The Bulls Rugby Company confirmed on Friday 1 May that they have parted ways with Head Coach Pote Human with immediate effect.
The two parties mutually agreed to let Human walk away from his contract which was set to expire in October 2020 as a result of there being’no rugby expected to be played in the near future’.
Jake White had already been appointed as Human’s successor and will now take up the position on a full-time basis immediately.
In a statement released on the BBCo, Alfons Meyer, CEO of the Blue Bulls Company thanked Human for his contribution to the union.
“Human is known as more than a coach at Loftus and has influenced the lives and careers of players and staff alike. He is a nurturer and a mentor and has made a lasting impact on many great players. Pote is an absolute gentleman of the game and has been an asset to the #BullsFamily. However, it is time for us to pathways, and we wish him everything of the best with his journey ahead.”
Human took the opportunity to thank the Bulls for all the time he spent there.
My time at Loftus has been amazing to say the least. It has been an emotional roller coaster, with many highs and lows… but through it all, I have made friendships and memories that I will treasure forever. I have dedicated my life to this beautiful game and trust me there is no better place to do that, than at Loftus Versfeld. I would sincerely like to thank the BBCo for giving me the opportunity to live my dreams and for affording the privilege to work with some truly amazing people. I’d like to wish them every success going forward. It is important for Jake to get the backing and support from all stakeholders. He certainly has my support and I wish him all of the best.”