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Gibson quashes report suggesting he’s lost the Waratahs dressing room

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Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson has dismissed media reports suggesting his squad has lost faith in his methods following their 40-27 defeat to the Jaguares.

The 2014 Super Rugby champions found themselves 25-3 down within 33 minutes on home turf, as they went on to lose and extend their woeful record of 11-straight defeats to overseas teams.

At a press conference on Monday, Gibson took the opportunity to crush the claims as mere ‘whispers’ among the media – and if you think the Waratahs can come back from their poor run, why not look for the best odds at FanBet and put some money on it.

“I certainly won’t be entering into what amounts to whispers and rumours,” said Gibson, who succeeded Wallabies coach Michael Cheika as the Sydney’s head coach 18 months ago.

“What we’ve found this year is the assumptions we made at the start of the season around our list (roster) and what our strengths could be, didn’t materialise.

“We’ve had to pare our game back quite a lot from that wide, expansive style we tried to play to more pragmatic feel.”

The defeat at the Allianz Stadium was the fourth time in the last five matches the Waratahs have conceded 40 or more points.

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