Human accepts offer from Japan

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Bulls, In the news, Super 14 on 24 Apr 2008 at 12:00

Pote Human has resigned as the forward coach of the Vodacom Bulls and has accepted a lucrative offer from the Japanese club Ricoh. Human will join Ricoh, who will be coached by his friend and former Bulls assistant Todd Louden, in June 2008.

Human has been of supreme value to the Bulls since he joined the franchise in August 2005 and during the last three seasons he was instrumental in building up one of the most feared pack of forwards in the world of rugby.

He was involved with the Blue Bulls’ successful Currie Cup campaigns in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and since the beginning of 2006 he was responsible for the forwards in the Super 14.

It is always very difficult to lose a beloved and respected man like Human because as coach, colleague, motivator, mentor and friend he was always prepared to put the team ahead of himself and it was simply great being in his company.

However, at his age an offer like this could not be refused.

Human said it was an unbelievable honour and privilege to coach at the Blue Bulls and he has made many great friends at Loftus.

“There have been quite a number of highlights in the last couple of seasons, and winning the Super 14 was probably the biggest of them all, while working with the players was always an absolute joy.

“They players immediately accepted me with open hearts and they were always keen to learn more about the game.”

The CEO of the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd, Barend van Graan, would like to use this opportunity to thank “coach Pote” for the enormous role he has played in building up the Bulls brand.

“Pote is one of the most respected forward coaches in the world and it always has been a delight to work with him on and off the field. He was an example to us all and always very loyal to the Bulls.

“Our best wishes accompany him on the road ahead.”


  • Ok so who is next to go , Steve Hofmeyer?

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.04.08 12:08:30 by Clayton Reply
  • Suppose he’ll be big in Japan. πŸ™„

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.04.08 12:34:25 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

  • But Pote answers in Afrikaans when interviewed in English. How the fcuk will he communicate in JPN?

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.04.08 13:04:56 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

  • Wiph difficulty?

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.04.08 13:13:13 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

  • # :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.04.08 13:16:30 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • thats leaves a Q: will FL stay on to be coach of the CC all so??

    ag shame then im sure the song will change to someting like the “unchained melody” the road is long ………

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.04.08 13:18:37 by barend Reply

  • phlain flyed rhys

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.04.08 13:19:32 by barend Reply

  • Liefling will be referred to as “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother”. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.04.08 13:31:31 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

  • “i can like to be wearing a jean pant” when asked about team strategy.

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.04.08 14:03:58 by geraas Reply
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  • 😯

    Amazingly I think Human will do well in Japan. Look at Jvd Westhuizen. he did well there even though he couldn’t cut it in the Dbn environment.

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.04.08 14:05:33 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • Another rat deserting the sinking ship

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.04.08 14:10:51 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • And I “heard” that Wickus v Heerden had signed for Saracens

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.04.08 14:13:24 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • you heard? That sounds like a saucy story indeed…

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.04.08 14:23:49 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Did you guys hear about Joost apparently going to be arrested? Apparently drove through a boomgate at Dainfern…just heard a quick remark about it on Radio this morning…have not had time to read the paper today! ❓ ❓

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.04.08 14:26:22 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Hi Ice – I also heard that on the radio this morning.

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.04.08 14:28:07 by Nessa Reply

  • There is a spot at Sarries for van Heerden actually as Richard Hill is retiring end of this season.

    Saracens are also supposedly chasing the signature of one Daniel Carter for next season, so Glen Jackson is also presumably hanging up his boots.

    Neil de Kock and Dan Carter, would possibly make for the smartest halfback pairing in workd rugby should it come to fruition.

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.04.08 14:28:47 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • Oh – he has come to an agreement with the people after his tantrum… :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.04.08 14:28:51 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Apparently he was going to watch his son play soccer. Sies.

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.04.08 14:30:18 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

  • Ice – apparently they didn’t “recognise” him at the boom – oh boy!

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.04.08 14:30:53 by Nessa Reply

  • VIN – I heard that they only want Dan now if the province will be in the S14 or something…did not catch the whole story..

    Hi Ness – just read about it – case withdrawn.. πŸ™„

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.04.08 14:31:35 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Joost – what a poeph*l

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.04.08 14:31:48 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Saracens have had a good season – it must be since Brent joined them. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.04.08 14:31:54 by Nessa Reply

  • #19
    Wonder what upset Joost more – the fact that they didn’t want to let him or OR that they didn’t recognise him. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.04.08 15:17:54 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Did you come to the playground?? πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.04.08 15:19:20 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • #22
    Brent Russel? Last I saw him play, he was bouncing off tackles and opponent were running over him at will.

    Maybe he should be known as Jack Russell :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.04.08 15:23:09 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply


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