White rules out Bok job

2011-10-11 10:06

Canberra - Brumbies coach Jake White says he wants to return to South Africa to guide the Springboks again - but not for at least another four years.

According to the Australian Associated Press (AAP), with Springboks coach Peter de Villers expecting to be sacked following his team's Rugby World Cup quarter-final exit at the hands of the Wallabies, speculation has risen that White could resume coaching the national team he led to the 2007 World Cup title.

But White was quick to squash it on Tuesday, saying he was committed to the Brumbies, having taken over at the Canberra-based Super Rugby franchise following their dismal 2011 season.

"I've got a contract here in Canberra, I'm enjoying putting the programme together with a great group of staff and players and I'm definitely not leaving," White said.

"As a proud South African it has always been my intention to one day return to my homeland and as an ambitious coach, leading the national team again is also something I would like to achieve in the future.

"I will not turn my back on South Africa but for at least the next four years I am 100 percent committed to leading the Brumbies and returning Super Rugby success to the people of Canberra."

Currently in New Zealand, White will return to Canberra after the World Cup to prepare for Brumbies preseason training, which starts on October 24.

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  • Aneeq Abrahams - 2011-10-11 10:13

    Stay away Jake u popo

      Taurus 11 - 2011-10-11 10:23

      You are an idiot. Jake has signed a contract and as a gentleman he will honour it

      Wytie - 2011-10-11 10:49

      Taurus11 - go ask Mark Keohane how much of a 'gentleman' jake white is and why their friendship ended up in court so that mark could force jake to "honour his side of their contract"..

      Shakes - 2011-10-11 10:54

      Wytjie, who cares about Mark Keohane, he's just as two faced as the rest.

      anon21 - 2011-10-11 10:55

      @Rubbish - at least the springboks can qualify for competitions

      Johnny-BB - 2011-10-11 11:16

      ...sorry Jake... you are too White... .....the the job is for Alister (no-cups) Coetzee... ....ha ha ha ha ha ha..!! .........Go All Blacks..!!1 ........Go all Blacks..!!!

      NoKaK - 2011-10-11 11:58

      @rubbish....jissy but your name says it all hey?? What has YOUR soccer team done lately you moron?? Wait I'll tell you - NADDA you I said - RUBBISH!!!! Least if you had WHITE players you would qualify for something. True story.

      Howzitekse - 2011-10-11 12:24

      Johnny-BB, Thanks for pointing that we have had enough white coaches and that caoches of colour should be given a chance if they have the ceredentials. At present PDV, Mallet and White are the best bet, although I think SARFU should open the door and invite the top international coaches to apply. Strange how Afrikaans coaches do not make the grade when it comes to international honours - exept od course, PDV.

      rockster666 - 2011-10-11 14:49

      G Henry might be interested.

      StangV2_0 - 2011-10-11 18:21

      @ johhny.. SSup Ass&^le At least our coaches know what their best team is. Does G Henry? uhm.. NO!! He has a history of that you know.. In 2007 the team that lost to france in the 1/4 only has a handful of players in it that thumped their oppenents in the last game. dejavu?/ lol.. you gonna lose Sunday=))

      StangV2_0 - 2011-10-11 19:11

      well.. J white is now coaching the brumbies. So in a few months from now we will be able to see if he really knows what he is doing. maybe Jake has a plan/ Maybe he is also tired of all the trash talk and wants to prove it.. lol if he wins Super 14 next year!! =))

  • Shnez - 2011-10-11 10:17

    Mitchell, Alister, Rassie, or that blue bulls what's his face guy......?

      Hooflungdung - 2011-10-11 10:42

      not the bulls "whats his face guy" ... hahaha ... clearly not made a big enough impact if you cannot remember his name ... hahaha

      Johnny-BB - 2011-10-11 11:21

      ..Alister Coetzee qualifies... ....he has the right colour... .....he he he he he ..!!! .....Go All Blacks..!!

      Shnez - 2011-10-11 12:18

      Sounds like a beer right??

  • Sparky - 2011-10-11 10:21

    Eddie Jones, He will be great with guys like Lambie & Hougaard.

  • Andrew - 2011-10-11 10:21

    i dont know why you people curse Jake White, he has a World Cup under his name and i would not be surprised if next year he has a Super Rugby title under his name too. Show a little respect !

      henry-eight - 2011-10-11 15:08

      dont get me wrong, I like and admire the guy, but you cant give JW too much credit for winning the WC...he had an amazing squad of players and an easy run into the final. Almost any coach wouldve won with a squad like ours in 07. Being dealt 4 aces doesnt make you a great poker player...

