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Brumbies take Jake White to court

Jake White violated a non-compete clause in his contract

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Article Published: Tuesday 20 May 2014|

The Brumbies have taken Jake White to court over monies owed after he walked out on them two years into a four year Super Rugby deal.

The Canberra based Super Rugby franchise are chasing White for up to AUD$25,000 which is understood to be final portion of an estimated $200,000 lump sum that White owed after violating a non-compete clause.

According to reports White's contract included a clause that prevented him from coaching another Super Rugby franchise until the end of next year..

White announced in September last year that he was leaving the Brumbies and less than a month later the Sharks announced that he had been appointed as their director of rugby.

It is understood that White was served court papers in Canberra on the Friday before the Sharks' clash with the Brumbies on the 10th of May.

Reports suggest that the balance of the money was paid by the Sharks some time in late February or early March.

"Yes, we are in dispute with Jake White but we cannot comment further as it's a matter before the courts," Brumbies chief executive Doug Edwards told the Sydney Morning Herald.

White quit the Brumbies when he overlooked by the Australian Rugby Union for the Wallabies coaching job that went to Ewen McKenzie.

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