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The Vodacom Bulls has signed a five year partnership with renowned sports brand Puma. The clothing brand is the official kit supplier to every team under the Blue Bulls Company’s auspices.

Blue Bulls Company CEO is delighted with the new partnership;

“PUMA is a brand that is young, dynamic, adventurous and proud. As a Company we constantly strive towards such pillars and so see great synergy between these brands. We look forward to launching our new playing kit within the next few days, a kit that we believe adequately reflects our style of play and rugby ambitions.”

Puma has a long-term deal to supply full technical kit to all the Vodacom Blue Bulls teams and the Vodacom Bulls rugby team, and is the official distributor of the teams’ match replica gear. The Vodacom Super Rugby replica shirt will be available from 15 December 2011 and will retail for R599.

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  1. AF-fokken-SKUWELIK!

    Looks like a picture of a poor signal.

    Maar as die geld reg is sal hulle enigiets
    dra – tot ‘n Bokomo Meelsak.

  2. Really like the new jersey, would look great with tight skinny jeans, but SHARKS jersey still the best.

  3. No bad taste is stuck in Cape Town which is why the stylish Natalian and Joburger know a good looker when they see it…

    And THAT is a COOOLLLL jersey.

  4. Hi Boertjie, i take it you dont look good in skinnies lol.

    Here is even better news, the away jersey is PINK with blue and purple zigzags, i love shocking pink lolololol, imagine some huge hairy bullsfan in pink with pink helmet and horns and large ring in nose. Will look like something from a gay pride parade.

  5. Reply to Treehugger-shark @ 8:54 am:

    I just hate it when traditional jerseys
    are exchanged for these vomit-looking stuff.
    Talk about a gay pride parade . . .

    At least WP have retained the old “streeptrui”
    and now also have a S15 jersey moulded on it.

    One of the few things they’ve done right.

    About skinny’s: Frankly, the thought hasn’t
    even crossed my mind – like wearing one of those
    “shorts” that goes halfway down to your heels.
    :Boertjie normaal:

  6. Reply to DavidS @ 8:47 am:

    You are right for a change.
    My daughter has good taste.
    My wife has good taste (look who she married)
    My son has good taste.
    Little Lia at 2½ is developing good taste.

    Me? The only taste I have is for red wine
    and food.

  7. Reply to Boertjie @ 12:26 pm: :weed: Think Stormers jersey is the least attractive now, that broad blue,white stripe.

    MEN DONT WEAR SKINNY JEANS :shake: :whistling: unless you marching in the Gay Pride Parade, then you need heels as well lol.

  8. lolololol I see DavidS loaded another pink picture for you from me, I know how much you love pink.

    Thank you DavidS

  9. Reply to DavidS @ 1:47 pm:

    Treehugger looks great in pink. Blond females
    always do. Little Lia also looks great in pink,
    blonde like her mother.

    Not sure about you – always had my doubts.

    Got me thinking about the old days, when the
    general merchant in the Karoo stocked two
    shirts: Khaki and blue.
    And some people looked you skeef if
    you buy a blue one.

  10. Fok you’re lucky

    I recall as a little boy in Zim, the local dealer in Rutenga stocked two colours of mens shirt. Khaki and white. The white was for church.

    My dad was the first oudeling to wear a non white shirt (blue) to church and the dominee came to him afterwards to tell him he was setting a poor example as a ouderling to wear a blue shirt…

    My mother never forgave the dominee and the church and all churches and God etc etc etc…

    Strange woman…

  11. ps.

    Little girls look cure no matter what they’re wearing.

    Tatiana is now in the “no clothes” stage and seeing those chubby bum cheeks run round the garden is as adorable as any piece of clothing!

  12. Reply to Boertjie @ 2:02 pm:

    My little sister was at the no clothes stage until she was 6 years old lol, but we lived in the bush so was fine, little ones have the cutest little bums, you used to see them at the beach with out cozzies long ago as well, now so many disgusting, degenerate pervs around that make something innocent dangerous.

  13. I scheme if anyone with a tendency to twitchyness is subjected to players moving in this jersey for 20min or so, they will surely have a fit.
    Seker maar om die opposisie bietjie te konvoes, hoop maar daar is nie baie twitchy opponente nie! :roll:

    “PINK with blue and purple zigzags” – liewe hemel, die helfte van Pretoria gaan ‘n floute kry as hulle dit hoor.
    Lyk my Meisiekind is besig om sy stempel goed af te druk daar!

  14. Reply to Morné @ 4:26 pm: / Eish cook Morne, thats what a lot of my friends and myself have been saying. We take this planet for granted, humans have totally raped it with out putting anything back. Then there is all the sicko’s out there. One day she is going to give one big burp and hey presto !!!!!!!

