New South Wales Waratahs' assistant coach Daryl Gibson will take over from Michael Cheika as head coach of the Super Rugby team from 2016.
Gibson played 19 tests for the All Blacks between 1999 and 2002 and joined the Bristol Shoguns in 2002, and the Leicester Tigers at the end of 2003 after Bristol's relegation during the 2002/3 season.
After a stint in Glasgow, he returned to New Zealand in 2008 to become an assistant coach for the Crusaders in the Super Rugby competition. In November 2012, while touring Europe with the Māori All Blacks, the Waratahs announced Gibson's appointment as assistant coach commencing in 2013.
Gibson has signed a three-year contract. Cheika, who lead the Waratahs to their 2014 Super Rugby title, will step down at the end of the season to concentrate on his primary role as Wallabies coach, who will bid for a third Rugby World Cup in England this year.