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Daryl Gibson resigns as head coach of Waratahs

Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has resigned from his post as head coach of the Waratahs after another disappointing season.

An official announcement will be made on Friday afternoon.

Assistant coach Simon Cron has already announced that he will be heading to Japan to take up the head coaching role with Toyota Verblitz. The Waratahs will now be scrambling to find someone to take over the reins – though experienced coaches still residing in Australia are few and far between.

Gibson joined the Waratahs as an assistant to Michael Cheika in 2013. When Cheika took over as Wallabies coach at the end of 2015, Gibson was the natural successor.

Although well-liked, the ex-All Black has overseen four poor seasons with the NSW side, who will finish the 2019 season in 12th place.

The Waratahs managed one semi-final appearance during Gibson’s time in charge but have a win rate of less than 50 percent (28 wins from 64 games) under his tenure. The 2017 season was the Waratahs’ worst-ever, with the team recording just four wins.

Gibson’s next career move is unknown, however he was supposedly in talks with English Premiership side Bath earlier this year.

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Daryl Gibson resigns as head coach of Waratahs