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 Heartland Team Win Round 1 Central Region Shield Fixture

Under overcast skies and on a heavy field, the Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 team won their first match in the Central Region Shield Tournament (proudly sponsored by Karaka Cafe), by defeating Manawatu Under 19 by 12 points to 3 at Palmerston North's CET Arena.

All the points in the game were scored in the first half, with Moo Moo Falaniki (Wairarapa-Bush RFU) and Jordan Tupai-Ui (Horowhena-Kapiti RFU) both scoring five pointers, with Sean Pape (Horowhenua-Kapiti RFU) converting once.

The Most-Valuable-Player of the match was Desmond Tyrell (Wanganui RFU). Head Coach, Darren Larsen was impressed by the team, following their solitary practice in the lead-up to the Tournament, on Friday.

With a win under their belt, the Hurricanes Heartland team will be brimming with confidence in meeting Wellington Under 19 in Palmerston North, next Saturday in their Round 2 match.

You can read the newspaper's Match Report, by clicking here.

(Published : 18/08/18)



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