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Eddie Wilson


Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club


29 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”


WIT Trust
Napier Old Boys Marist Premiers  v  TAMATEA  - won by default

EDITORIAL OPINION  The default by Tamatea on the eve of this Nash Cup quarter final fixture made the outcome something of a Claytons win for our Premiers and one which really is a sad reflection on the strength of Premier grade rugby in some sectors.  The real irony was the fact that their Tamatea Premier Reserves had a bye on Saturday and that the Tamatea hierarchy should have been insisting that their players step up to help fulfill the clubs commitments and assist any shortfall in the clubs top team so that their Premiers game could be played as scheduled.

In Napier Old Boys Marist’s case it was undoubtedly a disappointment for our loyal supporters, but guess it will have given our WIT Trust OBM Premier players a chance to have a small break and the opportunity to freshen up as they head into the more demanding end of the Nash Cup round and tougher games ahead.  This state of affairs in Hawkes Bay premier grade rugby also saw Central Sports default their premier game yesterday against Clive as well.      Ed.

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day -  3.

Other Premier Results:  HRS 52 Pirates 18 :  Tech 55 MAC 5 :  Havelock North 13 Taradale 16 :  Clive won by default  : Central lost be default

Points – 20 NOBM, HRS   17 Havelock North   16 Tech   10 Taradale    7 MAC   6 Clive, Tamatea    4 Pirates   1 Central



Town  & Country PRATT TROPHY 

Napier Old Boys Marist Premier Reserve 41  MARAENUI 27

This week the Richard Kepka Premier Development team were at home at Tremain Field to Maraenui.   After a tough battle last week, we knew we were in for another this week.

The game was a tight affair from the start, but we kept our composure throughout the first half and scored regularly for a well-deserved twenty-point lead.  Unfortunately, all that good effort was marred by Willy Halpin suffering a serious leg break.   With the game switched to the other field we continued to dominate Maraenui, especially in the face of a few high shots that were starting to creep into the game.  We held our composure thoughout and managed 7 tries to 4 with the final score 41 – 27.

Everyone contributed well today but our standouts were Chops who in his first 80 mins of the season was huge around the break down and in defence.  Dela who carried the ball strongly and made huge meters, which was only matched by his bone jarring defence, and Mo who dominated at scrum time and made numerous tackles.   Our try scorers were Sam, Mike, Mo, Jared, Eddie and George who scored another impressive double, with Sam converting 3.


Next week’s trip to Raupaunga looks to be the toughest challenge of the season yet with several serious injuries from yesterday’s game. Willy’s broken leg, Jared with fractured ribs, Corey with a torn ear and Kurt with one of the worst cases of pink eye I have ever seen, luckily, we have a good squad and can hopefully continue our run to a first round home final.  We hope for a fast and full recovery for these guys and look forward to seeing them back on the side-line.

Report – Wade Colville-Smith


Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day -   3. Darryn Wester    2. Mandela Sene     1. Morunga Whaanga

Other Premier Results: Taradale 27 Aotea 10 :  YMP 26 Tech 32 :  HRS 12 Havelock North 50 :  Central 14 Otane 37 :  Porongahau 18 MAC 26  :  Clive 31 WCUMR 17   Bye – Tamatea

Points:   29 NOBM  26 Taradale  25 Otane  18 HRS  17 WCUMR, MAC  15 Aotea  11 Central, Tech,  9 Maraenui, Havelock Nth,  7 YMP,  6 Clive,  3 Porongahau,  -5 Tamatea


Napier Old Boys Marist / Texan Doolans Thirds  23 PIRATES 24

Yesterday our combined clubs XV lost 23-24 against Pirates at our home ground, Tremain Field in the feature game of the day.  Eight OBM players, turning out in their club shorts and socks and jerseys and a bunch of Texans made up the team.  As well two other OBM players stood down as we had more than our full contingent in this joint clubs side.   It was good to play in our OBM jerseys for the first time this season. This really lifted the boys and even the Texans could feel the ‘power of the jersey’. 

We had a great start and got up to a good lead.  We then felt sorry for the PirateS boys so let them back into the game, and unfortunately let them steal the game in the last minute.    But it was a great improvement on the last few weeks and things are looking promising.  It was good to get 2 points from the game.  So well done lads you showed the sort of character and guts that the team requires.

Report courtesy of ‘AJ’  

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day -   3. Matt F     2. James L    1. Hayden K

Other Thirds Results – MAC 12 Eskview 7 :  Flaxmere 22 Havelock North 29  :  Taradale 27 Takapau 21  :   Bye – HRS

Points – 20 Havelock North   18 Pirates  14 Flaxmere   12 Taradale  10 HRS  9 MAC  6 Takapau   2 NTOB/NOBM    -9 Eskview


Napier Old Boys Marist Colts 
59  PIRATES  5

Yesterday we played Pirates colts at their home field Pak n Save Stadium (Tamatea Park). The lads were flat during the warm up and were hard to motivate before the start of the game. We started poorly and reacted badly to the very vocal Pirate team.  This resulted in a very scrappy affair where we were having trouble keeping to the game plan.  We finished the half better than we should 14 – 5 ahead.


