Aviva Premiership
White heading to Wasps?
ESPNscrum Staff
February 23, 2011
Former  Springboks coach Jake White looks on during England's clash with South Africa, Twickenham, England, November 22, 2008
Jake White has been linked with Wasps © Getty Images

World Cup-winning Springbok coach Jake White is reportedly leading the race to take over as director of rugby at Aviva Premiership club Wasps.

Former forwards coach Leon Holden was on Tuesday seconded as temporary director of rugby following the axing of New Zealander Tony Hanks and will aid head coach Shaun Edwards, who splits his time between Wasps and Wales, until the end of the season.

The Daily Telegraph reports however that White, who has recently spent time in England with London Irish on a consultancy basis, is heading the field to take the reins at Wasps on a permanent basis.

His agent, Craig Livingstone, confirmed that his client would be interested in the role. "The Wasps position is definitely one that Jake would consider," he said.

White was recently linked with the newly-created role of performance director at the Rugby Football Union (RFU).

Meanwhile, England Saxons prop Jon Golding has agreed a contract extension with Premiership strugglers Newcastle. Golding, 28, had been linked with a move away from Kingston Park but he has now pledged his future to the Falcons.

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