CANBERRA - From lanky fullback, to playmaking great, to head coach.
Stephen Larkham's remarkable 17-year Brumbies career has evolved once more.
Australia's most distinguished modern day five-eighth was on Friday given the reins of the Brumbies alongside Laurie Fisher, who was made the Super Rugby club's director of rugby in a dual coaching structure.
The appointments follow the shock resignation of South African-born World Cup-winning coach Jake White in September, who left a month after taking the side to the Super Rugby final.
Larkham started his career with the Brumbies in their inaugural season in 1996, going on to make his Test debut from the bench later that year as an outside back.
Just one year earlier he had been plucked out of reserve grade rugby in Canberra.
"I was lucky enough to get a contract," the 39-year-old said on Friday.