The Blue Bulls will face a stern test when they begin their Currie Cup campaign against Free State in Bloemfontein on Friday, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.
Hanro Liebenberg will lead the Blue Bulls against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Duane Vermeulen is likely to accept a deal from the Bulls and SA Rugby that will see him play for the Pretoria-based franchise in next year’s Super Rugby tournament.
The Bulls have not requested £500,000 in compensation from the English RFU for the services of departing head coach John Mitchell.
Loose forward Hanro Liebenberg has been appointed as Blue Bulls captain for this year’s Currie Cup.
The Bulls are searching for a replacement for head coach John Mitchell, who is set to become England’s new defence coach.
The Bulls have reiterated that coach John Mitchell is under contract until October 2019 after England apparently expressed an interest in his services.
Jacques Faul has informed the Blue Bulls Company that he will not be applying for the vacant CEO position.
John Mitchell has reportedly requested R90-million from the Blue Bulls board to buy new players.
Super Rugby assistant Pote Human will lead the Blue Bulls coaching staff during the 2018 Currie Cup.