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Jake Whites' team dethroned England as champions in the World Cup Final winning 15-6 at Stade de France in Paris. Many see this as the icing on the cake for Jake White's career as coach of the South African Rugby Union team, fulfilling the goal he set four years earlier and steadfastly holding on to that vision in the face of immense political pressure.

As of January 2006 the Springboks have played a total of 25 matches with Jake White as coach, winning 17 (68%), losing 7 (28%) and drawing 1 (4%). They did not lose a game at home from 19 July 2003, when then coach Rudolph Straeuli's team got beaten 52-16 by the All Blacks at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, until 24 June 2006, when the Boks lost at Newlands to France 36-26. The 2007 season started promisingly for White, having the scope to draw from a great deal of talent in the wake of the 2007 Super 14 season. Both of the eventual finalists, the Sharks and the Bulls are South African teams, and White chose to draw heavily on these two teams for players to capitalise on their Super 14 success.

When the Springboks played a depleted England on May 26th in Bloemfontein, the result was a resounding 58 - 10 win for the South Africans. The second test on June 2 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria was a more dogged affair in the first half, with the visitors leading 17-19 at the break. However, a renewed sense of urgency prompted the Boks to regroup and blow away the England side, eventually running out 55-22 winners. South African captain John Smit believes the two tests have shown "There is a lot of work to be done. But this year we have got a chance" to challenge for the World Cup [1]. White made 13 changes to the South African side to face Samoa at Ellis Park on June 9th. The Springboks battled out a 35-8 win over the visitors.
Jake Whites' team dethroned England as champions in the World Cup Final winning 15-6 at Stade de France in Paris. Many see this as the icing on the cake for Jake White's career as coach of the South African Rugby Union team, fulfilling the goal he set four years earlier and steadfastly holding on to that vision in the face of immense political pressure.

As of January 2006 the Springboks have played a total of 25 matches with Jake White as coach, winning 17 (68%), losing 7
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