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.

Whanganui Collegiate Wins 2022 Hurricanes Co-Ed Cup

In the final regional secondary school championship match for 2022, Whanganui Collegiate won the Hurricanes Co-Ed Cup against Wairarapa College at Ongley Park in Palmerston North earlier today, with the final score 23 points to 17, although both sides scored three tries a-piece.

(Whanganui Collegiate are the new Hurricanes Co-Ed Cup Champions in 2022)

At half-time, Whanganui Collegiate led Wairarapa College by 20 points to 7 having scored three first-half tries, but they could only score a penalty in the second 35 minute spell. Meanwhile, Wairarapa College won the second half scoring a further two tries and a conversion.

(Wairarapa College mounted a strong come-back in the second-half of the Cup Final)

The Hurricanes Co-Ed Cup was last competed for in 2021 with Scots College (Wellington), the former defending champions. There are no national Co-Ed Finals in 2022.

(Published : 07/09/22)



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