Hoskins backs White

Jake White has the support of SARU president Regan Hoskins.

White, addressing the media in New Zealand, said Hoskins had stood firmly behind him, despite the result — one White described as among the worst Bok performances he had seen.

Despite emotional outburst in South Africa from former Bok players calling for White to go, the Bok coach said he was going nowhere and that he had the support of the people who make the decisions regarding his future.

“I haven’t heard anything from the board. Our board chairman and our president were very supportive,” said White. “They came to our team meeting and showed a lot of support to the team and to the management and that was quite surprising, (it was) confidence for us as a group.

“It has never been done before – not in my time (as coach).”

It has never happened because the Boks have never taken 49 points without reply in White’s time.