News

See below for the latest news from IRANZ.

Selection and Success are Synonymous


Becoming a successful coach is 80% selection. Eddie Jones emphasised this last week when he presented his module on selection at IRANZ Live. It’s not simply choosing the best players – it’s profiling these players, identifying the game plan and selecting the combinations capable of implementation.

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The Mitre 10 Cup renaissance

Beauden Barrett

Hooray and so say all of us! Super Rugby Aotearoa was a revelation.  The weekend of rugby was full of action, intent and excitement; a  New Zealand showcase, with Kiwi players, coaches and referees; and commercially viable in the global market place.

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Alex Loney shares his time on IRANZ Live

IRANZ Live

Alex Loney joined 14 other aspiring coaches from around the world to attend the first IRANZ Live programme held online. Over 9 days Alex the Head of Rugby at Lancaster Royal Grammar School in the UK had access to learn and engage with a wide range of truely world coaches, including the likes of Wayne Smith, Eddie Jones, Mike Cron and Colin Cooper. Below Alex shares his experience of IRANZ Live.

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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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