News & Events

News & Events

The News area has changed!  Browse through the articles or use the search system to the left hand side to find a particular article.

TeamTalk Update - 6 May 2018

Back To Article Search
Eddie Wilson


Non-playing SUBS now Due


Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club


6 May 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 – Semi Final

Napier Old Boys Marist Premiers  89  TARADALE  17

Semi-final action in the new Nash Cup format, saw the WIT sponsored premier lads suit up against Taradale. Despite a blowout score line the last time the two sides meet, everyone within the Premiers camp were expecting Taradale to be a very competitive opponent and compete for longer than the 40 minutes of our previous encounter. There was concern that missing last week’s game would see the boys going into this clash underdone.


But the boys in green has other ideas as any fears of being underdone were quickly gone as the boys played their best 40 forty minutes of the season scoring six sparkling tries, with each try built on multiple phases and outstanding passing and link work. When the whistle blew for the conclusion of the first 40 s the scoreboard read 40 -3 and a Nash Cup finals berth all but assured. While it read as a one sided scoreboard Taradale had sustained periods on attack but a well organised and desperate green wall repelled them and keep them to a lone penalty.


The second half continued where the first half left off as the boys made meters with strong carry’s and quality passes hitting players in space, saw the tries continue to flow with a further 7 added in the second spell. As the players tired Taradale were able to breach the boys line to record a couple of consolation tries. When the final whistle went the boys had racked up 13 tries and recorded a massive 89 -17 victory.


The tries were spread amongst the lads however half back Ellery Wilson managed to cross the chalk 4 times with his superb backing up putting him in the right position to catch the final pass. Special mention must as go to the goal pickers who were on point with Johnny Lauano recording 10/10 and Liam Edwards only miss hitting the uprights from out wide.  

Napier Old Boys Marist 89 (E Wilson 4, L Faleiva, R Hayes, C Johnston, J Lauano, M Drew, P Bickle, S Tucker, M Buckley, S Paese tries; Lauano 10, L Edwards 2 cons) Taradale 17 (K Whakataka, K Hewitt tries; B Truesdale 2 cons, pen)

Report courtesy - Tim Jones


Scoring:  5min. Taradale penalty  - 0-3 ;  6m Ellery Wilson try/con Liam Edwards -  7-3 ;  12m  Mitch Drew try  - 12-0 ;  15m  Ricky Hayes try/Edwards con - 19-3 ;   25m Michael Buckley try/con Johnny Lauano -  26-3 ;  27m. Paul Bickle try/con Lauano -  33-3 ;  32m Chris Johnston try/con Lauano  - 40-3   ///  44m Shae Tucker try/con Lauano  -  47-3 ;  51m  Taradale try/con -  47-10 ;   53m Ellery Wilson try/con Lauano -  54-10 ;  58m  Wilson try/con Lauano - 61-10  ;  66m. Sala Paese try/con Lauano -  68-10 ;  70m Johnny Lauano try/con  -  75-10 ;  74m  Wilson try/con Lauano -  82-10 ;  78m  Taradale try/con  -  82-17 ;  80m Lolani Faleiva try/con Lauano -  89-17

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day -  3. Chris Jonhston   2. Ellery Wilson   1. Johnny Lauano

Other Premier ResultsSemi FinalHRS 23 Tech 26    Other games – Havelock North wbd Central lbd :  MAC 35 Pirates 22   :   Tamatea 35 Clive 55

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

  Congratulations to Willie Benson on playing his 50th and blazer game for the NOBM Premiers against Taradale yesterday.



Town  & Country PRATT TROPHY

Napier Old Boys Marist Premier Reserve 33  YMP  14

The Richard Kepka Builders Premier Reserves travelled to Waikare yesterday to take on YMP.  Things didn't start too well with YMP scoring a try after just 3 minutes from a series of forward drives. Our boys picked themselves up and started spinning the ball wide and really stretched the YMP defence. This resulted in three great tries, one of which was converted and that gave us a handy 17-7 lead at the break.

