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.

Wairarapa-Bush RFU Hosts Successful Secondary School Sevens

Wairarapa-Bush Rugby Football Union staged a memorable conclusion to the Council’s annual programme of inter-provincial rugby at Trust House Memorial Park in Masterton on Saturday.

With the temperature a warm 21 degrees, 17 teams from secondary schools around the Hurricanes region competed for the Hurricanes Boys’ and Girls’ Sevens Cup.

Both champions (Manukura College and Hastings Boys’ High School) were unbeaten over the course of the Tournament, although in the Boys’ Cup Final, Hastings Boys’ had to come back from 12 point deficit to win the title by 33-17, after trailing hosts Wairarapa College 5-17 at half-time.

The performance of Levin’s Waiopehu College in making the Cup Semi-Final was the strongest result from a Horowhenua-Kapiti side since the inception of the Tournament, with five of the eight Provincial Unions comprising the Hurricanes region being represented at the Tournament this year.


It was to be a Hawkes Bay double in the Boys’ Division, with Napier Boys’ High School defeating Feilding Boys’ High School in the play-off for fifth and sixth. Earlier in pool play, Napier had been defeated by a strong Wellington Barbarians side 24-14, but squared the ledger and earned a place in the Plate Final by narrowly defeating the Wellington team 19-10 in the Plate Semi-Final.

The Tournament was officiated by the Wairarapa-Bush and Wellington Rugby Referees Associations, with the Tournament Operations managed the staff of the Wairarapa-Bush Rugby Football Union. The Council would like to acknowledge all those responsible for organising another successful event.

A special thanks to Stacey Grant, Caleb Agnew-Jones and the wider team from Wairarapa-Bush for their key roles in ensuring a successful Tournament.

The Final Tournament Placings are as follows.

You can see more Tournament photos, by clicking here.

You can also read an article from the Manawatu Standard about the Tournament by clicking here.

Boys' Division:

1. Hastings Boys' High School (Cup); 2. Wairarapa College; 3. Rongotai College; 4. Waiopehu College; 5. Napier Boys' High School (Plate); 6. Feilding High School; 7. Wellington Barbarians; 8. Hato Paora College; 9. Lindisfarne College; 10. Tu Toa College; 11. Wairarapa Barbarians; 12. St. Bernard's College.

Girls' Division:

1. Manukura College (Cup); 2. Wairarapa Barbarians; 3. Nga Wahine Toa; 4. St. Peter's College.

(Published : 29/10/17)



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