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Eddie Wilson

Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club


5 November 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


> Summer of Sevens <

Napier Old Boys Marist Invitational 7’s Tournament
Now a qualifier for the National Club 7’s
(Middlesex Country Wavell Wakefield Cup)

Saturday 18th November

at Tremain & Bond Fields

Cup Championship  -  $2500
Runners-up  -  $500  -  Plate Winner  -  $500  -  Bowl Winner  -  $500  -  Shield Winner  -  $400  -  Colts Championship  -  $400

>>>  Entries Close  -  Tues 7 November  @  5pm   <<<

Entry fee per team (max 16 teams) $300   /  $150 team Colts (max 12 teams)
Ellery Wilson  -  0279 649 060   /

Napier Old Boys Marist Invitational 7’s Tournament


Sevens  Training
>>> Starts tomorrow Monday  6 November, Park Island at 6pm  -  Come along and get involved  >>> Everyone WELCOME

We will be training Monday & Wednesdays - with Saturday morning starting at Nfinite Fitness  - 

See YOU there

Pass the word around  -  Bring your mates 

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


Thanks once again to all members and friends who have generously supported the teams
# Fundraisers toward the Premier teams successful 2017 Bali 10s Trip #
Your generosity and assistance has been greatly appreciated







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"














Get along and Support the
Which is a Fundraiser for the Relay to Life
Team of six people ($40 per team)
at the OBM  Clubrooms
Friday 17th November  -  7.30 - 9pm




Clubrooms Hire
for all 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




the results of yesterdays First Class fixture in Timaru between the NZRU Heartland XV vs  NZ Marist XV which featured young Magpie squad members Napier OBM’s Zach Donaldson and Hastings R&S’s Jacob Devery saw the Heartland narrowly take out the match in winning 41-39  -  Oh so close. 

Just after halftime NZ Marist led by 22 points but could not hang on against a fast finishing Heartland side who notched up their sixth McRae Cup win.  Despite a 36-14 lead the Marist side who had been assembled only the day before and with minimal time to develop their side succumbed to the more established combinations in the Heartland XV which was selected from the second and third division provincial teams side which had more time together prior to the one-off annual fixture.


THAT a reminder to our players who were presented with Cups at the annual Dinner & Trophy presentation evening could you please returned them back to the clubrooms at
your earliest convenience so we can complete our 2017 display of trophies.  Trophies still to be returned are from Jarrod Travers – Colts.  Sam Miringaorangi, Tim Jones, George Moleli
– Reserves.  Johnny Lauano – Premier.   Morunga Whaanga, Chris Johnston – Club Awards.


                                 -      Summer of Sevens      -

THAT just recapping on a bit of action from our 2016 Old Boys Marist Invitational Sevens tournament at Tremain Field
in 2016 sees loosies Joseph Penitito in the convincing 43-5 Open Final win against Taranaki’s Southern Sharks and Chris Johnston in action against local our NZM affiliates Hastings
Rugby & Sports in Napier’s 14-5 win in our Prems winning semi-final.  Make Sure YOU get along to Tremain Field on Saturday week (18 November) to once again catch the ACTION at
our annual invitation Sevens tournament.

it looks more like a game that should have been play ‘down under’.  The All Blacks – Barbarians encounter last night featured no less than 36 of the 46 players over the two
sides in the lineups at Twickenham last night were kiwis.  Baba’s coach Robbie Deans unveiled a team studded with New Zealanders to face the All Blacks at Twickenham  which featured ten
Kiwis, including five who have represented the All Blacks, are in the starting line up and another three are on the bench.  There were also four South Africans in the starting side and another five
among the reserves while starting lock Sam Carter is the lone Australian.  And not as single European in the side !

Much of the problem is that the power clubs have a stranglehold on the game in England and won’t make players available for this prestigious 127 year old English club.  Whereas in New Zealand all

top players super rugby upwards are contracted to the NZRU in the first instance.

