Gandalf goes to Ireland

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news on 10 Jul 2008 at 12:49
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New Munster coach Tony McGahan, team manager Shaun Payne and CEO Garrett Fitzgerald have officially announced the appointment of Laurie Fisher as Munster’s new forwards coach.

Australian Laurie Fisher will be replacing his fellow countryman Jim Williams.

Fitzgerald has confirmed that Laurie Fisher will take up the position of forwards coach for Munster Rugby on a two-year term which commences next month.

Fisher joins Munster with an abundance of coaching experience, namely his involvement as head coach and assistant coach of the Brumbies over the last eight years.

Fisher was also head coach of Australia ‘A’ for the last three seasons.

Fitzgerald highlighted the interest in the position, and feels the right candidate has secured the role.

“I had never seen such an interest for a position and this reflects the stature of where Munster currently is,” Fitzgerald told

“We took our time with the selection process rather that just picking anyone.

“We wanted someone with experience at the highest level, and a knowledge of the Experimental Law Variations [ELVs] was a bonus at this stage when securing a head coach from a Super 14 side.”

Coach Tony McGahan reiterated this point when asked about the upcoming trial of the ELVs in the Northern Hemisphere.

“There will be huge changes, like you see in the Southern Hemisphere, and Laurie’s experience with the Brumbies and Super 14 will be of great benefit to Munster Rugby,” McGahan admitted.

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  • ok, so how many of this year’s Super 14 teams have lost their head coach?


    That’s 5 already… any others I have missed?

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