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.

Under 16 Magpies Continue Undefeated After Day Two

At Rathkeale College in Masterton, in Division A of the 2018 Hurricanes Under 16 Tournament, Hawkes Bay A defeated Wellington A by 32 points to 22 today, after establishing an early lead in the match.

Meanwhile, the Hawkes Bay Development Team continued their strong form in Division B, by winning by 68 points to 6 over East Coast, after leading 42 points to 0 at half-time.

Both Hawkes Bay sides now end-up contesting the Don Broughton Shield and Saracens Cup in Thursday’s Division A and Division B Finals at Trust House Memorial Park in Masterton. Their opponents will be Wellington A and Wellington Development, the latter team undefeated in Pool Play.

Wellington Development enjoyed a narrow 38 points to 24 victory over Wairarapa-Bush today, while in the other Division B match, Wanganui defeated Horowhenua-Kapiti by 36 points to 17.

Meanwhile, in the other Division A match played today, Manawatu hit full throttle against Poverty Bay, winning by 74 points to 19. Both teams will meet again on Thursday in the play-off for third place in Division A. All Finals will be played at Trust House Memorial Park.

The full Finals Draw for Thursday, 4 October is as follows:

Division A

0930 : Manawatu (3) v Poverty (4) (Marist # 1)

Don Broughton Shield

1100 : Hawkes Bay A (1) v Wellington A (2) (Trust House Memorial Park)

Division B

0930 : Wairarapa-Bush (5) v East Coast (6) (Marist # 2)

Saracens Cup

0930 : Wellington Development (1) v Hawkes Bay Development (2) (Trust House Memorial Park)

1100 : Horowhenua-Kapiti (3) v Wanganui (4) (Marist # 1)

(Published : 02/10/18)



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