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.

Wellington Centurions And Wairarapa-Bush Unbeaten After Two Rounds

Both the Wellington Centurions and Wairarapa-Bush teams are on course to play the Grand Final of the Trustbank Central Secondary School Shield competition in a fortnight, assuming both teams achieve victories next Saturday against Poverty Bay and Wanganui respectively.


At Porirua, the Wellington Centurions built on a 19-12 half-time advantage to defeat the competitive Wellington Community side by 40 points to 22, while in Masterton, Wairarapa-Bush accounted for winless East Coast by 80 points to 7.

Both wins leave the winning teams with a maximum 10 competition points, however they will need to secure points next weekend if they want to confirm their place in the Grand Final.

In the other matches of Round 2, Poverty Bay delivered a commanding performance against Horowhenua-Kapiti in Napier, winning by 50 points to 21, while the Wellington Samoans achieved their first win of the competition at Cooks Gardens in Wanganui, by 43 points to 17 over the hosts.

More photos of the Wellington Centurions vs Wellington Community match, can be found here.

(Published : 16/09/18)



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