Travel to the spiritual home of the world’s most revered rugby side. Where rivals are vanquished, where legends are made – and now, where sport and science collide. From Eden Park’s state-of-the-art facility, the Auckland Rugby International Academy has the programmes, expertise and systems guaranteed to lift your rugby to another level.
Players at novice, proficient and advanced levels can choose from a 1–3 week skills programme to 13+ weeks of full immersion in the New Zealand rugby culture. We have courses specifically for coaches; will customise programmes for entire teams, and can even arrange satellite courses in your country.
By experiencing the expertise and systems that turn promising young players into All Blacks – like Charlie Faumuina, George Moala and Patrick Tuipulotu – our graduates are making their own mark internationally. Several are already playing for their country, while others have contracts with top club and Super Rugby sides.
Success doesn’t happen by chance here. Throughout the programme, key measures are tracked against your individual goals. Then at the end, a report outlines the progress and actual gains made during your time here, plus a breakdown pinpointing further areas for improvement. These formal reporting processes are the foundation of the programme’s effectiveness.
As part of the Academy, you’ll be making friends from other countries, challenging yourself in a new environment and gaining confidence from personal successes. And it’s not just about the rugby. Living with a New Zealand family, learning the Haka, the English language and much more is a rich growing experience.