4 candidates in line to replace Mitchell - report

    2018-08-13 13:22

    Cape Town - The Bulls have reportedly already started their search for a new head coach to replace John Mitchell.

    It appears a foregone conclusion that Mitchell will leave the Bulls, with several reports indicating that he will become England’s new defence coach, bringing a premature end to his tenure at the Bulls as his contract was due to only expire at the end of October 2019.

    Afrikaans publication Netwerk24 reported on Sunday that the four coaches being lined up by the Bulls are Jimmy Stonehouse, Victor Matfield, John Dobson and Hawies Fourie.

    Stonehouse is the Pumas’ director of rugby and head coach, having recently returned from coaching the Toshiba Brave Lupus club in Japan.

    Matfield, a former Springbok lock and Loftus Versfeld legend, spent time as the Lions’ assistant coach last year, while Dobson and Fourie are successful coaches of Western Province and Maties, respectively.

    The report added that the Bulls’ new CEO will play a role in naming Mitchell’s successor.

    The Pretoria franchise is yet to announce who will replace Barend van Graan as CEO when his contract expires at the end of January 2019.

    ALSO READ: Bulls, England in talks over compensation for Mitchell

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    Most Read


    Friday, 31 January 2020
    • Blues v Chiefs, Eden Park 08:05
    • Brumbies v Reds, GIO Stadium 10:15
    • Sharks v Bulls, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 19:10
    Saturday, 01 February 2020
    • Sunwolves v Rebels, Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium 05:45
    • Crusaders v Waratahs, Trafalgar Park 08:05
    • Stormers v Hurricanes, Cape Town 15:05
    • Jaguares v Lions, Estadio Jose Amalfitani 23:40
    Friday, 07 February 2020
    • Highlanders v Sharks, Forsyth Barr Stadium 08:05
    • Brumbies v Rebels, GIO Stadium 10:15


    No results are available


    Rank Team P W Pts
    • Bulls (Q)
    • Jaguares (wc)
    • Lions
    • Sharks
    • Stormers

    Opinion Poll

    How will the Springboks fare at this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan?

    Can you name the top Super Rugby tryscorers of all-time?

    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.