Waratahs extend Daryl Gibson contract
Sydney - Daryl Gibson has been given a one-year contract
extension as Waratahs coach, the club said on Friday, after a
"remarkable" season that saw him lead the team to the Super Rugby
Gibson, who has been in charge of the Sydney club for three
seasons, will be assisted by former Wallabies scrumhalf Chris Whitaker as Chris
Malone departs after three years.
Whitaker, who raked up 107 caps for the Tahs between 1997
and 2006, is returning to the harbour city after two years as co-head coach of
French club Montauban, and stints with Stade Francais and Irish club side
"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.
"Rugby in Australia is improving and I couldn't pass on
the chance to help further develop and grow the potential we have here."
Gibson said he was proud of the team's achievements over the
past year, and that he was "excited about what's to come".
He also bid farewell to assistant coach Malone, who has
finished up with the club after the losing semi-final clash with the Lions in
Johannesburg last weekend.