The second half was far better.  The introduction of Jack Nelson-Murray late in the first half helped to settle the lads and start the second spell well. As the second forty went on we got better and better and we started to play to our game plan and the tries started to flow which eventually saw us win the game convincingly 59 – 5.


It was great to have the services of the Sharplin Brothers, Sonny and Jack and the experience they bring to the team. They are playing ‘down’ in the colts but still maintain their very high standards of play which lifts the rest the team.    Try scorers were Lolani Faleiva and Sonny Korosigasiga but got 2, Logan Brenton-Rule, Ryan Murphy, Craig Sharplin, Taine Williams and Palea Faleiva. Liam Batt converted 7 of the 9 tries.


We would like to thank our followers who came down and supported the lads and in particular the large number of Premier players and coaching team that were on the sideline supporting us.  Thanks Guys.

Report courtesy – Bevan Hanlon

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day –  3. Paul Lapa     2. Logan Brenton-Rule    1. Ryan Murphy

Other Colts Results – Eskview 0 Taradale 51 :  Havelock North LBD MAC WBD :  Onga Tiko 22 HRS 37

Points – 15 NOBM, HRS   11 Taradale,  10 MAC,  5 Pirates, Onga Tiko,   1 Eskview,    -10 Havelock North


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



NASH CUP - 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)  won 76-0   :  21/04 vs Taradale (H) (39th consecutive win) won 67-18  :  28/04 Quarter Finals – vs Tamatea - won by default (H)  :  05/05 Semi Final – vs Taradale (H)

PRATT TROPHY - 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) won 84-5 :  21/04 vs Porongahau (White Domain) won 32-29  :  28/04 vs Maraenui (H) won 41-27 :  05/05  vs YMP (Raupunga)  :  12/05  Final (winners pool A v B

MAURY COADY CUP - 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) lost 23-24   05.05 vs HRS (Elwood Park)  :  12.05 vs Takapau (Whitmore Park)

ARHTUR BROWN CUP - Colts – 14/4 vs Havelock North (Anderson Park) won 49-7 -   :  21/4 vs Taradale (Tremain Field) won 43-24  28/4 vs Pirates (Tamatea Park) won 59-5  :  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) 

"Luck is not something that happens by chance.
Luck is earned through dedication, work and determination."


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     



Coaching  - Ellery Wilson / Sam Weber

Management  - Tim Jones/Craig Gowler/ Matt Wyatt


A message from our Chefs Rick & Sue that the
weekly Thursday Evening Meals are available
and  ONLY $10 each  -



Nickname: Lemon
D.O.B. 19.09 1995
Weight: 100Kg   Height:  1.83     School: Napier Boys High
Rep Rugby: North Harbour Mitre10 + B’s,  NZ Universities
Plus Club teams – Otago Uni (‘Mighty Bookworms’), Northcote, Marist
Occupation: PWC Auditor
Favourite Quote: ‘Hard work beats talent when talents refuses to work hard’
Positions played: 12, 13  Favourite position: 13

D.O.B.  15.11.1997
Weight: 103.6Kg
Height: 1.86
School: Taradale High School
Rep Rugby: HB U19 2016, HB Saracens  2017, Magpies 2017, HB Sevens 2016 & 2017
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Favourite Quote: ‘Rugby and Church’  /  ‘If you’re not first you’re last’
Positions players: Flanker / Lock   Favourite position Flanker



FLASHBACK -  2017 Bali International 10’s Champions

“Fundraising  Opportunities  Wanted”

Hi everyone
We are going back to the 2018 Bali International 10’s Tournament in October this year to try and defend our title.
 >>> If you have any fundraising opportunities for us please message me or call me on 027 240 2550 <<<
Thanks a lot,





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.


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”



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"

Clubroom Happenings

Shape Life  Brokers  Supporter of the Day -  Rik Anderson 

Pak n save Tamatea raffle winner  this week -  Jordie Clarke 

Brokerweb Risk Services Lucky Members  draw $150Terry Marsh – not present so pool snowballs to $200 next week
>>>  Make Sure YOUR Subs are paid to be elegible and YOU are present at the clubrooms


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 since the reintroduction of the Hawkes Bay Challenge Shield into Hawkes Bay club rugby in 2009 as a Ranfurly Shield-type trophy of which our Premiers are the current holders NOB Marist’s 67-18 win over Taradale last week was the premiers 19th successful defence in the current tenure, having taken the Shield off Pirates on 9 April, 2016.   The previous record of successful defences in one tenure was 14 by Taradale, 2014-2015.

THAT here’s a random screen shot of our chairman Terry Gittings being interviewed on Sky Sport last Saturday prior to the kickoff of the WIT Trust OBM Premiers – Taradale Nash Cup encounter.  The filming in the clubrooms certainly gave a great coverage of the impressive current lineup of trophies on display.  Also being interviewed was out Premiers head coach Craig Gowler prior to his side getting out on Tremain Field and turning on an impressive second half to record a 67-18 win over Taradale. 


