Mallett, White for Scotland?

 Nov 27,2012
Written by: Editor

Former Springbok mentors Nick Mallett and Jake White have been linked to take over as Scotland's new head coach.

Andy Robinson resigned on Sunday following the 21-15 defeat to Tonga in Aberdeen, a result which saw Scotland fall to 12th in the world rankings following 10 losses in 13 Tests.

And whilst Scotland assistant coach Scott Johnson and former Glasgow Warriors coach Sean Lineen - who is now head of player acquisition at the Scotland Rugby Union - are leading candidates for a caretaker position, Mallett and White are probable contenders for the role.

Mallett's name is never far away when high-profile coaching vacancies come up. He led Italy for four years before leaving the post a year ago and he was linked with the vacant England role before the Rugby Football Union appointed Stuart Lancaster.

White's CV can boast a World Cup victory after guiding South Africa to the title in France in 2007. That proved to be a glorious swansong to his time in charge and he is currently head coach of Super Rugby franchise the Brumbies in Australia.

Other candidates for the role include Crusaders boss Todd Blackadder, Chiefs assistant coach Wayne Smith and former Scotland scrum-half Bryan Redpath. 



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