Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson signs one-year contract extension

Daryl Gibson took in charge of Waratahs in 2016
Daryl Gibson took in charge of Waratahs in 2016

Waratahs have confirmed that head coach Daryl Gibson has signed a one-year contract extension with the Super Rugby club.

Gibson took charge of the club in 2016 and a had a terrific 2018 season when he led the Sydney based club to semi-finals of Super Rugby. The 43-year-old played 19 times for All Blacks between 1999 and 2002 and also has experience of playing for Bristol, Leicester Tigers and Glasgow Warriors.

Meanwhile, with assistant coach Chris Malone departing, Gibson will be assisted by former Australia international Chris Whitaker, who returns to the club after featuring in 107 games between 1997 and 2006.

"The knowledge and experience you gain overseas is great but it is time for me to come home and contribute to the game and a state that has given so much to me and my family throughout my career," Whitaker said in a statement released by the club.

"Rugby in Australia is improving and I couldn't pass on the chance to help further develop and grow the potential we have here."

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