after winning a bottle of whiskey at a raffle."

"But you were with Mick Mulligan, Sean O'Toole, and Peter Ryan and they don't drink."

"Dat's what I mean, Father..."

We 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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