Hoskins to chat with Jake

Saru president Regan Hoskins will meet with Jake White on Thursday to discuss his future as Springbok coach.

The meeting will be an informal one to discuss recent events that could result in White being appointed England’s new elite director of rugby – a job that would earn him R20 million over the next four years.

White wants his Springbok contract extended to the 2009 Lions series, a decision that Saru has referred to the presidents council.

“We are having a chat with Jake,” Hoskins told the Cape Times. “The matter is one of extreme concern. I’m on tenterhooks.

“I think Jake wants to coach the Springboks and I don’t want to throw away what has been achieved under him over the last two years.”

Hoskins said there was no-back plan should White quit.

“You don’t become president to put another coach in the backroom. Let’s just relax.”

However, should White leave, Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer and SA U21 coach Pieter de Villiers are expected to coach the Boks in the Tri-Nations.