Wellington, Waikato, Auckland A and Canterbury secure top seeds for the inaugural National Under 19 rugby tournament which gets underway in Taupo on Sunday, 28 September.
Taranaki, Bay of Plenty, North Harbour and Otago make up the other four spots in the Premiership division for the Graham Mourie Cup.
Tasman, Manawatu, Auckland B, Counties Manukau, Southland, Northland, Hawke’s Bay and the NZ Heartland team compete in the Championship division of the tournament for the Michael Jones Trophy.
Final seedings for the Jock Hobbs Memorial National U19 Tournament are:
Premiership (Division 1)
SOUTHERN – HURRICANES – BLUES – CHIEFS
Canterbury – Wellington – Auckland A – Waikato
Otago –Taranaki –North Harbour –Bay of Plenty
Championship (Division 2)
Tasman -Manawatu – Auckland B – Counties – Manukau
Southland – Hawke’s Bay – Northland – NZ Heartland
The first day of action on Sunday 28 September can be found below:
Kick off Field no. Match
11.05am 2 Auckland B v Hawke’s Bay
11.05am 3 Counties Manukau v Southland
2.05pm 2 Northland v Manawatu
2.05pm 3 Bay of Plenty v Canterbury
4.05pm 1 Heartland v Tasman
5.05pm 2 Waikato v Otago
5.05pm 3 North Harbour v Wellington
6.05pm 1 Auckland A v Taranaki