The second half was a battle for the first 20 minutes with both sides scoring a try but in the final 20 our fitness and all out attack paid dividends with a further two tries to give us a final score of 34 to 14.

Report courtesy - Dave Chittenden

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day -   3. Max    2. Kurt    1. Isaac

Other Premier Results: Central 14 Porongahau 15  :  Maraenui 14 Taradale 22 :  Tech wbd Tamatea lbd   :  Otane 17 Havelock North 17  :  MAC 19  CUMR 21 :  Aotea 77 Clive 22   Bye - HRS

Points:   34 NOBM  30 Taradale  27 Otane  21 WCUMR  20 Aotea  18 HRS, MAC  16 Havelock North, Tech  12 Central  9 Maraenui  7 Porongahau, YMP, Clive  -10 Tamatea



Napier Old Boys Marist / Texan Doolans Thirds  7 HASTINGS R&S 37Lost 7-37 (not really sure of final score) against Hastings at Elwood Park, in the main game of the day.  ‘Some Premier semi-final’ was on the other ground at the same time.   Seven NOBM players, playing in their club shorts and socks and jerseys and a bunch of Texans made up the team. 

We started a bit flat and the urgency was not as evident as in the previous week and we let them waltz through for a few tries, but picked it up in the second half to finish the game with the last try.  Last try wins in 3rd grade !  The pick of the players were the OBM players but we are grateful for the Texans who made up the numbers.

Last game of the round next week against the boys from Takapau who no doubt will be full of duck so hopefully we can finish off with a win. The team is slowly coming together. It is good to be part of a team where players that turn up do so consistently.  There is good banter amongst the team  ‘with a crate on the line next week for result the Premier Tech v OBM Nash Cup Final’.   So you kids better not let us down.

Report courtesy of ‘AJ’ 

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day -   3. James L   2. Daren H   3. Rob J    2. Daren H    1. James L  

Other Thirds Results – Pirates 17 Flaxmere 7   :  Takapau wbd MAC lbd   :   Bye - Eskview

– 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  24  MAC 20
Yesterday was a good day for rugby on Tremain Field No.1 and our boys were keen to play MAC.  MAC started strongly and played well to a very random referee.  One of our lads got penalised for pulling a jersey in the tackle which in turn pulled on the collar of the jersey resulting in a penalty for a high tackle. MAC kicked this penalty.  This gave them a boost and they managed to secure a try and another penalty.

This woke our boys up and we started to play to our plan and had far better structure.  We managed to run in 4 tries and looked to end the half 24 13 ahead however just before half time we failed to secure  kick off made some poor decisions on our line and MAC secured a converted try to end the half down 24 - 20.

We started the 2nd half strongly returned the kick-off well and ran the ball back into the MAC 22 where one of our lads got high tackled.

The ref yellow carded this player and the MAC coach took exception to this and challenged the call.  Words were exchanged for a couple of minutes and the ref ended the game feeling threatened and intimidated.  And this was only 4min35 second into the second spell according to the ground clock.  The outcome of this incident is still to be decided  by the HBRU Judiciary re awarded points etc.

Try scorers were James Mitchell 2 tries, Liam Batt and Sameula Korosigsiga 1 try each. Liam converted 2 tries.

Report courtesy – Bevan Hanlon

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day –  3. Te Rima Whenuaroa   2. James Mitchell  1. Liam Batt

Other Colts Results – Eskview 0 HRS 55 :   Pirates 26 Taradale 40  :   Bye - Taradale

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


If the opportunity presents itself – Go for it

WIT Trust Old Boys Marist Premiers first five Ellery Wilson goes for the gap in the
 Taradale ranks with Green Machine support players #2 Jack Nelson-Murray and
Terry Marsh close at hand.
Photo courtesy Hedffan Photography

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)  :  04/05 Semi Final – vs Taradale (H) won 89-17  :  12/05 Final vs Tech

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) won 33-14  :  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) lost 7-37 :  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) won 24-20 *   12/5 vs Eskview (Tremain Field)   :  19/5 vs Onga Tiko (Tremain Field)   :  26/5 vs HRS (Elwood Park) 

A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can’t.

