White shortlisted for France job

Date published: May 20 2015

Jake White has emerged as the latest candidate to replace Philippe Saint-André as French coach according to reports.

The former Springbok coach is currently in charge of Montpellier but reports in New Zealand claim he is one of eight people on the shortlist for the France job.

Saint-André will step down after four years in charge after the World Cup, with les Bleus having received more than 50 applications to replace him.

A shortlist of eight was created, with the candidates meeting FFR officials this week.

Sir Clive Woodward was revealed as another potential candidate, as are Raphael Ibanez, Fabrice Landreau and Fabien Galthié. 

However Toulouse coach Guy Novès is the strong favourite for the job, with the French giants having already moved to bring in his successor, Ugo Mola.