Former Springbok coach Jake White believes he has what it takes to ruk the Bulls reg.
The 2007 World Cup-winning coach was named Director of Rugby at the franchise on Wednesday.
And with the Bulls having won only one match in six Super Rugby outings this year, he knows he has a job on his hands to get coach Pote Human’s squad up to scratch.
White says of his appointment: “The Bulls brand has always been a powerhouse in rugby, and respected around the world.
“There’s a great history and heritage here, and I’m looking forward to adding my contribution to the Bulls’ legacy.”
He adds: “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.”
White believes strong domestic teams will help the Boks keep hold of their No.1 spot in world rugby.
He explains: “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.”
A statement released by the Bulls reads: “White has recently been coaching the Toyota Verblitz in Japan and joins the Bulls with over four decades of coaching experience stretching back to the early 1980s.
“His global experience at the highest levels, particularly in Super Rugby as the former head coach of both the Sharks and Brumbies, will benefit the Bulls as they continue to add to their resources.”
The company’s CEO Alfonso Meyer adds: “We are extremely excited with Jake’s decision to join us.
“His credentials speak for itself and we know his contributions are only going to improve our rugby.
#BullsFamily welcomes Jake White.— Official Blue Bulls (@BlueBullsRugby) March 25, 2020
The Blue Bulls Company are excited to confirm that Jake White has signed on as Director of Rugby and will be officially joining the #BullsFamily effective immediately until the 2023 World Cup.
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“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.”