    Right now the Chinese are the worst of the worst, extracting any bit of coal, metal, oil, platinum, farmland. Exploiting cheap labour, and they get away with it cos they offer the modern day bag of beads to the third world governments. Expensive cars, booze, money whatever takes your fancy, including rhino horns and deals not being made at the climate talks cos Africa bends over. :bangheadt:

  15. Oh great ………now the 27th December a public holiday cos Christmas falls on a Sunday…our economy must be doing better than i thought.

  16. Reply to Treehugger-shark @ 6:04 pm:

    Talking about China: I admire them for their
    stance on drug smuggling = death sentence.
    When a dam burst after 12 years – and many people
    lost their lives – they starting digging for
    the culprits and sentenced them.

    Currently the DA advocates declaring the
    transmission of HIV as a criminal offence –
    that you don’t have to giver permission to
    be tested.
    Strange to see the outcry from opposing factions.

    My standpoint is severe sentences and good policing:
    if a person drives with a toddler without a safety
    belt: R20,000. Take away the licence for a year.

    Ditto talking on cell phones. Fine R10,000.
    Second offence: 3 years without trial.

    :Boertjie normaal:

  17. Reply to Boertjie @ 6:12 pm: Death is a very final thing, what if she was innocent like she said. It has been known to happen.

    China has something like 54 death penalty offenses, yet they have the worst human rights record, also think it is bullshit that they are a so called developing nation, only reason they happy with this tag is so they can do wtf they want.

    And that they are a super power lololol (sarcastic) yet a developing
    nation.

    You must see the stuff that goes on there concerning animals, wouldnt give a shit if they were wiped of the planet.

  18. Reply to Morné @ 6:24 pm: lol careful Morne, you will start being tagged a radical, next you will be joining the Animal Liberation Front as well

    My mother inlaw calls is the Rapture, needless to say being a Deist we dont agree.

  19. well I am in good company on this site.

    how we replace capitalism with a more environmentally sustainable system is the single biggest dilemma of our lifetime.

    We simply have to change person to person the way we consume daily, starting with Xmas which marks the last of the ‘consumption holidays’ on our calender.

    In short, we need to start needing less. Great to see others feel strongly about this issue and that on a rugby site.

  20. Reply to Boetjie @ 6:12 pm: a man named Draco devised one of the earliest Greek law codes. The penalty for all crimes was death. The code was said to be Draconian.

    Do you live in the wrong age or are you much older than you let on?

  21. Reply to Timeo @ 1:18 am:

    Judging by comments in the press and internet,
    there is a possibility that the majority in SA
    believe that the death sentence is the best in
    certain cases.
    I am one of them.
    I consider myself in good company when I side
    with them.

    Too many murderers get 15 years, parole after
    7 – and then within a year commits another
    murder or rape.

    On what basis does one deserve to live if he
    terminates the life of others – and that includes
    drug smuggling?

    As for the rest: A fine of R500 or R2000 for
    moving violations is laughable, and no deterrent.

  22. Reply to Boertjie @ 12:11 pm:

    Here they have recently released a number of guys that were serving life sentences because they have been exonerated by DNA tests.

    No system is mistake proof. No doubt innocents have been executed and there is no way to reverse that. Even if the penalty is appropriate for some crimes it is better for a society to not do it.

  23. Reply to Boertjie @ 12:11 pm:

    Drugs should be legal and regulated. Free people should have the right to destroy their lives if they so choose. Drug smuggling should be a tax crime like tobacco smuggling, nothing more.

    Socrates was sentenced to death for blasphemy and “corrupting the young”. He had to take a lethal drug.

    Today, my society uses lethal drugs to execute the guilty and at the same time sentence innocents to years in prison for using (or distributing) the non-lethal variants.

    Progress?

  24. What is a moving violation?
    Violating while moving or moving the violation?

    Does the violation move on its own volition?

    If the authorities moved it, it is akin to moving the goal posts.

  25. Reply to Timeo @ 7:00 pm:

    That’s what they call transgressing traffic
    laws in SA.

    Any justice system should be beyond reproach.
    I suppose that’s what you get in the US, where
    laymen are made members of the jury, deciding
    on life and death.

    “Drugs should be legal and regulated.”
    —–
    There are voices going up for this.
    I will add a provision: They must not be
    allowed to receive state funded health care.

    I know of no SA murderer who confessed – they
    all claimed their innocence when the noose
    were placed on their necks: Maria Lee, Daisy
    de Melker, Duncan Moodie, Vontsteen, Marthinus
    Rossouw et al.

