26 Nov 2008

Umaga's French club turns to Jake White

9:12 am on 26 November 2008

Tana Umaga's struggling French rugby club Toulon has engaged South Africa's World Cup-winning coach Jake White to try and sort out where things are going wrong.

45-year-old White who quit the Springboks job after beating England in last year's World Cup final, will be at Toulon for three weeks next month for discussions with Umaga whose team is languising in 11th place in the French first division.

The club's owner Mourad Boudjedal is disillusioned after pouring millions of his personal fortune into Toulon who won promotion last season.