Annual Under 15 Boys' 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 Boys' 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 Boys' Competition

Every year in September, the Council holds a competition for Under 18 teams from member Provincial Unions, competing for the TrustBank Central Secondary Schools Shield first competed for in the 1990's.

Annual Under 19 Tournament

This competition comprises teams from Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Manawatu, and a Hurricanes Heartland Team (comprising players from the Council's member Heartland 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 two weeks, 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, hosted by Wairarapa-Bush.

First And Third-Time Winners Top-Performers At 2020 Tournament

Both Feilding High School and Manukura battled through the 2020 Hurricanes Secondary School Sevens Tournament in Masterton on Saturday, with Feilding winning the Hurricanes Sevens Cup for the first time in its seven-year history. On their way to the Final, Feilding were beaten 19-14 by fellow semi-finalists Hastings Boys High School in pool play, qualifying second in their pool for their Semi-Final, as did their Cup Final opponents, St. Patrick’s College Wellington.

In the Girls section of the Tournament, their 2020 title is the third for Manukura, who were untroubled in pool play, but nearly tripped-up at the last hurdle against Feilding High School who last won the Cup in 2015. Manukura’s Maia Davis had the vision to run blind and score a 70 metre try to seal the deal 24-21 on the full-time hooter.

Previous Winners of the Hurricanes Secondary Schools Sevens are:

Boys’ Section

2014 : Scots College
2015 : Hastings Boys’ High School
2016 : Hastings Boys’ High School
2017 : Hastings Boys’ High School
2018 : St. Patrick’s College, Silverstream
2019 : Palmerston North Boys’ High School
2020 : Feilding High School

Girls’ Section

2014 : New Plymouth Girls’ High School
2015 : Feilding High School
2016 : New Plymouth Girls’ High School
2017 : Manukura
2018 : Nga Wahine (Hawkes Bay)
2019 : Manukura
2020 : Manukura

With thanks to Andy McArthur for the photos used in this report.

You can see more of Andy's photos from the Tournament on the web-site.

(Published : 18/10/20)



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