PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 16, Heyneke Meyer during the Vodacom Bulls press conference at Loftus Versfeld Auditorium on November 16, 2011 in Pretoria, South Africa Photo by Lee Warren / Gallo Images

At a meeting called by the South African Rugby Union (Saru) on Tuesday with the Blue Bulls Company’s Board of Directors, Saru informed the Board of their intention to offer Heyneke Meyer the position of Springbok coach.

The Blue Bulls Board reiterated its position that Meyer is under contract with the Blue Bulls Company and had appointed Meyer as Executive of Rugby, only after an undertaking and commitment by Meyer to lead Blue Bulls rugby over the next four years.

It is the Blue Bulls Board’s position that it would not be in our interest to release Meyer after many commitments have been made in order to enable Meyer to fulfill his mandate.

Should Meyer however decide to accept the position of Springbok coach, he needs to inform the Blue Bulls Board of his decision to abdicate his responsibilities and commitments to the Blue Bulls.

Although the Blue Bulls Board would be disappointed with such a decision by Meyer, the Board has faith in the coaching structures under the leadership of Frans Ludeke in taking the Bulls into the future. – Blue Bulls Company