Munster appoint Fisher
Wednesday 09 July 2008
Munster have appointed Laurie Fisher as their new forwards coach, replacing fellow Australian Jim Williams.
Fisher, formerly of ACT Brumbies, has also coached Australia A and joins the Magners League outfit on a two-year deal.
Munster chief executive Garrett Fitzgerald said Fisher was the outstanding candidate from an impressive shortlist of applicants.
“I had never seen such an interest for a position and this reflects the stature of where Munster currently is.
“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 ELVs (Experimental Law Variations) was a bonus at this stage when securing a head coach from a Super 14 side.”
Munster director of coaching Tony McGahan, who started work as Declan Kidney’s replacement last week, was equally pleased with the appointment.
He added: “(With the ELVs) 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.”
Arsenal transfer news: Atletico Madrid closing in on Santi Cazorla - reports
Manchester United transfer news: Arturo Vidal subject of £39m bid
Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger set to cancel moves for Sami Khedira and Morgan Schneiderlin in favour of Jack Wilshere - reports
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal
LA Galaxy vs Manchester United: 'Beautiful goals and beautiful attacks' - Louis van Gaal revels in 'fantastic' 7-0 start
- 1 Fifty Shades of Grey trailer released: First look at Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey
- 2 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 3 50 books for students to read this summer: From Ernest Hemingway to Gillian Flynn
- 4 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 5 Rebecca Hall on her film career so far: ‘I’ve played too many repressed neurotics’
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia