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TeamTalk Update - 15 April 2018

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Eddie Wilson


Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club


15 April 2018

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 2018”


NASH CUP of the Clive defenders.  

WIT Trust
Napier Old Boys Marist Premiers 76  CLIVE 0


A bit of a drab day at Farndon Park to take on the Clive River Rats, perfect for both teams to play in cooler conditions though. Willie Benson lead the team on to the field in his 50th appearance and within 3 minutes into it we had 7 points on the board with Michael Buckley scoring his first of two tries for the day… We continued to score at ease during this half until Clive began an attack right on halftime but still could not crack our defence, a good show from our boys.  Halftime score was 45-0.

Clive came out firing in the 2ndspell but still our defence held strong, even with 14 men on the field after a yellow card was issued for repeated infringing Clive just couldn’t bust thru. 5 tries were scored by  NOB Marist in this half with Clive still not managing a point  -  76-0 at the final whistle.   Our try scorers were Mitch Drew 3 and 2 conversions, Michael Buckley 2, Shae Tucker 2, Ellery Wilson 2 and 1 conversion, Ricky Hayes 1, Sean Skeet 1, Liam Edwards 1 and 5 conversions.  Great to see so many supporters on the sideline, keep up the good work - Taradale next week on Tremain Field, see you all there.


Report – Greig Lyndsay

Scoring:  3min Michael Buckley try/con Liam Edwards  - 7-0 ;  5m Edwards try  - 12-0 ;  11m Mitch Drew try/con Edwards  - 19-0 ;  15m Shae Tucker try/con Edwards  - 26-0 ;   20m Ricky Hayes try  -  31-0 ;  31m Drew try/con Edwards  - 38-0 ;  38m Tucker try/con Edwards  -  45-0  ///   55m Sean Skeet try  -  50-0 ;  67m Drew try  -  55-0  ;  72m Ellery Wilson try/con 62-0  ;  77m Drew  try/con Drew  -  69-0 ;  80m Wilson try/con Drew  -  76-0

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day -  3. Hannon Brighouse    2. Shae Tucker    3. Mitch Drew.

Other Premier Results: Central 19 Pirates 26  :  Taradale 5 Tech 26  :  Havelock North 32 Tamatea 25  :  HRS 46 MAC 13

Points – 17 Havelock North ; 15 NOBM, HRS ;  11 Tech  ;  10 Taradale ; 7 Tamatea  ;  5 MAC ; 4 Pirates :  1 Clive, Central, 



Town  & Country PRATT TROPHY 

Napier Old Boys Marist Premier Reserve 84  TAMATEA 5

This week the Richard Kepka Builders Premier Development team travelled to the Hastings Sports Park to take on Tamatea.  Unfortunately for the second week in a row the opposition was struggling to put a team together and the game started with them only having 12 players.   We started strong and stuck to our structure for the first twenty scoring a couple of good tries.  Our forwards carried well and the backs clinical passing made the try’s look easy.  This is about the time our discipline started to let us down.  Although we scored several more tries we let Tamatea run too much with the ball, tackled poorly and gave away far too many penalties.  With the penalty count at 16 – 2 we should have been getting thrashed ourselves, especially when we played the last 5 minutes of the half with a man in the bin. The big positive from the half was Thomas scoring a hattrick on the wing on his return from Aussie.

The second half started better than the first had finished.  We held possession again scored several more well-constructed tries and we stuck to the game plan and only conceded 5 penalties in the half although another yellow card was not ideal.  There were a few patches where we went quiet and Tamatea who by this stage had 15 on the field, played well and came close to our line, but we defended this well and held them out. Final score 84-5

It was good to have such a dominant win again, 14 tries in total just like last week, but a much-improved performance.


Report - Wade Colville-Smith


Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day -   3. Max Martin     2. Matt Wyatt     1. William Halpin

Other Premier Results: Taradale 31 YMP 5  ;  Tech 42 HRS 38  ;  Havelock North 18 Porongahau 7  ;  WCUMR 30 Central 22  ;  Aotea 32 MAC 25  ;  Maraenui 48 Clive 0   Bye - Otane

Points Pool A –   20 Taradale :  19 NOBM : 15 Otane, Aotea ;  13 HRS :  10 YMP :  9 Maraenui  : 7 MAC :  6 Tech, Central :  1 Clive :  0 Porongahau  : -1 Havelock North  :  -5 Tamatea


Napier Old Boys / Texan Doolans Thirds 5  FLAXMERE 25

Napier Old Boys Texan Doolans lost 25-5 against Flaxmere down at home ground 2, Whitmore Park.  8 OBM players, playing in their club shorts and socks and a bunch of Texans made up the team. We should have a few more OBM players in 2 weeks when we play on home ground 1, Park Island. The team is starting to take shape and there is good spirit in the team. We just need a win now.. Keep up the good work lads.

