Secure the tenure of Jake White as coach of the Springbok rugby team until at least the end of the Rugby World Cup 2007. sign now

Dear Sirs







It is indeed a sad day for South African rugby and its supporters when despite pleas for sanity and stability, the SARU administration is seen to be hell bent on not only the wholesale undermining of internal administrative and management structures but the wanton destruction of viable and indeed surpassing levels of coaching and training standards that support and promote the current development and economic needs of the country.







In the first instance above, we refer to the totally unprofessional and uncalled for media sanctioned bun fight of Messrs Maarkgraaf, Stofile and Van Rooyen circa April 2005. The outcome of this debacle is common cause and need not be further expounded upon for the purposes of this petition.







In the second instance above, we draw to your attention to the undeniable fact that since the start of Mr Whites tenure as coach of the Springbok rugby team the performance of said team has increased markedly. Not only is this self-evident but statements made by the teams captain, John Smit, and other team members have time and again shown that Mr Whites leadership, skill and motivation play a vital role in the teams success.







While we would not presume to comment on the financial standing of SA Rugby or any other commercial bodies with an interest in the Springbok team, we would submit that a win for the Boks is a win for the sponsors. This refers not only to an on field win but a management, coaching or leadership win as well.







Jake White is clearly such a win. Not only has he satisfied internal coaching criteria and shown his worth by coming through the ranks all the way from school level coaching, but is internationally recognised as one of, if not the worlds best rugby union coach







To say that Mr White is not performing well as a coach is laughable. To say that Mr White is not being faithful in his commitment to transformation in Springbok rugby is a disgrace to the very concept. Indeed, Mr White has at last shown that transformation does not weaken Springbok rugby but in fact makes it stronger,







This strength comes not from an unwilling submission to change but a skilful identification and utilisation of talent within the entire scope of South African rugby. This transformation need not be forced. It is clearly a part of Mr Whites plan and any intervention would be a detriment not only to South African rugby but the transformation process as a whole.







When a Springbok team is doing badly it is the supporters that are first to call for accountability. When a Springbok team is doing well it is the supporters who buy the season tickets, Springbok, Super 12 and Curry Cup jerseys, fill up with Sasol and drink Castle Lager.







It is those same supporters who now call for immediate action to secure the tenure of Jake White as coach of the Springbok rugby team until at least the end of the Rugby World Cup 2007.



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Latest Signatures

  • 19 January 2016450. Mark Mcmahon
    comon jake is the man i no he is
  • 16 January 2016449. Brian K
    Jake White is the man. SA rugby needs him!
  • 12 January 2016448. Shawn Vanderm
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 2016447. Andre B
    I support this petition
  • 10 December 2015446. Tracy A
    Hear hear!
  • 06 December 2015445. Alain D
    jack white for coach he is brilliant
  • 02 December 2015444. Stephan M
    Let White stay!!!!11
  • 03 November 2015443. Amber Howe
    I support this petition
  • 29 October 2015442. Garrick M
    I support this petition
  • 21 October 2015441. Shane Krause
    Keep Jake White
  • 17 October 2015440. Daniel Knox
    Politics DONT belong in rugby!!Jake has rebirhed SA rugby.Now Van Royen wants 2 get rid of him!!Outrageous!!
  • 16 October 2015439. Donavon R
    We back Jake 100%
  • 16 October 2015438. Rinaldo Egq
    Keep your internal bickering out of our sport!
  • 15 October 2015437. Alex D
    he is a deadset legend
  • 12 October 2015436. Charles G
    Stop messing him around
  • 29 September 2015435. Jonathan S
    В
  • 21 September 2015434. Richard B
    Dont let him go
  • 21 September 2015433. Nick H
    I support this petition
  • 06 September 2015432. Johan K
    Leave rugby to rugby people and politics to the politicians!!!!!!
  • 25 August 2015431. Dale B
    I support this petition
  • 25 August 2015430. Steve Turner
    I support this petition
  • 25 August 2015429. Rogan G
    Stop political interference in South African sport
  • 24 August 2015428. Leon R
    Hou hom
  • 24 August 2015427. Marc Mcclain
    I think Jake White has done very well for the Springbok team and to get rid of him before the world cup next year will be very stupid, rugby has once again turned into a political indaba - I live in Australia now and am embarrased at them wanting to get r
  • 15 August 2015426. Grant R
    Had enough of the English speaking / Afrikaans speaking devision Its time to unit behind the best available coach which is clearly JW
  • 07 August 2015425. Bongani N
    White's commitment to transformation is unquestioned!
  • 02 August 2015424. Why Onearthdoyouwanttokeeph
    you lot have got to be joking

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South African Rugby Union

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