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.

Hurricanes Provincial Union Rugby For 2017 Kicks-Off This Weekend

Defending Hurricanes Under 20 Development Series Champions Wanganui, commence their campaign for a "three-peat title", when the 2017 Under 20 competition kicks-off this weekend.

Wanganui travel to Gisborne’s Rugby Park to play Poverty Bay in their Round 1 match which kicks-off at 1.00pm, while in the other Round 1 fixture, Horowhenua-Kapiti travel to Masterton to take on Wairarapa-Bush at Trust House Memorial Park, with kick-off also at 1.00pm.

This year, the first ever Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 team will be selected at the conclusion of the Under 20 Series, following a double-header Round 2 and 3, which will be played at the Sport & Rugby Institute at Palmerston North, on 12 and 13 August.

While not participating in the Under 20 Development Series, Ngati Porou East Coast RFU players are also eligible for selection in the Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 team.

The Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 team will play in the Hurricanes Central Region Shield (Under 19) competition against Wellington, Manawatu and Hawkes Bay, in advance of the Jock Hobbs Memorial Under 19 Tournament, which will be played in Taupo, in September.

Age eligible players in the Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 team may be also selected to be part of the New Zealand Heartland Under 19 Team, which will also play in Taupo.

Full updates on all fixtures will be reported on this web-site.

(Published : 31/07/17)



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