Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has emerged from a crisis meeting at Loftus hanging on to his job by the skin of his teeth. Bulls CEO Barend van Graan and Union President Boet Fick have given Ludeke his second “vote of confidence” in just 6 weeks.
Ludeke was called in to explain the defending champions’ current log position (they are second last after 8 games) and to “take accountability” for the disastrous tour of the Antipodes, which saw the Pretoria team go winless overseas for the first time in 6 seasons. The meeting apparently ended amicably with smiles and backslaps all round, but one can’t help the feeling that Frans will soon be starting to wonder which one of his allies is holding the knife.
Eddie Jones has reluctantly rolled into town to do a three day ambulance job, but the sentiment at Lofuts (reading between the lines) is that if they give Ludeke enough rope, he will have hanged himself well and truly by the close of the Super 14 and they can start their process of finding a proper coach and building for 2009.
This year is already a lost cause for the Bulls.Tweet