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Former Munster forwards coach leaves role with Gloucester

Laurie Fisher has stepped down from his position with the Aviva Premiership side.

Laurie Fisher has stepped down from his role as head coach of Gloucester.
Laurie Fisher has stepped down from his role as head coach of Gloucester.
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FORMER MUNSTER FORWARDS coach Laurie Fisher has left his position as head coach, it has been confirmed.

After Saturday’s agonising 30-27 loss at home to Harlequins, where Gloucester somehow squandered a 12-point lead in the closing nine minutes, Fisher tweeted: “Unbelievable capitulation. Clearly not good enough. My responsibility. Time to make room for someone else.”

However, it was not immediately clear whether the Australian had indeed left Kingsholm, with a club spokesman yesterday saying: “Gloucester Rugby are aware of the tweet but are not in a position to comment further at this time.”

Nevertheless, the Aviva Premiership side this evening said Fisher had left his role via a statement.

“Gloucester Rugby can confirm that Head Coach Laurie Fisher has left the club with immediate effect.

“Fisher met with club officials over the past 48 hours and it was mutually agreed that he would leave his position.

“Gloucester Rugby would like to place on record its thanks for Laurie’s hard work and commitment during his time at the club, and would like to wish him well in his future endeavours.

“The club will be making no further comment on the matter.”

Fisher took charge of Gloucester in July 2014, having previously served as forwards coach at Munster between 2008 and 2011, working alongside worked Tony McGahan.

He has also previously worked as the Director of Rugby at Super Rugby franchise the Brumbies.

Additional reporting by AFP

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