Thames Valley Rugby Union Under 19’s 2015


Calling all club players aged under 19 as of the 1st January 2015 and not enrolled at School.

In 2015 there will be a national Under 19 tournament held in Taupo throughout the week 26th September to 3rd October. This tournament will involve teams from all 14 ITM Cup unions, an extra team from Auckland plus a Heartland Selection Team that will include players selected from the 12 Heartland Unions.


Prior to the National tournament there will be a series of ‘ranking’ games that will be super rugby franchise based (i.e. Chiefs / Blues). The NZ Harlequins along with the Waikato Rugby Union have decided to enter a team into the Chiefs region ranking games. This Harlequins team can include players from both Thames Valley and King Country Heartland Unions.


In order to give our players the best possible chance of being selected for, first and foremost this Harlequins team, and then the Heartland Team there needs to be a clear pathway for these players to showcase their skills.


The first step of this pathway is a Thames Valley U19’s selection playing against a Corinthians U19 selection on Monday 1st June in Te Aroha (Queen’s birthday Monday). This will be the curtain raiser to the annual Thames Valley Swampfoxes v Corinthians game. It has been established that the Harlequins U19 coaches will be in attendance at this game to view any prospective players for later on in the year.


Any club players aged Under 19 as of the 1st January 2015 that wish to try out for this team must attend the 2 training sessions at the Paeroa Domain on Wednesday 20th and Wednesday 27th May starting at 6.30pm. Following this final training, a maximum squad of 30 players will be put together to play on the Monday with everyone guaranteed a minimum of half a game on the field.

It would be appreciated if you could either text, call or e-mail me to let me know if you are interested or not in pursuing this pathway and giving it a crack. Then we will know where we stand with regards to player numbers and positions.


Bill Cooksley

Rugby Development Officer

Thames Valley Rugby Football Union


027 243 8656,

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