The Vodacom Bulls have officially confirmed that Russell Winter has been appointed as the team’s new forwards coach for the next three years.
Winter has been at the Golden Lions in 2011, where he coached the Vodacom Cup and U21 teams, which included silverware in 2013 (Vodacom Cup) before moving to the Cape in 2016 as the forwards coach of the Stormers and Western Province.
Winter shares a remarkable relationship with White that spans over two decades with the latter being a major force in Winter’s decision to attend Jeppe High School for Boys.
Winter expressed his delight in joining the Vodacom Bulls and added that he is excited to implement his vision once rugby resumes following its suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘The Bulls have always been a special team that have enjoyed success at the highest level. I’m excited to be part of this Bulls family that shares so many values that I hold dear. I look forward to doing everything in my power to assist in making the Bulls a team that not only produces the results on the field, but also goes above and beyond in making our supporters proud.’
White stated that it will be special to have Winter as an assistant coach that sees their relationship come full circle after it begun in the early 1990s.
‘I watched Russell grow from strength to strength as a player and continued to watch him grow as a coach. We’ve spoken at length about his role within the #BullsFamily and he is eager to get started with the forwards as soon as we can train again.’
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