Meyer back for Bulls?
8 Jul 2006
The Blue Bulls inauspicious start to the Absa Currie Cup may see some changes for their next match.
The return of stalwarts Johan Wasserman, Johan Roets and possibly most importantly Derick Hougaard for their next match could be the shot in the arm the team needs.
Missing several Springboks and seeing their inspirational coach, Heyneke Meyer, step down last weekend may be just too much for them to handle.
A decision on Meyerâ€™s possible return to the head coach position will be taken on Wednesday at an executive committee meeting of the Blue Bulls Union.
The Bulls face the winless Pumas in Witbank next Saturday and are in urgent need of resuscitation following two poor displays at home and a win over the Lions last weekend.
The Lions capitulation to the Cheetahs by 59-5 in Bloemfontein has put the 39-14 win at Ellis Park into perspective.
The Bulls let treble-winning coach Meyer step aside for Pote Human after last weekend, but that decision may be reversed on Wednesday evening.
Human was not sure about his future after seeing his team produce a woeful display in going down 15-10 to Western Province at Loftus Versfeld. In the opening round, the Bulls struggled to beat the Valke (18-16) and questions are already being asked.
â€œIâ€™m not sure it will have an effect on their decision,â€ Human said shortly after the match. â€œItâ€™s entirely up to them.â€ A distinct possibility exists that Meyer will be rushed back.
If the Bulls do not want to lose touch with Currie Cup pace-setters, the Sharks and Cheetahs, then they may have no choice but to ask Meyer to return to the helm of the wobbly ship.
Meyer is currently in a director of rugby role and at this stage is expected to only take charge of the Bulls Super 14 team.
By Andrew Hollely, at Loftus Versfeld