It had to come at the end, so it is no surprise that Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson has informed his employer that he is leaving the franchise.
To be honest I think that he maybe got a jump on the franchise who would have been hard pressed to let him go after a terrible season with one of the supposedly top Australian franchise.
The Waratahs have again battled way below what has been expected from them and with Gibson in-charge they have failed every season as a unit and never lived up to what was expected from a team with so many stars in the squad.
There has been problems on and off the field for the Waratahs this year with the biggest disruption the saga that played out with Folau homophobia post on social media.
Gibson still had a year of his contract left but decided it is time he move on and the franchise looks for someone else to take them further.
“It wasn’t an easy decision, but one that I think is in the best interest of the team, myself and my family,” he said.
NSW Rugby chief Andrew Hore said it was “hard to sum up the contribution Daryl has made”.
“His leadership of our Super Rugby playing group through some difficult periods has been exceptional, whilst on the field Daryl has overseen and supported the careers of many fantastic players,” he said.
He decision on his replacement will be done in due time.