The Lord returns to Canberra

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by Beth Newman

The Lord is back in Canberra, and back with the Brumbies.

Laurie Fisher has signed on with the ACT Super Rugby franchise as an assistant coach for the 2018 season.

Fisher has only recently arrived back in Australia after a stint with Gloucester in the UK, and cheekily tweeted last month that he was on the job hunt.



The experienced coach will be part of the new Brumbies setup under Dan McKellar, who is taking the reins from Stephen Larkham next season.

Fisher said he was looking forward to being involved in Canberra rugby again.

“The club has been a huge part of my rugby career and I am delighted to be able to come back home," he said.

"It’s an exciting time to be part of the Brumbies set-up as we look to maintain our presence as the top Australian franchise.

“I am particularly looking forward to working with Dan who is a progressive and highly-rated up-and-coming coach..

Laurie Fisher in his previous Brumbies stint in 2014. Photo: Getty ImagesFisher has had a number of roles in Canberra through his extensive career, one as academy coach in the early 2000s, four years as head coach from 2005-2008, an assistant job under Jake White and a co-coaching role with Stephen Larkham in 2014.

Brumbies CEO Michael Thomson said Fisher would be an invaluable addition to the club.

“Laurie has a remarkable coaching career under his belt and we are happy that he has decided to come back to the club in the assistant role,” he said.

“His wealth of rugby knowledge and experience will be a valuable asset to the club and I have no doubt that he will be a tremendous addition to the team.

“As a former Brumbies coach Laurie knows the area, the community and the culture of the club, which is very important to us. He has the Brumbies in his blood and we are excited that he is back as part of our coaching set-up.”