Ex-Springboks coach Jake White undergoes emergency abdominal surgery

Ex-Springboks coach Jake White undergoes emergency abdominal surgery

Springboks coach Jake White (right) celebrates his team winning the 2srcsrc7 World Cup final alongside captain John Smit at Stade de France in Paris.

LIONEL CIRONNEAU

Springboks coach Jake White (right) celebrates his team winning the 2007 World Cup final alongside captain John Smit at Stade de France in Paris.

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.

White experienced “debilitating stomach cramps” and was rushed to a hospital.

“The medical team is confident that Jake will make a full recovery and return to his role soon,” the Pretoria-based Bulls said.

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South African sports website Sport24.com reported Bulls CEO Edgar Rathbone visited White in hospital to convey a message of support.

“It is never nice to see one of our own down but we are extremely confident that Jake is receiving the best medical attention available and our team of medical experts will provide him with all the nec

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