After the defeat suffered before Reds by 46-14, Waratahs got rid of the services of his head coach, Rob Penney. The 2014 Super Rugby champion did not have the best start to the current season of the Super Rugby Australia, having five consecutive defeats in the same number of games.
“The decision to go different paths with Penney was not made lightly,” said Paul Door, CEO of the team.. The record of the New Zealander at the helm of the Australian franchise ended up having a negative balance from five wins in a total of 19 games, that is, a 26%.
The assistant coaches Jason Gilmore and Chris Whitaker they were named as interim until the end of the tournament.