Waratahs sack head coach Darren Coleman after dismal season

Waratahs have just two wins from 12 matches this season
Waratahs have just two wins from 12 matches this season

Waratahs have confirmed that head coach Darren Coleman will be leaving the club at the end of the ongoing campaign.

The decision follows after the club endured a tough outing in the season having lost 10 out of the 12 matches as they languish at the bottom of the table.

He joined Waratahs in 2021 and led them to the quarterfinals in 2022 and 2023. Waratahs boss Paul Doorn revealed that Coleman will see through the remaining two fixtures against Moana Pasifika and Queensland Reds but said the club has decided against renewing his contract.

“During his tenure, Darren has brought a deep connection to rugby, especially the Shute Shield, a passion for the game, and dedication to the team,” Doorn said in a statement.

“His leadership of the program has always been very authentic, and he has built genuine connections with staff, players, and Waratah fans.

“His instilment of ‘Tah Tough’ to the team’s on-field performances has been commendable, fostering a culture of teamwork and hard grind.

“The decision not to extend Darren’s contract was made after careful consideration and evaluation of the high-performance function, the team’s performance, and the future objectives of our organisation.”