Daryl Gibson resigns as Waratahs head coach after dismal season

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Daryl Gibson has resigned as head coach of the Waratahs following a disappointing season with the aspect.

The Sydney Morning Herald’s Georgina Robinson is reporting the NSW Rugby Union will make an official announcement later at present. Gibson was initially set to go away the aspect on the finish of the 2020 season, however has introduced ahead his departure by a 12 months.

Gibson took over the Waratahs head teaching function in 2016 after three seasons as an assistant beneath Michael Cheika. Nonetheless, whereas he performed an vital function within the Tahs’ first ever Tremendous Rugby title in 2014, he was by no means in a position to get essentially the most out of a squad loaded with Take a look at expertise.

After profitable the title and making the semi-finals within the two seasons previous Gibson’s promotion, the Waratahs missed the finals in 2016 earlier than the worst season within the membership’s historical past in 2017. A semi-finals look adopted final 12 months, however 2019 was one other disappointment, with a demoralising 49-12 loss final weekend emphatically ending their slim finals probabilities.

Gibson leaves the Waratahs with simply 28 victories from 64 matches.

Changing the previous All Black has been made troublesome by the latest departure of assistant coach Simon Cron. Cron, who has helped the Waratahs noticeably enhance their set-piece work since becoming a member of as forwards coach in 2018 and was seen as the obvious candidate to succeed Gibson in 2021, is heading to Japan to educate Toyota Verbitz.

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