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Last Updated: Friday, 13 February, 2004, 11:34 GMT
South Africa turn to White
Rudolph Straeuli
Straeuli was sacked in December
Jake White has been appointed the new coach of South Africa's international rugby side, replacing Rudolf Straeuli.

The South African Rugby Football Union promoted its under-21 coach to the top job on a two-year contract.

White succeeds Straeuli, who was sacked in December following a disappointing World Cup campaign in Australia.

"I'm going to speak to former coaches Straeuli and Harry Viljoen to make sure that whatever mistakes were made, I don't make the same," said White.

An eight-man shortlist had included former Springbok winger Chester Williams and Bulls coach Rudy Joubert.

But England coach Sir Clive Woodward strongly denied claims linking him with the South Africa post.

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