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.

Trustbank Secondary School Shield Kicks-Off Around The Region

Round 1 of the Trustbank Secondary School Shield was played across the Hurricanes region yesterday, with eight teams competing in two pools of four.

In Tolaga Bay at the Uawa Rugby Club, the Centurions RFC side from Wellington over-powered the East Coast RFU Under 18 team, by 80 points to 0 after leading 39 to 0 at half-time.

(The Centurions RFC and East Coast RFU teams celebrate the spirit of rugby at Tolaga Bay

In Gisborne the defending Trustbank Secondary School Shield champions, Wellington Samoan RFU side defeated Poverty Bay by 33 points to 5.

(The defending champions, Wellington Samoa RFU Under 18)

Meanwhile at Memorial Park in Masterton, hosts Wairarapa-Bush fought out a 20 points draw with Wanganui, while in the match played in Wellington, the newly formed Wellington Catholic Colleges defeated Horowhena-Kapiti by 31 points to 24.

(The newly minted Wellington Catholic Colleges team, at Porirua Park)

Next week’s Round 2 games will be played in Wanganui, Paraparaumu and Wellington. East Coast and Wellington Catholic Colleges will not play next weekend, but will have a catch-up game in Levin on Thursday, 14 September.

(Published : 03/09/17)



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