      Andrew - 2011-10-11 15:50

      @Henry-Eight - i see what you are trying to say but the thing is he won the world cup through all the politics of SA Rugby and still built a squad up for four years. PDV has tried to do that but Jake was successful in doing. He deserves the praise he gets

      henry-eight - 2011-10-11 16:09

      that's definitely a fair comment. staying the course despite all the political meddling was very admirable. PDV didnt have half the amount of distractions.

      The Rob - 2011-10-11 16:36

      @ henry-eight - "can't give Jake too much credit as he had an amazing squad of players"? How did he assemble those players? Do you recall who he took over from? Do you recall the state of the team after the 2003 RWC? No buddy, JW deserves ALL the credit. He took over a broken team and went on to win the 2004 3N, then almost won it again the following year. Then the RWC in '07. Your comments are factually flawed. If anyone inherited a virtually perfect team it was PdV.

  • Shawn Holten - 2011-10-11 10:26

    Great false journalism once again. We'll welcome you back in 4 years time Jake!

  • Anneleen - 2011-10-11 10:30

    To our future captain and coach...and management already looking forward to RWC 2015...the Boks will not be "ruled" out again. Looking to share some great times in the years ahead.

      Alan - 2011-10-11 12:32

      I agree with you, and am also looking forward to our new Bok tea. I hope SARU is brave and goes with our budding talent in players and coaches. A golden era ahead.

      Anneleen - 2011-10-11 12:50

      @Alan...thank you for your reply...yes, a green and gold new dawn breaking...!

  • nzbro - 2011-10-11 10:32

    how funny this is. just this morning he was quoted as stating he would not mind the bok coach job, He must have remembered very quickly his blunder while in Oz he might not get the bok job because of his slandering the saru in his book and still lose the current job too.What an idiot.He spoke without thinking.I would fire him if I was the brumbies.This man is out to serve himself only.

      sinvol - 2011-10-11 10:44

      You NZ's can't even invent your own flag! Just copy the Aussie one and ooh...let's leave out a star!!!

      EishPasteSarmi - 2011-10-11 11:29

      your name should be NZ-HO... like your mama!

      Johnny-BB - 2011-10-11 11:30

      ......the All Black-coaches and players are selected on MERIT... ...thats why the All Blacks are so successful..!! ........2011 World Champions = All Blacks..!!.

      People Hater - 2011-10-11 11:34

      Actually they both just took the Union Jack and put a couple of stars on it.

      Howzitekse - 2011-10-11 12:28

      Springboks were not selected on MERIT. That is why players like FDP and Spies were in the team.

  • Deep forest - 2011-10-11 10:45

    he is a good coach who suffers from amnesia, did he forget things he said on his black and white, he just wants to write another book.

  • AndV - 2011-10-11 10:47

    White is arrogant and rugby don't need him.

  • Aromat - 2011-10-11 11:05

    White has got typical school teacher mentality. Thinks he can get away with anything cause hes the boss. I'll bet my last penny that following his statement that he wants to coach the Boks again "because he didnt apply last time" his new bosses told him "OK Jake if you want to apply for the job and drop us, then you are out of contract with us." Then Jakey the teacher quickly changes his tune. Not impressed by Jake.

      People Hater - 2011-10-11 11:37

      He was my biology teacher in std 6 & 7 at Jeppe. Not the best teacher, he paraded around in his tracksuit joking with the rugby playing jocks and ignoring everyone else. He also had a great mullet, too.

      shayne - 2011-10-11 12:30

      Show some respect for passionate school teachers who are committed educators and role models for our children. If you did not have an issue with authority, perhaps you would have paid more attention in English lessons and composed a more grammatically correct comment.

  • Gazzo - 2011-10-11 11:07

    Quite a classic little u-turn from Mr White! Presumably someone from the Brumbies gave him a bit of a talking-to after his earlier comment about applying for the Springbok job!

      odysseus - 2011-10-11 14:34

      it was mis-reported the first time

  • Stompies - 2011-10-11 11:14

    I can see why the reporter does not want to state his/her name. When will PdV be "sacked"??? Although I am tempted to call you names, I will not stoop to your level!