NOBM Coaching Staff - 2018


Head coach  - Craig Gowler   :   Assistant  - Steve Bennett

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

Hawkes Bay Trial Team
Congratulations to our Premier players who were selected for the Saracens XV vs Tasman Makos XV in Wellington last Wednesday afternoon:
Michael Buckley, Shae Tucker; Johnny Lauano, Ellery Wilson, Chris Johnston, Ricky Hayes, Matt Gardner, Jack Nelson-Murray. 
NOBM players unavailable through injury: Zac Donaldson, Hannon Brighouse.



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


Mitch DREW
Nickname: Grape / Jew / Fish
D.O.B. 02.10.1998
Weight: 95Kg   Height: 1.90  
School: Napier Boys High
Rep Rugby: HB U19’s 2017, HB Sevens 2017, Magpies squad 2017
Hurricanes U20’s 2017, Hurricanes Development 2017
Occupation: Service Mechanic
Favourite quote:
‘Respect who respects you. Regardless of age or position’
Positions player:Wing, Fullback, Centre   Favourite position: Wing / Prop !

Jack Nelson-Murray
Nickname: ‘Legend’
D.O.B.  15.08. 1997
Weight: 100Kg   Height:  1.78 
School: St Patricks College, Wellington
Rep Rugby: Wellington U16-18, HB U19, WTG. U19, HB Saracens 2017
Occupation: Teller ASB
Positions played: Flanker / Hooker  Favourite position: Just moved to hooker


Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands



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,



Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day the 13th May with a Champagne Breakfast.

Get together with family and friends and come along to support our fundraiser for the team to go back to Bali to defend their “Bali International 10’s” Champions title.

Tickets can be purchased from over the bar this weekend, or message us and we’ll be in touch.

Limited tickets so please be in quick.

$20 per adult
$10 per child (under 13yrs)

Thanks for your support in advance as always.

OPPORTUNITY >>> Don’t miss out contact Craig -
027 240 2550  TODAY





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 – Samantha Skeets

Pak n Save Tamatea
  raffle winner  this week -  Anna Campbell


Brokerweb Risk Services Lucky Members  draw $200John Hayes  – was not present so pool snowballs to $250 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 here’s a random Flashback from November 1990 following the Clubs inaugural Annual General Meeting and acceptance of the amalgamation of our two former clubs.  The first appointments on the agenda saw the above two gentlemen Bruce Hawkins and Frank Mahony elected as co-Patrons of the new Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club Inc.  Unfortunately both have now passed away and it would be no doubt that they would have been so proud of the way that the Club has blended together and performed so well over the past 28 years.  There was no doubt about the fact that these two gentlemen were legends in their time.


THAT the Premiers result at Tremain Field pretty well summed up our leg of the 2018 Nash Cup semi-finals yesterday.  And while the maroons opened the scoring in the first five minutes it wasn’t until the 51st that they managed a converted try followed by a repeat in the 78th.  Apart from that the ‘green machine’ crossed the line almost at will as the game wore on.  With multiple scoring feats from some team members.  But all in all it was an outstanding performance led by inspirational skipper Chris Johnston who was also among the try scorers.  With ten players crossing  chalk for a touchdown including halfback Ellery Wilson with 4.  Equalling Ellery’s 20 points was Johnny Lauano with 25 as well from 10 conversions and a try who was back in action vengeance after an injury from the pool play game against Taradale.

Whether the workout yesterday was of benefit apart from the exercise as a lead in to what certainly promises to be a tough final against Napier Tech next Saturday, remains to be seen, as yesterday the men from Whitmore fought off a stern 26-23 challenge from our well performed NZM affiliates Hastings R&S.  Make  sure YOU get along to Tremain Field next Saturday and support our WIT Trust NOBM Premiers at Tremain Field – 3pm kickoff…..

a message to our ‘veterans’ – ‘Dig out those old boots, dust off the headgear here’s a chance to relive your youth and have a few laughs along the way. Yes it’s that time again – the Golden Oldies season is about to kickoff’.    The following tournament dates have been set – Sunday 20 May hosted by Tech.  Sun 24 June hosted by Takapau.  Sun.15 July hosted by Pirates.  And Sunday 5 or 12 August host club to be announced.  So guys nows the time to get out for a jog or two – the Funs about to commence.

