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.

Weekend Round-Up, Sunday 10 September

In the Trustbank Secondary School Shield Under 18 competition, three out of four Round 2 matches were played in various parts of the region on Saturday.

In Porirua, the Wellington Samoan RFU team were too strong for Wairarapa-Bush, winning the matched by 31 points to 10, while further up the road at a muddy Paraparaumu Domain, the Centurions RFC defeated Horowhenua-Kapiti, by 36 points to 5. In the curtain-raiser to the Heartland Championship match between Wanganui and Poverty Bay, the home side scraped home 21 points to 17 against the visitors and Spriggens Park. The final match of the round between Wellington Catholic Colleges and East Coast, will be played in Levin, next Thursday.

The Hurricanes Under 15 Tournament concluded yesterday, with St. Patrick's College, Silverstream emerging Tournament winners by 31 points to 11 over Auckland's, St. Peter's College. Owing to the grass fields being closed owing to an overnight deluge, all games were transferred to the Maidstone Park Artificial Turf. A summary of the final Tournament placings, is shown below. 

Final Placings, Hurricanes Under 15 Tournament, 2017

1. St. Patrick's College, Silverstream; 2. St. Peter's College, Auckland; 3. Feilding High School; 4. Gisborne Boys' High School; 5. Westlake Boys' High School, Auckland; 6. Rongotai College, Wellington; 7. Botany High School, Auckland; 8. Scots College, Wellington; 9. St. Bernard's College, Lower Hutt; 10. Tawa College, Wellington; 11. Manukura College, Palmerston North; 12. Francis Douglas Memorial College, New Plymouth; 13. Taita College; 14. Wanganui City College; 15. Wanganui High School; 16. Mana College, Porirua.

Photos courtesy of Damian Rapira-Davies and Dave Brownlie

(Published : 10/09/17)



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