Jake exit would ‘disappoint’ White

Date published: November 17 2015

Montpellier scrum-half Nic White has admitted he would be "disappointed" if head coach Jake White left the club for England's vacant job.

The Wallaby, who recently arrived in France after signing from the Brumbies, realises that the future of his boss is once again up in the air.

White was coached by the South African for a season in Canberra and said he was a main reason why he chose to move to Montpellier.

"Jake was a huge drawcard for me going to Montpellier and I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't be disappointed if he left," he told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"Jake's a world-class coach and there's not too many World Cup-winning coaches out there at the moment. He doesn't hide his ambition to coach international rugby again and have a crack at another one.

"He's like anyone, he takes an opportunity when it comes. We've got a great squad and I'm really, really happy. It wouldn't be all doom and gloom, I'll be fulfilling my commitment to Montpellier for three years. I've still got a long journey ahead of me."

Head coach White is currently one of the bookmakers' favourites to take over from Stuart Lancaster, with reports suggesting he met with England's Rugby Football Union last Friday, less than 24 hours after his side lost to Harlequins.