The British & Irish Lions deserved to win the second test in Wellington, because they scored two tries to none. It is not their fault Sonny Boy Williams was ordered off and the All Blacks played with 14 men for most of the match.

If he comes off the bench this weekend, IRANZ Graduate Aaron Cruden will play his 50th and likely final test match for the All Blacks against the British and Irish Lions.

Ahead of the first test between the All Blacks and the touring British and Irish Lions, there was no complacency anywhere in, “the land of the long white cloud”.

Maybe Kieran Read should get injured more often.

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.

However it has since grown into much more than that. It is now an independent avenue for coaches and players worldwide to develop their skills and ability to pave their way into the professional game.

Fifteen years on, the International Rugby Academy is creating success stories from all corners of the globe.

IRANZ Graduate Vaea Fifita is one of those stories.

"These courses exemplify why New Zealand are the world leaders in rugby"
"These courses exemplify why New Zealand are the world leaders in rugby" – Graham Henry, Former All Black Coach
"IRANZ exposes players and coaches to what's expected at a professional level"
"IRANZ exposes players and coaches to what's expected at a professional level" – Steve Hansen, All Blacks Head Coach