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Jake White given top coaching job

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Admin on 9 Mar 2008 at 09:12

Jake White is back in coaching. The former Bok coach has accepted an invitation to take charge of the Barbarians against Australia at Wembley on December 6.

“It’s a great honour to be involved with the Barbarians. I must just see if my boss gives me the weekend off,” quipped White, who now makes his living in business.

Clinton Van Der Berg reports in the Sunday Times that the match forms part of the British Olympic Association’s centenary celebrations, London having hosted the Olympics in 1908. The choice of Wembley rather than Twickenham was decided because the 1948 Olympics were held there, while Australia won the gold medal for rugby in 1908.

The match will be White’s first chance to measure his talents against those of Robbie Deans, rated the world’s best provincial coach and due to coach Australia from June.


  • It should be interesting to see how he does with a team like this.

    I just hope there is none of the usual club v country rubbish to spoil the Barbarians side.

    GO JAKE!!!!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.03.08 09:13:33 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • Wonder how many ex-saffa’s he’ll pick for the baa-baas?

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.03.08 13:01:04 by bryce_in_oz Reply
    bryce_in_ozCurrie Cup player
  • Would be interesting,

    wonder if he will get Jones to help again (where is Skopskiet :wink: )

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.03.08 13:14:10 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • Wonder if Luke Watson will crack the nod!! :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.03.08 17:20:12 by Villie Reply
    Competition Winner
    VillieCurrie Cup player
  • :lol: :smile:

    Wouldn’t it give the media a FIELD DAY if he did select him. :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.03.08 18:00:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • Knowing Jake he will do just that!! :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.03.08 21:49:43 by Villie Reply
    Competition Winner
    VillieCurrie Cup player
  • Jake will NEVER select Luke.

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.03.08 08:33:30 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • But he will most defenitely select Wynand “Meisiekind” Olivier… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.03.08 08:40:49 by Charlie Reply

    CharlieSuper Rugby player

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