Stephen Larkham Praises “Amazing” Munster Player Who Has Really Impressed Him


Stephen Larkham has been settling into life at Munster over the last couple of weeks after arriving from Australia as part of the province’s new-look coaching ticket.

The former Wallaby international has been appointed as a senior coach at the club, replacing Felix Jones who left the province over the summer along with Jerry Flannery.

Larkham has been impressed with the players he’s worked with so far, singling out Rory Scannell in particular who he calls an “amazing” player who is “so consistent.”

“Rory is great,” said Larkham this week.

“I didn’t know enough about the players here before I got here, but Rory is just amazing.

“He’s just so consistent and he takes the right options, he’s got a great left foot and he’s got all the skills as well so he’s very talented.”

“I believe he transitioned from five-eighth [out-half] to second five-eighth [inside centre] at some stage so I could see him as a potential first five-eighth for us as well further down the track, having that left-foot option.”

Larham also name-checked Limerick centre Dan Goggin and said he’s looking forward to working with Munster’s internationals after the World Cup in Japan.

“There’s some good talent here,” Larkham added

“Dan Goggin is another one in the inside backs, and there’s Chris Farrell and there’s Earlsy and there’s Andy Conway and Joey and Conor still to come back so it’s a pretty talented backline.

“And another reason for me coming over here was certainly the roster, having that backline which is an international backline.”

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