Annual Under 15 Tournament

As part of Winter Tournament Week, the annual Under 15 Tournament comprises sixteen teams from secondary schools (on an invitational basis) who compete in a Cup and Plate section for the Rex Kerr Trophy.

Annual Under 16 Tournament

Every year in the third term school holidays, the Council holds New Zealand's premier tournament for Under 16 players, comprising teams from all member Provincial Unions, competing in two divisions for the Don Broughton Shield, the Saracens Cup and the Manaaki Tangata Trophy.

Annual Under 18 Tournament

Every year in September, the Council holds a competition for Under 18 teams from member Heartland Provincial Unions, with one team from the Wellington Samoan Rugby Union, competing for the TrustBank Central Secondary Schools Shield.

Annual Under 19 Seeding Tournament

This competition determines rankings for the Jock Hobbs Memorial Tournament and comprises teams from Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Manawatu, with a Barbarians Team (comprising players from these three Provincial Unions), competing for the Central Region Shield on a home and away basis.

Annual Under 20 Heartland Development Series

Comprising teams from the regions Heartland Provincial Unions, the Heartland Development Series is held annually over three weeks in Palmerston North, with teams competing for the Hurricanes Under 20 Cup.

Girls' Rugby Development Programmes

Every year, with the support of New Zealand Rugby, the Council provides Development Days, an Under 15 Tournament and an Under 18 Development Camp for young women within the Hurricanes Region.

Annual Hurricanes Sevens Tournament

The best secondary school Sevens players in the region (in Boys and Girls divisions) compete for the Hurricanes Secondary Schools Sevens Cup, played annually in Palmerston North.

14 Teams Compete For Hurricanes Sevens Titles

Two new Champions will be named at the conclusion of the 6th annual Hurricanes Secondary Schools Sevens Tournament to be hosted by Rathkeale College and the Wairarapa-Bush RFU in Masterton, on Saturday.

Defending Boys' and Girls' Champions (St. Patrick's, Silverstream and Nga Wahine) will not be attending the 2019 Tournament, which creates an opportunity for one of nine Boys' Schools and one of five Girls' Schools to engrave their names on the Tournament trophies, this year.

The competitors in the Boys' section of the Tournament are:

Pool A: Wairarapa College (Wairarapa-Bush RFU); Wanganui Collegiate (Wanganui RFU); Feilding High School (Manawatu RFU); Upper Hutt College (Wellington RFU); Hato Paora College (Manawatu RFU).

Pool B: Rathkeale College (Wairarapa-Bush RFU); St. Patrick's, Wellington (Wellington RFU); Lindisfarne College (Hawkes Bay RFU); Palmerston North Boys' High School (Manawatu RFU).

The competitors in the Girls' section of the Tournament are:

Wainuiomata High School (Wellington RFU); Manukura (Manawatu RFU); Wairarapa College (Wairarapa-Bush RFU); Palmerston North Girls' High School (Manawatu RFU); Feilding High School (Manawatu RFU).

The Tournament Draw can be viewed, here.

(Published : 18/10/19)



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