Jake White quits the Brumbies

Brumbies head coach Jake White has reportedly asked to leave his role despite having two years left on his contract. The Australian franchise, who made it to the final of last year’s Super Rugby tournament, have apparently been working on his exit strategy for the past few days.

Assuming there are no extenuating personal reasons for his departure, it seems an odd time to leave. He was heavily linked with the Australia job over the summer, but after Ewen McKenzie was appointed it looked like he would stay and build on what he has achieved with the Brumbies over the past few years.

The most obvious destination is Clermont, after Vern Cotter’s contract is up at the end of this season, but if that were the case he could have at least had another season with the Canberra-based team.

Where do you think Jake will end up next?

7 thoughts on “Jake White quits the Brumbies

  1. Must admit I find it strange that he wants to leave the Brumbies. I dont think Brumbies is the problem, maybe Canberra, not exactly the Cape Town of Australia! I am sure he will either find his way to a top European franchise or as consultant to IRB! Maybe he can assist with training of referees!

  2. bit of a shock. Maybe he’s just fallen out of love with Australia. I suspect he possibly pinned his hopes on the idea that doing well at the Brumbies and being the best coach in Australia would get him the Australia job and being beaten to the mark by a lesser coach just ruined it for him.

    I’m sure he’s not going to be short of job offers.

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