IRANZ Live uses the power of zoom and our online learning platform to deliver the most comprehensive online rugby coaching development programme available. It takes IRANZ world-leading knowledge, philosophy and experience into the comfort and convenience of your home. Deginised for your normal club coach all the way through to professional level coaches. IRANZ Live has something for everyone.

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.

IRANZ Live Programmes

Below is the different range of online programme options for coaches to choose from. Our Signature 9-day head coach programme, 5-day Masterclass Programme and Exclusive Course option for School, Clubs or personal coaching groups. 

IRANZ Live Head Coach

Our Signature 9-day programme is the ultimate development opportunity for any aspiring or current head coach. This programme covers all the finer details needed to be a successful head coach which goes beyond the technical aspects of rugby

IRANZ Live Masterclass

IRANZ Live Masterclass drills deep into the complexities of each area of the game. 5 dedicated days allows us to hone in on the finer details which are often missed out on other courses. Find your specialist area.

IRANZ Coach participants analyse game with former world cup winning All Black Coach Wayne Smith

IRANZ Live Exclusive

Custom online development experience for your, school, club, or group of coaches. Get in contact with us for your personal programme consultation.


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.