Five IRANZ Graduates have been named this morning in the NZ U20 Team to face Australia in the decider of the 2017 U20 Oceania Championship.

Having played various minutes throughout the series thus far, IRANZ are excited to see potentially five of our Graduates take the field for New Zealand tomorrow night (May 6).

The IRANZ Graduates named in the match squad are:

  • Asafo Aumua (Wellington)
  • Ereatara Enari (Canterbury)
  • Tiaan Falcon (Hawke’s Bay)
  • Marino Mikaele-Tu'u (Hawke’s Bay)
  • Kemara Hauiti-Parapara (Wellington)

Kemara Hauiti-Parapara graduated from our Intermediate Players Course in 2011. The other four players all graduated from our Advanced Players Course between 2012 and 2014.

Both of these courses will be available again this coming July.

Pictured: Asafo Aumua (left) received position-specific coaching from Greg Fleming on the Advanced Players Course in 2014.

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"These courses exemplify why New Zealand are the world leaders in rugby" – Graham Henry, Former All Black Coach
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"IRANZ exposes players and coaches to what's expected at a professional level" – Steve Hansen, All Blacks Head Coach