Coaches

Daryl Gibson was announced as the NSW Waratahs Head Coach in 2016 following the departure of Michael Cheika who took over as Wallabies Coach.

Gibson had been the Assistant Coach of the Waratahs, under Cheika, since his appointment at the end of 2012 following a highly successful playing and coaching career.

Gibson, whose educational background is in teaching, started his coaching career with the Glasgow Warriors before joining the Canterbury Crusaders as their Assistant coach from 2008.

As an inside-centre, Daryl Gibson played 19 Tests for the New Zealand All Blacks between 1999 and 2002, including the 1999 Rugby World Cup. He made a team record 78 appearances for the Crusaders in Super 12 between 1996 and 2002, scoring 14 tries and winning four championships in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002.

Debuting in June 1993, he went on to play 80 matches for Canterbury, claiming 35 tries and twice winning the New Zealand Provincial Championship in 1997 and 2001. As captain, he guided the team to the final in 2000.

Education

  • University of Canterbury: Bachelor of Education (B.Ed Phys Ed) – 1996
  • University of Canterbury: Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm) – 2000
  • University of Canterbury: Masters of Education (M.Ed Dist) - 2001

 

Coaching History

  • Glasgow Warriors Backs Coach: 2007-08
  • Crusaders Assistant Coach: 2008-12
  • Maori All Blacks Assistant Coach: 2010-12
  • Waratahs Assistant Coach: 2013-2015

 

Chris Malone was recruited from Sydney Uni where he was the Head Coach of the Students’ first grade Shute Shield side since 2013.

Malone played with Sydney University in the Shute Shield from 1999-2001. In 2001 he captained Sydney University to their first Premiership title in 29 years.

At the completion of the 2001 season he moved to England where he was based at the Exeter Chiefs for seven months. He then had a five-year stint with Bath and four years based in London, where he played two seasons for Harlequins and two for London Irish.

Malone re-joined the Sydney University Club as High Performance Coach in June 2011 upon his return to Australia. He was then appointed Head Coach at the club in 2013 guiding the First Grade team to the Shute Shield Premiership that year.

Team Staff

 

  

Sam Cashman - Logistics Manager

Head Coach Daryl Gibson’s right-hand man, Sam is responsible for much of the day-to-day logistical operations of the Waratahs both at home and on tour. It’s his sixth year with the NSW Waratahs after having previously worked for the Australian Rugby Union.

 
  

Anthony Wakeling - High Performance Analyst

A former analyst with the Wallabies, ‘Mudge’ and his video camera joined the NSW Waratahs in 2008 to provide technical, analytical and statistical support to the whole team.


 


David Garrick - Head Physiotherapist

David  joined the NSW Waratahs in October 2015. He is an APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist who graduated from Sydney University in 1999.  He has previously been Head Physiotherapist for Hong Kong Men’s National XV Team (2010-15), Hong Kong Scottish Rugby Club (2011-14) and Northern Tigers Football Club (2006-10), as well as working in two of Sydney’s leading sports medicine centres.

 



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