White to aid Saracens

Jake White will link up with Eddie Jones in the new year as a consultant for Saracens.

The World Cup winning coach was aided by Jones in coaching the Barbarians and worked with the Australian at last year’s global tournament. White has already been consulting with Sarries specifically on defence. In 2009 he’ll provide similar input.

“I will be back at Saracens for a week in January and a week in February,” said White. “I am consulting to Saracens to help Eddie. It is a new voice. It is a tough competition in the northern hemisphere and it is nice to have a new voice, some new ideas.

“I am just glad I can add some value to a club like Saracens for Eddie.”

Jones was happy to have White on board and intimated the South African’s contribution will not be limited to defence.

“We obviously get on well and we complement each other in the way we do things.

“He will have a look on what we are doing and seeing where we can improve. He worked specifically on our defence last week but it could be in other areas. It is about adding value to our team.”