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Larkham tipped to return to Brumbies fold



Stephen Larkham has turned his again on a training extension with Irish membership Munster, paving the way in which for his return to Tremendous Rugby with the Brumbies.

Larkham, who joined Munster as senior coach in 2019, has introduced he shall be returning to Australia on the finish of the season subsequent June for household causes.

Present Brumbies coach Dan McKellar, will oversee the facet in Tremendous Rugby Pacific subsequent season earlier than relinquishing his position to give attention to the Wallabies, the place he’s forwards coach beneath Dave Rennie.

Larkham, 47, mentioned it was time to place his household first and take up a “teaching alternative nearer to house”.

“I solely lately spoke about my want to stay with Munster and proceed working with my fellow coaches and taking part in group,” the previous Wallabies nice mentioned in an announcement.

“That hopefully provides some indication as to how tough a choice this has been for me. The workers, gamers, followers, and amenities are world class right here and I’m grateful to have had this chance.

“My household made a lot of sacrifices in becoming a member of me on this transfer to Eire and my ladies’ adjustment over right here, significantly with COVID, has been tough.

“I’ve to place them first now, and with a training alternative nearer to house that is the proper factor for my household right now.”

The Brumbies are but to announce McKellar’s alternative however it’s believed favorite son Larkham, in addition to Japan-based Simon Cron, have been the frontrunners.

After 127 appearances for the Brumbies and 102 Check caps Larkham’s teaching profession started in Canberra in 2011 earlier than he was elevated to the pinnacle coach position on the Tremendous Rugby facet.

He joined then Wallabies’ coach Michael Cheika’s 2015 World Cup marketing campaign as assault coach, splitting his time between the Check and Tremendous Rugby position.

Larkham then joined the Wallabies teaching set-up however was controversially sacked by Cheika in early 2019 after a string of poor outcomes.

© AAP

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