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.

Expanded 2019 Council Programme Confirmed

The Executive Board of the Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council Inc. has confirmed an extensive programme for the 2019 season, covering age-groups from the Under 14 to the Under 20 levels.

Of note, this year a Hawkes Bay Saracens team joins the Under 18 competition for the Trustbank Central Shield, while a Development 1XV Competition for Boys is being introduced to enable schools not participating in the National Finals Qualification Series, to compete for a Hurricanes region title.

The Boys Under 16 Tournament for the Don Broughton Shield and Saracens Cup sees Wairarapa-Bush RFU promoted to Division A, while Poverty Bay RFU (the hosts of this year’s Tournament, to be played in Gisborne) move to Division B.

Following the Under Boys Development Camp in July, a Hurricanes Under 18 team will head over to Taupo to play the Blues Under 18 side, while the Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 Team will again be formed following the Heartland Development Series, to compete for the Central Region Shield against Hawkes Bay, Manawatu and Wellington.

In addition to a Sevens Tournament played in March, there are Under 15 Secondary School and Under 18 Provincial Union Tournaments scheduled for Girls, in September and October respectively. The Hurricanes region Secondary Schools Sevens Tournament (for both Boys and Girls) will again be hosted by Wairarapa-Bush RFU in October.

Recognising the importance of Match Officials to the game, the Council will also unveil a new Referees Uniform for all Council fixtures in 2019, (with thanks to Pub Charity and Dynasty Sport).

Further details for all programmes will be provided on this web-site, as the season progresses.

(Published : 26/05/19)



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