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.

Four On Top Points After Round One In U18 Boys Competition

Centurions RFC, Hawke Bay Saracens, Wellington Maori and Wellington Samoa all scored maximum points in Round 1 of the 2022 Trustbank Central Secondary School Shield competition earlier today, (although Wellington Samoa’s points came from an unexpected default by Horowhenua-Kapiti RFU).

The closest match of the day was between geographic neighbours Poverty Bay and Hawkes Bay, with the visitors to Rugby Park in Gisborne winning the match by 24 points to 21. Defending champions, Whanganui RFU were beaten by Wellington Maori 24-12, while Centurions RFC had a solid victory against Wairarapa-Bush RFU, 27 points to 0.

In the U19 Central Region Shield, the defending champions (Wellington RFU) were in imperious form against the Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 side, winning their match by 54 points to 3. Wellington are now firm favourites to retain the Shield, noting that Manawatu RFU (who they play next week) were defeated today by Hawkes Bay RFU by 38 points to 0.

(Published : 03/09/22)



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