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2014-12-30 11:11
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Former Springbok and Sharks coach Jake White has taken over at French Top 14 side, Montpellier.

White, who most recently coached the Sharks in this year's Super Rugby, left the Durban-based side amid reports of growing discord between White and his backroom staff, as well as with the players.

In their official statement on the matter, the Sharks said "the time is right for Jake to free himself up for any international coaching and consulting opportunities ahead of the (World Cup) tournament in England."

Reports in French media on Monday stated that Montpellier had informed current head coach Fabien Galthie that his services were no longer required.

White will take over as head coach, with former Springbok No 8 Shaun Sowerby reported to be named forwards coach, with former France international Stephane Glas in charge of the backline.

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