Cape Town - Tim Dlulane has taken a swipe at the Blue Bulls Company after he was retrenched as their team manager.
The Bulls started with a retrenchment process in August and Dlulane was one of the unlucky parties who lost his job.
However, the 36-year-old feels he was treated unfairly.
Dlulane told Netwerk24 that the Bulls’ retrenchment process was a smokescreen and not transparent.
He has also questioned the Bulls’ commitment to transformation as four of the five men who lost their jobs are black.
The others retrenched are Pine Pienaar (defence coach), Nqubeko Zulu (under-21 team manager), Dewey Swartbooi and Denzil Frans (both coaches of the under-19 team).
In the interview with the Afrikaans website, Dlulane also questioned the position of Xander Janse Van Rensburg, the union's high performance manager in charge of player recruitment.
According to Dlulane, Janse van Rensburg had played a major role “in what went wrong at the Bulls over the last few seasons”.
Dlulane played rugby as a loose forward for the Bulls and also played one Test for the Springboks - against Wales in Cardiff in 2004.
His career was however cut short in 2006 when he sustained a serious neck injury in a Currie Cup game.
Dlulane was first employed by the Bulls in 2007 when he became junior high performance team manager with responsibilities ranging from the management of budgets for the Vodacom Cup and junior teams, the procurement of equipment and apparel, as well as day to day organisation.
He became the Bulls' team manager in 2014 when he replaced Wynie Strydom.
In 2009 and 2010, Dlulane also worked with SA Rugby as the logistics manager for the South African under-20 team.