Club Rugby 2017



  • Opening round of Nash Cup this Saturday (25th).

    Home team first:

    Hastings RS v Central HB RS

    Napier OB Marist v MAC

    Pirates v Clive

    Tamatea v Havelock North

    Tech OB v Taradale

    In preseason, Tech OB have beaten both Clive and Pirates, Pirates are struggling for numbers, while the defending champions Napier OB Marist won the Spillane Cup.

    Haven't heard of any "name" players joining.

    Sam Giddens - remember him, Magpie 2007-09, scored the winnng try against Waikato in the 2007 quarter-final - will play his 100th premier game for Napier OB Marist.



  • Round One results, including upset of the year already.

    Hastings RS - 28 v Central HB - 15

    Napier OB Marist - 51 v MAC - 10

    Pirates - 19 v Clive - 28

    Tamatea - 15 v Havelock North - 8

    Tech OB - 21 v Taradale - 31



  • @Number-10 Interesting to read in the HBT that Hika Elliott played for Tamatea for about 30 minutes.

    By the way, Tony Lamborn captained the Havelock North team.



  • That's one crazy upset. I wonder how many players HN had out?

    So, I assume Hika is registered to play in HB then, maybe he's coming back this year? Or did they get an exemption to let him play club rugby?



  • That's one crazy upset. I wonder how many players HN had out?

    So, I assume Hika is registered to play in HB then, maybe he's coming back this year? Or did they get an exemption to let him play club rugby?



  • Nash Cup round two - 1 April

    Home team first:

    Central HB v NOB Marist

    Clive v Tech OB

    Havelock North v Hastings RS

    MAC v Pirates

    Taradale v Tamatea



  • Round two results

    Central HB - 12 v Napier OB Marist - 71

    Clive - 10 v Tech OB - 40

    Havelock North - 28 v Hastings RS - 22

    MAC - 15 v Pirates - 17

    Taradale - 34 v Tamatea - 29

    Not quite a win for Tamatea this time, like last week, but they must have given Taradale a fright.

    Watched the Havelock North v Hastings RS match. Both sides scored four tries, the difference being Havelock converted all four of their tries, while Hastings only converted one of theirs. Havelock led 21-0 after 30 minutes, including their first in the second minute which was in play straight from the kickoff.

    Hastings got their fourth try in the 80th minute, with just enough time for a restart. Had to go from their 22 to the goalline for a converted try to win but conceded a penalty on their 10m line.

    Havelock fielded four past/present Magpies - Shannan Chase (15), Michael Vuicakau (11), Isaac Paewai (9) and Tony Lamborn (8). Hastings fielded three current Magpies - Ben Hamelink (7), Jason Long (1) and NZ Under 20 rep Marino Mikaele Tu'u came on for the last 20 minutes. No sign of Mason Emerson.

    Hastings fielded a bigger forward pack which completely dominated the Havelock scrum in the first half. There were a couple of tightheads with eight man shoves just pushing Havelock off the ball, and penalties from three/four others. The Havelock hooker was spectacularly shot up out of one scrum ending up sitting on his locks' backs. Isaac Paewai was putting the ball in so crooked under his locks feet that he probably could not have put the ball in any more crooked if he tried. And he never got penalised once. A couple of the big Hastings boys were subbed off at halftime, including their tighthead prop. They were impressive in the scrums, but didn't seem to offer much around the field. Their replacements still enabled Hastings to get the initial push on Havelock in the second half scrums but Havelock were able to heel with more control.

    Michael Vuicakau scored a good try for Havelock in the second half stepping twice of the left foot to beat a couple of men. Shannan Chase made a couple of good runs and a couple of good kicks.

    Magpies coaches Craig Philpott and Danny Lee were at the match.



  • @Number-10 Thanks for that update! I hope you've given Philpott and Lee some good recruitment advice? 😀

    Maybe Emerson is still training with the AB7s (development) team? The AB7s must be in full preparation for the Hong Kong 7s (next weekend) and Singapore 7s at the moment; the team for these tournaments should be announced very soon.



  • Nash Cup Round 3 - April 8

    Clive v MAC

    Hastings RS v Taradale

    NOB Marist v Havelock North

    Pirates v Central HB RS

    Tamatea v Tech OB

    After two rounds there are only two unbeaten teams - NOB Marist and Taradale.



