White signs contract extension with Bulls

PRETORIA: World Cup-winning coach Jake White has signed a contract extension with South African rugby team the Bulls which will keep him in the franchise until 2027, the club announced on Friday.

The 58-year-old joined the side two years ago and led them to Currie Cup success last year as well as a place in the United Rugby Championship final in June, where they lost to the Stormers.

White led South Africa to World Cup success in 2007 before coaching at the Brumbies in Australia, Montpellier in France and also in Japan.

The Bulls start their new season on Saturday with a URC derby game against the Lions in Johannesburg.

(Writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Toby Davis)