Rugby Smart Course

All Secondary Schools and Senior coaches will be require register through their school or club Sporty page and complete the online module before they attend the practical session and become a certificated coach in 2021. 

A course concentrating on injury prevention through the coaching of good techniques, this course is a great opportunity to meet other coaches involved in club and secondary school rugby to discuss likely trends and possible focus areas for 2021, coaches also receive a Coaching Diary and other coaching resources available from New Zealand Rugby.

Who Should Go?
It is COMPULSORY for All coaches, Assistant Coaches and Managers to attend a RugbySmart course prior to the season starting.

Any person actively fulfilling the role of Head Coach or Assistant Coach during a MRU Club Rugby competition fixture must have attended a Rugby Smart Injury Prevention Workshop for the current season and be registered for that current season. Any team/club appointing a Head Coach or Assistant Coach to a fixture that has not attended Rugby Smart and therefore considered unregistered shall be liable to the following penalties:

Points deduction, and/or the offending player and/or team shall be liable to suspension by the MRU, and/or to forfeit the match, and that winning points be awarded to the non-offending team. If a win is recorded then it stands, minus any points accrued by the offending team. If not, a 0-0 (4 points) win will be recorded.

*All courses unless stated otherwise will be help at the Manawatu Rugby Performance Centre (28 Waldegrave street) between 6pm - 7.30pm. Spaces in each session are limited and will be on a first-to-register-first-served basis.

RugbySmart Course Dates 

Monday 1st March 

Wednesday 3rd March 

Monday 8th March - Feilding 

Wednesday 10th March 

Friday 9th April