In news that will stun the Brumbies, the 2007 World Cup winning coach has declared his intention to apply to take the role vacated by Peter de Villiers, after de Villiers announced after South Africa’s loss to the Wallabies that he would be standing down.
““Being at the World Cup and experiencing the tournament has re-ignited my desire to get back into international rugby,” White was quoted as saying in South Africa’s Cape Argus after watching the quarter-final in Wellington.
“I’d like to make myself available for the Bok job.”
Quite where this leaves the Brumbies is anyone’s guess. White took over the role in April and has been involved in recruitment and planning since then. However, such is his apparent determination to return to South Africa, it would be difficult to see how the Canberra-based outfit could stand in his way.