Div, White for England job?

2011-11-17 14:14

Cape Town - Current Springbok coach Peter de Villiers and former Springbok coach Jake White are two of a number of names being touted by bookies to take over the England job from outgoing coach Martin Johnson.

According to, current Brumbies coach Jake White is 12/1 to take over one of most high profile jobs in world rugby, whilst Eddie Jones joins White at 12/1.

Another former Springbok coach Nick Mallett is in at 16/1 whilst Peter de Villiers joins Mallett at 16/1 to take over the England hotseat.

Brendan Venter, at 28/1 is the next South African name being thrown into the hat.

The favourite to take over from Martin Johnson is Rugby World Cup-winning former All Blacks coach Graham Henry, at 16/10.

BET.CO.ZA odds
on the next England manager:

Graham Henry - 16/10
Jim Mallinder - 25/10
Eddie Jones - 12/1
Jake White - 12/1 
Nick Mallet - 16/1
Peter de Villiers - 16/1

Warren Gatland - 20/1
Shaun Edwards - 22/1
Clive Woodward - 22/1
Toby Booth - 25/1
Richard Cockerill - 25/1
Dave Ellis - 25/1
Brendan Venter - 28/1
Mike Catt - 33/1
Michael Cheika - 33/1

* Check out these odds on BET.CO.ZA



  • Paul - 2011-11-17 14:24

    lets all send the English Rugby Union a note asking them to take DIV.

      Lionel - 2011-11-17 14:33

      Maybe a petition:):):)

      UlaGillion - 2011-11-17 14:47

      If the English takes Div it confirms my suspicion that they have a heck of a sense of humour.

      SNG62 - 2011-11-17 16:10

      We'll even pay them to take him :)

      Thomas - 2011-11-17 20:50

      Damn!! I thought this was November!!! I must have passed out for five months!!!!

  • The-third - 2011-11-17 14:26

    Eddie Jones is the guy.

  • Deon - 2011-11-17 14:27

    Div with his great English language skills? Rather try and train Russia.

  • Dhirshan - 2011-11-17 14:30

    english bosses mustv listened when div proclaimed that he 'is a God-given talent' and can 'pull a rat out of a hat', haha. graham henry should be coaching the boks, not england - cumon.

  • Lionel - 2011-11-17 14:32

    Go Divvy,you got my full

  • Joseph - 2011-11-17 14:33

    No No peter is not an ideal candidate for this job,he will be laughing stock,the way he talk he seems as if he is singing,sometimes i battle to understand evry single word that comes out of his mouth.

  • Dianne - 2011-11-17 14:37

    Would it be a bit prem to start laughing ... :)

  • Chrono - 2011-11-17 14:59

    Div, go teach those guys some Englees.

  • Kevin - 2011-11-17 15:03

    This kind of news will even have the atheists praying for PdV to get this job.

      Dmitri - 2011-11-17 15:13

      Div, if you get it, all the best. I have a feeling that you will do well as I doubt if there is as much political interference as we have over here. (I could be wrong).

  • Wouter - 2011-11-17 15:20

    I'd love to see the interaction between Brendan Venter and the old stiff upper lips of the RFU. Brendan speaks his mind, and ask Will Carling, these merry old chaps don't take kindly to that!

  • Priester - 2011-11-17 15:45

    Yes Divvy!! You're da man! Go!! Go!! Go!! Blou Bul Groete!

  • David - 2011-11-17 15:51

    Gee Div who the hell wants him

  • renofinch - 2011-11-17 16:50

    I don't believe for 1 split nano second that PdV is on the England short list. I live in England. People are held accountable to the highest degree here by both the public, governing bodies and particularly the press who would have a field day if PdV got the job. To give you an idea, Johnson resigned because some of his players drank beer on tour (remember his record is 10 wins from 13 which is good for England). PdV did then didn't then wasn't sure if he did or did not resign after he turned a world class team into a losing team while dragging SA's rugby & international reputation through the mud. To suggest that England would risk putting this numbskull into a job that pays over minimum wage is quite frankly insulting to minimum wage earners. My bet is that England will not let PdV anywhere near a rugby field where players are wearing white shirts.

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