Former Bulls boss Marais answers Tuks' SOS
VARSITY CUP SPOTLIGHT: The reigning Varsity Cup champions UP-Tuks have gone without winning a single match in the 2018 season and have taken desperate measures to salvage the rest of season.
As part of a turn-around strategy, Nollis Marais who is currently and will remain the coach of the Young Guns Under-20 has been appointed as head coach of the UP-Tuks Varsity Cup team, with David Manual moving to assistant coach.
Marais' senior coaching career with the Super Rugby side have not been great. During his tenure, the Bulls suffered significant defeats which include a shock defeat to Sunwolves in the 2017 Super Rugby season.
Nonetheless, he is considered one of the most successful junior coaches in the country - having led the Blue Bulls U21 side to two consecutive titles, and UP-Tuks to two Varsity Cup titles.
His experience and expertise at this level will no doubt be a massive boost for the Tukkies team in the remaining games.
According to the Blue Bulls website, both coaches, Marais and Manual, have a great working relationship with each other, and are "looking forward to these changes and are excited about the way forward,"