Larkham lands Munster role

By Peter Thompson 14 June 2019 3
Larkham lands Munster role

Stephen Larkham has been appointed as senior coach of Pro14 side Munster on a three-year deal.

Larkham was axed as Australia attack coach in February due to a difference in attacking strategy between himself and Michael Cheika.

The World Cup-winning former Wallabies fly-half has agreed to a new challenge under Johann van Graan at Thomond Park - subject to a work permit 

Munster also pulled off a coup last week by luring Graham Rowntree to the Irish province ahead of the 2019-20 season.

Larkham said: "I am very excited and honoured to be joining Munster Rugby.

"A big part of my decision lies in the values of the club and the importance they place on community. I have come from a very similar environment and know how effective and enjoyable that can be.

"I have had a number of conversations with Johann and I'm very excited to be working with him, as our views on rugby are very similar.

"I'm also looking forward to meeting and working with not only the other coaches in Graham and JP [defence coach Ferreira] but also the very talented group of players that Munster have."

Munster's Pro14 title hopes were dashed when they were beaten by Leinster at the semi-final stage last month.

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