Bulls confirm departure of head coach Pote Human

Pote Human joined Bulls as head coach in 2019
Pote Human joined Bulls as head coach in 2019

Bulls have confirmed that head coach Pote Human will leave the club with immediate effect.

The decision follows after the Blue Bulls Company and Human had reached an agreement to terminate him from the contract that was due to end in October early.

“Given the current situation, with no rugby expected to be played in the near future, both parties mutually agreed on exiting with immediate effect, thus also allowing Human extra time with his future planning,” read a statement from Bulls.

“Human made an impact from schools and Varsity Cup through to the Blue Bulls junior teams, coaching abroad in Japan, heading up two Currie Cup teams, winning a Super Rugby tournament as one of Heyneke Meyer’s assistants in 2007 and building a phenomenal team in 2019 that showed true grit to make it to the play-offs.”

Jake White, who was appointed the director of rugby of Bulls in March will now act as the on-field coach.

Human, who joined Bulls in 2019 thanked the club for the support in the last two years and wished them good luck.

“My time at Loftus has been amazing to say the least,” he said. “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 Blue Bulls Company for giving me the opportunity to live my dreams and for affording me 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.”