White chats to the Daily News

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news, Sharks, Super Rugby on 3 Dec 2013 at 11:03
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Intrepid newshound Craig Lewis of the Daily News has managed to corner new Sharks Director of Rugby, Jake White, for a Q&A session.

A lot of what is said by White had been revealed before, but it’s good to see that he’s firmly sticking to his guns about work ethic and about Pat Lambie only playing flyhalf.

What is very interesting, though, are Jake’s views on squad depth and the perceived “pecking order” within the squad.

Read the full article here.


  • Great article but would still love to know whether White plans to continue you on with a rotational policy.

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.12.13 11:58:32 by vanmartin Reply
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  • any news on that lock oosthuizen that followed white to the burmbies and then left as well

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.12.13 12:02:00 by Dunx Reply

  • @Dunx (Comment 2) : what news are you expecting?

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.12.13 12:22:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dunx (Comment 2) : sorry, maybe I’m being unduly harsh here.

    Are you not aware of the fact that Oosthuizen has signed for the Sharks and is currently in pre-season training with the squad?

    It’s possible that I might not have actually confirmed this in an article (although I’m pretty sure I did)

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.12.13 12:25:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : I think he was wanting news on how he is looking, what boots he is wearing, what car he drives and whats his wife/gf look like? haha

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.12.13 12:29:59 by SheldonK Reply

  • I dont know why I cant wait for him to announce his captain. He hasnt let anything slip. Damn I hope its Bismarck

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.12.13 12:31:10 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 5) : hmmm

    Boots look like black Adidas…

    As for what he looks like…. UGLY

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.12.13 12:33:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • Wow what an interview is all I is goings to says ouens…
    Now lets follow through on these targets set for 2014!!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.12.13 12:34:09 by R Hayward Reply

  • Wonder if jw is alluding to more players being drafted into the sharks squad ?
    Agree that competition is good and the more talented players the sharks can get,the better.make the jersey something worth earning and cherishing each and every game you get to wear it.

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.12.13 12:45:57 by 50shadesofblackandwhite Reply

  • He must send his son to the Sharks academy not Western Province!

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.12.13 12:57:36 by Caratacus Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : shame man!…..poor guy!

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.12.13 12:57:46 by KingsArmy Reply

  • @Caratacus (Comment 10) : what position does his son play?

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.12.13 13:02:30 by 50shadesofblackandwhite Reply

  • @50shadesofblackandwhite (Comment 12) : He’s a flanker I think. Someone tweeted this youtube vid of Wesley White a while back. He’s defo got some serious skills and strength.

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.12.13 13:22:11 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Good form rob! haha

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.12.13 13:23:01 by SheldonK Reply

  • @gregkaos (Comment 13) : thanks

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.12.13 13:25:41 by 50shadesofblackandwhite Reply

  • @gregkaos (Comment 13) :

    Definitely coached by Jake – he doesnt pass either!

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.12.13 13:37:49 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 16) : 🙄

    @SheldonK (Comment 14) : Amazing how thin these school boys look now, but when you were in school they were massive!

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.12.13 13:39:10 by Talent Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 17) : Hey I dont know, more and more school boys are going straight from school into professional teams. Top school boy rugby is pretty much professional and these guys are getting pumped full of supplements and gym which is why they can make the easy transition after school. Id love someone to compare the pack weights of the top 5 school boy sides with that of Currie Cup packs…

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.12.13 14:04:20 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 18) : Ye, in my first year out of school I played a bit of social Rugby and we would play various schools 1st sides- as a 19 year old you would have considered them big but a year later, and 9kg’s heavier, not so much. The body between 18-22 develops enormously.

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.12.13 14:11:40 by Talent Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 17) :

    Did you watch the clip? Did you see him pass once?

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.12.13 14:22:45 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 19) : especially if you take steroids

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.12.13 14:31:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : Rugby players dont take steriods…thats only cyclists…haha Its all meat and potatoes rob

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.12.13 15:18:52 by SheldonK Reply

  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 20) : erm.. his passing actually looked good, esp his offloads in the tackle. Could only be bothered with watching the first 2 mins but… you may want to rewatch the clip at these particular times. 0:24,0:29,0:46,1:13,1:58,2:09

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.12.13 15:19:42 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Ja but then we don’t read all your articles.

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.12.13 16:31:23 by markp Reply

  • @markp (Comment 24) : well then… 🙂

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.12.13 16:31:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 20) : plenty, and plenty of offloads. If anything we didn’t see any of his forward play, but I suppose those don’t fly on youtube.

    @robdylan (Comment 21) : + diet and train, taking juice alone wont do much. 😆

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.12.13 17:18:33 by Talent Reply
  • Rob,

    Technologically impaired. How do I insert a picture ?

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.12.13 12:51:42 by Observer Reply

  • @Observer (Comment 27) : right click the picture and say “Copy Image URL” or whatever. Then paste it into a comment. I will do the rest.

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.12.13 13:00:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 23) : @Talent (Comment 26) :

    Lying on the ground and popping up the ball to the next guy isnt really what i would consider passing.

    That said, looking a bit further into the clip, he does get a few passes away. I just got too bored of seeing him run into players and didnt finish watching.

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.12.13 13:02:23 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • U/20 worldcup in NZ 2014……SA and NZ both in group C…..loser between those two might not even make the semis…..luckily SA beat NZ in last two games we played…..but NZ at home, tuff ask….

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.12.13 13:15:42 by KingsArmy Reply

  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 29) :I would call it passing

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.12.13 13:17:13 by Talent Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 31) :

    Good for you.

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.12.13 15:50:27 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • I watched the whole clip. He does eventually pass the ball. Looks like he’s a good ball carrier. Pity he is going to WP academy but he probably lives in Capetown with his Mom. Is Jake not quite newly married – ie in the last 6 years?

    Who knows – Wesley White might still play for The Sharks. Not all Sharks Academy guys stay at The Sharks.

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.12.13 16:27:30 by [email protected] Reply

  • @vanmartin (Comment 1) : I would really like to know this too. I trawled through a couple past interviews with Jake on various site and quite surprised that I could not find anything… no one seems to have thrown the question to him.

    I, for one, really hope the rotation policy is here to stay. Doubt many would argue that it wasn’t a success. If Jake is successful in turning the Sharks into the fittest side in the competition, and players get additional rest through the marathon season…

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.12.13 19:25:55 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 34) : I’m hoping for an interview with him… I have requested it and it’s been agreed in principle.

    My 2 main questions are about rotation and captaincy.

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.12.13 19:38:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : A third question could be what he’s gonna do about getting a decent flyhalf……[Just kidding!!! Lol]

  • Comment 36, posted at 05.12.13 15:32:00 by KingsArmy Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : why rather ask about the fundamentals like what core game pal/tic tac he intends implementing considering there has been none for last 5 years and how does he fix the weaknesses so exposed by his Brumbies

  • Comment 37, posted at 06.12.13 16:57:13 by benji Reply
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  • Sorry game plan

  • Comment 38, posted at 06.12.13 18:09:14 by benji Reply
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