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International Rugby Academy Players’ Course

IRANZ player courses have been developed and improved over 20 years, ensuring we are providing the very best possible development opportunities available to our participants, anywhere in the world. Courses typically covers advanced techniques for tackling, passing, running, and kicking, as well as strategies for attacking and defending on the field. Participants will also learn about the physical and mental demands of playing at a high level, as well as injury prevention and recovery. 

Our coaching team comprises former international players and coaches who bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to the course. Our programmes are recognised globally, with many of our graduates going on to play for national teams and professional clubs around the world. With our reputation for excellence and our commitment to producing world-class rugby players, an IRANZ course is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to maximise their potential and take their rugby game to the next level.

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High Performance Players Course

The High Performance Players Course is our most intensive players course – designed to fast-track the development process, producing exponential gains in self-management and performance that will ultimately provide participants with the best possible chance of achieving a professional career in rugby.

For players aged 18 years and over, the High Performance programme simulates the professional rugby environment, demanding participants to perform and manage themselves at a level that is expected in the professional game today.

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Advanced Players Course

Intensive player development in the mid-late teen years is crucial for those rugby players seeking the path to professional rugby.  Professional contracts are sometimes secured as early as 18-19 years of age.  The Advanced Players Course was designed to fast-track development as players make the transition to senior rugby.

Typically for players aged 16-18 years-old, the Advanced programme provides players an insight to the levels expected in a professional rugby environment – with the objective of embedding positive training and self-management habits that will ultimately steer players on the path to professional rugby.


Intermediate Players Course

As young rugby players transition through their early-mid teen years, raw talent and ability begins to shine through and promising talent becomes exposed.

The Intermediate Players Course is designed to nurture the raw talent of young rugby players, laying the foundation for optimal development through their teen years.

Crafted specifically for rugby players aged 13-15 years-old, this programme provides an introduction to a range of skills at an advanced level – with the objective of building a strong platform of knowledge and habits that will allow for maximum development in future years.

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