Wellington Under 16 Development

Wellington are the current holders of the Saracens Cup.

This Cup is contested at the Hurricanes U16 tournament held every year in the Hurricanes Region.

Wellington Development compete for the cup in Division B along with East Coast, Hawkes Bay Development, Horowhenua-Kapiti, Wairarapa Bush, Wanganui.

This competition has been going since 2005 and Wellington have won the title 10 times in the 14 years. 


This year’s tournament will be held in Gisborne.

Fixtures And Results

Date Versus Time Venue Result

Saturday 7 Sept


Memorial Park



Win 40 to 29

Saturday 14 Sept


Ongley Park

Palmerston North


Win 27 to 14

Saturday 21 Sept


Playford Park


(Game 1)

Win 38 to 10

30 Sept to 3 Oct


Under 16 Tournament




30 Sept



1 Oct



3 Oct 


Hawkes Bay

(Friendly) PB3


East Coast

The Oval, PB2


Poverty Bay

The Oval, PB2

Win 48 to 7



Win 89 to 0



Win 30 to 12

Team Management

U16 Programme Head Coach
Grainger Heikell
Assistant Coach
Charlie Fuller
Assistant Coach
Jude Perez
Peter West
Jonty Boyd
Julie Gillmor
Video Analyst
Charles Aliva

2019 Wellington U16 Development Team

Brooklyn Tapusoa

Elijah Maene-Lokeni

Jaaziel Maene-Lokeni

Jake Tibbitts

Alex Joyce

Thomas Brock

Junior Telea

Garry Tuilekutu

William Peoples

Matolu Petaia

Christian Semu

Cody Lokotui

Ietitaia Campbell

William Eastham

Caleb Mapu

Cameron Burgess

JJ Peo

Manunui Tito

Mose Tuifao-Galuvao

Dean Shields

Emmanuel Solomona

Kobe-Joe Vulu

Joseph Afamasaga

Tofuka Paongo