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 were you aware that in the Ross Shield which was first played for in 1902, yes 115 years ago, is actually older than the
Ranfurly Shield which came into being in 1904.  This annual competition for primary schoolboy teams within the environs of the Hawkes Bay Rugby Union is played for annually
between the sub unions of the province.  At this years tournament hosted on our clubs home grounds at Tremain Field, a new chapter was written by the 2017 winning team
Hastings West.  Their team which was captained and well led by Kahlia Awa – a girl.  It was the first time that a girl had captained a Ross Shield team let alone winning the coveted
trophy which just goes to prove that girls can do anything.  Incidently the proud coach of the winning Hastings West team is a former premier player and colts coach with our
NOBM club Anthony Easson.   Well done to both of you.

THAT there were some interesting and complimentary comments logged on the official Bali 10’s Tournament Facebook –   Bali 10s:  Great effort Napier OBM.      Daryl Prince: Yep very
well drilled outfit, if any of these lads want to head to Perth and play some rugby the West Scarborough club would be more than interested.      Stephen Barber: Superb attack and
defence all weekend going through their 6 matches over the weekend scoring 142 and conceding 0!     Wayne Brown: A very good team.        Stephen Barber: 142-0 in 6 games! Says it all!

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


++++  The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.


“Somewhere between stronger to significantly stronger than we were last year.”
An enthusiastic Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd assessing his newly selected squad for the 2018 campaign

“It’s going to be weird…strange coming up against Ards.  He beat me to play with the Barbarians as well.  He was part of this team two years ago so it will be pretty cool.”
On the comeback trail Julian Savea who will be lining up against kid brother in the opening tour match.

I said to him we’re brothers off the field but when we come up against each other it’s going to be a different story.”
What Ardie Savea said to Julian


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This Weeks Poser –  Captain of the Barbarians Andy Ellis when did he last play for the All Blacks ?       

Poser 2  -  
Who were the Magpie players in the NZ Maoris team vs Canada yesterday ?      

Poser 3
 - When are the All Backs due to once again play England ?     

Last Weeks Poser – How many minutes of game time were played in the Mitre10 Championship Final on Friday night ?       Answer -  100 minutes

Poser 2  -  
Can you name the frontrower that score a brace of tries for the winners in Friday nights Mitre10 Championship Final   ?      Answer – Tolu Fahamokioa

Poser 3
 -  How many Cup finals have Canterbury won over the past decade ?      Answer – 9


Northern Tour
5 Nov.  Barbarians 22 All Blacks 31
12 Nov.  France v All Blacks
Paris  (6.45am NZ)
15 Nov.  France v All Blacks
Lyon  (6.55am  NZ)
19 Nov.  Scotland v All Blacks
Edinburgh  (6.15am  NZ)
26 Nov.  Wales v All Blacks
Cardiff  (6.15am)

NZ Maori
4 Nov.  Canada 9 NZ Maori 51
11 Nov.  French Barbarians v NZ Maori
Bordeaux  (9am)



Napier Boys High Rugby - 2017

ACTION  From the recent Hurricanes Regions Secondary Schools Sevens Tournament which saw the Napier BHS team beat St Bernards College (Wgtn), and lose to Wellington Barbarians and Hastings BHS in their opening round.  But success came in the Plate playoffs with wins over Wellington Barbarians and Feilding BHS to finish the tournament in fifth place.


Napier Boys High School will be one of three New Zealand schools in a new world schools rugby festival in South Africa next year.  Invitations sent to 25 New Zealand schools have also been accepted by Otago Boys High School and Auckland school King's College.

The festival is being organised by 2012-2015 Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer who has commitments from 10 top South African school to play 10 first XVs from around the world. At least one Australia side is expected, with invitations also being issued through the Pacific, the UK and Argentina.

The festival will be on April 2-8 next year, part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Paarl Boys' High School in the Stellenbosch wine region of Western Cape Province.

The acceptance of Napier comes as the school embarks on a new rugby era with the forming of a rugby board and the appointment of former Magpies coach and New Zealand Rugby Union director of player development Brendon Ratcliffe as director of rugby at the school.

Napier businessman and school old boy Simon Tremain, a former Hawke's Bay Rugby Union board member who resigned along with three other directors earlier this year, will be one member of the NBHS rugby board, which will be headed by principal Matt Bertram.

Mr Ratcliffe said the school, which this year had 17 teams and up to 380 players, had been planning an overseas rugby trip next year, possibly to South America, when the South African invite "dropped out of the sky" about a month ago.

