The ooh and aahs reverberated at the announcement of stepping down of Bulls coach Frans Ludeke.
The firing of Frans Ludeke as Bulls coach has paved the way for Springbok lock Victor Matfield to ascend to one of the most sought-after coaching jobs in world rugby.
Ludeke announced on Saturday after the Bulls lost 42-29 to the Cheetahs, that he is stepping down from the job he has held with distinction for eight years.
Ludeke guided the Bulls to two more Super Rugby titles after their maiden victory in 2007, although many regarded the wins as a result of Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer’s efforts when he was still coaching the Bulls.
Although shocked, many believe Ludeke’s departure was imminent and this could pave way for Matfield, if allegations are true.
Attending the match on Saturday-in a private suite- some labeled Ludeke a ‘farmer’ than a coach meaning he has reached his sell-out date and ran out of options.