  • Premiers - Nash Cup
    Results 8 April:

    Napier OB Marist 40, Havelock North 12
    Napier Pirates 24, Central 25
    Hastings RS 32, Taradale 7
    Tamatea 5, Napier Tech 52
    Clive 52, MAC 15



  • With Taradale losing and Central HB winning, that means Napier OB Marist are the only unbeaten team after three rounds, and MAC are the only team without a win.



  • I wonder whether Jonah Lowe was back playing for Clive? Didn't see his name on the team list of his Wellington club.
    Hugh Renton was playing for OBU.



  • Jonah Lowe and Tiaan Falcon both played for Clive.

    Lowe scored four tries and Falcon scored one try and kicked six conversions.



  • @Number-10 Wow, no wonder Clive had such a big win. I think it's going to be really good for the Magpies that these two have (had) this time & experience with the Canes. I assume it won't happen, but I'd really like to see Jonah get his first SR cap when they play in Napier.



  • Today's Nash Cup games - round 4 (I haven't heard of cancellations due to Cyclone Cook):

    Taradale v Napier OB Marist
    Havelock North v Napier Pirates
    Napier Tech OB v Hastings R&S
    Tamatea v Clive
    Central v MAC

    It's a pity the HBRU and most HB clubs don't publish team lists (Havelock N sometimes).
    The Wellington RU does and it appears that both Hugh Renton and Marino Mikaele-Tu'u (the latter re-named to Mikayle Marino-Tuu) are playing for OB University.



  • Results Nash Cup (round 4):

    Taradale 9 - 78 Napier OB Marist
    Havelock North 23 - 15 Napier Pirates
    Napier Tech OB 40 - 10 Hastings R&S
    Tamatea 25 - 44 Clive
    Central 50 - 10 MAC



  • That is one hell of a result for Napier OB Marist.

    I was informed that Gareth Evans appeared for Havelock North.



  • @Number-10 said in Club Rugby 2017:

    That is one hell of a result for Napier OB Marist.

    I was informed that Gareth Evans appeared for Havelock North.

    Evans also scored a try for them!

    And Jonah Lowe scored a hat-trick for Clive. 7 tries in two games.



  • Watched Hastings RS v Clive, 3rd vs 2nd going into the round.

    Hastings RS won 38-25.

    Clive scored after just ten seconds straight from the kickoff, their flanker caught the tap down and just ran on to score between the posts.

    Mason Emerson scored two tries for Hastings RS in the second half. The first was an outstanding solo try when the Hastings fullback caught a kick outside his 22, passed the ball to Emerson who ran across field and ended up going down the right sideline and around the Clive fullback untouched to score in the corner.

    Jonah Lowe did not play for Clive - he apparently was in Wellington with the Hurricanes who are in camp during their bye weekend.

    I was impressed with Clive and Magpies hooker Jorian Tangaere.



  • Bad news for @nepia but I understand NOBM put 70 on Tamatea...



  • @Stockcar86

    Spot on, Stockcar.

    Round Six results:

    Hastings RS - 38 v Clive - 25

    Havelock North - 13 v Central HB RS - 6

    Tamatea - 0 v NOB Marist - 78

    Taradale - 42 v MAC - 24

    Tech OB - 33 v Pirates - 12

    Nash Cup Points:
    30 Napier OB Marist
    21 Hastings RS
    20 Tech OB
    20 Clive
    19 Havelock North
    19 Taradale
    11 Central HB RS
    7 Pirates
    7 Tamatea
    2 MAC



  • Just for you Stockcar86 ....

    Went to Park Island to watch the top of the table clash between Napier OB Marist and Hastings RS, first versus second going into the round.

    A comfortable but deserved win to Napier OB Marist 31-7, five tries to one. It was 12-7 at halftime, so Hastings RS were scoreless in the second half.

    I was impressed with the NOB Marist halfback Zac Donaldson (played the whole game even though Ellery Wilson was there) and openside flanker Chris Johnston.

    Mason Emerson played for Hastings RS at centre. He hardly saw the ball at all. If he played on his normal position at wing he would have received even less ball.

