Super Rugby

CONFIRMED: Bulls part ways with John Mitchell

John Mitchell (Gallo Images)
John Mitchell (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Bulls have confirmed that they have parted ways with director of rugby John Mitchell after just one full season in charge.

"The Blue Bulls Company would like to confirm that it has come to a mutual agreement with Executive Rugby John Mitchell and the RFU, regarding his immediate release from his current contract with the company," a statement released on Tuesday read. 

Barend van Graan, CEO of the BBCo stated: "We would like to humbly thank Mitch for his efforts over the last year. There is no doubt that he has made an impact on our brand, and we would like to wish him all of the best with his future endeavours." 

An official statement regarding his successor and the route forward will be made in due course.

Mitchell is expected to work as a defence coach under England boss Eddie Jones between now and next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.

According to a Netwerk24 report earlier on Tuesday, the Bulls would receive between R3 million and R5 million in compensation for Mitchell.

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