Happy birthday Coach!

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 19 Mar 2014 at 10:03
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Cell C Sharks Director of Rugby Jake White is 51 years old today!

We’d like to wish Jake a very happy birthday and thank him for the great work done with our team so far… it’s early days yet, but you can’t complain about 4/4 and we’ve got fingers crossed and thumbs held that the boys will deliver him a Loftus win, with 51 candles, as a special present on Saturday.

Many happy returns, Jake!


  • Happy Birthday Jake White…may you bring us Sharks fans what we have yearned for, for nearly 20 years…A Super Rugby Trophy!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.03.14 10:07:04 by pienaar111 Reply
  • Happy birthday coach and thanks for giving Sharks fans everywhere a reason to hope!

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.03.14 10:11:02 by vanmartin Reply
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  • On another note guys…how many of you remember the vintage class of the 90s and the quality rugby we played in that period??

    Seriously if you have forgotten…Go and check out youtube clips of our boys in the 90s and the skill levels will boggle your mind. I hate to say it, but the teams these days can’t hold T to those guys..

    Andrews, Teichman, Honiball, Muir, Thomson, Joubert, Small, vd Westhuizen….That same exciting, skill full, running rugby is what I hope we can get from these boys!!!!

    Henry Honiball is the best flyhalf SA has produced in the modern era…bar none

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.03.14 10:14:01 by pienaar111 Reply

  • Happy birthday to the Great White Shark!

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.03.14 10:18:33 by Die Kriek Reply

  • He’s still quite young…coaching in SA sure is a stressful job. 😈

    Happy B-Day oom

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.03.14 10:44:09 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @pienaar111 (Comment 3) : No, I’m not convinced. I think the skill levels these days are right up there. It’s easy to pick out a few magic moments and make a fantastic you tube video – you can so that for any team for any era.

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.03.14 10:46:37 by MysticShark Reply
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  • happy birthday JW

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.03.14 12:50:34 by Dunx Reply

  • @MysticShark (Comment 6) : The level of athleticism is much higher these days yes…but South Africans do not play with that kind of deception and skill. There is no way. (in my opinion)

    SA rugby is simple. Kick to touch – rolling maul. Scrum – scrum half pass to centre – centre crash ball.

    Individual skill level is probably higher, and with the training it should be, but as a team they played way more skilfully IMO

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.03.14 13:04:44 by pienaar111 Reply

  • @pienaar111 (Comment 8) : Do keep in mind that modern day players, due to smarter defensive structures, have less time on the ball and less space to move in. I do agree that SA players could however bring some more skill and deceptive running into their game (features that usually only come to the fore during broken play).

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.03.14 13:15:39 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Happy Birthday Mr White 😎

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.03.14 13:45:05 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • Happy birthday, may you enjoy many more with the Sharks. Wishing you are very successful year with the Sharks.

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.03.14 13:50:25 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : Thats exactly it…broken play…the play these days is far too structured!!! And yeah I certainly agree about improved defensive structures. But yeah deception is the key here

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.03.14 14:34:39 by pienaar111 Reply

  • Happy Birthday Jake White. Many blessings and may you have many, many more with the best team in the world!

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.03.14 21:09:28 by [email protected] Reply

  • Happy birthday coach White. Keep up the good work.

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.03.14 21:53:54 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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