Brumbies confirm Jake White to be coach on a four year deal

johnboy 27 April 2011

The Brumbies have confirmed the worst kept secret in Canberra, that they’ve signed former Springbok supremo Jake White to be coach from next year on a long term deal.

White’s ambitious nature and proven track record were significant factors in Brumbies Rugby seeking his leadership.

“He was an absolute standout in the interview process”, said Brumbies Rugby CEO Andrew Fagan. “He was thoroughly prepared and had obviously thought long and hard about his vision for the team and the organisation. His record says that he is one of the best coaches in world rugby and we’re delighted that he has agreed to join us in Canberra”.

The 2007 World Cup winner and 2004 and 2007 IRB International Coach of the year, Jake White is the only coach to have led teams to both the IRB Under 21’s and Senior Rugby World Cup titles.

“The Brumbies are one of the great teams of world rugby” said White.” I have followed them closely for many years, particularly since striking up a close friendship with former Head Coach Eddie Jones. I’m looking forward to taking charge of the team and working with the players, the administration and most importantly our supporters, to develop a team that will be competitive every time we step out onto the field.”

Now we just have to hope systems are in place to prevent scheming lazy rat bastards undermining the coach’s vital role.

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