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Larkham to return as Brumbies coach in 2023



Stephen Larkham is returning to teach the Brumbies for a second spell with the Wallabies nice signing a two-year take care of the Tremendous Rugby franchise.

Larkham, who first coached the Brumbies from 2014-2017, will take cost for a second time when his contract with Irish membership Munster expires in July subsequent yr.

He’ll succeed Dan McKellar, who will be a part of the Wallabies set-up full-time on the finish of the 2022 Tremendous Rugby Pacific marketing campaign.

“It’s thrilling to know I’ll be returning dwelling to the Brumbies and to Canberra with my household after ending up my time in Eire,” Larkham, who performed for greater than a decade with the ACT-based franchise, mentioned.

“Enjoying for the Brumbies as a Canberra native was clearly a particular time in my life and the membership had been very supportive in my transition into teaching so I wish to thank Phil (Thomson, CEO) and the Brumbies board for giving me this chance to return again and signify the membership once more as head coach.”

The 47-year-old Larkham has coached Munster since 2019.

“I’ve developed and learnt rather a lot each as an individual and as a coach in these previous couple of years, and I’m trying ahead to bringing that have again to the Brumbies to make sure their continued success,” he mentioned.

Thomson mentioned that Larkham had proved to the “strongest candidate” by way of the membership’s recruitment course of for a coach to take over from McKellar.

“Making this appointment now places us ready the place we’ve got certainty for the gamers, and additionally it is necessary that we’ve got continuity and stability for our current employees and the organisation transferring ahead,” Thomson mentioned.

After 102 Take a look at caps, Larkham’s teaching profession started in Canberra in 2011 as an assistant earlier than he was elevated to the top coach function.

He joined then Wallabies’ coach Michael Cheika’s 2015 World Cup marketing campaign as assault coach, splitting his time between the Take a look at and Tremendous Rugby function.

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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