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.

Repeat Of 2019 Final For Under 20 Heartland Series Cup

Horowhenua-Kapiti will play Wairarapa-Bush for the Hurricanes Under 20 Heartland Series Cup at the Sport & Rugby Institute in Palmerston North tomorrow, in a repeat of the 2019 Series when Wairarapa-Bush won the Cup from Horowhenua-Kapiti for the first time in 12 years.

Horowhenua-Kapiti will go into the match as favourites having won both of their round-robin games in the 2021 Series (against Poverty Bay and Whanganui), while Wairarapa-Bush have a one championship point advantage over Poverty Bay after their bonus point victory against Whanganui today. 

It must also be noted that Poverty Bay have a very slim mathematical possibility of winning the Cup, but only if Wairarapa-Bush defeat Horowhenua-Kapiti without earning a bonus point and they beat Whanganui with a bonus point and end-up with a superior points differential to Wairarapa-Bush.

The action kicks-off at 10.30am on Sunday at the Sport & Rugby Institute in Palmerston North.

(Published : 07/08/21)



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