‘Don’t spit out Darren Coleman’: Club Chairman’s impassioned plea to Rugby Australia

By Jon Geddes

GORDON chairman Matt Glascott has pleaded with Rugby Australia not to discard outgoing Waratahs’ coach Darren Coleman after his tenure with the Waratahs finishes this season.

One of the game’s sharpest officials, Glascott knows better than anyone what Coleman has to offer as a coach after taking the Highlanders from rock bottom to Shute Shield premiers in two seasons.

“DC should not be chucked out and spat out,” Glascott told Rugby News.

“He should be brought back somewhere in the Australian system.

“Don’t let him go, he can coach.

“For Australian rugby it is too easy to spit the coaches out rather than develop them and improve them and challenge them.   

“They do it with referees, why wouldn’t they do it with coaches?

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