'I've had my crack' - Auckland coach leaving post at end of team's woeful season

Auckland Rugby announced today that they are advertising for a new head coach for the 2018 season.

Coach Nick White has been in charge of the Auckland team for the last two years.

Things haven't been going too well for the union under his tenure, the Auckland side are sitting bottom of the Premiership ladder and are in danger of being relegated into the Championship competition.

White told 1 NEWS that he will not be reapplying for the position next season.

"No I won't be applying for the job next year, I've had my crack and I have been here for a few years now. So that's me done and dusted," said White.

White said the union made the right choice to start looking for a new coach now, with players' contracts finishing up.

"I think it is really important that they do it because they need to get another coach in here because a lot of these boys are off contract so there is fair bit of work to be done," he said.

"There is no point in me trying to decide if players should stay or not. Be nothing worse than a new coach coming in and whole lot of people signed up that he might not have wanted.

"So I think it is really important they get on and get that done pretty quickly."

Auckland have three NPC matches left in their 2017 season and need some crucial wins to claw their way out of the bottom of the Premiership ladder. 

Nick White said he won't be reapplying for the job after the union advertised for a new coach in 2018. Source: 1 NEWS


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