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.

Round One Of 2019 Under 16 Tournament Kicks-Off

There were two matches in the both the Don Broughton Shield (Division A) and Saracen’s Cup (Dvision B) played today across the Hurricanes region. In Division A, Hawkes Bay accounted for Manawatu by 26 points to 8, while Wellington overwhelmed Wairarapa-Bush by 67 points to 5. In Division B, Poverty Bay overcame Hawkes Bay Development by 40 points to 5, while Wellington Development defeated Wanganui by 38 points to 10.

The Tournament continues in the first week of the September school holidays, hosted by the Poverty Bay Rugby Football Union, in Gisborne. The defending champions of the Don Broughton Shield are Hawkes, while the Saracen's Cup is currently held by Wellington Development.

(Published : 21/09/19)



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