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Daryl Peter Earl Gibson (born 2 March 1975) is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer who played inside centre for the Crusaders in the southern hemisphere and the Bristol Shoguns, Leicester Tigers and Glasgow Warriors in the northern hemisphere. He played 19 tests for the All Blacks between 1999 and 2002. He joined the Bristol Shoguns in 2002, but after Bristol's relegation during the 2002/3 season he joined the Leicester Tigers at the end of 2003 along with fellow Bristol player Julian White. At the start of the 2007/8 season he moved north to play for the Glasgow Warriors in the Celtic League.

Daryl Gibson
Birth nameDaryl Peter Earl Gibson
Date of birth (1975-03-02) 2 March 1975 (age 44)
Place of birthLumsden, New Zealand
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
SchoolChristchurch Boys' High School
UniversityUniversity of Canterbury
Christchurch College of Education
Notable relative(s)Justin Marshall (cousin)
Occupation(s)Professional rugby union coach
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
ChCh HSOB ()
Correct as of 7 May 2007
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Canterbury 80 ()
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996–2002 Crusaders 77 (75)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999–2002 New Zealand 19 (5)
Teams coached
Years Team
2016–2019 Waratahs

In 2008, Gibson returned to New Zealand to become an assistant coach for the Crusaders in the Super Rugby competition.[1] In November 2012, the Waratahs announced Gibson's appointment as assistant coach commencing in 2013.[2] At the time he was touring Europe with the Māori All Blacks.[2] He took over as Waratahs' head coach in 2015 and in June 2019 resigned from that position.[3]

Gibson is married to Liana and they have four children, including triplets.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Gibson to be third Crusaders coach". Stuff. New Zealand: Fairfax. 16 September 2008. Retrieved 21 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b Waratahs Media Unit (19 November 2012). "Daryl Gibson appointed assistant coach" (Press release). Waratahs. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  3. ^ Robinson, Georgina (20 June 2019). "Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson quits, leaving NSW team in limbo". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  4. ^ Swain, Sarah (25 August 2008). "Birthday joy for triplets". Evening Times. Herald & Times. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  5. ^ Glasgow Warriors

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