Cape Town – Jake White will not be joining Western Province or the Stormers in any capacity following his resignation as Brumbies coach, but he could be headed to the Univesity of Stellenbosch as the Director of Rugby.
The Cape Times understands White has applied for the job at Maties, although there’s been no official confirmation from either camp.
White has left his Brumbies post just two months after guiding them to a Super Rugby final defeat against the Chiefs despite still having two years remaining on his contract.
White was immediately linked to possible posts at the Stormers and Sharks.
“I can assure you that this story is unfounded and is totally out of line. Jake White is not in our plans. We haven’t spoken to him and there have definitely not been any meetings with him. We are not looking at Jake White at all,” WP Rugby Union president Thelo Wakefield told the Cape Times.
WP Rugby chief executive Rob Wagner also dismissed the speculation. “We are aware that top-class coaches and players will always be linked to jobs or opportunities at the Stormers or WP, but we have not had any talks or negotiations with Jake White,” he said.
The Sharks have issued a statement saying they are open to talks with the former Springbok coach.