    There was a sad moment in the first half when the NOBMarist loosehead prop got smashed in a double tackle and you could hear a "pop" in the stand - the poor guy seems to have broken a leg or something.

    The ref immediately stopped the game and there was a five minute delay before the game was taken over to the adjoining field and restarted, while the poor prop was kept still on the ground until the ambulance arrived..



  • Haven't seen the score from Tech v MAC yet. I heard Tech had a big win though.

    Central 41 - 10 Taradale
    Napier OB Marist 31 - 7 Hastings R&S
    Clive 17 - 21 Havelock North
    Napier Pirates 10 - 11 Tamatea



  • @Number-10 said in Club Rugby 2017:

    Just for you Stockcar86 ....

    Went to Park Island to watch the top of the table clash between Napier OB Marist and Hastings RS, first versus second going into the round.

    A comfortable but deserved win to Napier OB Marist 31-7, five tries to one. It was 12-7 at halftime, so Hastings RS were scoreless in the second half.

    I was impressed with the NOB Marist halfback Zac Donaldson (played the whole game even though Ellery Wilson was there) and openside flanker Chris Johnston.

    Mason Emerson played for Hastings RS at centre. He hardly saw the ball at all. If he played on his normal position at wing he would have received even less ball.

    There was a sad moment in the first half when the NOBMarist loosehead prop got smashed in a double tackle and you could hear a "pop" in the stand - the poor guy seems to have broken a leg or something.

    The ref immediately stopped the game and there was a five minute delay before the game was taken over to the adjoining field and restarted, while the poor prop was kept still on the ground until the ambulance arrived..

    Thanks Number 10. There is a history of great openside flankers for NOBM called Johnson, just spelled differently 🙂

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    Do all the best halfbacks play in green and blue? Ellery Wilson, Zac Donaldson and Brad Weber!



  • @Stargazer said in Club Rugby 2017:

    Haven't seen the score from Tech v MAC yet. I heard Tech had a big win though.

    Central 41 - 10 Taradale
    Napier OB Marist 31 - 7 Hastings R&S
    Clive 17 - 21 Havelock North
    Napier Pirates 10 - 11 Tamatea

    Napier Tech 78 - MAC 24



  • First round of Maddison Trophy

    Napier Tech 21 Taradale 10
    Napier Old Boys-Marist 88 MAC 7
    Clive 28 Napier Pirate Rugby and Sports 25
    Havelock North 46 Tamatea 24
    Hastings Rugby and Sports 37 Central 22



  • Second round of the Maddison Trophy:

    Hastings R&S 16 - 6 Havelock North
    Taradale 45 - 17 Tamatea
    Napier OB Marist 54 - 10 Central
    Napier Pirate R&S 20 - 16 MAC
    Napier Tech 44 - 27 Clive



  • NOBM 44 - Havelock North 12



  • @Stockcar86 said in Club Rugby 2017:

    NOBM 44 - Havelock North 12

    Central 19, Napier Pirate 22
    Taradale 22, Hastings R&S 36
    MAC 24, Clive 28
    Napier Tech 83, Tamatea 21



  • NOBM 55 Taradale 15
    Pirate 38 Havelock 34
    Central 65 MAC 17
    Clive 53 Tamatea 26
    Napier Tech 87 - Hastings R&S 7

    Tim Farrell's ankle injury at the U20's must have not been too serious as he played for the Texans.



  • This week's Maddison Trophy round five draw.

    The big game is the top of the table clash between Tech OB and Napier OB Marist, the only two unbeaten teams with 4/4 so far.

    Tamatea v Hastings RS
    Central HB v Clive
    Taradale v Pirates
    Havelock North v MAC
    Tech OB v Napier OB Marist



  • @Stockcar86 said in Club Rugby 2017:

    NOBM 55 Taradale 15
    Pirate 38 Havelock 34
    Central 65 MAC 17
    Clive 53 Tamatea 26
    Napier Tech 87 - Hastings R&S 7

    Tim Farrell's ankle injury at the U20's must have not been too serious as he played for the Texans.

    Tim Farrell:

    "It was definitely frustrating not being there and it's hard letting everybody know the reasons behind it. I had a four-week injury which turned out to be a two-week one. But I'm still in the photo and hopefully I will get a medal."
    
