Saturday the 26th September – Sunday the 4th October

IRANZ Live is the most comprehensive online rugby coaching development platform which takes IRANZ world-leading knowledge, philosophy and experience straight into the comfort and convenience of your home. 

It’s Simple, Get The Best Coaches.

Our online platform allows us to bring together the most exceptional staff coaching line up we have ever put together. You clearly can’t find this level of knowledge, experience and success in one place anywhere else in the rugby world. See for yourself below.

Wayne Smith genius at work

Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith is known as one of the best in the business. With over 12 years coaching the All Blacks which includes winning two Rugby World Cups titles, some regard Smithy as the greatest rugby mind to have graced the Game. Known for his innovation and ability to deliver this information to players and coaches, there is so much to be learnt from his insight.

Colin Cooper

Coops vast wealth of knowledge in Rugby has been forged over a 40-year long career as both a player and coach. Having played over 100 games for Taranaki, he quickly became one of the top coaches in New Zealand having Coached the Crusaders, Hurricanes, Chiefs, New Zealand A and the Maori All Blacks.

Brian Ashton

Former England and Ireland Head Coach Brian Ashton is one of the most experienced coaches at IRANZ. Widely regarded for his revolutionary approach to the game, he is now sought outside of rugby, currently working with coaches in the EPL (English Premier League). Any aspiring rugby coach can’t miss this opportunity to work with one of the greatest rugby and coaching minds in the world.

Mike Cron

With 15 years experience in the All Black Coaching group, Mike Cron has been known for his surgical like approach to the set-piece and forward play. His level of detail and creativity is what sculpted the All Blacks forward play into the attacking weapon we know today, earning his nickname of the Scrum Doctor.

Eddie Jones

Eddie has become one of the most successful coaches in world rugby in recent years. From his historic victory against South Africa with the Brave Blossoms to turning England back into a powerhouse of world rugby. Eddie will bring his unique coaching style to you on IRANZ Live.

We’re not done yet…

More amazing staff coaches are still to be announced, who we all be covering their specialist area of expertise.

How it works

IRANZ Live is programmed from the Saturday the 26th September – Sunday the 4th October (9 days). Each day is made up of one 3 hour session.

Sessions run from 7 am- 10 am NZST. Please find key time zones to when these sessions will be running in your part of the world.

Uk 8pm-11pm
Italy 9pm – 12pm
South Africa 9pm – 12pm
Argentina 4pm – 7pm
Australia 5am – 8am
New York 3pm – 6pm
Los Angeles 12pm – 3pm
Japan 4am – 7am

Each session consists of two modules which each last for 90 minutes (Total 3 hours).
Each 90-minute module works off a crafted IRANZ format of Theory/Presentation 30-40 min, video/examples/workshop – 20-30 min and then discussion/question and answers for the remaining 20-40 minutes.

All sessions are recorded and coach participants are given access to the recordings after the programme has finished, allowing the sessions to be enjoyed and reviewed long after the programme has finished.

This programme is strictly limited to 16 Coaches. Places will go fast, so register now through the course application below.

Course fees are $1997 NZD


Not sure if this is the Course for you?

Complete the Expression of Interest form below to have an IRANZ Staff member contact you within 2 working days.

IRANZ Live ‘20 was a remarkable achievement for the organisers and presenters. As an attendee, IRANZ Live exceeded my initial expectations and provided a unique coach development opportunity with contributions from a long list of world-class rugby figures. The range of delivery and content was excellent, and a superb balance of interactive tasks and Q & A opportunities. Over the 12 days, IRANZ staff deserve credit for creating such a positive and personal environment for coaches to learn. With 2020 being the first year of IRANZ Live, the structure and delivery was without fault and I would highly recommend the online experience to fellow coaches as an alternative to attending in person. I am proud now to be a part of the IRANZ community.


Alex Loney, IRANZ Live Graduate (Head of Rugby at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, UK)

Alex attended the First IRANZ Live Programme in 2020

“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.”


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.

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.


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.