Naas: Bulls need a new coach

    2015-06-08 08:36

    Cape Town - Former Springbok and Bulls flyhalf, Naas Botha, says his old team need to start looking at a change in coaching personnel.

    The Bulls’ 21-20 loss to the Rebels in Melbourne at the weekend saw the end of their playoff hopes in this year’s Super Rugby competition.

    It also ended a miserable tour for the men from Pretoria, who lost all four their games in Australasia.

    It is the second year in a row that the Bulls have returned from their overseas Super Rugby tour without a victory.

    Botha feels it’s time for Frans Ludeke to be relieved of his duties as head coach.

    With the quality of players at their disposal, the Bulls should be one of the leading teams in the competition, Botha told Netwerk24.

    “We have so many Springboks and so much talent. I’m really disappointed,” said Botha.

    Botha reckons the mistake lies with the Bulls’ rugby philosophy and a change in coaching staff needs to be considered.

    “There should definitely be a change. Things cannot continue like this, because what we’re seeing at present is not good enough.”

    Ludeke, who led to the Bulls to Super Rugby titles in 2009 and 2010, reportedly has a contract with the Bulls until October 2016.

    However, the union’s CEO Barend van Graan, has confirmed that the Blue Bulls Company will hold a meeting on Friday to discuss the future of Ludeke.

    Backline coach Pieter Rossouw earlier opted not to extend his contract with the union.

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