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.

Poverty Bay Under 20 Team Aims High In 2019 Series

The Poverty Bay Under 20 team is looking forward to the challenge of the Under 20 Development Series which kicks-off this weekend in Gisborne and Masterton.

In their first round match, Poverty Bay play 2018 Champions Horowhenua-Kapiti at Gisborne's Rugby Park, while Wairarapa-Bush host Wanganui in Masterton.

The Gisborne Herald reports that "one of the coaches for Poverty Bay, David McDonald, said the squad was picked from a trial match in June and he also cast his eye over the union’s club competition. The players had been training well and competition for places in the team was heating up. “They’re coming along pretty well, really,” McDonald said. Ngatapa openside flanker Chase Sheridan has been named captain, with most of the players drawn from Poverty Bay rugby’s Senior 1 competition."

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(Published : 31/07/19)



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