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Ex-Springboks coach says he's the man to bring World Cup glory back to England

Jake White won the Webb Ellis trophy with South Africa in 2007.

MONTPELLIER COACH JAKE WHITE says he is the man to deliver a Rugby World Cup to England.

White is the favourite to replace Stuart Lancaster, who stepped down as coach on Wednesday following England’s failure to make it past the pool stage of the World Cup on home soil.

The 52-year-old South African orchestrated the Springboks’ 2007 World Cup triumph and he believes he can do the same with England, if given the chance.

“I know I can get England to win a World Cup,” White said. “If you have been to Everest and put the pole in the top of Everest…it is easy to talk about if you have never done it.

Rugby Union - IRB Rugby World Cup 2007 - Final - England v South Africa - Stade De France Jake White celebrates with South Africa captain John Smit after the side's 2007 Rugby World Cup final win over England. Source: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

“I would like to coach international rugby again. Since I finished with the Springboks I have always made it clear I have a burning desire to win another World Cup. That means I have to align myself with the side that I think I can get the best out of.

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“As I have always said there are a couple of teams in the world that have the ability of getting that right and England are one of them.”

White added: “I am a much better coach now, I understand a lot more now about myself. I understand different complexities as well.

“I have coached in France, I have coached in Australia, I have coach in Japan with Eddie [Jones] and I just think the more broadened you are as a coach the more you can share with teams you coach around the world.”

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