Under 16s kick off Hurricanes Tournament
The Manawatu Under 16s team is competing in the Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council under 16 tournament in Gisborne. The team got off to a shaky start with a heavy loss to Wellington and battled their way to a hard-earned draw with Wairarapa 26-26.
The depth of the squad will be tested for their next game after injuries ruled out several players. Wednesday will see a Hurricanes Rugby Education Workshop where players will be split into their specific positions, with a big focus on Mental Skills, Nutrition and Player Development. Building a career beyond Rugby will loom large throughout the day, a fantastic opportunity for both the players and coaches.
The tournament finishes on Thursday October 3rd with Manawatu taking on Wairarapa once again for 3rd and 4th.