The Sydney Morning Herald has grim news for Brumbies fans as Jake White’s commitment to the side looks increasingly shaky:
The Brumbies sent out an intriguing media release yesterday explaining that White had told them he had been ”sounded out” for the England coaching job. Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan admitted he was ”naturally disappointed with the disruption” caused by the speculation. White, who startled Brumbies elders by not making Stephen Moore his captain, was not at yesterday’s team announcement, and will also be absent from today’s captain’s run. The media were yesterday told to limit their questions to one – and to skipper Ben Mowen only. This directive apparently came from ”the coaching staff”. In spite of White’s disappearing act, the word remains another South African – Nick Mallett – will coach England. And White remaining Brumbies coach until the end of 2015? Yeah right.
Despite RiotACT’s long term interest in the Brumbies we appear to have been cut adrift from their media release distribution. But then so have the fans been with no sign of this release on their website.