Crusaders International High Performance Unit (IHPU)

Don't miss your chance to live and breathe the game in the hotbed of world rugby, New Zealand!

The Crusaders International Rugby Academy (IHPU) is located in Christchurch - the heart of rugby in New Zealand. Based at Rugby Park, it is also the home to the BNZ Crusaders and the Canterbury Rugby Football Union (CRFU). The BNZ Crusaders are the most successful Super Rugby franchise in the 21 year history of the competition, winning their 9th title in 2018. They have been finalists 14 times and Semi Finalists in 17 of the past 18 years. The BNZ Crusaders are the only Super Rugby team to complete a whole season undefeated, a truly remarkable record. The Canterbury Rugby team has been the most dominant in the New Zealand domestic rugby competition in recent years, winning the National title (The Mitre 10 Cup) nine out of the last 10 years.

The IHPU was established in 2008 by the CRFU. Its purpose is to offer select players, coaches and support staff an opportunity to visit the inner workings of the organisation in one of the world’s most beautiful and rugby fanatical countries. The IHPU offers a world-class high performance coach and player development programmes.

For information on the programmes available for Players, click here.

Forinformation on the programmes available for Coaches, click here.

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