Stephen Larkham to Coach Irish club Munster

by Rugby Australia

Rugby Australia Director of Rugby, Scott Johnson has wished former Wallabies Assistant Coach Stephen Larkham well in his new role after Larkham was appointed senior coach of Irish Pro 14 club Munster overnight.  

"Stephen departs with Rugby Australia's full blessing and we wish him every success with Munster.  

"Stephen made the decision to join Munster in full consultation with us and we will remain in close contact with him during his time in Ireland.  

"We believe the experience Stephen will gain from a senior role internationally will grow his coaching capabilities significantly and we are very keen for him to remain part of the Australian Rugby coaching system. He has made it clear that his ultimate goal is to coach the Wallabies and the next three years will give him a solid platform to achieve his coaching ambitions," said Johnson.  

This year Larkham has worked with Australia's Sevens teams, the Buildcorp Wallaroos, and Junior Wallabies providing mentoring, coaching and skills development as National High Performance Coach Advisor. Prior to that he spent four years as Wallabies Attack Coach under Head Coach Michael Cheika, and steered the Brumbies to four successive Super Rugby finals appearances as Head Coach from 2014-2017.