Report courtesy of ‘AJ’

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day -  3. Darren H.     2. Matt F.     1. Jamie B.

Other Thirds Results – Pirates 59 MAC 0  ;  HRS 28 Taradale 26  ;  Havelock North WBD  Eskview LBD    Bye – Takapau

Points – 10 Havelock North, Flaxmere  :  9 Pirates  :  7 Taradale :  6 HRS  :  0  NTOB/NOBM, MAC, Takapau  :  -10 Eskview


 Napier Old Boys Marist Colts 

We didn’t have any preseason games so today was always going to be interesting. The ground was in great condition for open fast rugby.
 HN kicked off and got a yellow card in the first play. Their second card came shortly after and by half time they had 3 players in the bin for foul play. This didn’t phase our lads who played some superb open running rugby. The forwards set the platform for our backs to run rampant. Sonny Korosigsiga and Craig Sharplin both had strong games and showed why they are knocking on the door of the Prems team.  By half time we had a commanding lead 37-0  lead.

The 2nd half was much more of an arm wrestle with both  teams struggling with their 1st competition game. The Havelock team got an intercept try when we were trying to run the ball from deep in our 22. But other than that they never threatened the try line.  Our defence was strong but fitness was weak and we ended the game with a 49 - 7 win. We have a lot to work on in the next few weeks, but nothing training can’t fix. A great first game for many new players so it was very hard to pick players of the day.

Our try scorers were 3 Craig Sharplin, 2 Sonny Korosigasiga, 1 Sam Smithers, Dylan Mair, Paul Lapa.  Liam Batt converted 1 try and James Mitchell converted 2 tries and kicked a penalty.

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day – 3. Fatu Peletiso    2. James Mitchell    1. Harlem Sialemisa

Other Colts Results –  Eskview 10  Pirates 36  :  Taradale 34  Onga Tiko 5  :   HRS 62  MAC 10

– 5 NOBM, Pirates, Taradale, HRS  :    0  Eskview, Havelock North, Onga Tiko, MAC

New Players and school-leavers always Welcome

‘Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist in 2018’

For all Rugby Matters please contact

Craig Gowler
Director of Rugby & Premier head coach  -  0272 402 550


Matt Wyatt

Director of Rugby Development  -  022 616 4250

Your enquiries

Training is open to all our players as well as new players and school leavers.  For further Info please feel free to contact either Craig Gowler  or  Matt Wyatt (featured above)
Your enquiries are Welcome


Premier Pool A 24/03 vs Pirates (H) won 68-9  :  30/03 vs Tech (Whitmore Pk) won 35-25  : 07/04 vs Central (Central Park) won  74-5 :  14/04 crossover – vs Clive (Farndon Park) (38th consecutive win) won 76-0  :  21/04 vs Taradale (H) :  Quarter Finals -

Premier Reserve vs -  24/03 WCUMR (H) won 39-11 :  30/03 vs HRS (Elwood Pk) won 17-14  :  07.04 vs Aotea (H) won 88-10 14/04 vs Tamatea (Ron Giorgi Pk) 84-5  :  21/04 vs Porongahau (White Domain)  :  28/04 vs Maraenui (H)  :  05/05  vs YMP (Raupunga)  :  12/05  Final (winners pool A v B

Thirds – This season due to insufficient numbers available for a full squad we are combining with the Tech players who are in a similar position to field a joint NOBM/NTOB XV   – 07/04 – vs Havelock North (Anderson Park) lost 14-32  :  14/04 vs Flaxmere (Whitmore Park) lost 5-25 :  21/04 – Bye  :  28/04 vs Pirates (Tremain Field)  :  05.05 vs HRS (Elwood Park)  :  12/05 vs Takapau (Whitmore Park)

Colts – 14/4 vs Havelock North (Anderson Park) won 49-7 -   :  21/4 vs Taradale (Tremain Field)   :  28/4 vs Pirates (Tamatea Park)   :  5/5 vs MAC (Tremain Field)   :   12/5 vs Eskview (Tremain Field)   :  19/5 vs Onga Tiko (Tremain Field)   :  26/5 vs HRS (Elwood Park) 

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


Congratulations to the following twelve Napier Old Boys Marist players who have been selected in the wider Hawkes Bay/Saracens training squad to prepare for the match in Wellington vs Tasman on May 2.
Chris Johnston,  Ellery Wilson,  Hannon Brighouse,  Johnny Lauano,  Matt Gardner,  Michael Buckley,  Mitch Drew,  Ricky Hayes,  Shae Tucker,  Jack Nelson-Murray,  Zac Donaldson,  Sia Paiese.

