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TeamTalk Update - 8 October 2017

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Eddie Wilson



Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club


8 October 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


Pass the word around  -  Bring your mates 

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


Your fellow clubmembers extend our Best Wishes to our Premier squad players and team management who are about to embark on what promises to be a fantastic rugby and travel experience and at a real interesting Asian destination
We wish you every success and safe travels guys


International Bali 10’s Rugby

The following is the squad list of our Napier Old Boys Marist Premier team trip to the International  Bali 10's Invitational Tournament which will be held in Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia. 
OBM Team list

Liam Edwards (Captain)

Ricky Hayes

Regan Leahy

Chris Johnston

Milo Lauano

Sami Lauano

Jack Nelson Murray

Sean Skeets

Zach Donaldson

Sam Weber

Johnny Lauano

Logan Gowler

Paul Bickle

Craig Sharplin


  • Fly out on the 12th October
  • 13th October we are having a skills & drills session with the Bali International 7’s team (was the academy but now they want us to do the session with these guys as they go to Tournament on the 16th October)
  • 14th – 15th October Bali 10’s tournament in Kuta Bali, Indonessia
  • 16th October – Jodi Oshea Orphanage (Kooga clothing and Grocery shopping)
  • Fly home departing Bali on the 20th October arrive NZ 21st October


Thanks to all members and friends who have generously supported the teams
# Fundraisers toward the Premier teams Bali 10s Trip #
Your assistance has been greatly appreciated




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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 club 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 hoping next winter will see the beginning of a new era for Hawkes Bay rugby.  The provincial flagship teams performance that we’ve suffered this season leaves a fair bit to be desired.  Sure they’ve had more than their fair share of injuries but considering the number of super rugby players in the wider squad meaningful results have been sorely lacking.  So roll on 2018 we’re longing for a winning team to cheer for.

 THAT our high try scoring Old Boys Marist Premier and former Magpie No.8 Joseph Penitito who has been shunned by the Bays current coaching staff has now taken the opportunity to team-up with popular former French teammate Boris who spent three southern hemisphere winters with our club.  Joe is certainly Hawkes Bays rugbys loss considering how underperforming the Magpie flagship has been this season.   He is playing for the Club Sportif Beaune in central France near the Swiss border.  The following is a Facebook message from Joe……

…..Just wanted to update my friends and family on my journey over in France so far. Well I have landed safely after two days of traveling, I have met some good people on the way. I am also honoured I had the chance to catch up with a good mate of mine Boris Bouhraoua and had my first french meal. Safe to say France has a lot of bread, coffee and cheese which is good for me and my weight haha !  Got my first training tomorrow so looking forward to it. Thank you all for your support I am grateful and overwhelmed by the love I've been shown by you all so thank you !  Journey just started so Keep me in your prayers.

We all join in wishing you a wonderful rugby and cultural experience Joe and hope you will also enjoy your rugby in the a French winter as we relish the sun and surf here in the Bay over the coming summer months and you can be assured the Green Machine coach Craig will have a jersey hanging on your hook for you when you return.    P.S.  And Joe don’t forget to pass on our collective regards to Boris.

THAT wasn’t it a great test match overnight at Newlands Stadium and so reminiscent of the titanic struggles that many of us have witnessed over the years although rarely of more recent times.  Yes it was right down to the wire at Cape Town between these two great rivals and such a contrast to the drubbing we gave them three weeks ago at Albany.  Our rugby has been lacking a clash such as this for so long and matches like this have been but a memory.  Bring on some more….

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 is the first since September 17 due to taking timeout in Melbourne to catch up with family and take in the finale of the 2017 AFL season.  This included a fortnight ago the preliminary final (semi finals in our lingo) which saw home town side Richmond Tigers beating GWS (Greater Western Sydney Giants) 103-67 in front of a fanatical crowd of no less than 94,258 fans at the MCG.

While at the Adelaide Oval in the other preliminary final the home side the Adelaide Crows hosted the Geelong Cats in front a 40 odd thousand spectators to take out a 136-75 win and book their place in last weekends Grand Final.   And what an event it turned out to be last Saturday.   After a 37 year drought without a finals win, home town side the Richmond Tigers whose Punt Road home ground and training facility is alongside the colossal MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground), finished up belting the Adelaide Crows by 48 points in winning 108 to 60.  A full house of an incredible 100,021 spectators at the MCG witnessed this climax to the 2017 eighteen team professional competition. 

