South African coach Jake White, who fell ill last week, has recovered well after abdominal surgery, the Blue Bulls franchise said on Monday.
The 59-year-old technician, at the head of the Bulls since 2020, had suffered from discomfort during a trip by his team to Wales last week and could not attend their victory against the Dragons ( 29-14), in the United Rugby Championship (URC), which brings together teams from the Welsh, Irish, Italian, Scottish and South African provinces.
Back in South Africa on Sunday, the coach of the 2007 world champion Springboks complained of severe stomach cramps and was operated on the same day in a hospital in Pretoria.
We are confident Jake is receiving the best medical care and wish him a speedy recovery
," Bulls general manager Edgar Rathbone said.
Special thanks to the hospital team, doctors and everyone else who rushed to offer their expertise and help Jake
,” he continued.
The former Montpellier coach (2014-2017) will miss several matches, starting with the Champions Cup group match against England's Exeter Chiefs on Saturday in Pretoria.