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Scotland consider White and Jones

Jake White and Eddie Jones
White and Jones worked together as South Africa won the World Cup

Eddie Jones and Jake White, who both led teams to World Cup finals, have joined Andy Robinson on the shortlist to be Scotland's new head coach.

Former England coach Robinson, whose Edinburgh side clinched second place in the Magners League on Sunday, has long been installed as favourite.

But he now faces stiff competition on the Scottish Rugby Union shortlist.

White led South Africa to victory in the 2007 World Cup final, while Jones' Australia side were 2003 runners-up.

The SRU has not set a firm date for an appointment, but interviews are expected to be held over the next few weeks, with a decision likely in early June.

Jones led his native Australia to the 2003 final, where they lost to England, before going on to coach Queensland Reds.

He was a technical advisor to White as the South African led his country to victory in the World Cup final at England's expense in 2007.

Jones followed White to Saracens and is presently head coach, but the Australian is to be replaced with South African Brendan Venter next season.

Robinson was forwards coach with the England side that defeated Jones' Australia in the 2003 final.

But he had a disappointing two-year spell in charge of England after taking over from Clive Woodward.

Since 2007, he has been in charge of Edinburgh and this season they became the first Scottish side to finish as high as second in the Magners League.

He was assistant, along with Glasgow's Sean Lineen, to former Scotland coach Frank Hadden and will be in charge of Scotland A for the forthcoming IRB Nations Cup in Romania.

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