White hopes to coach Aussies

2012-12-10 14:01

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 said.

"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.

"Obviously 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."


  • mack.myburgh - 2012-12-10 14:11

    Should get different specs !

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-12-10 14:42

      yeah, I have been thinking that all year. he is a bright and very intelligent rugby mind, but with those glasses make him look like he is not very clever.

      shaun.miekle - 2012-12-10 18:17

      About time that a white is in charge

  • leonard.w.gray - 2012-12-10 14:17

    next wallaby coach

  • Arno Lotz - 2012-12-10 14:36

    ja,dream on.

  • - 2012-12-10 14:41

    Fire Deans now and the job is yours. I'd be scared if I was Heineken.

      Jimmy NZ - 2012-12-10 15:53

      I reckon mckenzie from the Reds will be first in the pecking order for the auzzies.

      braam.groenewald.39 - 2012-12-10 16:04

      lol what should Heyneke be scared of, white is a one hit wonder like Clive Woodward of England in 2003

      bruce.marcovich - 2012-12-10 16:20

      Braam, at least White has a WC under his belt. Do you?

      stompies.hattingh.5 - 2012-12-10 18:12

      Please try to spell Heyneke's name correctly before trying to be an expert on his abilities!

      Flemstone - 2012-12-10 19:03

      Don't you have to give up your club job to become the international coach? Mckenzie would have to give up the Reds, and White has only just started building the Brumbies. White has already proven himself by turning things around for the Brumbies. 2011 was not a good year for the Brumbies. 2012 they looked like contenders again. 2011 - 4 wins. 2012 - 10 wins. That is an immense improvement. Hardly a one hit wonder.

      homes.zona - 2012-12-10 20:33

      Braam, typical boneheaded bulls supporter having a go at White because he has a brain. Answer this then Braam, what do all the most successful Bok coaches have in common? (Kitch Christie, Nick Mallet, Jake White).

      ashley.stroebel - 2012-12-10 21:00

      You be scared if you where a beer??? Hu?LOL

      Flemstone - 2012-12-10 21:04

      I'll take a guess Homes. They're English.

      braam.groenewald.39 - 2012-12-11 07:34

      No Flem they don't just have that in common, they also banged homes ugly mom within a 12 year period..

      michael.kleber.376 - 2012-12-11 07:47

      If you read jakes biography his step father was english and his real father afrikaans , just by the way

      braam.groenewald.39 - 2012-12-11 08:27

      micheal also if you look at the 1995 and 2007 world cup winning teams you will find that 11 out of the 15 starting players was Afrikaans. so i Guess Homes can go and suck on his English mommy's booobies.

  • dudley.futcher - 2012-12-10 14:51

    I would aslo be scared Jake White is a intelligent coach, Heineken is a "Stampkar coach" big difference

      braam.groenewald.39 - 2012-12-10 16:01

      jip vary intelligent, will he get Eddie Jones to help him out again when he starts to fail miserably

      bruce.marcovich - 2012-12-10 16:21

      Braam, maybe HM should gegt Eddie and Jake to help him out.

      nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-12-10 16:41

      Let's not forget that White's record at one stage was so poor that SARU called him back from an overseas tour to explain what was going on. Definitely not one of the best coaches SA have had, certainly not at the same level as Christie and Mallett (who should be the coach).

      BlouMasjien1 - 2012-12-11 07:54

      @Nico, Mallett het met Carel du Plessis se kalwers geploeg, net toe Carel begin wen word hy afgedank(61-22 Australia). Mallet het met die kern van Carel se span 16 wedstryde na mekaar gewen. 1999 wen hy net 44% teen die groot Rugby lande en 2000 wen hy net 28%(vir ooglopende redes is Canada,Italy,Spain en Uruguay nie ingesluit nie in die stats nie)

  • sylvester.maqhina - 2012-12-10 15:05

    As a international coach he won the world cup and was IRB coach of the year twice.I say lets give Heineke his 4 years then we decide again.Don't get me wrong here now im not defending Meyer but i would like to after 2015 World Cup as for now(he has done nothing to convince me he can win a world cup)lets wait and see.

  • david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-12-10 15:23

    Two Saffa coaches coaching Aussie teams, sure they would love that

  • BlouMasjien1 - 2012-12-10 15:24

    Then Eddie Jones can bail him out again

      babbuinovolante - 2012-12-10 21:17

      at least he was smart enough to know when he needed help. Ricardo who?

      bruce.marcovich - 2012-12-10 22:38

      At good coach always makes sure he has the best players, coaches, consultants and game plan to achieve the goal. Simple but true and a WC to prove it.

      BlouMasjien1 - 2012-12-11 07:28

      The best players? Heyneke's 2007 Super Rugby champions !

      bruce.marcovich - 2012-12-11 15:53

      BlouMasjien1, great point regarding Bulls 2007, but sadly it is now 2012 going into 2013 so HM should be picking the best players of today no last year.

  • marius.roodt.33 - 2012-12-10 19:17

    Well, if mr White does take over at the wallabies, I can see them getting better, Jake is tatctically a very, very good rugby brain. Something our current coach lacks.

  • litha.kutta.7 - 2012-12-11 14:46

    We know that White and Mickey Arthur r so close that they clone each other, since white was the Bok coach, Arthur became the Proteas coach, then White won world cup yet Mickey lost the world cup twice. Arthur moved to Australia, then White then followed and moved to Australia, now Arthur coaches the Aussies national cricket team now White wants to coach the Aussies national rugby team. Mickey Mouse and Snow White have same ambitions.

      rory.n.price - 2012-12-12 19:44

      Agree perhaps we should get Zooma to coach the boks

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