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.

Gisborne's Lytton High School Wins Girls Under 15 Tournament

In a convincing display, Gisborne's Lytton High School defeated Feilding High School by 63 points to 5 in the Grand Final of the Hurricanes Under 15 Girls Tournament for 2018, played at Playford Park, in Levin. The Lytton team were undefeated over the two days of the Tournament.

Lytton High School has a strong programme in place for the development of Girls Rugby, with 10 students being selected for the Poverty Bay team who were placed second at the 2016 New Caledonia 7's Tournament. Seven of those players gained further honours by their inclusion in the age-grade teams which competed in the 2016 Gold Coast 7's Tournament.

The Final Placings for the 2018 Tournament were: (1) Lytton High School; (2) Feilding High School; (3) Kapiti College; (4) Whanganui High School; (5) Mana College; and (6) Wairarapa Bush Combined.

With warm thanks to the Tournament Organising Team led by Anna Darling from New Zealand Rugby and the generosity and support of the host Provincial Union, Horowhenua-Kapiti.

(Published : 04/09/18)



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