Brumbies go global to replace White

Date published: April 7 2015

Reports in Australia suggest that the Brumbies are casting the net far and wide to find a replacement for scrum-half Nic White.

The Canberra Times say that a surprising cast of potential players are being lined up to replace the Wallaby scrum-half, including former All Blacks number nine Jimmy Cowan, Springbok star Fourie du Preez and French half-back Frédéric Michalak.

White is quitting Australian rugby at the end of the year to link up with his namesake at Montpellier and former Brumbies boss, Jake White.

Speaking following the news of Will Genia's departure to join Stade Français, White said he had no intention to go back on his own deal with the Top 14 side.

"I spoke to Will before I made my decision and got a gauge from where his head was at," White told the publication.

"For me, it was more about getting my head right. Will's decision doesn't change my thinking at all.

"There's an opportunity for someone else to put their hand up [for the Wallabies] when we go. Yeah, it looks thin but someone else will come through and take everyone by surprise. I think there's plenty of depth here."