Ludeke to get a promotion at Bulls?
Cape Town - Frans Ludeke may not be Bulls
coach next season, but he could be promoted to a higher role at the union.
The union’s CEO Barend van Graan earlier
this week confirmed that the Blue Bulls Company will hold a meeting on Friday
to discuss the future of Ludeke.
Ludeke, who led the Bulls to Super Rugby
titles in 2009 and 2010, reportedly has a contract with the Bulls until October
While there are rumours that he could be
relieved of his coaching duties sooner, one of the options on the cards is to
make him Director of Rugby.
According to the supersport.com website, the
idea was presented by Ludeke himself before the Bulls’ Australasian Super Rugby
tour and will be debated by the board as they look to plot the way forward
after a dismal Super Rugby season.
This would allow Ludeke time and energy to
focus on recruitment and the overall strategy of rugby at the union, while being relieved of the coaching duties.
The Director of Rugby role was vacated
three years ago when Heyneke Meyer became Springbok coach and has
remained unfilled since then.
The name of Springbok forwards coach Johan
van Graan has been mentioned as possible head coach, with Victor Matfield and
Fourie du Preez his assistants.
Matfield will retire after this year’s
Rugby World Cup and Bok scrumhalf Du Preez will complete his contract with
Japanese club Suntory Sungoliath at the beginning of 2016.