  26. Reply to Boertjie @ 8:24 pm:

    No justice system is perfect. Occasionally innocents are convicted and sentenced. If the mistakes are discovered a jailed person can be released and compensated. There is very little you can do to make things right for a dead person.

    South Africa was executing over 300 people a year in the last years of the death penalty. Almost all blacks. Almost certainly there were innocents amongst them. The guilt for those murders rest on the whole society that condones it.

  27. You should then also deny state funded health care for smokers, alcoholics, the obese, no-seatbelt-ters or anybody who engaged in any kind of risky or harmful behaviour. Playing rugby for example.

  28. Most likely the percentage of people who harm their health with drugs under a legal system will be exactly the same as it is now under the illegal system. Thus there will be no net new costs for state funded healthcare.

    Plus the savings gained from ending the hugely expensive “war against drugs”.

    Plus the saving from the thousands that will NOT be in jail.

    Plus the extra income from duties and excise taxes.

    All in all the druggies will fund their own care with lots to spare for subsidies for the rest of us. Much like smokers do currently.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/22/nyregion/22budget.html?src=me

  29. You’re intentionally obfuscating Timeo.

    Perhaps what you should be concentrating on mentioning is the way that a harsh sentencing regime in certain US states has caused a crash in crime rates whereas the liberal approach of Canada has seen a sharp rise in violent crime in that place in the last five years.

    When one lives in a certain society and it has strict laws on certain crimes those sentencing eventually meet the purpose of their intention of lowering crime rates, particularly when these are accompanied by strict policing.

    In South Africa we have poor policing accompanies with a mild sentencing regime. The results are clearly visible. The same disease afflicts places like Brazil and Nigeria.

    You are aware as much as I that the death of Socrates’ trial was a political issue in a time of turmoil in Athens following its defeat by Sparta and he screwed with the wrong politicians who wanted to retain democracy. It had nothing to do with the laws he broke but rather the social commentary he made. Even in that respect his crime and death was a rare event which destroys your using him as an example to counter argument to Boertjie’s suggestion that stiff penalties will work.

    In Saudi Arabia and the UAE crime is rare, yet blasphemy and apostasy are death penalty crimes in those regions.

    Does make them good societies? No

    Does make them effective societies at crime prevention? You bet!

    The reason why drugs are banned is precisely because of their high costs and dangers to societies. They are super addictive and they are medically totally destructive for the same reasons. Tobacco is pretty close to getting banned in most countries simply because there is big American money saving the industry and keeping it breathing… so to speak. Even now in the US moves are afoot to make smokers subsidize their own medical treatment. Insurers do it already. So do medical aid companies. Society is moving towards the place where it is drawing a line on people’s decisions that cause a drain on the remainder of society.

    The same should apply to the people who peddle the illegal materials that involuntarily (because suggesting people voluntarily become addicted to drugs is, with respect, kak) because they are the ones ultimately responsible for making money by destroying people.

    To suggest that this somehow equates to what happened to Socrates is misleading.

  30. When a man forces entry into a home
    and then kills the 74 yr old husband
    before he rapes his wife and kills
    her too . . . I can think of no better
    justice than to execute him.

    Ditto when a man rapes an aged terminal
    cancer patient in a hospital ward . . .
    with the help of a nurse.

    I don’t believe such “humans” can be
    rehabilitated.
    Not in any SA jail.

  31. NEWS ITEM

    Late start for ANC Limpopo congress
    ———
    Not news. It will be when they start ON time.

  32. Reply to Boertjie @ 9:34 pm:

    Sy issue is nie soveel met dioe straf nie as met die feilbaarheid van die mense wat oordeel…

    Am I right Timeo?

    The issue with that dangerous thought process is that you second guess everything…

    The case where the DNA says eight monsters raped a toddler? Where they deny who they are and what they have done.

    What does one do when the evidence establishes four monsters brutally stabbed a white farmer to death, then raped his wife and slkit her throat before finally lifting their three year old daughter by her hair and gangster style shooting her…

    So when that guilt is established beyond a reasonable doubt because of irrefutable evidence Timeo…

    Will YOU be the one that steps forward and speak for the lives of the living killers… or allow a law to take a course that says we cannot have things that do deeds like this live in our community ever again.

    Sorry but my voice prefers to speak for the dead victims who become nothing by sketches on a doctor’s report and blood spattered meat in police photographs.

  33. Reply to DavidS @ 11:51 pm:

    You are correct, I do believe that for some crimes the death penalty is appropriate but I prefer that society leaves itself an open back-door for correcting mistakes. Even when the mistakes are very improbable.

