Rugby World Cup 2011

White wants Bok coaching job

2011-10-10 17:16
Jake White (File)

Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Jake White says he wants to make himself available for the position of coaching the national side again.

Click to BUY the new FIFA 12 game

This comes after current Springbok coach Peter de Villiers said after the Boks were eliminated from the World Cup on Sunday he probably won't remain in his current post.

"It was a brilliant journey. There's a time to come and a time to go and I think the journey for me is over," De Villiers told AFP.

And according to Monday's Cape Argus, White is eager to reclaim his old post.

White coached the Springboks at the 2007 World Cup in France when they won the tournament.

“Being at the World Cup (in New Zealand) and experiencing the tournament has re-ignited my desire to get back into international rugby,” White told the Argus from Auckland on Sunday.

“I’d like to make myself available for the Bok job.”

White has only recently started his tenure with Australian Super Rugby franchise, the Brumbies, but is nevertheless still keen for the South African job.

“The last time (2008) I was told I didn’t get the job because I didn’t apply for the position, and I want to make sure that South Africans know I never turned my back on Springbok rugby and that I have always wanted to be a part of it.

“Whenever the job officially becomes available, I’ll definitely put my CV in.”


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Pool A


Pool B


Pool C


Pool D

Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Tank Lanning

Lessons learnt from RWC 2011

2011-10-26 16:45

A few vital life lessons from Tank Lanning's recent trip to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup quarter and semi-finals. Read More

Rugby World Cup Wallpapers

Download your favourite RWC wallpaper here




Numerous showers. Decreasing cloudiness. Mild.



Current Conditions

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.