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.

Hastings Boys’ and Feilding High To Defend Hurricanes Sevens Titles

Defending Champions, Hastings Boys’ High School and Feilding High School (Girls Division) will be looking to defend their 2015 Hurricanes Sevens titles, when the 2016 Tournament is played in Palmerston North on Saturday, 17 October.

Last year, in the Boys' Division, an unbeaten Hastings Boys' High School team overcame an unbeaten St. Patrick's College, Wellington team in the Cup Final, winning by 41 points to 21, after leading 17 to 7 at half-time. In the Girls' Division, Feilding Agricultural High School were winners over a skilful Paraparaumu College side.

(2015 Boys' Champions, Hastings Boys' High School)

Following are the confirmed entries for the 2016 Tournament:

Open Boys

Hastings Boys' High School
Palmerston North Boys' High School (White)
Palmerston North Boys' High School (Blue)
St. Patrick's College, Wellington (Blue)
St. Patrick's College, Wellington (White)
Rongotai College
Lindisfarne College
Feilding Agricultural High School
Scots College
Freyberg High School
Open Girls

Feilding Agricultural High School
Cullinane College
Freyberg High School
St Peter’s College
New Plynouth Girls' High School
Karamu High School
Wanganui Girls' College

(Published: 04/10/16)



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