    I also believe we should be better than the killers by not killing them.

    Not complaining about safety where I live but we tend to needlessly sentence people to inordinately long punishments for minor crimes.
    There are also many European countries with liberal justice systems and very low crime rates. Effective policing and harsh justice are not always the same thing.

    The Socrates story was a little frivolous. Don’t you think it ironic that they used lethal drugs for execution and we still do but defining recreational drugs as criminal is an invention of our times. Death sentences for “corrupting the young” or “drug trafficking” are equally ridiculous (in my eyes).

  34. Reply to DavidS @ 7:18 pm:

    Crime only seems rare in authoritarian societies because in those societies the governments are the biggest perpetrators of crime and they don’t like competition.

  35. Reply to Timeo @ 4:52 am:

    Not really

    There are literally thousands of examples of incorruptible authoritarian leaderships.

    Examples like Augustus, Charlemagne, Otto, Justinian andf even Franco show that there are several examples authoritarian regimes which are terribly moralistic and crime free.

    Even modern day China and the Sharia Islamic states prove that authoritarian and government crime do not necessarily go hand in hand.

    That is nonsense invented by John Dalberg-Acton and since then quoted [i]ad nauseam[/i] by people who do not know anything about the reality of authoritarian regimes and their usual conservative and moralistic approach to governance.

    Heck under Sonny Abacha even Nigeria became less corrupt and less criminally inclined!

    Though I will concede that under the likes of Hitler and Temujin authoritarian regimes have caused far more human suffering than democratic ones.

  36. Reply to DavidS @ 10:03 pm:

    I expressed my honest opinion. No quotes.

    Many authoritarians that were good for their countries and even for a majority of their people, but crime free and not corrupt, no. Its not possible to have those together. Purely my opinion.

    The fact that we do not know about their crimes does not mean they did not commit them.

  37. Reply to Timeo @ 7:54 pm:

    Many authoritarians that were good for their countries and even for a majority of their people, but crime free and not corrupt, no

    I am not suggesting authoritarian societies are crime free, just that labeling them all as criminal or criminal supporting is a misnomer not based on reality.

    History says different.

    Alexander
    Octavian
    Augustus
    Charlemagne
    Otto The Great
    Elizabeth I
    Saudi Arabia under the Saud family
    Iran as an oligarchy
    Yugoslavia under Tito
    Hitler’s Germany even was virtually a crime free society and certainly a corruption free one!(if one excludes political crimes that is)
    Apartheid South Africa’s government was repressive and authoritarian but corrupt and a criminal state… not amongst the moralistic Calvinists my friend, despite what certain English speaking academics like to fantasize…

    I do not see that history supports your opinion.

    There are countless examples of “good” authoritarian rulers who were not criminal and ensured their societies were safe for citizens.

  38. Reply to DavidS @ 10:58 pm:

    I think you are being a little naive in you admiration of these dictators. They controlled information in their societies and wrote the histories of themselves. Thus their crimes went mostly unreported.

    What we know of is just the tip. A dictator’s power stems from fear and people do not fear you if you hesitate to crack heads.
    eg.
    Octavian participated in a proscription in his peace with Antonius. The murder of Cicero and others. He leaked Antonius’s will – illegal under Roman law at the time. His position of power was never legitimized. Under the law the Roman Republic continued with a Senate and Consuls (selected by him). Officially he was retired. His dynasty and all the Emperors that followed him until ~200AD was never legitimized. So much for being incorruptible. The system was stable and enduring but completely against its own laws – That alone would fit the definition of a criminal regime.

    But back to crime free for common people. I do not disagree, common people can be very safe from private crime in stable authoritarian systems. As long as you do not cross the State. Or powerful people in the State.

    But sometimes they come to you, even if you are insignificant try hard to stay out of their way.

    eg.
    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/dec/15/world/la-fg-china-land-grab-20111216

    Thus my own conclusion.

    The state has monopolized crime and monopolies abhor competition.

  39. Hitler’s Germany:

    Read “The Red Prince” by Timothy Snyder. There is an interesting little story about some Habsburgs in Poland and Hitler ordering confiscation of their property even though the official charged with investigating the case had ruled they were ethnic Germans with property rights.

    A more personal account from a common person having to deal with state sanctioned crime:
    A German, who was there, told me the story how his father had to practice his profession in secret because his local competitor was a member of the Nazi party and had an “arbeitsverbot” issued against him.