THAT  a couple of the clubs life members and both former Presidents, Ian MacRae discuss Joe Kelly’s latest non rugby mishap. Surely it wasn’t a golf injury or too much elbow bending Joe!

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 here is another old Irish Proverb  -  There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.

a here’s another historic Flashback  from 2001  that catches NOBM Premier coaches Pat Benson and Peter O’Shaughnessy celebrating the new clubs first Maddison Trophy win along with team members Glen Varcoe and Mick Dennehy.   Looks like a big night coming up.


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


++++  If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.


“It’s a tough competition we’ve just go to regroup.”
Chiefs coach Colin Cooper after his side lost to the Jaguares

“It’s basically the same just darker.”
Auckland’s Kevin Senio on night rugby vs day rugby games.

“Ballroom dancing is a contact sport. Rugby is a collision sport.”
Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer


Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This Weeks Poser – Who did our WIT Trust NOBM Premiers play in last years Maddison Trophy semi-final ?    

Poser 2 –
   Who was the club member who won the KR Tremain Memorial Cup last year ?      

Poser 3
 – Who picked up three tries for Hurricanes against the Lions ?    

This Weeks Poser – Who called a player triple ‘T’ ?     Answer -  All Black coach Steve Hansen on halfback Te Toiroa Tahuiorangi

Poser 2 –
 Can you remember the score the last time OBM Premiers played Tamatea  ?     AnswerNOBM 78 Tamatea 0  (Maddison Trophy round 2017)

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

Investec Super Rugby   

Round 12 – Fri 4  Chiefs 19 Jaguares 23  :  Rebels 10 Crusaders 55  Sat. 5  Waratahs 21 Blues 24 :  Hurricanes 28  Lions 19   Sun.6  Stormers v Bulls  :  Sharks 38 Highlanders 12

Round 13 – Fri,11 Blues v Hurricanes  :  Sat.12 Sunwolves v Reds  :  Crusaders v Warataks  :  Highlanders v Lions  :  Brumbies v Rebels  :  Sun.13 Stormers v Chiefs  :  Bulls v Sharks




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.

Memo to affiliate NZ Marist Clubs
As the National Club Rugby Results are no longer being collectively  compiled by the media and Stuff website
etc  we unfortunately  cannot publish a roundup of our NZ Marist affiliate club results as in the as in the past.

If clubs wish to forward their Premier teams opponent to –  or text to  0274 470 330 
prior to noon on a Sunday your teams results along with team result will be added to our weekly edition of

Sat. 5 May:   Counties Manukau: Armore Marist 51 Patumahoe 7  :  Mid Canterbury: Ashburton Celtic 36 West Melton 28  :
Hawkes Bay:  Hastings Rugby & Sports 23 Tech 26  :  Napier OBM 89 Taradale 17

Note: The Counties and Mid Canty results have sent to me this morning – we look forward to your
clubs results next week……

> 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.
‘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 

There were five horses in the race and Murphy had backed numbers one, two, three and four. ‘What won?’ he asked the bookie. ‘Number 5,’ was the answer. ‘Do you know,’ said Murphy, ‘that was the one I was afraid of!’

Rafferty had been told to attend hospital for a minor operation, but he was afraid. So when the fateful morning arrived, he lay in bed determined not to go.

'Ring the hospital,' he said to his wife, 'and tell them I'm sick.'

'You get to hospital,' she answered. 'There's nothing wrong with you!'

So Rafferty arrived at hospital and was bathed, changed and safely tucked up in bed.

'Now,' said the nurse, 'you're to stay there and not get up. So let me know if you want a bed pan.'

'A bed pan?' roared Rafferty. 'Don't tell me we've got to do our own cooking!'


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”