Bulls confirm coaching staff

The Bulls have confirmed the coaching teams for their Currie Cup, U21 and U19 sides.

As revealed last Saturday, Nollis Marais will be the Blue Bulls head coach in the Currie Cup and also take charge of the forwards. David Manuel will be the backline coach.

Manuel was Tuks' backline coach in the Varsity Cup and had performed the role for the Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup and U21 teams since 2012.

Hendré Marnitz and Hayden Groepes have been confirmed as the Bulls U21 and U19 head coaches respectively.

Marnitz had been head coach of the U19 side since November 2013 and was defence coach of the Vodacom Cup side in 2013. Groepes started his coaching career as a technical analyst for the Bulls U19s, before being part of the Tuks Varsity Young Guns and Bulls U19 coaching management teams in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Marnitz and Groepes will also coach the backs and will have Denzil Frans (U21) and Wessel Roux (U19) as forwards coaches.

Pine Pienaar will be the defensive coach to all three sides.

An announcement on the role of Bulls backline coach Pieter Rossouw will be made soon.

Meanwhile, the Bulls also announced that Jacques Engelbrecht and Basil Short will be loaned to the EP Kings for the Currie Cup.

The Bulls will play warm-up matches against the EP Kings on Friday, 17 July in Port Elizabeth and the Canon Eagles in Japan on Friday, 31 July.

JJ Engelbrecht and Grant Hattingh will not be available for the Currie Cup as they will be playing in Japan's Top League.

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