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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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Ma’a joins IRANZ’s star studded coaching line up for November

Many young players dream of learning from All Blacks who reached the very top of the rugby world. At IRANZ this dream is a reality, and this November IRANZ is excited to announce a star-studded lineup of coaches.

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RWC Japan – A World Class Event

World Rugby have struck gold by staging the 2019 RWC in the world’s most populated region, where rugby is growing rapidly. We’re only two weeks in and already it’s a world-class event.

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IRANZ Graduate gets 2nd World Cup

Alan “AJ” MacGinty is an Irish-born professional rugby player, who represents the United States in international competition. He plays as a fly half for English Premiership team Sale Sharks.

AJ came to the IRANZ High Performance course in 2010, initially as a halfback. His position specific coach was ex-Wallaby George Gregan and by chance also on that course was ex-All Black Jon Preston who had played at the highest level as both a 9 and a 10. Something that would go to helping AJ later in his career.

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