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.

Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 Team Named

Following the conclusion of the Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 Development Series in Palmerston North today, the Selectors have named the following team to compete in the Central Region Shield Tournament, which commences next Saturday, 20 August.

East Coast RFU: Jayden Milner.

Horowhenua-Kapiti RFU:
Taina Keelan, Mikaere Hall, Brodie Huthnance, Ethan Reti.

Poverty Bay RFU: Ngahiwi Manuel.

Wairarapa-Bush RFU:
Sam Siaosi, Alec Henricksen, Jack Loader, Bryan Arnold, Bradley Griffith, Ryan Hargood, Ethan Pinfold.

Wanganui RFU: Dylan Gallien, Hamish Bennett, Chris Breuer, Dylan Bowater, Junior Ainea, Ethan Robinson, Blade Jones, Shaquille McKay, Cameron Davies, Harry Symes.

The following players were also selected on a stand-by basis: Ihaia Kerr (Poverty Bay), Wiremu Taufa (Poverty Bay), Cameron Rowden (Poverty Bay), Nathaniel Payton (Horowhenua-Kapiti), Chance Ropiha (Wairarapa-Bush), Shaquille Waara (Wanganui).

The Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 Team is a new representative team selected by the Council for the first time in 2017 from the five Heartland Provincial Unions in the Hurricanes region. The team will play the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu and Wellington Under 19 teams over the next three weeks, in the Central Region Shield Tournament.

(The above photo is of members of the selected squad at Palmerston North today. Note: East Coast and Poverty Bay players were not present for the photo owing to their travel arrangements.)

(Published : 13/08/17)



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