'Slaptjips' quits Bulls

    2015-05-11 11:16

    Cape Town - The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd on Monday confirmed reports that Vodacom Bulls assistant coach Pieter Rossouw’s contract terminates at the end of the current season.

    Rossouw, who has served as assistant coach since 2008, will be pursuing business interests in Cape Town according to reports.

    Bulls coach Frans Ludeke said that Rossouw was of great value to the Bulls and Blue Bulls over many years, with a big number of players graduation to international stars under his tutelage.

    "Pieter has played a valuable role in shaping our backline play and general ability on attack. The trophies and tournaments we have won with him on board and the number of tries we have scored speaks for itself and will always be a great testimony of his contribution to the Vodacom Bulls cause. We thank him for that. I know that Pieter will be successful in future endeavours as well.”

    Blue Bulls Company CEO Barend van Graan confirmed that the process of appointing a successor has already started.

    “We have a number of candidates that we are looking at and will make the necessary announcements when contracts are in place, no further comments will be made until such a time." 

    The Bulls were reportedly unable to give Rossouw an indication whether or not he is part of their plans next season, and with his kids due to attend High School next year, he decided to head to Cape Town.

    Rossouw, 43, played 43 Tests for the Boks between 1997 and 2003.

    He mainly played for Western Province and the Stormers at provincial level.

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