Napier Old Boys’ Marist RFC2016-12-14T16:20:39+00:00


We’re proud to have Napier Old Boys’

Marist as one of our longest

standing customers

Merge two of Hawkes Bays most successful clubs and the result is Napier Old Boys Marist, a powerful force in Hawke’s Bay Sport.

The new organisation was formed from the amalgamation of Marist and Napier Old Boys clubs in late 1990. Both clubs have a proud history of sporting success since being founded in the early 1900’s. They are in fact among the Bays most successful clubs, with a total of some 26 Maddison Trophy titles between them within a 60 year period. Napier Old Boys, established in 1910, won the first of their 15 inter town championships in 1930, while Marist, founded in 1908, first became champions in 1936 and finished with 11.

Anyone around during the heady days of the 1960’s and early 1970’s will relate tales of titanic battles between the two clubs for inter town supremacy. Games between the McLean Park based clubs often attracted crowds of 4000 to 5000 , more than for most Bay Rep matches these days.

Club Stats

Total 990 Active Playing members
Rugby 430  – 130 seniors / 300 juniors
(4 mens, 1 womens, 18 juniors)
Cricket 70
(4 mens / 1 womens)
Soccer 390  –  120 seniors / 250 juniors
(5 mens, 1 womens, 35 juniors)


(9 womens including 1 high school team)30
(1 mens, 1 womens)

Year Club Est: 1990 – Amalgamation

Former Clubs (Napier Marist est. 1908) / (Napier HSOB est. 1910

2016 Honours

Maddison Trophy Champions

Nash Cup Champions


NOBM have had 8 players capped for the All Blacks

Matt Cooper

8 Tests

Dave Evans

1 Test

Blair Furlong

1 Test

Ian MacRae

17 Tests

Jimmy Mills

4 Tests

Frank Shelford

4 Tests

Dick Steere

6 Tests

Kel Tremain

38 Tests


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