Head Coach


  • Frans Ludeke


Frans Ludeke


Head Coach

Date & Place of Birth

24 April 1968, Pietersburg RSA

Coaching History

SWD Eagles Head Coach (1999-2000)

South Africa Assistant Coach (2000)

Golden Lions Head Coach (2001-07)

Cats Head Coach (2002, 2006)

Bulls Head Coach (2008-)


Ludeke is the most experienced coach in the Vodacom Super Rugby competition with 132 matches in charge (23 of those with the Cats). He has won the tournament with the Vodacom Bulls in 2009 and 2010, making him the most successful SA coach in the competition.

The hard-working former loose forward first coached SWD Eagles before moving to the Golden Lions and Cats. He moved to Pretoria in 2008.