12 October 2012

Bernie inducted into sporting hall of fame

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Stephen Larkham

All around legend, Murrumbateman local, Brumbies and Wallabies Rugby guru, and genuinely nice guy Stephen Larkham has been awarded one of the highest honors available to an Australian sportsperson by being inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame for his contribution to rugby union.

Bernie played 116 games during the Brumbies golden years, including two Super Rugby premierships in 2001 and 2004, as well as attaining 96 caps for the Wallabies playing in two Rugby World Cup finals (1999, 2003) winning the William Web Ellis Cup in 1999, as well as Bledisloe Cups between 1998 and 2002.

Continuing his contribution to the game Bernie is current University of Canberra Brumbies Back’s Coach & is already makin his mark on the current Brumbies squad.

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Skidd Marx said :

I cried for a week when he retired.

I wasn’t far off it either.

Stephan Larkham is one of the greatest Rugby players I’ve ever witnessed. His ability to create holes in the defense & make players miss. His passing game. Nobody has ever made the fly half position look so easy.

Quade Cooper couldn’t lace up Larkhams boots.

I cried for a week when he retired.

Good to see I’m not the only bromancer of Bernie. 🙂 I’d suggest that QC isn’t fit to drink the sweat from Bernie’s boots after a run, but that would be in poor taste.

I’m sorry, but this post has been on here for two days with zero comments?! Bernie is indeed a legend and a great guy. Sure I have an uber man crush on him, but watching his youtube highlights still makes me pine for the good ol’ days, especially after watching Quade “Herp Derp” Cooper.

Having him return to the ANU to complete another Engineering unit whenever he was injured was great, aside from the fact that he was injured!

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