The Canberra Times has a lengthy article devoted to shock departure Jake White’s reasons for quitting the Brumbies halfway through his contract and taking up with another team in the same competition.
‘‘The bottom line is I just wanted to move on. Families allow family members to move on. It happens. A lot of the guys I’ve spoken to, they all understand why it had to happen.
‘‘I told [the Brumbies] I was feeling disillusioned with where my career was going in Australia. And who says I can’t coach Australia after the World Cup? I’ve not turned my back on Australia.
“I don’t feel guilty at all about wanting to chase an international dream, players do it all the time.’’
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I am not at all convinced by his excuses or reasoning.
But if he’s done the best thing for himself and he can sleep at night I guess we just have to move on.