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.

A Game Of Two Halves Sees Wellington Win

The old cliché of “a-game-of-two-halves” was played out at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Sunday, as Wellington defeated Hawkes Bay by 47 points to 7 in the Central Region Shield.

Scoring seven tries and six conversions, Wellington were ahead by 40 points to 0 at half-time, only for Hawkes Bay to hold them to a 7 all draw in the second half of the match.

(Nicholas Apikotoa carries the ball into contact in the Central Region Shield)

Both Naitoa Ah-Kuoi and Todd Svenson scored a double for the Junior Lions, with No. 10 Callum Harkin scoring 17 points of Wellington’s total.

For the visitors, Lincoln McClutchie and Danny Toala scored a second-half try and conversion respectively, while replacement Wing, Nikau McGregor was probably the player of the team, being industrious across the field, creating challenges for Wellington’s defence.

(Lincoln McClutchie scores his team's only try at Westpac Stadium on Sunday)

The win by Wellington brings the prospect of a block-buster match in Palmerston North next Saturday, when Wellington travel north to play the Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 team in Round 2.

You can listen to the radio commentary of today’s match, by using the media player below.

(Published : 19/08/18)



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