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Who is the International Rugby Academy?

The International Rugby Academy was established in 2001. The purpose of our company is to prepare participants for the world of professional rugby.

Our courses cover vital aspects of the game including; mental focus, rugby intelligence, and expert technical tuition of each individual position. As professional rugby evolves it also provides a range of tangible career options for both players and coaches, the services we offer are designed to assist you achieve a successful long-term career in rugby and build a strong rugby network.

Our course outcomes offer a distinctive advantage for potential rugby professionals and the quality of our courses have set the standard for our competitors to aspire towards.
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  • "I support the role IRANZ has in NZ Rugby"
    - Graham Henry

    “ Their programmes are carefully designed to address the all important areas; physical, technical, tactical and mental. More importantly (the course) creates a high pressure team environment, similar to what they will experience as professional rugby players."

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    Former All Black Coach
  • "The Academy is opening doors"
    - Rodney So'oialo

    “ Following my player career I wanted to remain in the sport but lacked a pathway towards achieving my coaching goals. The Academy has helped me further my rugby career and provided the knowledge, connections, and support I needed."

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    All Black
  • "Sharing rugby ideas and concepts."
    - Brain Ashton

    “ For coaches with a growth mindset this is a fantastic opportunity to come to the southern hemisphere and share ideas, concepts, and rugby philosophy. An opportunity you can't miss"

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    Former England Coach
  • "The course has been really unbelievable."
    - Dick Muir

    “I've benefited much more (from this course) than even in my wildest dreams I could have hoped for. The guys have just been outstanding throughout. I've learnt from every personI've come into contact with. I'd definitely encourage more coaches to attend IRANZ.”

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    Former Assistant Springbok Coach
  • "This course really helped boost my career."
    - François Steyn

    “We've been working hard for seven hours a day - and I honestly couldn’t think how they could improve the course. It must just stay the same. It's really remarkable for young guys to have access to these top players and coaches of world rugby.”

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    Springbok
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