News

See below for the latest news from IRANZ.

IRANZ Insight: The professional coach environment

All Black Coach Steve Hansen and NZ Rugby CEO Steve Tew

There are many complexities to coaching in a professional environment.

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The dream’s not over

All Black Karl Tu'inukuafe

The 2018 All Black season has brought it’s fair share of stories to date.

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IRANZ Insight: 2018 Freedom Cup

All Blacks win the 2018 Freedom Cup

World Rugby rankings won’t reflect the enormity of the 2018 Freedom Cup, but it is clear to me the Boks are once again one of the two best rugby teams in the world.

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IRANZ Insight: All Black Test positions on the line

Ireland vs. the All Blacks

Steve Hansen has named a beatable All Black team to play Argentina this weekend.

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IRANZ Insight: Rugby Intelligence

South Africa Coach Rassie Erasmus

The Springbok victory and masterplan was all about reduction of time and space.

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IRANZ Insight: Coaches win matches – the Boks are back

Springboks celebrate defeating the All Blacks

The time when a tactic simply to grind out a victory was sufficient, is over. More than ever these days, winning the big matches requires a strategic master-plan.

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IRANZ launch Junior Rugby Festival Scholarships

New Zealand Junior Rugby Festival

IRANZ is pleased to announce the launch of two IRANZ Junior Player Scholarships, to be awarded for the first time at this year’s New Zealand Junior Rugby Festivals.

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2018 Emerging Players Scholarship now open

2018 IRANZ Emerging Players Scholarship

IRANZ is pleased to announce applications are now open for the 2018 Emerging Players Scholarship.

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Rugby Administrators beware

Karl Tu'inukuafe

It was good to see Auckland Rugby record their 3rd win in as many games. Considering their player base, they have underperformed since they last won the provincial championship in 2007.

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More than 60 IRANZ Graduates playing in the 2018 Mitre10 Cup

IRANZ Graduate Wes Goosen

Two weeks ago (to the day) marked the first match of the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup. In what has been an exciting first couple of rounds, we are reminded of the incredible depth of talent that continues to shine here in New Zealand.

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IRANZ Insight: A real time “Rugby Masterclass”

All Blacks Ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith

The All Black Wallaby test match was an exhibition of how rugby should be played. It was a fantastic example of two teams moving the ball at every single opportunity, seeking space and weakness in the opposition defence.

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IRANZ announce first-ever Junior Players Course for 11-13 year-old players

IRANZ Junior Players Course

From 29 September – 1 October, IRANZ will hold the inaugural Junior Players Course – our first-ever programme for 11-13 year-old rugby players.

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Barker College crowned 2018 CAS Rugby Champions

Barker College attend IRANZ

Four months after their rugby camp at IRANZ, the Barker College 1st XV have been crowned the 2018 CAS Rugby Champions.

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IRANZ Insight: All Blacks set the pace

All Black Waisake Naholo

The focus on execution under pressure continues, as the ABs continually raise the bar.

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Professional Rugby: Why your son won’t make it

Reiko Ioane

Reiko Ioane became the eighth youngest All Blacks Test debutant ever at the tender age of 19 years old. This was only 18 months after he made his debut for the All Blacks Sevens team as a 17-year old in Wellington in 2015.

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