  40. The Old South Africa:
    Was it more or less corrupt than the “New”?

    Hard to say, but much corruption and crime went unreported and unsolved in the “Old”.
    The Robert Smit murders for example. It happened right around the corner where I lived, so I was exposed to much discussion and speculation at the time.
    Our previous MP had resigned because he had some involvement with a degrees for sale scheme.
    The info scandal. Was Mulder and Roodie corrupt or was it a larger corruption by PW getting rid of an opponent? He was not called Die Groot Krokkedil for nothing.
    Mario Chiavelli’s oil wealth and rumours of tankers that were paid for but were lost at sea.
    In the late 80’s a big financial scheme went bust (can’t recall the name now but it was Afrikaans). Promised 40% interest but was based on forex fraud. Heard a story that he visited a Farmers Co-Op in an SAAF helicopter accompanied by a General telling them their investment will be used for sanctions busting.
    People in Northern Namibia told stories of Vorster and later PW “hunting” elephants by helicopter.
    During “diensplig” I was with an Officer that rarely did anything that could be construed for work. He wrecked his state car on base, whilst drunk. Nothing came of it. We were told he was “well connected”. One evening whilst we were all very drunk a guy became overly brave and argued with him about the clothing allowance we thought we were entitled to. The next day he was working on a different base, in uniform, and in circumstances not nearly as pleasant as ours.
    Was once told by a “veiligheidspoliesieman” that they maintained girlfriends with their secret accounts.

    Just a few personal examples of rumours and innuendo from my formative years. I’m being deliberately vague. Perhaps I’m overly suspicious. I don’t subscribe to the match fixing at the World Cup theory but I do have the impression that corruption and crime by state officials were widespread and rife in the old SA. Especially during the ’70s and ’80s.

  41. The issue is that you are being vague and imprecise.

    As I said… those were fantasies of the English liberal class.

    In the big cases you mentioned the perpetrators were always brought to book and lost their jobs.

    The rest are innuendo and rumours on the same scale as “The mafia killed JFK” and “George W Bush did 9/11”.

    It’s on the same scale as liberal criminologists in the USA having to explain away incessantly why 40% of the jail birds comes from 10% of the normal population. So the easy way out is to claim that there are “unreported” or “profiling” or a “plot of silence” to keep things quiet.

    It is nonsensical.

    The same as the newly emerging nonsense speculation that

    Hitler was Jewish

    Hitler was homosexual

    Hitler had syphilis

    The Bell Curve tests were culturally skewed against African Americans and Eurocentric, yet the population groups that does best at it are Middle Eastern Jews and Asians… NOT Europeans

    All straight guys who are virulently anti homosexual are secretly gay.

    It’s counterintuitive crap.

  42. Eish ! ! ! The death penalty is such a difficult one, like abortion

    I contradict myself constantly on those 2 subjects. I think both sides of these 2 subjectst have valid points.

  43. As 4 pot, jeez just make it legal, u never hear of anyone killing some body in a pot induced craze.

  44. Reply to Timeo @ 7:43 am:

    Oh, there were definetely scandals.

    The Drakensberg Boeing crash was definitely
    squashed by judge Cecil Margo.

    Robert Smit paid the price – although never proven –
    for some very damaging information that he was going
    to make public (and trusted the wrong parties, I
    suppose).

    I have it on top authority that the serious pelargic fish shortage
    in Walvis Bay – with only 1½ out of 17 factories working –
    was caused by Nico Diederics handing out too many
    fishing licences to his son and friends – one of those facts
    that one could not air at the time.

    As for the info scandall – I don’t think PW had a hand
    in it. He beat Connie Mulder for the leadership by – I think 13 –
    votes BEFORE the scandall came to light.

  45. SPECIAL NOTE TO DAWIE

    Patriots who make my chest swell with pride
    Justice Malala

    Then there are the journalists. At the Sunday Times, Mzilikazi waAfrika and Stephan Hofstatter wrote stories of courage that have led to the firing of Shiceka and Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde from their ministerial positions.
    At the doughty Mail&Guardian, Stefaans Brummer and Sam Sole have been extraordinary in exposing the likes of Mac Maharaj and others. At City Press, Adriaan Basson and Piet Rampedi have been like bulldogs.

  46. YECCCHHHH!

    A FOOD site called http://www.weird meat.com looks like gratuitous shock-value stuff, but it’s strangely compelling, and written in the most sanguine and non-testosteroney way.

    American (now living in China) Michael Ohlsson’s culinary exploration of odd animal bits, such as balut (a fertilised duck egg which is boiled), live drunken shrimp and blood soup, makes for fascinating reading. Go and look, but finish your lunch first.

    :tpuke:

    ► BTW the same article states:
    The ideal cure for hangovers is often said to be the oiliest English breakfast imaginable. But a fine alternative is a big packet of slaptjips.

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