The Bulls have made a bid to once again cement themselves as the top South Africa franchise as they announced the appointment of World Cup winning coach Jake White as Director of Rugby.
White has a signed a long-term deal, keeping him as Director of Rugby until 2023 although it was later confirmed that he will relive Pote Human as Head Coach later this year ahead of the 2021 Super Rugby.
White has been known to jump around jobs, having occupied a total of five diffferent positions in 13 years since winning the World Cup with the Springboks in 2007.
He joins the Pretoria franchise from Japanese club Toyota Verblitz and before that, he spent three years at Montpellier in France, the longest stint he has had since the Springboks.
Speaking to SARugbymag, Bulls chief Executive Alfons Meyer clarified White’s situation.
SARugbymag.co.za that they were doing all they could to successfully contend with these extraordinary circumstances.
‘Jake is [officially] starting next week, but obviously we can’t physically get together. Nevertheless, we are looking at restructuring the coaching staff and contracting players for the future…
‘Until October, Jake will serve as director of rugby, and then in the new season he will take charge of [Vodacom] Super Rugby and Currie Cup teams as the hands-on head coach.’