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Stephen
Larkham

One of the modern day heroes of Australian Rugby.

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Steve Larkham is arguably the greatest Test flyhalf in the history of the game. Steve continues to redefine the flyhalf role and his reputation as a game breaker continues to grow every time he takes the playing field for the Wallabies and the ACT Brumbies.

Previous experience

Rugby: Steve’s career took off in 1995 when he was plucked from reserve grade club rugby to represent ACT. Steve took his opportunity as a utility back in the ACT’s 1996 squad, playing a number of eye catching Super 12 games before attracting the attention of the national selectors.

Wallabies: Steve made his Test debut against Wales in Sydney in 1996, and then joined the Wallabies on their undefeated tour of Europe. In 1997, Larkham proved more than a capable replacement at fullback for the injured Matt Burke, with a two try effort in the Wallabies final Test against Scotland at Murrayfield.

Steve’s conversion from fullback to flyhalf was hailed as a Rod Macqueen masterstroke that put the Wallabies back on track for the 1999 Rugby World Cup. Steve’s talents and his amazing ability to create extra time and space for his outside backs has resulted in countless tries for Australia and the ACT Brumbies.

Goal: Steve’s history making 45m drop goal to seal victory over South Africa in extra time of the 1999 Rugby World Cup Semi Final will always be remembered.

Best Player: Over the last few seasons, including the 2003 Rugby World Cup, Steve has consistently been the Wallabies best player. In 2005, Steve was named in the “Wallaby Team of the Decade” at No.10.

Victory: On the field, Steve has accomplished more than most players would ever dream of - he has played in two Rugby World Cup Finals (1999 Champions), Won two Super 14 titles with the ACT Brumbies, a Lions Series Victory, a Tri-Nations Victory & numerous Bledisloe Cups.

Personal: Off the field, Steve is an absolute gentleman and is highly respected in the community. Steve is a family man, happily married with a beautiful baby girl.

Charity: Steve also spends countless hours working with charities such as McHappy Day & skin cancer awareness (having recently had a melanoma removed from his leg).

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Sport

  • Rugby Union & League
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