In the job just a few weeks he contacted Mr Meyer, whom he had met several years ago in his role of CEO of rugby coaching operation The Rugby Site.

Mr Ratcliff was keen to be involved in rugby in an area where up to 25,000 attend the annual match between the two top schools, Paarl and Paarl Roos High School.

"This festival of rugby is a perfect vehicle for NBHS to reward new levels of commitment, dedication and sacrifice on and off the rugby field from our young men," Mr Ratcliffe said.
Each school is expecting two games in the festival and Napier is planning to stay in South Africa another week for two more games.

Coaching clinics and seminars with high profile South African and world rugby personalities are included in the festival along with cultural exchanges and a real focus on the values and spirit of game, and the relationships it builds.




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  -  4 November  2017  - lost 39-41
> 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 -





Saturday 4 November

NOBM Prems travelled to CHB to face their hosts down there. We got 132 in 49 overs, with Mathew Sinclair scoring a 4 & 6 -less 50 not out.

A tight chase ended IN A DRAW - 132 runs each!)

NOBM Big Barrel played a (formerly Celtic) Punjabi team in a T20 with Bevin 'Bogan' Pollock scoring 72 off 51 balls and Tim Orbell 31 off 38 to set a reasonable target.

We won by 49 runs in part helped by Sam Macklow's 4 for 15 off 4 overs. 

NOBM Hobblers batted first against Cornwall Lions. We scored 264/4 with Mason scoring 134. Lions were 211 all out.

Back at the Clubrooms - Downeys meatpacks went to Tim, Rohan and Isobel.

  • Lorraine Whyte won the Bill Reilly draw and Alistair Evans won the Sideline Bar draw.

    at the Clubrooms on Friday  24th November – Opening at 7pm for 7.30pm ‘kick-off’
    $10 person – Teams of 6
    >>> Enter your team by contacting Andrew  - 021 102 4990
    All Welcome

    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 now 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'


    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

    O'Connor was sitting in Ward's Irish bar, Piccadilly, London with a large Rottweiler at his feet.

    'Does your dog bite?' asks Murphy.
    'No,' replies O'Connor.

    So Murphy pats the dog who almost rips his arm off completely.
    'Hey!' screams Murphy, 'you said your dog didn't bite, O'Connor.'

    'That's not my dog Murphy,' concludes O'Connor.

    Two Irish mothers, Kate and Lorna were talking about their sons.

    Kate says, 'My Patrick is such a saint. He works hard, doesn't smoke, and he hasn't so much as looked at a woman in over two years.'

    Lorna responds, 'Well, my Francis is a saint himself. Not only hasn't he not looked at a woman in over three years, but he hasn't touched a drop of liquor in all that time.'

    'My word,' says Kate, 'You must be so proud.'

    'I am,' announces Lorna, 'And when he's paroled next month, I'm going to throw him a big party.'

    Mick, from Dublin , appeared on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' and towards the end of the program had already won 500,000 euros.

    "You've done very well so far," said Chris Tarrant, the show's presenter, "but for a million euros you've only got one life-line left, phone a friend.  Everything is riding on this question. Will you go for it?"

    "Sure," said Mick. "I'll have a go!"

    "Which of the following birds does NOT build its own nest?

  1. a) Sparrow

  2. b) Thrush

  3. c) Magpie

  4. d) Cuckoo?"

    "I haven't got a clue," said Mick, ''so I'll use my last lifeline and phone my friend Paddy back home in Dublin ."

    Mick called up his mate, and told him the circumstances and repeated the question to him.

    "Hell, Mick!" cried Paddy. "Dat's simple. It's a cuckoo."
    "Are you sure?"

    "Of course I'm sure."
    Mick hung up the phone and told Chris, "I'll go with cuckoo as my answer."

    "Is that your final answer?" asked Chris.

    "Dat it is."

    There was a long, long pause and then the presenter screamed, "Cuckoo is the correct answer! Mick, you've won 1 million euros!" The next night, Mick invited Paddy to their local pub to buy him a drink.

    "Tell me, Paddy? How in Heaven's name did you know it was da Cuckoo that doesn't build its own nest?"

    "Because everyone knows he lives in a clock!"


    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

    Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby – Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket – Napier Marist Football – Napier Marist Netball – Napier Marist Softball

    ”Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist”