Following on from this morning’s consternation amongst Brumbies fans, that new Coach Jake White might want to head off for the bright lights of the Springboks, we have a statement by the Brumbies on the subject:
White, who is contracted to the Brumbies for at least the next four years, said he would one day like to return to his native South Africa and to the Springboks but at this stage he was committed to the ACT based team.
“I’ve got a contract here in Canberra, I’m enjoying putting the program together with a great group of staff and players and I’m definitely not leaving,” White said.
“As a proud South African it has always been my intention to one day return to my homeland and as an ambitious coach, leading the national team again is also something I would like to achieve in the future.
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“I will not turn my back on South Africa but for at least the next four years I am 100 per cent committed to leading the Brumbies and returning Super Rugby success to the people of Canberra.”
White is due back in Canberra for the start of training on 24 October.