Bulls, Boks lock horns

The Blue Bulls will not release four of their coaches earmarked for the Bok management team unless Saru pays big transfer fees.

According to SuperSport.com, the Bulls board of directors has asked for a R1-million transfer fee each for forwards coach Johan van Graan and fitness guru Basil Carzils, while asking for R250,000 each for defence coach John McFarland and backline coach Ricardo Loubscher.

The reason for the difference in asking price for them, according to the website’s sources, is that McFarland is seen as a Meyer loyalist while Loubscher is contracted to the Vodacom Cup team and therefore not as high profile as the other two.

Neither Saru nor the Bulls were prepared to comment on the matter.