    The Altherm Window Systems Napier Technical club player, who turns 19 on Friday, said being part of the initial stages of the Baby Blacks campaign has made him more determined to try and make next year's Baby Blacks team.
    
    Farrell said he was stoked to begin his comeback with 45 minutes during the Texans' 38-7 win against Ansin & Monteith Hastings Rugby and Sports on Saturday.
    
    "That was my first premier game and it was good to play alongside players I watched when I was coming through college rugby like Cracker [Mark Braidwood]."
    
    A part-time geography and environmental studies student at Victoria University in Wellington in between his rugby commitments, Farrell, has an exam in the capital on Saturday morning but hopes to return to Napier in time for the Texans top-of-table match against unbeaten defending championships Hawke's Bay Insurances Limited Napier Old Boys Marist.
    
    "Hopefully I can play well in the remaining club matches this season and earn some minutes for the Magpies come Mitre 10 Cup time," he added.
    



  • This annoys the hell out of me. Rugby is, and should be, a great sport to play and to watch, but it's idiots that spoil it for everyone with their misbehaviour.



  • There was a match I watched at Elwood Park a couple of years ago - obviously Hastings RS against somebody whom I now can't remember.

    The match was drawing to a close, when the Hastings RS coach made the comment to the players and management around him, "Geez it must be close to fulltime now."

    Then literally three seconds later some qc (rhymes with deer hunt) on the sideline a couple of places away from the coach starts yelling out "Come on ref, blow the final whistle." And proceeded to yell it out three or four more times over the next couple of minutes.

    There is no ground clock at Elwood Park so the guy on the sideline had no clue of exactly how much time was left to go, or if the coach was right or wrong, but still just nutted off because the coach had passed an innocent comment about the referee.



  • Round 5 Maddison Trophy results

    Central HB 18 - Clive 33

    Havelock North 61 - MAC 0

    Taradale 5 - Pirates 28

    Tamatea 24 - Hastings RS 31

    Tech OB 7 - NOB Marist 59

    In the top of the table clash, NOB Marist led 45-0 at haftime against Tech OB. They look odds on for an unbeaten Nash Cup - Maddison Trophy double.

    Points
    1 NOB Marist 25
    2 Clive 20
    3 Tech OB 19
    4 Pirates 19
    5 Hastings RS 19
    6 Havelock North 11
    7 Central HB 6
    8 Taradale 5
    9 Tamatea 3
    10 MAC 3



  • Saturday, 1 July 2017

    Results round 6 Maddison Trophy:

    Napier Pirate 29 - 24 Napier Tech
    Central 25 - 29 Havelock North
    Napier OB Marist 73 - 16 Tamatea
    Clive 15 - 12 Hastings R&S
    MAC 17 - 10 Taradale



  • Wow, Clive over HR&S. I wonder how much of a difference Karl Lowe made



  • Maddison Trophy points after Round Six:

    1. Napier OB Marist - 30

    2. Clive - 24

    3. Pirates - 24

    4. Tech OB - 21

    5. Hastings RS - 20

    6. Havelock North - 15

    7. Central HB - 7

    8. MAC - 7

    9. Taradale - 6

    10. Tamatea - 3

    Three rounds left.

    Round Seven draw:

    Hastings RS v Napier OB Marist
    Havelock North v Clive
    Tamatea v Pirates
    Taradale v Central HB
    Tech OB v MAC



  • Watched Havelock North v Clive today.

    Tiaan Falcon and Jonah Lowe both played for Clive, Karl Lowe did not play but was watching.

    Clive won 22-15, three tries to nil.

    Fullback Tianua Poto did the Clive goalkicking. Tiaan Falcon's only attempt was a penalty from 45 metres out with about five minutes left which missed.

    The Clive forward pack was good. Their Magpies Josh Eden-Whaitiri and Jorian Tangaere both stood out.



  • Maddison Trophy round seven results

    Hastings RS 10 - Napier OB Marist 43

    Havelock North 15 - Clive 22

    Tamatea 12 - Pirates 32

    Taradale 31 - Central HB 26

    Tech OB 26 - MAC 23


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