NOBM Coaching Staff - 2018


Head coach  - Craig Gowler   :   Assistant  - Steve Bennet

Management  - Greg Lindsey  / Tim Jones / Todd Donaldson


Premier Development

Head coach  - Sam Williams   :   Assistant  - Kurt Chambers

Management  - Wade Colville-Smith


Head coach  - Steve Smithers   :   Assistant  - Monty Monteith

Management  - Bevan Hanlon    :  

AJ  +


Coaching  - Ellery Wilson / Sam Weber

Management  - Tim Jones/Craig Gowler/ Matt Wyatt 


Just had a message from our Chefs Rick & Sue that as from THURSDAY  12 April
the weekly Thursday Evening Meals will be available once again
ONLY $10 each  -





For more details check us out on Facebook:


2018 NOBM Junior Rugby Committee

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

Waka Petera, Dave Walls, Rochelle Williams, Grant Frommherz.

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”




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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"

Clubroom Happenings

Shape Life  Brokers  Supporter of the Day -  Tom Byrne


Pak n save Tamatea raffle winner  this week -  Fabian (Marist Football)


Brokerweb Risk Services Lucky Members  draw $150Saia Paese  -  Pool $100 next week
>>>  Make Sure YOUR Subs are paid to be elegible.


Grab a Club Bargain Today

‘Green Machine’ Kooga Caps

Available now from the Club Bar
At the bargain price of only  $20 adult size  &  $15 kids size

Be in quick while stocks last



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


Clubroom Bookings
for all Functions or Events

In the first instance please contact:
Club Bar Manager
 Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile - 021 059 3943


THAT in tidying up my PC Inbox came across an interesting Flashback from 2013  -  And where are they today?  Well we all know Johnny is a valued member and goal kicker of our WIT Trust OBM Premier side and who has just been selected in the wider Hawkes Bay training squad, while Patrick has just returned from touring in South Africa with the Napier Boys High 1st XV where they attended the World Schools Rugby Festival in Paarl.

For the record the NZ Marist Rugby Federation games below saw the Marist Senior XV go down to the NZRU Heartland XV 25-12, while in the schoolboys curtainraiser North overwhelmed South by 74-5.  Napier OB Marist’s 12th grade representative flanker Patrick Teddy scored two tries in the match for the Northern team which was coached by his dad Paul Teddy.

And of the photo of 2013 photo of Patrick Teddy scoring in the 112th Ross Shield tournament at Waipukurau, the TeamTalk headline read ‘The Ross Shield is Napier’s Shield’ as the team were unbeaten at the tournament with wins v Dannevirke 50-3,  Central 63-0,  Hastings West 29-7,  Wairoa 68-0 and Hastings West 27-12.  Seven NOBM Juniors were selected in the Hawkes Bay Ross Shield XV – Manaaki Aranui, Kegan Christian-Goss, Tanielu Ta’a, Patrick Teddy, Leo Thompson, Tyrone Thompson and Kurtis Weeks.

* A footnote to the pic below Johnny suffered a shoulder injury in yesterdays 76-0 Premier win over Clive so his ‘green machine’ team mates and our supporters wish him well for a speedy recovery.

That was played at Timaru on Saturday 9 November 2013

Napier Old Boys Marists representative  

Ioane  Johnny’  Lauano

The curtainraiser to the above fixture was the annnual
NZ Marist Primary Schools   
Northern  vs  Southern fixture

Napier OB Marist Juniors representative
Patrick Teddy

THAT up to this weekends round of Super Rugby games did you realise that the four Australian franchises had suffered no less than 33 consecutive defeats at the hands of their kiwi opponents.


 THAT  we hear that our dashing and high try scoring former Premier team No.8 Joseph Penitito is on the move again, the latest we’ve heard is that he has signed with the professional French club Bairritz Olympque RFC, also just signed for the same club is former Napier OBM back Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald who has been playing in Auckland over the past couple of seasons.  It will be interesting come the kick-off of the next northern hemisphere season to follow their progress.  Meanwhile Joseph has indicated that he is keen to get back and make some appearances with his mates in the ‘Green Machine’ when his current northern hemisphere season commitments are completed

THAT here is another old Irish Proverb  -  “Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.”


