Wellington Under 16 Teams Defend Championship Titles
At the annual Hurricanes Under 16 Tournament hosted by the Manawatu Rugby Football Union in Palmerston North this week, Wellington A and Wellington Development won the Don Broughton Shield (Division A) and Saracens Cup (Division B) respectively.
The overall 2016 Tournament placings are as follows.
Division A – Don Broughton Shield
1. Wellington A – (defeated Manawatu 35 points to 10)
3. Hawkes Bay – (defeated Poverty Bay by 33 points to 0)
4. Poverty Bay
Division B – Saracens Cup
1. Wellington Development – (defeated Horowhenua-Kapiti by 46 points to 8)
3. Hawkes Bay Development – (defeated Wairarapa-Bush by 22 points to 7)
5. Wanganui – (defeated East Coast by 31 points to 27)
6. East Coast
Tournament Top Points-Scorers
- Malo Manuao Wellington A 41
- Riley Forbes Wellington Development 33
- Benedetto Cusin Wellington Development 31
- Tamakapua Cook Horowhenua-Kapiti 28
- Ropati So’oala Wellington Development 25
- Liam Udy Johns Hawke’s Bay A 22
- Albert Polu Wellington A 20
- Scott Svenson Wellington Development 20
- Frtiz Rayasi Wellington Development 20
- Samuel Morison Wairarapa Bush 17
- Henry Williams Hawke’s Bay Development 17
- Antonio Walker-Leawere East Coast 15
- Jaylen Tuapola Wellington A 15
- Jack Eschenbach Wairarapa Bush 15
- Te Tana Wright Wellington Development 15
2016 Tournament Team
- Hawkes Bay TEDDY Patrick.
- Manawatu BOLTON James, MAREKU Josiah, STRATTEN James.
- Poverty Bay CHRISTIE Moses, PRIESTLY Billy, WYLIE Tyrin.
- Wairarapa-Bush BRACEWELL Isaac, MCKAY Harry.
- Wanganui PONGA Paiki.
- Wellington A APINERU Iona, BOYLE Harrison, KATOA Moala, MANNIX Luke, MANUAO Malo, PAESE Setefano, PLUMTREE Taine, POLU Albert, TUAPOLA Jaylen, WHITMAN Keelan.
- Wellington Development DE LA RAMBELJE Kienan, SOUTHALL Josh.Gordon Noble-Campbell
Chairman, Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council Inc.