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IRANZ Insight – ABs set the pace but Bok take the Silverware

Well, that’s a wrap. The ninth edition of RWC has come to an end and it’s fair to say that throughout RWC Japan, the All Blacks remained the most popular team.  They continued to set the standard and push the parameters of attack. They developed the dual playmaker role to counter rush defence – a meritorious strategy in the spirit of progressive rugby. 

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What are Coaches and Selectors really looking for

IRANZ High Performance Course

The selection process for any player is never easy. From under-11 to the All Blacks, unknown factors always make players question if they are doing the right actions. This selection process only gets harder when the communication between selectors and players are limited, making the player question what they are even looking for in the first place.

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A Masterclass of Coaching

Eddie Jones and Rassie Erasmus have prevailed.

At RWC 2019 we are witnessing a “Masterclass” of coaching. An old expression is applicable here: a good team will beat a team of good players.

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Are you on the Right Road?

Japans performance at the RWC is no fluke.

They built their domestic competition on the back of foreign coaching expertise, mostly from New Zealand.  They embraced the opportunity to develop their most promising young players by sending them to foreign fields – often New Zealand domestic club competitions. Japanese companies with representative rugby teams form sponsorship arrangements with New Zealand provinces, sub-contracting their coaching services and investing in their players to play and experience rugby club life in New Zealand.

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Good Coaches Develop Good Teams

Good coaches develop good teams who create great players.

The RWC is creating unprecedented interest in rugby in Japan and all of Asia.

There has been a misconception that Asian rugby teams can’t compete with Tier 1 countries, because their players are physically too small. In the last 3 weeks Japan have proven this wrong. They have played 4, won 4 and topped their pool. As Jamie Joseph stated, “this is no fluke.”

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