With no less than 75,777 paid up members in 2017 for those who missed out on securing a finals ticket,  20+ thousand fans garbed out in the their club colours gathered at their adjacent home ground to watch their beloved Tigers game on their grounds big screens with usual bar and food available also on tap.

A tip, if you ever have the opportunity to take in an AFL game at the ‘G’ don’t turn it down, it is a spectacle well worth watching especially if you are in the company of well-versed Aussie fans who can explain the idiosyncrasies of the eighteen man game.  The other aspect are the sheer number of spectators even in the early season rounds of this ‘club’ game where 60-70 thousand are the norm  -  more than we could pull here in NZ a year or two back for the RWC Final.

THAT it is interesting to see former Old Boys Marist premier players in action and giving something back to the game in coaching Ross Shield teams at this past weeks Ross Shield Tournament.  On deck with the eventual Shield winning Hastings West side as head coach was Anthony Easson, while the Hastings Easts head mentor was Glenn Varcoe

the 2017 Bali 10’s Tournament that our Premier squad will be attending will featuring 24 Open Mens, 14 Womens, 10 Veterans teams from New Zealand, Australia and Asia.  It will certainly be some event and a great and interesting destination to travel too.


THAT we are pleased to give members advance notice that we will once again be running the Napier Old Boys Marist Sevens Tournament again this year.  The event last year was certainly a great success which attracted a number of teams from outside of Hawkes Bay as well as local teams.  The date set is Saturday 18 November.  Mark it up on your calendar today.

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

++++ Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.


“That game could have gone either way.  Well take that and go and have a quiet beer with the Boks.”
Steve Hansen after his sides 25-24 win in Cape Town.

“The margin between the two sides never went beyond  five points – a far cry from the 57-0 hammering New Zealand inflicted on the Springboks just three weeks ago in Albany.”
Ric Salizzo sums it up.

“It’s not an easy place to play.  You can’t just rock up and have it easy.”
AB’s coach Steve Hansen on rugby in Argentina.

“Damian McKenzie showed that you don’t have to be over 6ft and 15 stone to be absolute class in international rugby.”
Nick Evans.

“We’re playing a team that will be hurting incredibly after Albany. I’d suggest we need to make sure we meet that and continue growing and developing ourselves.”

Despite beating South Africa 57-0 last month and it being a dead rubber Steve Hansen wants his men to keep improving.

Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This Weeks Poser –  Who won the coveted Ross Shield in 2016 ?    

Poser 2  - What is the weight limit for players in the Ross Shield Tournament   ?     

Poser 3
 - What was the result on the last occasion the Magpies played Northland   ?    

Last set of Posers – What was Hawkes Bays score in their one match vs Counties Manukau in 2016 ?       Answer -  Hawkes Bay 20 Counties Manukau 48

Poser 2  -  What was the result of the Springboks – Australia test in Perth last weekend ?       Answer – Australia 23 Springboks 23

Poser 3
 - Who touched down for a brace of tries vs South Africa at Albany last night ?    Answer – Nehe Milner-Skudder





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) – won 36-10
7 Oct.  South Africa v All Blacks   (Capetown) – won 25-24   (Whew)
21 Oct.  Australia  All Blacks   (Brisbane)  - Bledisloe


The eventual final 7-34 scoreline which saw the Tanaiwha’s torment the Magpies as the points mounted in this ninth round encounter was just another continuation of the horror season that the Ash Dixons men have suffered Mitre10 Championship this year.  With a number of frontliners already out of action further injuries during the week saw the team lose their locking duo of Geoff Cridge and Michael Allardice as well as experienced super back Richard ‘Barracuda‘ Buckman.  Surely it couldn’t get any worse in this penultimate game of the 2017 season but Northland saw to that with their five try win to Hawkes Bays one at Okara Park.
With one final effort at home next Sunday to wrap up a disappointing 2017 season to go against traditional rivals in a traditional derby against former Central Vikings partners Manawatu which will also have the Kelvin Tremain Cup on the line.  So local rugby followers show your battered loyalty by making sure you get along to McLean Park for the final outing of the season as the Magpies strive to pick up a second competition win.

