White hopes to coach Aussies
Cape Town - Amid the constant speculation over
the position of Wallabies boss Robbie Deans, 2007 South African Rugby World
Cup-winning coach Jake White has declared it is a "dream" of his to one
day lead Australia's national team.
White is currently in preparation for next year's Super Rugby campaign with the Brumbies.
Having taken a four-year hiatus from full-time
coaching after the Springboks' success in France, the two-time IRB coach
of the year made it clear he still held ambitions to return to coaching at the highest level, according to The Weekend Australian.
"It was a very conscious choice I made to come and coach at the Brumbies.
They have always been regarded as an organisation who pushed the
boundaries and were at the forefront of innovation in world rugby," he
"After I finished with the Springboks, I knew I wanted to
get back into coaching, but I needed to wait for the right job, a job
which would be mutually beneficial. As a coach, you need to be growing
and learning every day, particularly if you have a desire to coach at
international level, which I most certainly do.
"That passion has not died in me. It is the ultimate test and I believe I have a great deal to offer as an international coach.
my focus is here with the Brumbies. I am not someone who ever looks too
far ahead. I know how quickly things can change. But you ask would I
like to coach the Wallabies. Of course that is a dream job. They are one
of the premier rugby teams in the world and I would love the
opportunity to be a part of the Wallabies set-up."