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.

For questions regarding Winter Tournament Week 2023, please email


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)


North Harbour

Rip Rugby Carnival

Event type: Carnival

Date: 29 August

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




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 & Boys (2 divisions each)


King Country

Taupo Open Cup

Event type: Cup

Date: 28 August - 1 September

Location: Owen Delany Park, Taupo

Grades: U18 Girls & Boys (2 Divisions each)



Te Tipuranga Girls XVs

Event type: Cup


Location: Palmerston North

Grade: Girls U18 ; XV a-side


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


Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council

Hurricanes U14 Boys Rugby Festival

Event type: Carnival

Date: 28-30 August

Location: Porirua, Wellington

Grade: Boys U14 XVs



Girls Secondary Schools 10's Rugby

Event type: Cup

Date: 27-29 August

Location: Westport

Grade: Girls 10s


South Canterbury

Rapid 12s

Event type: Carnival

Date: 29-30 August

Location: Timaru




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 U15 10s Tournament

Event type: Carnival

Date: 1 September

Location: Gore

Grade: Girls 10s ; U15