Just two months after being sacked as the Cell C Sharks coach, Sean Everitt has been recruited by Vodacom Bulls and will help the side with their Currie Cup campaign this season.
Everitt, whose side lost 35-0 to Cardiff in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship two monhts ago, the loss that prompted his sacking, will join up with Jake White again after being his assistant in 2014 when White was at the Sharks.
Everitt has brought through a number of the current Sharks players from junior level and has a wealth of experience, making him an intriguing recruitment for the Bulls.
“The Blue Bulls Company (BBCo.) can confirm the appointment of experienced coach, Sean Everitt, on a short-term deal. He joins the franchise to form part of the setup that will help steer the Vodacom Bulls through the 2023 edition of South Africa’s premier rugby competition, the Currie Cup,” a Bulls statement said.
“Everett’s contract will run from mid-February until the conclusion of the 2023 Currie Cup competition.
“The 53-year-old arrives at the capital having established himself as one of the leading modern coaches in the country, having enjoyed a successful coaching career that began in 2008. The Dundee High School alumni brings with him extensive experience across the Currie Cup and Super Rugby formats, respectively.”
Blue Bulls Compay CEO Edgar Rathbone said that Everett is a proven winner, with a track record that speaks for itself.
“We are always looking to have the best rugby minds come onboard, to help us advance the objectives of our franchise,”
“Sean brings with him, a lot of rugby IP and presents us with the opportunity to have an outside perspective. He has been impressive throughout his career, growing rugby champions that have gone on to entertain the rugby community for many seasons. His appointment is also our way of reinforcing our commitment to the Currie Cup and how well we want to continue doing in this competition,”
“We are delighted to welcome Sean to Loftus and do hope that he will enjoy his time with us, and we are confident that the team he joins will collectively come together to bring more domestic success” Rathbone concluded.
Everitt will work alongside Gert Smal at the Bulls and may be the first of a number of long-term moves by the Bulls in their coaching department.