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.

Wellington And Manawatu To Contest Central Region Shield Final

Following an entertaining match at Porirua Park on Saturday, in which Wellington emerged 31 points to 6 victors over Hawkes Bay, next Saturday's Central Region Shield Final will be played between defending champions Wellington, and Manawatu.

In the other Round 2 match played in Palmerston North, Manawatu defeated the combative Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 Team, by 27 points to 18. With both Wellington and Manawatu on equal competition points after two rounds, home advantage for the Final goes to the team with superior points differential, meaning the match will be played in Wellington.

In the other Round 3 match, the Hurricanes Heartland Team, who currently sit in third place on the competition table, will host Hawkes Bay in Palmerston North. In Saturday's loss to Manawatu, Harry Symes (Wanganui) scored two tries for the Hurricanes Heartland side, with a try also Chris Breuer (Wanganui) and penalty to Ethan Robinson (Wanganui). The half-time score was 15-10, to Manawatu.

The New Zealand Heartland Under 19 Team will be announced later today.

(Published : 27/08/17)



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