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Fisher turns down Saracens job

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Former Brumbies boss Mark Sinderberry, who has taken over as Chief Executive of the English club, offered Fisher the position of head coach at Saracens and although Fisher admitted the offer was a tempting one, he decided to stay in his hometown of Canberra.

"In the end I just feel that I have some unfinished business here in Canberra," he told AAP.

"I was born here, I've done all of my coaching here and I'm working to one day be the first home-grown head coach of the Brumbies.

"That's my ambition and I think that staying here gives me the best chance of achieving that".

Fisher will now be taking on a new role with the Brumbies as the forwards coach and will continue as head coach of the Canberra Vikings club side.

Saracens recently cleared out their entire coaching staff, including former All Black captain Wayne Shelford, following a disappointing season in the Zurich Premiership, where they flirted with relegation.

Australian centre Rod Kafer, himself a former Brumbies star, has joined as backs coach as well as his playing role, while club owner Nigel Wray tries to hunt down a new head coach before the start of the season.

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