  • Popsicle - 2011-10-11 11:22

    At the outset I am not a Jake White fan at all. As far as I am concerned he cheapened the Springboks along with Rudolf Strauli and Peter de Villiers in that the goal was ONLY winning the World Cup. I am sorry, but we had a proud history of having a better head to head record against every test playing nation in the world. SARU charges us a fortune for watching the Springboks where the result doesn't count other than us winning the World Cup. I want the Sprinboks to be the best all the time AND win the bloody World Cup. Look at the stats of White and Div, less than a 50% win record against England, Australia and NZ. But White won a World Cup in the luckiest tournament in the world, which I will happily give him credit for however where would he have been based on his head to head win ratio if he had met NZ or OZ or France. With a 79% success ratio against the very best Nick Mallet never cheapened our jersey irrespective of Teich and co and yet he still lost a WC by a whisker, notwithstanding the current loss by the Boks now. WC's are lucky affairs, won and lost on a bad referee call and yet we place all our faith in coaches and praise them from high even though they have dismal records from WC to WC. Jake, let me see you cut your teeth in week to week Super Rugby campaigns before I decide to cut you some slack in terms of your ability as a high ratio winning coach. I bet you won't cut it... (there must be a reason that you couldn't catch a job after your famous World Cup win)

      AndV - 2011-10-11 13:05

      Agree. When you put that jersey on, you play to win. Not the case lately, always busy building for something that does not come off, like RWC 2011. We lost our record and pride along the way. Get it back!

  • Andy - 2011-10-11 12:04

    Wont deal with merits of his case but.Come backs never work.NEVER Work!!!

  • Chris Naude - 2011-10-11 12:12

    Juslaaik okes. Give the man of the century for SA rugby a break. He has done good things for our country and Rugby. We should all acknowledge that at least. As for those who are quick to point out his personality faults. Anyone of you actually spent any extended time with him? Just a thought. Bok fan for life.

      Bootman - 2011-10-11 14:47

      Yes, he was People Hater's biology teacher

      StangV2_0 - 2011-10-11 18:50

      wow.. I guess that because PPL hater studied biology that he knows about rugby coaches..!!

  • theprodigy - 2011-10-11 12:19

    good for you Jake, I respect your decision, as much as I respect your commitment to SA & the Boks, unlike others that turn their back on the country for money or a visa, like Alan Donnald.

  • Nfusitjie - 2011-10-11 12:25

    White, Keohane...all of them are idjits

  • PPJ12 - 2011-10-11 12:27

    Do you want to fire the coach because of poor referees Shame he does not deserve this

  • Alan - 2011-10-11 12:28

    Jake who? He cooked his goose with SARU a long time ago. He hasnt managed to do much since winning the WC, and I suspect that Eddie Jones had a hang of a lot to do with Jake's WC success.

  • Yuck - 2011-10-11 12:39

    First we had Divvy saying it's over / I didn't resign and now it's White I want the job / now not for four years? Confused coaches or confused reporters?

      almosthuman - 2011-10-11 12:46

      news24 and a couple of other media moegoes will always pull Whites name out the bag at every opportunity as it gets everyone logging-on and reading some of their thumb suck nonsense,even though White is outspoken the media actually do him a disservice and make him seem 10x worse,he is a decent bloke that wears his heart on his sleeve,watch the season is not a lot,but i bet you they will be s15 contenders real of Jake Whites strengths is that he does not tolerate fools.

  • Phineas - 2011-10-11 12:45

    Divvy should institute civil proceedings against Bryce as he lost Divvy his job.

  • LadyJustice - 2011-10-11 12:48

    "but White was quick to squash it on Tuesday..." Media 24 - how many times are we going to try to get into your head that the word is "quash" and not "squash". A journalist is supposed to know the difference. the quality of the articles in this forum leaves a lot to be desired. seriously!

  • Sibongile - 2011-10-11 13:08

    Black or white as long as the person is doing a good job. Thats all we need. This is not about politics. It's just a sport.

  • FM150 - 2011-10-11 13:12

    Wonder if SARU is thinking of Allistar Coetzee? My coach would be Nick Mallet, That 97/98 team played like the Australians on attack, defended like the Boks and had the composure of the Bulls.

  • Weepee - 2011-10-11 13:25

    Yeah right Jake. Yesterday you were getting your CV ready. I think the Brumbies have, rightfully, taken a dump on you.

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