I was thinking about this earlier, i remember he had a chance of the job before Rudi Streauli got it in 2002. Now we all know Streauli had a bad record as Springbok coach but he had very average players, had White been given the job then would he have been able to work the miracles he did in 2004? or did he luck into a good side in a sense with the immediate improvement from the super 12 sides after the world cup. I would say it was a bit of both, the 2003 Bok side was incredibly inexperienced and with Straeulis constant squad rotation he never played the same side twice in a row. White immediately tried to put a consistent team together and it was the bedrock of his success. Guys like De Villiers,Smith,Burger,Matfield were just coming into their prime. Anyway back to the original point, do you think Jake White's superb performance as Springbok coach was down to him being so good at his job or just getting lucky with injuries and players form in a way Streauli never had.