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.

Manawatu & Wellington Win Round One In Central Region Shield

A delayed start to the 2021 Central Region Shield was played in excellent conditions at Napier’s Tremain Park and the Sport & Rugby Institute in Palmerston North yesterday, with both visiting teams earning maximum competition points from their fixtures.

In Napier, Manawatu took a narrow three point lead into the half-time break, by 24 points to 21, but the visitors surged ahead in the second 35 minutes, to win by 41 points to 26. A feature of the winning team’s performance was a hat-trick of tries each to Left Wing Tavita Henare and Lock Hunter Morrison. The hosts scored four tries of their own to ensure that they took away a bonus point as they now head to the Capital to play Wellington next weekend.

In Palmerston North, it was a similar story, with Left Wing Sapati Tagoai scoring a hat-trick of tries for the visting Wellington side. At half-time Wellington had their bonus point already in the bag having scored four first-half tries to lead the Hurricanes Heartland team by 26 points to 14. Wellington scored a further 43 points in the second spell to show they are the team to beat in this year’s competition, winning the match by 69 points to 19. Next weekend the Hurricanes Heartland team play Manawatu in Palmerston North. 

You can read Club Rugby’s report on the match, by clicking here.

(Published : 19/09/21)



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