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.

2019 Under 16 Tournament Team Of 22 Named

Following the conclusion of today’s Under 16 Tournament played in Gisborne, Head Selector (and Coach of the Poverty Bay Heartland team), Tom Cairns, together with Darren Larsen from the Hurricanes, announced the 22 players who form the 2019 Tournament Team.

Those named by the Tournament Selectors are:

Hawkes Bay RFU

Nicholas Ennor, Cooper Flanders, Donovan Godinet, Manahi Goulton, Relani Henare, Jock Kilmister, Bethal Malasia, Gilgal Maliasia, Afa Moleli and Mefi Tupou.

Manawatu RFU

Curtis Heaphy, Thomas Lilo and Jordi Viljoen.

Poverty Bay RFU

Kitini Taihuka.

Wairarapa-Bush RFU

Jayden Webb-Milner.

Wanganui RFU

Hunter Morrison.

Wellington RFU

Bradley Chrichton, Hanz Leota, Dominic Ropeti (Player of the Tournament), Christian Stenhouse, Solomon Uelese and Sione Valu.

(Published : 03/10/19)



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