News

See below for the latest news from IRANZ.

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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IRANZ Insight: Why wear the Red Rose when you could wear the Silver Fern

Brad Shields

The most qualified and fit player to wear the All Black No 8 jersey against France, is Brad Shields.

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All Black Coach Mike Cron returning to IRANZ in February 2018

IRANZ Staff Coach Mike Cron Staf

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

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Black Fern Selica Winiata joins coaching panel on the inaugural IRANZ Women’s Player Course

IRANZ Staff Coach Selica Winiata

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.

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Former All Black Jon Preston to facilitate upcoming IRANZ Courses

IRANZ Staff Coach Jon Preston

IRANZ are pleased to announce former All Black turned-coach Jon Preston will facilitate the upcoming Club Development Courses alongside fellow former All Black and IRANZ Staff Coach Mike Brewer.

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IRANZ Insight: IRANZ Graduate Vaea Fifita lights up the Rugby Championship

Vaea Fifita attended our High Performance Players Course in 2012. Five years later, he made his All Blacks debut against Samoa at Eden Park

The Rugby Championship is clearly the best rugby competition in the world. Could England or Ireland handle this level of physicality, skilful continuity and speed from one end of the field to the other? No. They couldn’t.

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IRANZ Insight: Au revoir, Aaron Cruden

IRANZ Graduate Aaron Cruden

Aaron Cruden will be missed at Super Rugby and All Black level.

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IRANZ Graduate: Vaea Fifita

IRANZ Graduate Vaea Fifita

When the International Rugby Academy of New Zealand (IRANZ) was established in 2001, it’s primary purpose was to provide quality training to promising rugby players and coaches in order to maintain our national dominance of global rugby.

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14 Graduates to represent New Zealand against the Lions

IRANZ Graduate Charlie Faumuina

Last week, the All Black and Maori All Black squads were named to take on the British and Irish Lions.

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Five IRANZ Graduates named in NZ U20 team to face Australia in decider

IRANZ Graduate Asafo Aumua

Five IRANZ Graduates have been named this morning in the NZ U20 Team to face Australia in the decider of the 2017 U20 Oceania Championship.

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