Stephen Larkham



We are delighted to introduce Stephen Larkham as a 2018 Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival Ambassador.

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A Wallaby for more than a decade, Stephen ‘owned’ the pivotal number 10 jersey in three Rugby World Cup campaigns, 102 appearances in the gold and green jersey and 127 appearances for his beloved Brumbies Super Rugby team. Among his many career highlights, Stephen’s famous 48m drop goal to seal victory over South Africa in the 1999 Rugby World Cup semi final will go down in the annals of rugby history. Since his retirement Stephen has gone on to be firstly attack coach and then head coach for the Brumbies and is currently the Wallabies attack coach.

Stephen’s interest in golden oldies-style rugby harks back to his playing involvement in the 2012 World Vintage Rugby Carnival in Hawaii where he played at least 10 minutes for each team and then 10 minutes in opposition to each team.

During the carnival he also played for an old boys team from Brazil who, not realising who he was, asked him to play second row because he was tall.

Despite his very busy coaching schedule, Stephen said he was delighted to be an ambassador for the Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival. “I’ve been a long-time fan of events that provide an opportunity for rugby players to get together, play a bit of rugby and have a whole lot of fun off the field. Some would argue Christchurch is the home of New Zealand rugby and it will be a real delight to meet up with old friends and foes at the 2018 Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival.”

Based on his recent RadioLIVE interview, Stephen will be lacing up his boots at the Festival next April but is being coy about who he will be playing for.

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