The Queensland Reds have bitten the bullet and sacked embattled coach Richard Graham (pictured) following the weekend capitulation to the Force.

The club had last year given Graham another season to prove his worth but after a disasterous start to the Super Rugby season, it was only a matter of time.

Former Wallaby and Wiradjuri man Jim Williams says while there is certainly sympathy for the coach,  the Reds lack of wins in the last two seasons had made Graham a dead man walking.