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.

Wanganui Achieve Three Peat Victory In Under 20 Series

The Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 Development Series reached a successful conclusion on Sunday in Palmerston North. Congratulations to Wanganui RFU who, for the third consecutive year, have won the Development Series trophy.

To achieve this feat, they needed to come from behind to defeat Horowhenua-Kapiti on Sunday, to win three matches from three played. With less than 10 minutes to play, Horowhenua-Kapiti was leading 17 to 12, only to lose the match by 31 points to 17.

And, congratulations to Wanganui's Cameron Davies who was awarded the Player of the Development Series Cup. Cameron played a consistently strong game at half-back for the Series Defending Champions.

In Sunday's other match, Wairarapa-Bush defeated a determined Poverty Bay side 26 to 10, after leading 12 to 10 at half-time. Both teams played with a great deal of passion, with Wairarapa-Bush in with a chance of winning the title on the final day of competition.

With thanks to the Match Officials (co-ordinated by Matt Peters) and to Ben Koch who ably prepared the local facilities for us. The Sport & Rugby Institute is a great venue for an event of this nature and thanks are extended to their helpful team also. Thank you also to our Selectors for their work in selecting the inaugural Hurricanes Heartland Under 20 Team. And a final thanks for Series Adminstrator, Tammy Ferreira for all her work behind the scenes.

(Published : 14/08/17)



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