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.

Manukura Crowned Hurricanes Girls Champions For 2018

Manawatu's Manukura has won the Rex Kerr Cup in becoming Hurricanes Girls Champions for 2018. Following a narrow 17-14 Semi-Final victory over Feilding High School, Manukura were able to withstand the pressure created by the defending Hurricanes Champions, St. Mary's College from Wellington, to come out eventual winners by 38 points to 33.

Manukura will now progress to the New Zealand Top Four play-offs where they will play the winner of the South Island competition in two weeks' time. The winner of that match will progress through to play the winner of the Blues v Chiefs match for the National Title.

In other qualifying matches for the Hurricanes Boys' and Co-Ed Finals, to be played next weekend, both St. Patrick's Colleges (from Wellington) were defeated by the same score of 31 points to 14, by Napier Boys' High School and Hastings Boys' High School. Yesterday's results mean an "all Hawkes Bay Final" next weekend, which will be played in Napier.

You can read more about both matches, by clicking here.

In the other Semi-Final played between Feilding High School and Wellington's Aotea College, played at Johnston Park in Feilding, the home side were too strong for the visitors, winning the match by 53 points to 10. Feilding will now play Wairarapa College for the Hurricanes Co-Ed Cup next weekend, which will be played in Palmerston North.

(Published : 26/08/18)



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