White interested in England coaching job


LONDON — Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan says Rugby World Cup-winning coach Jake White is interested in the England coaching job.

White, who coached South Africa to the 2007 World Cup title, told Fagan he had been approached about the England position and wanted to explore his options.

He is in the first year of a four-year contract with the Brumbies and would be expected to stay for the remainder of the Super Rugby season.

Fagan said: “Obviously this is a terrific opportunity for Jake White, and one which reflects his status as one of the world’s leading coaches.”

The Vodacom Super Rugby tournament is entering the third round this week. White has not yet been interviewed for the England job vacated by Martin Johnson. Stuart Lancaster is England’s interim coach.