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Jake White : Wallabies job would be a 'dream' job


Jake White wants to coach Australia when he is finished with the Brumbies

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Article Published: Monday 10 December 2012


Brumbies Super Rugby coach Jake White says that coaching Australia's Wallabies would be a "dream" job and that he hopes to one day be in charge of Australia's national team.

White coached South Africa to Rugby World Cup glory in 2007 but was immediately dropped by the South African Rugby Union and only began coaching full time again last year with the Brumbies.

Under White the Brumbies made a significant improvement in his first year but the team fell at the final hurdle and missed out on qualification for the play offs.

White is contracted to the Brumbies but says that he still has ambitions of coaching at the highest level

"It was a very conscious choice I made to come and coach at the Brumbies. "

"They have always been regarded as an organisation who pushed the boundaries and were at the forefront of innovation in world rugby," White told the Australian.

"After I finished with the Springboks, I knew I wanted to get back into coaching, but I needed to wait for the right job, a job which would be mutually beneficial. "

"As a coach, you need to be growing and learning every day, particularly if you have a desire to coach at international level, which I most certainly do.

"That passion has not died in me. It is the ultimate test and I believe I have a great deal to offer as an international coach.

"Obviously my focus is here with the Brumbies. I am not someone who ever looks too far ahead. I know how quickly things can change. "

"But you ask would I like to coach the Wallabies. Of course that is a dream job" said White.

"They are one of the premier rugby teams in the world and I would love the opportunity to be a part of the Wallabies set-up."

White has also been backed for the Wallabies coaching job by his Brumbies captain Ben Mowen who compared him to rugby league supercoach Wayne Bennett.

"He just seems to know the right buttons to push," Mowen said.

"He has a relationship with each player that is unique and coaches like that are the sort of blokes you want to play for.

"I know they say Wayne Bennett has a similar rapport with his players. The other thing Jake does is surround himself with good people."

White is assisted at the Brumbies by former head coach Lawrie Fisher and performance director Dean Benton.

Fisher says that White would be a good option for the Wallabies if the position became available in the future.

"Look, you only have to look at Jake's track record to know he would be an outstanding appointment," Fisher said.

"Jake's great strength is his ability to sell a message and get everyone pulling in the same direction.

"When you have that, it is a very powerful thing."

However Fisher did have one reservation about a South African coaching the Wallabies.

"The only thing for me is, I suppose I am a little bit old-school where I would like to see the job go to an Aussie, but that's just me."

 
 
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