This year’s Vodacom SupeRugby season is sure to be as epic and closely contested as the years gone by. In preparation for the gruelling tournament, the Vodacom Bulls will play a warm up match against the DHL Stormers in Polokwane at the Peter Mokaba Stadium this Saturday (1 February).
This fixture forms part of a partnership between the Blue Bulls Company (PTY) Ltd and the Polokwane Municipality which is aimed at generating funds for tertiary learners in the Province.
Blue Bulls Company CEO Barend van Graan: “The people of Polokwane have always been good to us, so I’m really looking forward to the game this weekend. I hope that they enjoy watching these two teams battle it out for early season honours.”
Tickets cost R120 for Grand Stand, R80 for East Stand or R60 for North & South stand. Scholars will cost only R30. Hospitality tickets within 22 Skyboxes have already been sold out.
Kickoff for the curtain raiser against the Lions is at 15h00, with the highlight of the day against the Stormers at 17h00. Tickets are on sale from as little as R60 from www.computicket.com or call 0861 951 8000.
The Bulls team to play the Golden Lions in Polokwane at 15h00 is:
Clayton Blommetjies, Travis Ismaiel, William Small-Smith, Ulrich Beyers, Jesse Kriel, Handré Pollard, Piet van Zyl, Jacques Engelbrecht, Jacques du Plessis, Jono Ross, David Bulbring, Paul Willemse, Frik Kirsten, Bongi Mbonambi, Marcel vd Merwe. Replacements: Bandise Maku, Juan Schoeman, Hencus van Wyk, Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, Wiaan Liebenberg, Rudy Paige, Tian Schoeman, Waylon Murray, Ryan Nell, Jacques-Louis Potgieter.
The Bulls team to play the DHL Stormers in Polokwane at 17h00 is:
Jurgen Visser, Akona Ndungane, JJ Engelbrecht, Jan Serfontein, Bjorn Basson, Louis Fouché, Francois Hougaard, Pierre Spies (c), Arno Botha, Deon Stegmann, Grant Hattingh, Flip vd Merwe, Werner Kruger, Callie Visagie, Dean Greyling. Replacements: Bandise Maku, Marcel vd Merwe, Hencus van Wyk, Jono Ross, Rudy Paige, Handré Pollard, Ulrich Beyers, Travis Ismaiel.