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.

SMC Ready For Manukura Challenge In Rex Kerr Cup Final

The match to win the Hurricanes region championship for secondary school girls rugby will be played between Manukura (Manawatu RFU) and St. Mary’s College (Wellington RFU) at Palmerston North’s CET Arena this Wednesday, for the first time since 2020.

Earlier this month, Manukura defeated St. Mary’s by 29 points to 15 at Porirua Park in Wellington, however St. Mary’s went on to defeat Feilding High School by 44 points to 5 to earn their place in the Rex Kerr Cup Final for 2022 against their long-time foe from Palmerston North.

The Cup was not competed for in 2021, with the title currently shared between the two finalists in 2020, prior to which both schools had won the trophy twice. Wednesday’s match kicks-off at 3.30pm. 

With thanks to Andy McArthur for the above photos.

(Published : 22/08/22)



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