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.

Lindisfarne Fervour Overcomes Manukura In Cup Semi-Final

In damp and overcast conditions at Palmerston North on Thursday afternoon, defending Cup champions Lindisfarne College from Hawkes Bay secured the first spot in the 2020 Life Members Cup Final, by defeating Manukura by 36 points to nil, in a five try Semi-Final romp over the leading school in Manawatu’s Premier 1 secondary school rugby competition.

(Manukura were unable to overcome Lindisfarne at home : Photo Courtesy of the Manawatu Standard)

The visitors from Hastings, who have so far won one of three games so far in the Central North Island competition, secured their victory in the first-half of the match, scoring four tries and one conversion, to lead by 22 points to nil at half-time. Only one further five-pointer was scored in the second spell, as Manukura played their way back into the game. The result reversed that of last year, when Manukura defeated Lindisfarne 22-15 with a last-minute try, at Hastings.

(Lindisfarne's Lanson Randell makes a tackle, while Fred Mowat provides cover)

Lindisfarne will face the winner of the second Semi-Final (either Wainuiomata High School from Wellington or St. John’s College, Hastings), in the Life Members Cup Final.

Manukura are back in action this Saturday in the Manawatu Premier 1 competition against Horowhenua Combined Colleges, who were defeated by St. John’s College, yesterday in a Cup Quarter-Final match, while Lindisfarne College have a bye in the Central North Island competition.

Lindisfarne College, 36 : (Tries - Tino Savea (2), Fred Mowat (2), Taylor Topp. Monte Timu, 4 conversions, 1 penalty. Manukura, 0.

You can read more about this week's Rex Kerr Cup and Life Members Cup matches, here.

(Published : 20/08/20)



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