Heyneke steps down

Heyneke Meyer will step down as coach of the Blue Bulls following the Absa Currie Cup match against the Lions on Saturday.

Meyer’s position as hands on coach of the Blue Bulls will go to current assistant coach Pote Human as of next week. This was announced by the Blue Bulls on Friday.

They released a statement on Friday afternoon, saying: “The BBC (Blue Bulls Company), along with its shareholders, are considering several steps to afford Heyneke Meyer ample opportunity to place coaching in the Union on a better footing and in so doing ensure the success of the Blue Bulls in all structures and competitions, with specific focus on the Super 14.”

“All options will be considered in the coming weeks and will then be presented at the Union Meeting of 11 July and then to the Board of the Company for finalization.

“During this period, Pote Human, under the guidance of Heyneke Meyer, will take responsibility for the preparation of the Currie Cup side.”

Meyer was unavailable for comment.