Rugby

South Sea Island job for Jake

2014-10-13 07:37
Jake White (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Jake White has reportedly been added to the backroom staff of Tonga's national rugby team.

READ: Why Jake White left the Sharks

According to the ONE News in New Zealand, White will serve as a technical advisor to head coach Mana Otai when Tonga play Georgia, the United States and Scotland next month.

White has not yet confirmed whether he would be available for Tonga at next year's World Cup in England, but according to Peter Harding, Tonga's High Performance Manager, negotiations were positive.

The 51-year-old White recently quit his role as Director of Rugby at the Sharks after only a season in charge. White left the Sharks under a cloud of uncertainty, with some reports stating that he left because there was growing discord between himself and his backroom staff, as well as with the players.

White coached the Springboks to the World Cup title in 2007, while he also led the Brumbies to the Super Rugby final in 2013.

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