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.

2020 Hurricanes Under 15 Tournament Cancelled

It is with deep regret that College Sport Wellington (CSW) is cancelling the Hurricanes Under 15 tournament for 2020. COVID 19 has thrown up many challenges for everyone in the sport and recreation sector. There are a number of issues that are directly affecting the Hurricanes U15 boys rugby tournament, including the decrease in funding available from Community Trusts, and decreased resource (CSW, referees and grounds) due to the traditional winter sport season being extended. Many teams around the country that normally attend have also indicated that they will be still playing in their regional rugby competition at the time the tournament is meant to be happening.

As this is the was meant to be the tenth year of the tournament, CSW and the Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council are bitterly disappointed about the cancellation. CSW and the Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council are hopeful that the tournament will return in 2021. We do thank all funders, supporters, and secondary schools for their support of the tournament, and we hope to see you in 2021.

(Published : 07/06/20)



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