Bulls better, but not at best

April 17, 2011 50
In certain respects, it might have been better if the Bulls had simply repeated their Timaru horror show last week and we could all have begun to suspect that there must be unrest of some sort in the champions’ camp. Rob Houwing writes for Sports24 that events in Brisbane on Saturday, where the once-mighty Bulls…

Victor wants to crash the party

April 16, 2011 1
Decorated skipper Victor Matfield is urging the revamped Bulls to turn party-crashers tomorrow night so his barren streak at Suncorp Stadium ends before retirement. Jim Tucker writes in The Couriermail that this feature clash against the Reds will be the South African World Cup champion's final outing in Brisbane and never has he needed to…

Reds getting cocky??

April 16, 2011 5
Queensland rugby's marketing boffins have needlessly fired up the Bulls by promoting tonight's clash as a "slaughter" even though the South Africans' own bragging rights over the Reds in every trophy department. Jim Tucker writes for The Couriermail that the "Watch Us Slaughter The Bulls" pitch on the QRU's official website and advertising material is…

Bulls hold on to their talent

March 23, 2011 1
It's not all bad news in Bulls country at the moment, as the Bulls have managed to hold on to three future stars according to Brenden Nel from SuperSport Brenden Nel - Sport24 The Vodacom Bulls have announced they have retained the services of three of their brightest prospects until the end of 2013. While…

Cheetahs have their captain back

February 24, 2011 0
They might have lost stand-in captain, Adriaan Strauss, to a broken hand, but the Cheetahs received a massive boost ahead of this weekend's clash with the Bulls as Juan Smith was declared fit to lead the side. Sport24 They say one man does not necessarily make a team, but when it comes to the Cheetahs,…

Bulls select Chiliboy at hooker

February 22, 2011 18
Vodacom Bulls coach Frans Ludeke included Chiliboy Ralepelle at hooker for his team’s second match of Super Rugby, against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday. The inclusion of the 25 year old rake is one of two changes to the side that secured a win over the Lions last weekend. Ralepelle, who was injured for…

Ton up for Du Preez

February 16, 2011 33
Vodacom Bulls scrumhalf, Fourie du Preez, describes his pending achievement of 100 Super Rugby matches for the Bulls as a ‘massive honour and milestone”. Bulls Rugby Du Preez will become the fourth Bulls centurion in Super Rugby  - and their first backline player - when he runs on the field for the Bulls against the…

Lions target Bakkies signature

February 9, 2011 13
It has been a rumour that has surfaced in recent days, and although everyone will deny it, it seems to be true. Brenden Nel - Superrugby The Golden Lions are targeting the signature of Springbok lock Bakkies Botha as their next major signing for 2012. Botha’s contract ends at the end of October with the…

Bulls sign Basson

September 21, 2010 14
The Vodacom Blue Bulls have made a massive coup by signing Griquas and Springbok winger Bjorn Basson to join them from November 1. Brenden Nel - Sport24 While the Bulls had been after another Springbok winger, a secret trip to Kimberley on Monday by Blue Bulls High Performance manager Ian Schwartz was enough to convince…

Currie Cup round up, Round 1

July 12, 2010 4
The 2010 Absa Currie Cup kicked off to an exciting start after 26 tries were scored in the opening weekend of South Africa’s premier domestic rugby competition. In Kimberley the GWK Griquas recorded an entertaining 40-34 victory over The Sharks on Saturday. The hosts ran in five tries to the four scored by their Durban…

Bulls sign WP scrummy

July 7, 2010 75
The Vodacom Blue Bulls have signed promising young scrumhalf Dustin Jinka from Western Province for the Absa Currie Cup season. Release The 24-year old scrumhalf played a pivotal part in Western Province’s Vodacom Cup campaign this year and has established himself as one of the most promising scrumhalves in South Africa today. A multi-skilled sportsman,…

Hougaard ready for Bok call-up

June 23, 2010 84
Francois Hougaard is fit and ready to join the Springboks on their tour to New Zealand. JJ Harmse - Sport24 The scrumhalf made his Test debut against Italy in Udine last season and played some excellent rugby for the Bulls in this year’s Super 14. However, he played his rugby on wing, which is where…

Wannenburg off to Ulster

June 14, 2010 2
The Bulls’ most experienced Super 14 player, Pedrie Wannenburg, will continue his rugby career with Ulster. JJ Harmse - Sport24 Wannenburg, who became the first player to make 100 appearances for the Bulls this year, will apparently be released by the Bulls to play for the Irish regional side. Ulster recently signed Johann Muller, who…

Bulls face Vic/Fourie void

June 1, 2010 6
It may be a tad early to suggest it, but the biggest threat to the Bulls' domination of South African rugby could be the successors to the captaincy duo of Victor Matfield and Fourie du Preez. Brenden Nel - Sport24 After the team powered their way to their third Super 14 title in four years…

Stormers cheated out of fair contest

May 31, 2010 33
I KNOW northern and southern hemisphere rugby is played to different laws, but I never knew that the northern and southern discrepancy applied to South African rugby. Mark Keohane - Business Day The Bulls are the Super 14 champions for a second successive year. Congratulations, well done and whatever other politically correct thing one says…
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