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.

Tournament Hosts Notch-Up Solid Win In Round 1 Action

Wanganui RFU were took a comfortable 20 point win over neighbours Horowhenua-Kapiti RFU as the 2017 Hurricanes Under 16 Tournament got underway in Wanganui today.

Winning by 27 points to 7, Wanganui joined Wairarapa-Bush in claiming Round 1 Tournament Points, with Wairarapa-Bush over-powering East Coast by 58 points to 0.

In Division A matches, Wellington A were too strong for Poverty Bay, winning their match by 46 points to 12, while Hawkes Bay ground out a three point victory over Manawatu, 13 to 10.

In the other non-competition match played today at Wanganui Collegiate, Wellington Development managed to edge Hawkes Bay Development by 15 points to 12.

Round 2 matches will be played tomorrow.

(Published : 02/10/17)



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