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World Cup-winning coach Jake White undergoes emergency surgery

South Africa’s 2007 World Cup-winning coach Jake White has undergone emergency abdominal surgery. The Pretoria-based Vodacom Bulls, where White is currently director of rugby, say the two-hour operation was successful.

White, fifty nine, complained of debilitating belly cramps after arriving in South Africa from Wales – where the Bulls had played United Rugby World Cup Championship combatants the Dragons – on Sunday.

It is in no way fine to look certainly one of our own down, but we’re extraordinarily confident that Jake is receiving the quality scientific attention available, and our crew of medical examiners will provide him with all the necessary help he’s going to need to make a complete healing,” Bulls chief executive Edgar Rathbone said.

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Ex-Springboks coach Jake White undergoes

Jake White, who guided the Springboks to World Cup glory in 2007, has undergone emergency abdominal surgery.

White, now employed as director of rugby for the Bulls club, had the operation in Pretoria on Monday morning hours after flying back home with the squad from Wales, the Bulls said in a statement.

We would love to thank the health facility crew, docs and all folks that rushed to offer their information and helped with attending to Jake. Rathbone stated he had visited White in medical institution in Pretoria on Monday.

A announcement at the Bulls’ legit internet site examine: “While getting better from the operation and going via his rehabilitation programme, White might be taking a quick destroy from his group duties until February 8.

At present, the membership can’t location a time-stamp on the duration of this era, but may be guided via the understanding and recommendation of the clinical workforce.

The coaching crew will continue to share the duty of main the team at the same time as the director of rugby is away.

The Bulls tackle Heineken Champions Cup combatants Exeter in Pretoria on Saturday, earlier than visiting Lyon six days later and then going through a URC sport in opposition to the Scarlets in Llanelli on January 27.

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