16 Oct 2014

Sport: Tongan coach keen to work with Rugby World Cup winner

11:51 am on 16 October 2014

Tonga's rugby coach Mana Otai is looking forward to working with a world cup winner on his team's November tour to Europe.

Former Springbok coach Jake White will be Tonga's technical adviser as they take on Georgia, the USA and Scotland.

Otai hopes the players and management will respond well to White's experience.

"The teacher will appear when the students are ready to take on so I guess it is as much as we are willing to take on board the expertise and experience he has had. He is definitely no stranger to the rugby arena in terms of his success with South Africa, with Super 15 sides. We are definitely very privileged to have his service."

Former Springbok coach Jake White

Former Springbok coach Jake White Photo: PHOTOSPORT