Jake White is winning the lockdown recruitment game

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Jake White is going for gold
Jake White is going for gold


The Bulls’ new director of rugby, who won the 2007 Rugby World Cup from the ashes of the Kamp Staaldraad debacle four years earlier, is the frontrunner for the game’s unofficial winner of the lockdown period, thanks to his player and coaching signings during the time.

Of course, with backers like the Bulls’ billionaire equity partners Patrice Motsepe and Johann Rupert, White’s not exactly working with crumbs. But he might as well have had his hands tied behind his back because his appointment was announced the day before lockdown and he’s yet to set foot on Loftus Versfeld’s grounds, so he has had to do all his business by phone or Skype.

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