Bulls appoint Jake White as Director of Rugby

Bulls appoint Jake White as Director of Rugby

Former Springbok coach Jake White has been appointed as Director of Rugby at the Blue Bulls until the 2023 World Cup.

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The Rugby World Cup winner assumes the position vacated by Alan Zondagh, who stepped down earlier this year.

White has recently been coaching the Toyota Verblitz in Japan and joins the Vodacom Bulls with over four decades of coaching experience stretching back to the early 1980s. 

Blue Bulls Company CEO Alfonso Meyer says the union is extremely excited by White’s impending arrival.

“His credentials speak for itself and we know his contributions are only going to improve our rugby across the board. Jake’s appointment is yet another step in the right direction as we endeavour to take this brand into a new era. We wish him well in his new role.”

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White expressed his eagerness at getting the ball rolling.

“We need to re-build a winning culture at Loftus, and that will no doubt bring the fans back to their beloved Loftus Versfeld. This won’t be easy, but we are up for it.”

The former Bok coach is also keen to do his bit to indirectly contribute to the national setup.

“It’s no secret that our franchise rugby needs to be strong for the Boks to be strong. I’m looking forward to doing whatever it takes help keep them at number one.”

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