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September 25, 2013

REPORTS: Jake White seeks a release from the Brumbies

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REPORTS: Jake White seeks a release from the Brumbies

By SANZAR News Service

Just two months after almost guiding the Brumbies to a Super Rugby title, head coach Jake White has sought a release from the Canberra based franchise for personal reasons with two years remaining on his contract.

Currently in Cape Town, it's believed that White met with Brumbies captain Ben Mowen on Wednesday morning and it's not yet known whether players have been made aware of the developing situation.

The ABC's Tim Gavel said White approached Brumbies management on Friday and the club is yet to grant his release, still hopeful of reaching a resolution to retain the services of the World Cup-winning coach.

White joined the Brumbies at the start of the 2012 campaign and compiled a record of 22-11-2 over the past two seasons, including guiding the franchise to the cusp of a championship, ultimately falling 27-22 to the Chiefs in Hamilton.

He was named Australian Coach of the Year at the ARU's end of season awards but was overlooked for the Wallabies job in favour of Ewen McKenzie.

The story was broken on Wednesday night (AEST) via Twitter.

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