Official statement: White to postpone wedding

VB Kangaroos front rower Brett White has issued the following statement regarding the date clash of the squad’s departure for the Gillette Four Nations tour and his wedding:<br><br>“Cassie and I spoke at length about the issue and, at the end of the day, she has told me she wants me to tour,” White said.<br><br>“I always knew women in league played an important role but I’ve obviously lucked out with the best woman in the business.<br><br>“We will now re-schedule the wedding for later in the year.<br><br>“It’s been an extremely trying time for both of us and it’s obviously going to be an expensive outcome because postponing a wedding at the last minute is not a simple exercise.<br><br>“But we are in love and are great mates and I’m grateful that she’s prepared to make this sacrifice for me.<br><br>“I am very relieved that I have Cassie’s support and that I am able to focus on the tour now.” <br><br>Chief Executive of the Australian Rugby League, Geoff Carr said:<br><br>“Had Brett wished to seek compassionate leave from the tour for several days it would have been considered by the Australian Rugby League.<br><br>“However Brett and Cassie have now made some alternate plans together and we certainly wish them the best for their upcoming marriage.”<br>