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.

New Hurricanes Trophy For Development 1XV Competition

With the goal of increasing participation by secondary schools in the region, the Council’s Executive Board has approved the establishment of new 1XV Competition for Boys, to compete for a new, yet to be named, trophy. Entry is limited to teams, nominated by their Provincial Union, who are not in-the-running for the Hurricanes Boys 1XV or Hurricanes Co-Ed 1XV competitions, as at 10 July 2019, when entries will close.

Semi-Finals will be played on Saturday, 24 August, with the Final being played in Palmerston North on Saturday, 31 August alongside the three other Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council secondary school Finals. The inaugural Semi-Finals will be (host region named first): the East Coast/Poverty Bay/Hawkes Bay Qualifier vs the Whanganui/Manawatu Qualifier; and the Wellington Qualifier vs the Wairarapa-Bush/Horowhenua-Kapiti Qualifier.

(Published : 03/07/19)



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