THAT here’s a random Flashback from July 1990 Napier HSOB chairman Bill Reilly and Marist life member and  former President Joe Kelly,  oblivious of our TeamTalk camera and deep in discussion and not about their respective crops of potatoes, but more likely about the impending amalgamation of the two McLean Park based clubs.


THAT here’s a Flashback featuring the chairmen of the two clubs Bill Reilly and Dennis Buckley signing the agreement toward the joining of the Napier High School Old Boys (Est.1910) and the Napier Marist Rugby (Est.1908) Clubs.  This sign-off was preceded by a number of meetings between sub committees of the two clubs which included Bill Reilly, Gary Macdonald, Tony Dick and Graeme Wall from Napier HSOB and Marist’s Dennis Buckley, Ian MacRae, Kevin Murphy and Eddie Wilson who worked at reaching an agreeance on a number of points and to make their recommendation back to their respective clubs on the best way forward.  These were real interesting times to say the least and to think that this all happened some 28 years ago!

THAT here is another old Irish Proverb  -  “Better to be a man of character than a man of means.”

THAT a here’s another historic Flashback  - (November 9, 1990).   The morning after the 1st Annual Meeting, the two  former chairmen of the newly amalgamated clubs, Napier High School Old Boys Bill Reilly and Napier Marist’s Dennis Buckley pose for the former ‘Daily elegraph’  with an artists impression of the new Napier Old Boys Marist Clubs 1991 inaugural playing strip.

THAT we remind Members to Make Sure your Subs that WERE due as from 1st April are paid so you can maintain your members rates when making purchases 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 our No.1 fan McGoo has been at it again this time in Napier Terrace while he was out on a training walk.  Maybe he should knocked on their front door to inform the residents that have now been ordained as NOBM supporters!


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


++++  Rugby is not just a sport, it’s a way of life.


“I used to be referred to as the England head coach.  Now it’s the Australian in charge of England.”
Eddie Jones.

“The Sunwolves are capable of random acts of greatness. It’s hard to play against that and we’re fully aware that if we’re not on our game they’ll open us up.”
Hurricanes Ben May


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This Weeks Poser – Who called a player triple ‘T’ ?    

Poser 2 –
 Can you remember the score the last time OBM Premiers played Tamatea  ?    

Poser 3 – Which two players are being touted to captain the All Blacks in Kieran Read’s absence ?   

Last Weeks Poser – Who scored the runaway try for the Black Ferns in the Womens Final vs Australia ?      Answer – Kelly Brazier

Poser 2 –
 Under pressure Rugby Australia’s chief Raelene Castle, what other sports was she CEO ?   Answer – Netball NZ and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs NRL Club

Poser 3 – In round robin play how many games will the Magpies play at McLean Park ?   Answer – 5 – vs Counties Manukau, Bay of Plenty, North Harbour, Northland, Manawatu.


Investec Super Rugby   

Round 11 – Fri.27 Hurricanes 43 Sunwolves 15 : Sat. 28 Stormers 35 Rebels 18 :  Reds 27 Lions 22  :  Blues 13 Jaguares 20  :  Brumbies 8 Crusaders 21  :  Sun.29  Bulls 28 Highlanders 29

Round 12 – Fri 4  Chiefs v Jaguares  :  Rebels v Crusaders  Sat. 5  Waratahs v Blues  :  Hurricanes v  Lions   Sun.6  Stormers v Bulls  :  Sharks v Highlanders



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 – 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 

The Shamrocks had their first competition game yesterday against Tamatea with a loss.

All games in this round will be played in Hastings. 
Next Saturday 5 May we will play Eskview Shakers @

Come and support the Shamrocks



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 
‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball in 2018'


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

>>> For all Napier Marist Football info please contact - Kevin Murphy  -  0272 970 238





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,  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 

"Ma'am, I'd like to order a Guinness."

"You must be Irish."

"Oh, so ordering a Guiness makes me Irish? If I ordered a Pizza, would you assume I'm Italian?"

"I didn't..."

"And if I ordered a Bratwurst, would that make me German?"

"No, but..."

"So why exactly do you think I'm Irish then?"

"Sir, this is a book store."


It was raining hard and a big puddle had formed in front of an Irish pub.

An old man stood beside the puddle holding a stick with a string on the end and jiggled it up and down in the water. A curious gentleman asked what he was doing.

'Fishing,' replied the old man.

'Poor old fool' thought the gentleman, so he invited the old man to have a drink in the pub.

Feeling he should start some conversation while they were sipping their whisky, the gentleman asked, And how many have you caught?'

'You're the eighth.'

“Hello, Pan American Airlines?” said Mick Lonegan. “Could ye be tellin’ me how long it takes to fly from Boston to Dublin?”
The voice on the telephone said “I’ll see sir, just a minute.”
“Ahh, ’tis fast. Thank ye,” Mick said as he hung up.


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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