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.

St. Mary’s College Qualifies For Rex Kerr Cup Final

In a tightly contested match played at Palmerston North’s Awatapu College this afternoon, St. Mary’s College from Wellington (Wellington RFU) prevailed over Hastings Girls’ High School (Hawkes Bay RFU) to qualify for the 2020 final of the Rex Kerr Cup. Leading by 12 points to 5 at half-time, St. Mary’s pushed on in the second-half of the match to emerge comfortable winners by 27 points to 10.

The final, between St. Mary’s College and Manukura, is anticipated to be played (subject to confirmation), at Porirua Park in Wellington, on Wednesday, 23 September. The match will be a reprise of last year's final in which Manukura defeated St. Mary's by 50 points to nil in Palmerston North.

(Published : 04/09/20)



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