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IRANZ are incredibly proud to have contributed to the development of thousands of rugby players, coaches and teams globally  throughout our 22 years of operation. The countless pieces of feedback we receive from players, coaches and teams describing the life-changing experiences they’ve had with IRANZ is the oxygen that keeps us ticking. It is why we exist.

A few  testimonials provide direct insight from the very rugby players, coaches and teams themselves that have received the IRANZ Experience.


Dean Hargreaves, Barker College Coach (NSW)

The boys thrived and grew impressively as a team. The tour enabled us to train in a professional environment, play three competitive games and have a lot of fun enjoying the activities New Zealand offers.

Barker College attended a Customised Course/Tour Programme in 2018. Barker returned to Sydney to win the CAS Schools Championship dropping only one match during the season.


Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz
Player Graduate (QLD, Aus)

The Course was 1000% more helpful than I could imagine. The 1-on-1 meetings, the Strength and Speed testing and the mental skills… honestly the biggest eye opener and career changer I have experienced. I wouldn’t be where I am in life and my rugby career without going to IRANZ.


Dick Muir, Coach (Springbok Assistant Coach)

“The course has been really unbelievable. I walk away from here a much better coach. I’ve benefited much more (from this course) than ever in my wildest dreams I could have hoped for.”


Simon Lord, Coach Graduate (NZ)

“I wanted to thank the team for the experience from the past week. It was hugely enjoyable and I came out a far better coach and person from it and it was nice to experience a professional environment and gain a glimpse as to how the higher level works.”


Jo Holmes, Parent (NZ)

“ The professionalism that the academy displays and how you teach the kids in ‘real terms’, as in the reality of the technical knowledge required and physical, mental, and emotional components needed is so vital and I am grateful for this.

What is awesome is, that he is now making decisions based on his future, rugby, and training with much more clarity and maturity and this is what the academy has taught him. “


Fua Tauiliili-Pelesasa, Parent (NSW)

As his Mum it’s been obvious in his overall attitude to training, his training ethics, his attitude to both sport and school life, his selection into CAS and NSW squads… I like to think that attending IRANZ is one of the reasons why these have happened. These Courses build character!


Kelly Mitchell, Parent (QLD)

The specific 1-on-1 coaching has really improved Nik’s game. He’s never really been exposed to that before, it pushed him to be better. He’s very keen to attend more!


James Ferrier, Player Graduate (Auckland, NZ)

IRANZ was an amazing experience… it taught me a range of skills to improve my game. I have taken away value that will not only transfer onto the rugby field but into day to day life. I highly recommend it!


Dave Wessels, Melbourne Rebels Head Coach

I was really grateful for the openness of all the presenters and the humility of everyone involved.


Nigel Solomon, Wellington Football Club U13-14 Coach

The objective of the Course was to look at some parts of the professional rugby environment… the boys absorbed the full day.. the highlight for the boys was experiencing the hot & cold’s at the end!

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