Secondary School Winter Tournament Week 2023


This year's Secondary School Winter Tournament Week kicks off on 28 August 2023, with a number of Carnival and Cup events taking place around Aotearoa.

See below to find out more about the upcoming events near you and how you can get involved in Winter Tournament week in 2023.

Entries for Winter Tournament Week events will open on April 2nd.

To register for any of the events below, please click here.

For questions regarding Winter Tournament Week 2023, please email


North Harbour

Rip Rugby Carnival

Event type: Carnival

Date: 29 August

Location: East Coast Bays RFC, Windsor Park, Torbay, Auckland

Grades: Girls/Boys U18 7-a-side Rip ; Girls/Boys U15 7-a-side Rip

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Disability Rugby Carnival

Event type: Carnival

Date: 26 August

Location: Auckland Central (TBC)

Grades: Teenage Wheelchair & Walking Rugby


Counties Manukau

Pasifika Aotearoa Cup XVs

Event type: Cup

Date: 28-31 August

Location: Pukekohe, Auckland

Grades: U18 Girls ; U18 Boys

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Horowhenua Kapiti

Hurricanes Youth Council Girls U15 12-a-side

Event type: Carnival


Location: Levin

Grade: Girls U15s ; 12 a-side



National Under 85kg College Rugby Festival

Event type: Cup

Date: 29-31 August

Location: Hutt Valley, Wellington

Grade: Boys U85kg weight restricted Y12-13

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Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council

Hurricanes U14 Boys Rugby Festival

Event type: Carnival

Date: 28-30 August

Location: Wakefield Park, Island Bay, Wellington

Grade: Boys U14 open, 15-a-side

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Girls Secondary Schools 10's Rugby

Event type: Cup

Date: 27-29 August

Location: Westport

Grade: Girls 10s

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South Canterbury

Rapid 12s

Event type: Carnival

Date: 31 August

Location: Ashbury Park, Timaru

Grades: Girls & Boys Y9-10 12-a-side ; Girls & Boys Y11-13 12-a-side

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South Island Under 85kg Boys Carnival

Event type: Carnival

Date: 30 August – 1 September

Location: Peter Johnson Park, Mosgiel, Dunedin

Grade: Boys U18 weight restricted U85kg



Highlanders Girls Y9&10 10s Tournament

Event type: Carnival

Date: 1 September

Location: Pioneer RFC, Gore

Grade: Girls 10s ;Year 9 & Year 10

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National Secondary School First XV Championship

Event type: Championship

Date: 1-3 September

Location: Massey University Sport & Rugby Institute, Palmerston North

Grades: By qualificaition- Girls U18 (Hine Pounamu Trophy), Boys U18 (Barbarians Cup)