Former Springbok prop and current Cheetahs scrum coach, Daan Human, will be co-opted in the Vodacom Bulls coaching staff in a unique first for South African rugby.
Human will assist the Bulls as scrum coach in the Super Rugby tournament two days every week. The remainder of the period he will spend with the Cheetahs in their PRO14 campaign.
Bulls coach Pote Human expressed his delight at having a man of Human’s calibre at his disposal: “I firmly believe that Daan will pay a major role in taking us forward. The great work he has done at the Cheetahs is obvious, and we are looking forward to him joining the #BullsFamily.”
The High Performance Manager of the Bulls, Xander Janse van Rensburg said that this is a bold step for rugby in South Africa. “More importantly, it shows the willingness of the teams to improve the game in the country. We must commend the Cheetahs for their enthusiasm and open-mindedness in making this possible.”
“The agreement with the Bulls is unique in South Africa and for the promotion of the performance of teams in South Africa. To have a scrum coach like Daan Human in both franchises is a positive movement in the interest of rugby,” said Harold Verster, Managing Director of the Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd.
“The Toyota Cheetahs are proud of the expertise that is developed here and the opportunities created, which are valuable for rugby in South Africa and abroad. Many (coaching) experts have grown their expertise at Free State Rugby which is now being applied at the highest levels in world rugby, for example Rassie Erasmus, Jacques Nienaber, Neil Powell, Brendan Venter, Rory Duncan, Pine Pienaar, Pote Human and also Daan Human, ” said Franco Smith, Cheetahs Director of Rugby.