The IRANZ Insight

See below for the latest news from IRANZ.

The Keys to Success

Attitude and a solid foundation are the keys to success.

The two key requirements for an ambitious player to be successful are a good attitude and a solid foundation. Kurt Ekland is a great example of this.

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A Parochial and Global Perspective

IRANZ Position-Specific No. 8 Specialist Murray Mexted

It is difficult to be a globally-minded, parochial New Zealander.

Aotearoa Super Rugby is the best rugby competition in the world.  For New Zealand to remain a world rugby force we must retain this domestic competition. It’s the best thing for the growth of rugby in New Zealand and the global game. 

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Andy Haden, a man amongst men!

Andy Haden, a man amongst men!

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Devolution – Visionary or Naïve?

In 2002 New Zealand Rugby instigated “Devolution;” a concept designed to empower New Zealand’s Provincial Unions (PUs) to develop their own talent. They scrapped their centralised in-house programme run out of the world’s-best, purpose-built rugby academy The Institute of Rugby (IOR) in Palmerston North.

It was a move away from central development. The question at the time – was this visionary or naïve? 

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Super Rugby Aotearoa – the next level of rugby

At long last NZ Rugby has the opportunity to showcase our game under our terms. 

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