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.

Wellington Under 19 Defend Hurricanes Title At Palmerston North

The Wellington Under 19 Team successfully defended the Central Region Shield against a determined Manawatu side at the CET Arena in Palmerston North on Saturday afternoon.

The first-half of the match was an even affair, with the first two converted tries scored by Wellington's Lester Maulolo and Manawatu's Liam Galpin, respectively.

Playing into the stiff southerly in the first-half, Wellington scored two further tries before the break to take a 19 points to 10 lead.

(The Wellington Under 19 Team with the Central Region Shield)

The second-half was interesting in so far as Manawatu dominated territory for the first 20 minutes, with a break-out try (the second for Wellington's Maulolo) effectively turning the tide of the match.

From there, Wellington scored three further tries to secure the Shield with a 38 points to 13 victory. Wellington will now face Otago in their first match of the National Under 19 Tournament, while Manawatu will take on Canterbury in their first match in Taupo.

(Chairman, Gordon Noble-Campbell presents the Shield to Wellington's Captain, Josh Brown)

The Central Region Shield has been played for a total of 33 times since 1984. Hawkes Bay have won the Shield 15 times, Wellington 13 times, Taranaki 3 times and Manawatu twice.

Wellington Under 19, 38. Tries: Lester Maulolo (2), Josh Brown, Losi Filipo, Kemara Hauiti-Parapara, Kerrod Foaese. Sam Fox (2C), Kemara Hauiti-Parapara (2C). Manawatu Under 19, 13. Tries: Liam Galpin. Arjun Singh (2P, 1C).

(Published: 10/09/16)



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