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.

Hurricanes Boys’ 1XV Title Shared In Dramatic Match

The names of both Napier Boys High School and St. Patrick’s College, Silverstream will appear on the Hurricanes Cup following a dramatic 17 all draw played in the Final of the 2022 Championship at CET Arena in Palmerston North on Friday evening.

Both schools had won come-from-behind semi-final matches the previous week, with the final score demonstrating the competitive and determined nature of each team. Based on the number of tries scored in the Final, Napier Boys High School will advance to the National Top 4 play-offs which will be held in Palmerston North next week.

Following the conclusion of the match, Council President Nick Reid said “the final was played between two worthy opponents who contested the match right to the final whistle. It was a great promotion of schools rugby, played with mutual respect between the sides“.

(With thanks to for the above photos).

(Published : 03/09/22)



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