Welcome to the International Rugby Academy of
New Zealand (IRANZ)

Since 2002, the International Rugby Academy of New Zealand (IRANZ) has provided High Performance Programmes and Services for a range of clients from within New Zealand and across the rugby globe.

Our aim is to maximise the potential of rugby individuals, teams and organisations.

IRANZ has the ability and expertise to design and customise programmes to meet the specific needs of each separate client.

For players, there is a strong focus on position-specific tuition, skill development, mental toughness, rugby intelligence and self- management which leads to improved performance on and off the field. For coaches, it is a rare opportunity to work intensively with the world’s best coaches in a practical environment developing a structure, strategy and blueprint that they can implement within their own environment. Each course creates an infectious environment for rapid development and learning.

After more than fifteen years in operation, we have worked with players, coaches and teams from over 35 countries worldwide.

The coaching staff and tutors available at IRANZ represent a range of the most qualified and highly respected coaches and former players in world rugby.


THE PURPOSE OF THE ACADEMY

The International Rugby Academy provides inspiration and an independent high performance pathway for promising players and coaches from around the world. We foster an internal culture of creativity and innovation that provides a leading edge learning environment for the global rugby fraternity.

Our aim is to lay a solid foundation to prepare players and coaches for the uncompromising world of professional rugby. For players, there is a strong focus on position-specific tuition, mental toughness, rugby intelligence and skill development. For coaches, it is a rare opportunity to work intensively with the world’s best coaches in a practical environment developing a structure and blueprint they can take home and use with their own team.

We offer High Performance programmes to create the complete professional with emphasis on technical, tactical, and mental skills development. This is achieved by delivering specialist and 'Position Specific Coaching', through former and current international coaches and players. High Performance programmes have a staff coach to applicant ratio of 1:1 and focus on core and team values to have maximum impact.

The coaching staff at IRANZ represent some of the most influential players and coaches in world rugby in recent times.

"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