The Vodacom Bulls have officially announced the signing of Jake White as their new director of rugby until the end of the 2023 season.
The former World Cup-winning Springbok coach assumes the position vacated by Alan Zondagh, who stepped down earlier this year.
White has recently been coaching Toyota Verblitz in Japan and joins the Bulls with over four decades of coaching experience, stretching back to the early 1980s. Apart from leading the Springboks to World Cup glory in 2007, White also coached the Sharks, Brumbies and Montpellier.
Blue Bulls Company chief executive Alfonso Meyer said everyone at the Bulls are excited to have White at the union and hope that his involvement ushers in a new, successful era at Loftus.
‘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 across the board.
‘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,’ said Meyer.
#BullsFamily welcomes Jake White.
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.
— Official Blue Bulls (@BlueBullsRugby) March 25, 2020
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