IRANZ Insight: How to create meaningful player and coach pathways

All Black and IRANZ Graduate Ardie Savea pictured playing for his local club

I guess with 20 years of player and coach development at IRANZ and half that total coaching at club level, from age grade to Premier, I am equipped to make the following statement.

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Making the transition early: IRANZ Graduate Reeve Satherley

Reeve Taupo Marist vs Taumaranui Districts

Reeve Satherley attended the Advanced Players Course in December last year, and has quickly progressed into senior rugby ranks.

IRANZ Staff caught up recently with his mother Julz to hear how he’s been getting on.

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IRANZ Insight: 2019 All Black Lock Selection

Sam Whitelock

To win the Rugby World Cup, you need the ball – and the lock’s role of aerial possession is now far more significant to secure the ball for their team.

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Your next opportunity to learn from the best

IRANZ Womens Player Course

Another busy month looms for IRANZ – with five different Courses on offer in July for rugby players & coaches looking to grow and develop.

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IRANZ Insight: 2019 All Black Hooker Selection

Codie Taylor and TJ Perenara (middle) attended the Advanced Players Course in 2008. Seven years later in 2015, they played together once again – this time, for the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup

Three Hookers will be selected in the All Black Squad for the Rugby World Cup Squad this year.

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IRANZ Insight: 2019 All Black Flanker Selection

Ardie Savea (left) and Liam Squire (right) both attended the Advanced Players Course in 2009

It’s time we, the punters, started picking the All Black Squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

For the next few weeks, I’ll be breaking down who I would select for the squad, and the reasons behind each selection.

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IRANZ Coach Success Stories: Robert Taylor

IRANZ Graduate Robert Taylor

Over the years, IRANZ have kept a close eye on the achievements of both Player and Coach Graduates on the International Stage.

However, there have been numerous counts of our Graduates achieving great things at other, competitive levels of rugby. The story of IRANZ Graduate Robert Taylor for example, is nothing short of remarkable.

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Brian Ashton labels IRANZ as “gold for young players”

Brian Ashton interview

When asked for his thoughts on IRANZ Player Courses, former International Head Coach Brian Ashton labelled the programme as “gold for young players.”

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All Black Coaches bolster yet another High Performance programme

All Black Coaches at IRANZ

IRANZ believes “to be the best, you have to learn from the best.”

High Performance player & coach participants were treated to that very opportunity when All Black Assistant Coaches Ian Foster & Mike Cron joined them during the final section of their programme last week.

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IRANZ Insight: Pecking order in World Rugby about to change

IRANZ Insight: Pecking Order about to change

Rugby 7’s is fast becoming the show piece of Rugby Union.

An Olympic sport, played on a global circuit in exotic locations such as Dubai, Cape Town, Hamilton, Sydney, Los Vegas, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Paris.

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IRANZ teams up with The Rugby Site

IRANZ and The Rugby Site

IRANZ is thrilled to announce a partnership has been formed with online rugby education leaders The Rugby Site.

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Early-Bird and Graduate Pricing available from early 2019

IRANZ Classroom Session

IRANZ are pleased to announce Early-Bird and Graduate Rates will be available on all Course Fees from February this year.

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All-Star panel confirmed for 2019 High Performance Courses

IRANZ Pro-Player Combine

IRANZ are thrilled to announce the return of some of our most highly regarded Staff Coaches in February this year.

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IRANZ Insight: Why you should ‘develop your own’

St. Kentigern College

Saint Kentigern College has been plastered across media headlines this week – for what many are labelling unethical recruitment tactics.

Regardless of your stance on the matter, I firmly believe there is one learning that rings true throughout this whole debate.

You simply can’t go wrong by developing your own.

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All Black Selector Grant Fox weighs in on the Pro-Player Combine

Grant Fox speaks with Murray Mexted

“I’m excited by what you’re doing here. I think it’s got real merit.”

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IRANZ Success Stories: The road to professional rugby

IRANZ Graduate Haereiti Hetet

From the Otorohanga Sports Club Premiers in 2017, to the Mitre10 Cup Championship-winning Waikato side in 2018.

Hold onto your Santa hats people – because the story of “Big H” might just be the ‘Rugby Fairytale of the Year.’

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IRANZ Insight: Mental Toughness

Steph Gilmore

All successful players know how to manage their thoughts and emotions. It is an art which once understood, is easy to use and often makes the difference between success and failure.

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IRANZ Insight: How to plan a Season Campaign

Mike Brewer Coaching

Every rugby coach must plan their season campaign.

A successful rugby season rarely occurs by chance. In almost all cases, careful thought and much planning has gone into the rugby season – well before the season has even started.

For those coaches seeking success in the 2019 rugby season… if not already, the planning for next season needs to start now!

The following article provides an insight into the process and the basic steps that should be followed in order to plan a successful Rugby Season Campaign.

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IRANZ Insight: Why Akira Ioane missed out on the All Blacks Northern Tour

Akira Ioane

Akira Ioane has incredible talent – not only to be an All Black, but a great one at that.

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