Houston SaberCats director of rugby Heyneke Meyer has recruited Pote Human as the American team’s new head coach.
Meyer, the former Springbok and Bulls boss, was named as the American Major League Rugby side’s new director of rugby in July. Now, two months later, he has lured Human to join him in Texas as the team’s head coach.
Human coached Shimlas in this year’s Varsity Cup following his stint as Bulls coach in 2019 and 2020. Apart from his role as head coach, Human has been involved in the Bulls coaching structures for many years and that is where his good relationship with Meyer stems from.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity, even though the USA is far from home,” Human told Rapport about his appointment.
“Heyneke gave me a chance in 2005 to get involved in coaching full time at the Bulls when I was still working for [sales co-operative] Samba. I owe him a lot and still believe he is one of the best coaches in the world.”