Ludeke exits Bulls after reaching agreement

Two time Bulls Super Rugby winning coach Frans Ludeke and the Bulls have reached
and full and final settlement and the coach has left the Pretoria franchise.

Ludeke decided to step down after the Bulls had played their final match of
the Super Rugby season and he was linked with the position of Director of Rugby.

However the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) ltd have reached an agreement and Ludeke
will be leaving immediately.

Ludeke most recently led the team to a home semi-final of the Super Rugby competition,
as well as South African conference winners during 2013, prior to this he also
won the Super Rugby title twice, the first of those titles in 2009,
coupled with being crowned as the Currie Cup Champions.

Barend van Graan, BBC CEO said, “Frans and I have known each other a long
time and we shared special memories both on and off the field of play, he is
a remarkable man and in his 8 year tenure as Head Coach of the Bulls
and Blue Bulls we have achieved many successes, which I believe our
supporters, shareholders and players will cherish forever. Our staff and players
have gained a huge amount from him.”

Ludeke said that although he was leaving the BBC sooner than anticipated, he
was satisfied that his goals had been achieved and that he is able to end his
tenure after sharing the joy the game brings with players, management, supporters
and shareholders.

“I was offered an exciting challenge in 2008,” said Ludeke. “I
believe we put together some excellent structures and achieved many great things
during the past 8 years, those will stand us in good stead in the future. I
would like to thank the Board of Directors as well as the BBC as they were always
supportive and awarded me this opportunity. ”

“I’m closing this chapter in my life as I believe it is the right time
to do so, I have no regrets and will fondly cherish every moment spent with
the BBC, I want to thank and acknowledge the BBC, players and supporters for
my time spent with the team.”

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