Springboks coach eyes England job

South Africa coach Jake White would love the chance to coach England if his contract with the Springboks is not renewed.

White’s side line up against England in Saturday’s World Cup final, with England coach Brian Ashton expected to extend his contract with the Rugby Football Union win or lose at the Stade de France in Paris.

That did not stop White from expressing an interest in taking on the England job in the future.

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“If my contract doesn’t get renewed and England came to me with a proposal to coach them one day, I’d be crazy not to accept it,” he said.

“England have got massive potential, some real stars and plenty of exciting young players coming through. And there is so much desire and passion in English rugby that I’d have to be tempted.”

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