THAT our Super Supporter Paul McGettigan is at it again with this pic of an obviously rural property No. with his NOBM club scarf draped around it after the Premiers 76-0 result over Clive and the 38th consecutive win.  Over recent  games as our Prems wins that have continued to accumulate from both Nash Cup and Maddison Trophy games, McGoo has sourced an appropriate address No. decorated, usually the letterbox in club colours and posted the pic on Facebook.  And what about his quip following yesterday final whistle; How ironic that today's score vs Clive was 76....exactly 2 x 38 !

THAT we remind to Make Sure your Subs that are due as from 1st April are paid so you can maintain your members rates when making over the club bar as well as club merchandise purchases.    As in the past we look forward to and appreciate your valued and continued support of our top performing Club again in 2018.


THAT a reminder to our readers – If  YOU would like to contribute or offer your comments re rugby in general or our Club, then send a ‘Letter to the Editor’.   Please feel free to email your contributions - we look forward to your comments and thoughts.  Don’t bottle it up or tell someone else contact TeamTalk today.


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


++++  The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best !


“It’s only a graze on my knee. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks.”
Mr Optimism Hurricanes TJ Perenara tells his coach after rupturing his medial cruciate ligament which will be a lot more than just a couple of weeks to recuperate from.

There is far too much talk about good ball and bad ball. In my opinion, good ball is when you have possession and bad ball is when the opposition have it.”          
Former British & Irish Lion Dick Jeeps.

"The French are predictably unpredictable."
Andrew Mehrtens.

"I've seen a lot people like him, but they weren't playing on the wing."
Colin Meads on Jonah Lomu.


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This Weeks Poser – Magpie and Hurricanes first five Ihaia West is heading off to France at the end of the Super Rugby season – which club will he be playing for ?    

Poser 2 –
 How many tries did WIT Trust OBM Premiers Michael Buckley score against Central last Saturday  ?    

Poser 3 – When was the last time the Blues made the playoffs ?     

Last Weeks Poser – Over the past ten years how many Super Rugby titles have New Zealand teams won ?     Answer – 7 titles

Poser 2 –
  How many points did Ihaia West kick for the Hurricanes on Friday evening ?      Answer - 16

Poser 3 – How many tries did the Sharks score in the same match ?     Answer -  4


Investec Super Rugby   
Round 9 – Hurricanes 25 Chiefs 13 :  Sunwolves 10 Blues 24  :  Rebels 22 Jaguares 25 :  Highlanders 43 Brumbies 17 :  Waratahs 37 Reds 16 :  Sharks 10 Bulls 40       Byes – Stormers, Lions,  Crusaders

Round 10 – Blues v Highlanders   :  Waratahs v Lions   :  Crusaders v Sunwolves   :  Reds v Chiefs   :  Bulls v Rebels   :  Sharks v Stormers   :  Brumbies v Jaguares   Byes - Hurricanes



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.

> 2018 – 87th Spillane TournamentAuckland – 9-11 March 2018
> 2018 South Island Marist
Tournament – to be hosted by the Ashburton Celtic Club – 3-4 March 2018
> 2018 NZ Marist Colts Tour (Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Invercargill)
> 2018 NZ Marist Senior XV  vs  NZRU Heartland XV  - details tbc

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


EHM Netball 



WE - Need more players to fill our teams  >>> Come and join our friendly club.

>>>For more Info  please Contact: President: Glenys Hannan  027 8355 565

Secretary/Treasurer:  Jacqui Gardiner  0272 398 204  or  Gear Manager: Jo Exeter  0276 227 607  /  Jill Verschaffelt  027 299 2704


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: Glenys Hannan  027 8355 565

Secretary/Treasurer:  Jacqui Gardiner  0272 398 204    Gear Manager: Jo Exeter  0276 227 607  /  Jill Verschaffelt  027 299 2704 
Club Captain – tba

‘Team up with 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 
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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 Leahy,  Abby Burrows,  Calim Leathard  - plus Club Coach and Team Captains.

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 2018-19 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 2018-19

The Leprechaun Comments 

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!"


A Irishman rushed into a barber's shop with a pig under his arm.

"Where did you get that?" asked the barber.

"I won him in a raffle," said the pig.


"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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