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Gibson accepted assistant coach offer for Waratahs

Former All Black centre Daryl Gibson
Former All Black centre Daryl Gibson Paul Thomas - Getty Images

AFTER having his role at the Crusaders downgraded, former All Black centre Daryl Gibson has accepted an offer as an assistant coach at the New South Wales Waratahs for the 2013 Super Rugby season.

Gibson, presently assisting Jamie Joseph on the New Zealand Maori tour of England, resigned from the Crusaders last month after his role was reduced to defence coach after a review of the 2012 season.

He said he was attracted to the role in Sydney after talking to new head coach Michael Cheika about his vision for the Tahs.

"His passion and commitment to turning the Waratahs into a winning team made it an easy choice.

When you get a group of people committed to being better every day then winning becomes a by product," Gibson said.

Cheika said Gibson had excellent skills in the areas the club was targeting for big improvement next season - continuity of attack and around the ruck.

"He also has a very rounded approach to the game, having coached in Super Rugby and in the UK and against teams from Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and all over Europe," Cheika said.

Topics:  crusaders, super rugby, waratahs



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