The Aussies are back.

I say this, because Australia cleaned up in the Sydney leg of the HSBC world sevens’ series. Their women’s side comprehensively beat World Champions NZ in the final by 31-0, and they didn’t have a single point scored against them the whole weekend. In the men’s division Australia beat the All Blacks Sevens 24-12 and the Blitzbokke an amazing 29-0. WOW!!!

IRANZ are thrilled to confirm All Black Coach Mike Cron will return to IRANZ in February.

2016 New Zealand Rugby Women's Player of the Year Selica Winiata will coach on the International Rugby Academy's inaugural Women's Player Course. Selica Winiata

On the world stage, NZ Rugby is stronger than it has ever been; well, according to the score sheet and the World Rugby Awards in Monaco, it is. 

  • The Black Ferns are the first women's team to be crowned World Rugby Team of the Year.
  • Portia Woodman won Women’s Player of the Year.
  • Beauden Barrett won back to back awards for Men’s Player of the Year.
  • Rieko Ioane caps an exceptional season being named Breakthrough Player of the Year.
  • Michaela Blyde added to the accolades, by winning Women’s Sevens Player of the Year.

The International Rugby Academy is thrilled to announce registration is now open for our inaugural Women's Player Course.

Womens Player Course
Apply now for the Women's Player Course

While IRANZ has held a number of Customised Courses for various women's teams over the years, the upcoming Women's Player Course will be the first-ever programme available to individual applicants.

Click here to Apply Now for the Women's Player Course.

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