Pressure building on Waratahs coach

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:34

REACTION: The Waratahs will be in search of a morale-boosting win when they take on arch-rivals the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.

The Sydney-based side suffered their sixth defeat of the season when the Southern Kings upset them 26-24 at the Allianz Stadium last weekend.

There has been a lot of pressure building on Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson over the last few weeks and the defeat to the Kings just compounded matters for the beleaguered coach.

"As head coach, I take the lion's share of [responsibility] and the criticism that comes with that," Gibson told rugby.com.au.

"I can't worry what's going to happen with my future, I can't control what may happen, I can only control what's going to happen in the present.

"I'm very firmly focused on making sure we get our performance right."

Gibson said he will be trying to restore his players' confidence ahead of the big clash against the Reds.

"Particularly when you're in a losing situation, the players carry a great sense of responsibility and fear around their performance and making mistakes," he said.

"It is a fine balancing act.

"[We're] trying to take away that second guessing and getting them to play with that confidence and instinctiveness that we know that they can."

Source: rugby.com.au

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