Jake: Oz Conference weakest

2012-05-17 11:00

Canberra - Speaking to Darren Scott in an interview with Ballz Visual Radio, former Springbok and current Brumbies coach Jake White has admitted that Australia has the weakest conference, but defended the Super Rugby Conference system.

VIDEO: Jake White interview

“There is no doubt that Australia has the weakest five teams now as a conference,” White said, but suggested that the situation might change in the future.

“People forget that a couple of years ago South African teams were languishing at the bottom of the Super Rugby table. To be fair, I think it goes in cycles.”

White went on to point out that the Rebels' recent victory over the Crusaders and the Reds' win over the Chiefs proved that Australian teams were competitive in Super Rugby.

White also expressed hope that the Lions would shock the Reds this weekend to improve his team’s chances of topping their conference.

“I would love the Lions to pull off a win against the Reds to help the Brumbies,” White admitted.


  • Acta - 2012-05-17 11:06

    When is it NZ's turn?

      Stirrer - 2012-05-17 11:32

      Never. They are "currently advantaged" by SANZAR and the IRB. That's why they were handed the RWC trophy on a platter.

      Rich - 2012-05-17 21:41

      Citroes "As for South Africans running away, I can't say why they're that stupid to go to NZ. I've never been, but I understand there's not much happening & thats why alcohol and drug abuse is so prevalent. A place for old people and junkies." and "I suppose when you're a tiny weiner of a country on the ass end of the world" is slating. Having an opinion as to why someone is making pathetic excuses is not. You're just plain rude and well out of order!

      splatwun - 2012-05-17 22:49

      @ Citroes... Locally born NZ eligible players? Okay. That would still include current players: Keven Mealamu, Charlie Faumuina, Julian Savea, Robbie Fruean, Lelia Masaga, Tim Nanai Williams, Sonny Bill Williams, Ma'a Nonu, Benson Stanley, Lima Sapoaga, Nasi Manu, Sherwin Stowers, Jack Lam, Liaki Moli, Victor Vito, Ben Afeaki, Ben Tameifuna, Peter Saili, Brad Mika, Chris Lowrey, Filo Paulo, Tevita Mailau, and Faifili Levave. That is still a sizeable chunk of NZ's professional playing roster born & bred in New Zealand of Pacific Island descent and still eligible for All Black selection. Or did you mean they the All Blacks could only select white skinned players, let alone Maori ones?

  • thefantasyrugbyscout - 2012-05-17 12:48

    I think the Reds are back to full strength and after last weeks win they'll be looking to overthrow Jake at the top of the log, they aren't going to pull a Crusaders and get complacent.

  • BlouTokolos - 2012-05-17 12:55

    Go Lions..... Help out uncle Jake man!!!

  • Reon - 2012-05-17 16:39

    And I would love the Lions to win a game against anybody , even against the Spears or a highschool team …

  • Pierre - 2012-05-18 08:56

    Dankie Jake, maar ons weet dit reeds.

  • Jahendel - 2012-05-18 09:40

    Dream on Jake... Het in my kristalbal (oeps het nie een nodig vir die welpies nie) gekyk die Reds met +20 punte

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