New Director of Rugby at the Blue Bulls Company Jake White reveals how he plans to take the Pretoria-based franchise from also-rans to genuine contenders.

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White, who signed as Director of Rugby with the Bulls earlier this week, spoke to Elma Smit on the Jaca Breakfast Show.

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He made clear that the role of current head coach Pote Human will change as they go forward.

“It works differently in different teams,” he said of his new role, adding: “In this case, there will be a lot more hands-on [from me].”

White also spoke of the “great history” of the Bulls and the talent at his disposal.

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“It is an exciting time to get involved at the Bulls,” White said.

He admitted that he is very busy on the recruitment front.

“There is a great opportunity for players who want to return to South Africa,” White said.

He said the challenges presented by the COVID-19 lockdown around the world, players are feeling the “loneliness” of being away from their families and taking a relook.

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“That gives us an opportunity to negotiate with those players before they resign to stay overseas.

“I am hard at work and I am looking to see if some players want to come back.

“Let us not forget that we have the British and Irish Lions tour next year and a lot of players would like to be part of that – even if it is only [playing] for the Bulls against the British and Irish Lions.”

He also speaks about how he plans to align with Rassie Erasmus’s national vision.

Sources: Elma Smit, @jacarandafm & #BullsFamily

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