White extends Montpellier stay

Former Springbok coach Jake White has signed a new contract with Montpellier, keeping him at the club until 2017.

White originally signed a six-month deal to replace Fabien Galthié at the end of December, but has been rewarded for the team's improved performances with a new long-term deal.

Under White's guidance, Montpellier have put a catastrophic start behind them to move up to seventh in the Top 14 standings, and have lost just twice in 12 matches, after losing eight of their first nine.

Forwards coach, Shaun Sowerby, has also agreed a contract extension with the club.

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