Jake White

South Africa  
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Light Brown  
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Nationality: South African
Language: English & Afrikaans
Secondary School: Jeppe Boys High School
Tertiary Education: Johannesburg College of Education
Height: 185cm
Weight: 95kg
Position: Coach
2007 - 2004 Springbok Coach
2000- 2001 Assistant Springbok Coach
2000 Assitant Coach to SA U23
2000 Assitant Coach to SA “A”
2007 South Africa (Vodacom Incoming Tours)
2006 South Africa (Vodacom Outgoing Tours)
2004 South Africa (Vodacom Incoming Tours)
2003 South Africa U/21 (IRB U21 World Cup)
2002 South Africa (IRB U21 World Cup)
• Jeppe Boys High School 1st XV - Hooker

• Jeppe Old Boys Under 20 - Hooker

• Johannesburg College of Education 1st XV - Hooker

• Coached Park Town Boys High 1st XV (1982 - 85)

• Coached 14a, 15a (1986 - 88)

• Coached 1st XV at Jeppe (1989 - 94)

• Unbeaten in 1991 & 1994, beating Grey College, Port Elizabeth 46 - 0 in 1994 in last game coached school

• Gauteng Lions Craven Week team 1992, 1993, 1994

• Coached Wits University Under 20, 1991/92

• Manager of Gauteng Lions Under 20 1992

• Coached RAU Under 19s and Under 21s 1995/96

• Assistant Coach Transvaal Under 21s

• Fitness coach and Technical advisor for Gauteng Lions in Super 12

• Gauteng Lions Fitness Coach

• Director of Coaching for Transvaal Rugby Union 1995-1997.

• Assistant Coach to the Natal Sharks 2000

Under White’s guidance in 2004 and 2005, the Springboks moved from six to two in the IRB World Rankings. They won the Vodacom Tri-Nations in 2004 and finished second in tournament, despite winning three out of four matches. While 2006 has been White’s toughest season in charge, the Boks turned things around at the end of the Vodacom Tri-Nations .

Jake White has worked extensively with Under-21 sides at the Golden Lions prior to joining SARFU in 1997. He was assigned to the Springbok team as a Technical advisor during 1997-98 and was a key figure in the teams spectacular run of 17 consecutive Test wins and its victory in the 1998 Tri-Nations. Jake also worked with the Northern Bulls Super 12 team in 1999 before being appointed as assistant coach to the Under-21 team.

He is the only person to have coached all South African National teams from the SA Schools to the Springboks

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