WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL RUGBY ACADEMY OF NEW ZEALAND

IRANZ is the world-leading rugby academy, providing an independent high-performance pathway for players, coaches and teams from around the world.

For players, coaches and teams around the world with a strong desire to reach their potential in rugby – IRANZ provides the opportunity to learn in close proximity with some of the greatest coaches and former players in the world.

Rugby players and coaches that have attended IRANZ share their experience at the Academy.

At IRANZ, we firmly believe the key to unlocking potential is to learn from the best in the business. That’s why our Staff Coaches represent some of the most recognised and knowledgeable rugby minds in the world.

IRANZ Courses foster intensive development in all areas of the game, both on and off the field. Coach and player participants leave IRANZ equipped with the knowledge and skills that will improve performance with immediate effect, and long after the programme is complete.

Our World-Class facilities and programmes are designed to simulate a professional rugby environment and expose participants to the requirements of playing or coaching at the highest level. Close to 100 Graduates have gone on to represent their country following their IRANZ course.


The IRANZ Combine
All Black Loose Forward Ardie Savea on a IRANZ Player Course
The IRANZ Combine – See if you have what it takes.
IRANZ Courses

IRANZ Team Camps

IRANZ News

As his Mum it’s been obvious in his overall attitude to training, his training ethics, his attitude to both sport and school life, his selection into CAS and NSW squads… I like to think that attending IRANZ is one of the reasons why these have happened. These Courses build character!

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Fua Tauiliili-Pelesasa, Parent (NSW)

Fua’s son Miller attended the Advanced Players Course in 2017, and was selected for various representative sides the following year.

The boys thrived and grew impressively as a team. The tour enabled us to train in a professional environment, play three competitive games and have a lot of fun enjoying the activities New Zealand offers.

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Dean Hargreaves, Barker College Coach (NSW)

Barker College attended a Customised Course/Tour Programme in 2018. Barker returned to Sydney to win the CAS Schools Championship dropping only one match during the season.

“The course has been really unbelievable. I walk away from here a much better coach. I’ve benefited much more (from this course) than ever in my wildest dreams I could have hoped for.”

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Dick Muir, Coach (Springbok Assistant Coach)

Dick attended the High Performance Coaches Course in 2007, and went on to become the Assistant Coach for the Springbok at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

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