Former Springboks coach Jake White offers to help ‘Īkale-Tahi

Springboks’ former coach who coached the South African national rugby team to 2007 Rugby World Cup victory has offered to assist the ‘Īkale-Tahi team as technical assistant while touring Europe next month.

‘Īkale-Tahi’s head coach Mana ‘Ōtai said Tonga Rugby Union (TRU) recruited White after he quitted Sharks last month.

“He has a lot of experiences in rugby world cup and we wished to learn from him things that will help  ‘Īkale-Tahi’s preparation for RWC 2015,” Otai said.

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Springboks also won the 2004 Tri-Nations rugby union cup under White’s leadership.

TRU approved back coaches in June this year to include Alan Gaffney from Australia but he is not in the November tour due to medical reason. He is replaced by Siua Taumālolo, ʻŌtai said.

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