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Jake White

Jake White is one of the foremost coaches in world rugby. He won the 2007 Rugby World Cup with the Springboks, having coached their U21 side to a World Cup in 2002. At a domestic level, he is one of the world's most experienced coaches, having worked in France with Montpellier, Japan with Toyota Verblitz and Australia with the Brumbies. After last working with the Sharks in 2014, he is now back in South Africa with the Bulls as Director of Rugby.

24 Articles
Opinion

Jake White: The unspoken issue with the 7-1 split

Off the bat, I’d say this is one of those Test matches where the only thing you’re going to win is bragging rights. What I mea…

Jake White
Jake White
21 Sep 2023, 13:34
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Jake White: 'Why don't we bring Handre Pollard in as a replacement hooker?'

Firstly, having seen the news about Malcolm Marx's knee injury, can I say how disappointed I am for him on a personal level. It’…

Jake White
Jake White
14 Sep 2023, 10:13
Opinion

Jake White: I have a sneaky feeling about this World Cup

Before I talk about the upcoming World Cup, I have to talk about that game at Twickenham. For me, it was an outlier. Not the resul…

Jake White
Jake White
02 Sep 2023, 4:49
Opinion

Shuffled Springboks pack could be a masterstroke – Jake White

I remember having a debate with the great Johann Rupert. He had bet me that "the Pumas have beaten the Springboks before". I said:…

Jake White
Jake White
02 Aug 2023, 10:13
Opinion

Jake White: 'What caught myself, and a lot of Bok fans out'

What caught myself, and a lot of fans out, was this perception prior to the game that just because New Zealand didn’t have the l…

Jake White
Jake White
24 Jul 2023, 9:44
Opinion

Jake White: What I learned about Wallabies and Australian players in general

This weekend’s Test at Loftus is a tough one to call. On the one hand the Wallabies are on a run of seven consecutive defeats, b…

Jake White
Jake White
07 Jul 2023, 4:51
Opinion

Jake White: 'My gut feeling is he is in trouble'

I remember it as if it were yesterday. I looked around Twickenham, and could hear a cacophony of boos, that went straight through …

Jake White
Jake White
02 Dec 2022, 8:11
Opinion

Jake White: 'England are favourites for the World Cup. I'll tell you why'

The World Cup winning coach says Eddie Jones has every advantage to go to France and lift the prized trophy

Jake White
Jake White
24 Nov 2022, 7:17
Opinion

Jake White: The Springboks' unanswered questions

Italy are on an upward trajectory, but South Africa's World Cup winning coach can't see the Boks losing three in a row

Jake White
Jake White
17 Nov 2022, 7:25

Jake White: I was surprised that Ireland didn't win by more

If Saturday was a measure of where South Africa and Ireland sit before they met in France, both sides will be happy.

Jake White
Jake White
10 Nov 2022, 4:30
Opinion

Jake White: Ireland are expected to beat the Boks after their heroics in New Zealand

The Test between Ireland and the Springboks sold out from the moment Ireland clinched the series in the summer and you’d expect …

Jake White
Jake White
01 Nov 2022, 9:48
Opinion

Jake White: Test rugby has never been so unpredictable

After the last month of crazy Rugby Championship results, it seems the days of one team dominating rugby are over.

Jake White
Jake White
01 Sep 2022, 10:28
Opinion

Jake White: The All Blacks are in uncharted territory

I’ll tell you a little story. When I was coach of the Springboks, after a particularly tough encounter against the All Blacks, I…

Jake White
Jake White
11 Aug 2022, 11:23
Opinion

Jake White: The Springboks' million dollar question

Saturday was do-or-die. The Boks let one slip slip and lost for the first time in history at home to Wales in Bloemfontein, so th…

Jake White
Jake White
18 Jul 2022, 8:01

Jake White: 'You're not a national coach to learn lessons'

Making 14 changes obviously didn’t work for the Springboks and personally, I think Jacques Nienaber missed a trick.

Jake White
Jake White
14 Jul 2022, 6:34
FEATURE

Special forces

What separates the great from the good, the legends from the journeymen?

Jake White
Jake White
01 Feb 2021, 10:55
FEATURE

The emotional bond

After four tours of giddy highs and sickening lows, Brian O'Driscoll still cares passionately about the Lions

Jake White
Jake White
31 Jan 2021, 5:51
FEATURE

Winning combination

Picking the right captain can be difference between success and failure for a coach

Jake White
Jake White
06 Nov 2020, 12:19
FEATURE

The Doc's wisdom

World Cup-winning coach believes a broken game can be fixed with a return to old school values

Jake White
Jake White
09 Oct 2020, 7:50
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