Point Scoring:  3min  Pryor try/con Peter Breen  -  0-7 ;  17m  Cardiff Vaega try/con Ihaia West  -  7-7 ;  26m  Breen pen  -  7-10 ;  37m  Pryor try/con Breen  -  7-17   ///  55m  Rene Ranger try/con Dan Hawkins  -  7-24 ;  66m   Hawkins pen  -  7-27 ;   80m.  Tim Bond try/con Hawkins  7-34






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
lost 17-48

Sept 27 vs   North Harbour   @ Albany @ 7.35pm
lost 30-33

Oct 7 vs   Northland   @ Whangarei @ 5.05pm
lost 7-34

Sunday Oct 15 vs   Manawatu   Napier @ 4.35pm

Oct 20 & 21
Championship Final
Oct 27

Round 8
Wed.4 Oct
Tasman 21 North Harbour 14
Manawatu 24 Counties Manukau 29
Canterbury 43 Taranaki 55 (RS)
Otago 28 Bay of Plenty 36
Northland 34 Hawkes Bay 7
Southland 12 Wellington 61
Tasman 31 Auckland 18
Waikato v North Harbour  -  to be played

Round 9
Taranaki v Manawatu
Wellington v Northland
Auckland v Canterbury
Bay of Plenty v Waikato
Otago v Southland
Counties Manukau v Southland
North Harbour v Taranaki
Hawkes Bay v Manawatu

Semi Finals – 20-21 Oct.
Finals – 27-28 Oct.



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 regions) – 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 2017
> 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





                   Our club played host at Tremain Field over the past week to the 116th annual Ross Shield Junior Rugby Tournament which originally kicked-off away back in 1901.
  A littler known fact is that the Ross Shield is actually older the than the illustrious Ranfurly Shield which came into being in 1904 !



Jahdeil Asovale

NOBM Tremains 12th grade.  St Patricks Primary School

Recipient of this year’s Best Back award


Michael Beech

NOBM Tremains 12th grade.  St Patricks Primary School

Recipient of this year’s NOBM Most Promising Player at our Junior Prize giving

Luke Chamberlain

NOBM Tremains 12th grade .  St Patricks Primary School

Recipient of this years Best Team Member at NOBM junior Rugby Prize Giving.  This is Lukes second year in the Ross Shield team - which is quite a feat!!

Bailey Lawson

NOBM Tremains 12th grade .  Tamatea Intermediate

Ross Shield Results:
Tuesday 3 October
Napier 24 Hastings West 24
Dannevirke 0 Wairoa 43
Hastings East 12 Central 14

Wednesday 4
Wairoa 5 Hastings East 20
Napier 14 Central 8
Dannevirke 0 Hastings West 72

Thursday 5

tings West 33  Central 14
Dannevirke 0 Hastings East 36

Napier 14 Wairoa 14

Friday 6
Napier 59  Dannevirke 12
Wairoa 17  Central 0
Hastings West 33 Hastings East 18

Saturday 7
Dannevirke 0  Central 50
Wairoa 0  Hastings West 50
Napier 33  Hastings East 14

Watties Ross Shield final Points:   9 Hastings West   8 Napier   6 Central   4 Hastings East   3 Wairoa   0 Dannevirke


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

"Is that the Ballycashel Echo?" asks Mick.

"How much would it be to put an ad in your paper?"

"Five pounds an inch," a woman replies. "Why? What are you selling?"

"A ten-foot ladder," said Mick before slamming the phone down.


Mrs Murphy is looking for the grave of her late husband (a notorious criminal) as it has been a while since she was there.
She goes to the cemetary's management office and says "I am looking for my husbands grave"
"Ok madam", say"s the director "What was his name?"
"John Murphy" she answers.
He looks through his large book for quite a time and says "sorry there are no John Murphys in our cemetary, nothing but one Mary murphy".
The woman brightens up and says "Of course that's it, everything was in my name


Dr O'Mahony tells his patient: "I have bad news and worse news, John."

"Oh dear," John replies. "What's the bad news?" asks the patient.

The doctor replies: "You only have 24 hours to live."

"That's terrible," says the patient. "How can the news possibly be worse?"

Dr O'Mahony replies: "I've been trying to contact you since yesterday."

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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”Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist”