Sharks 31, Bulls 16

February 15, 2014 38
Jake is back, and he has a star-studded line-up to take on a Bulls team that everyone has written off before kick-off. Recent results: 2013: Bulls won 20-19, Pretoria 2013: Bulls won 18-16, Durban 2012: Sharks won 32-10, Durban 2012: Bulls won 18-13, Pretoria 2011: Sharks won 26-23, Pretoria Teams: Sharks: 15 SP Marais, 14 Odwa…

Kirchner joins Leinster

April 22, 2013 26
Vodacom Bulls and Vodacom Blue Bulls fullback Zane Kirchner is to take up a contract with Irish side Leinster later this year. Release Despite a five month long effort by the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd to have 28-year old fullback extend his contract past the 31 October 2013 expiry date, the player’s agent on…

Serfontein starts for Bulls

March 27, 2013 2
Midfielder Jan Serfontein will make a first start in Vodacom Super Rugby when he takes the field for the Vodacom Bulls in their last overseas tour match against the Brumbies in Canberra. The 20 year old has played off the bench twice in his debut season, but now gets a chance to stake a more…

Bulls call reinforcements

March 26, 2013 1
The Vodacom Bulls has called for two replacements for their last match of their Australasian tour against the Brumbies on Saturday. Lock Wilhelm Steenkamp and loose forward Jean Cook will leave for Canberra today to replace Flip van der Merwe and Grant Hattingh respectively. Van der Merwe has not recovered from a chest muscle strain…

Bulls suffer another injury blow

March 25, 2013 0
The Vodacom Bulls suffered another injury setback on their Australasian tour with experienced flanker Deon Stegmann ruled out of their match against the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday. Stegmann picked up an ankle injury in his side’s close defeat to the Reds in Brisbane and will be out of action for at least a week,…

Shields spreading the love again (oh and the shit)

March 20, 2013 16
The Spred and Spri awards Brendon Shields Again let me remind you what these awards stand for based on last week’s article: Shields Prize for Enterprise and Distinction (SPRED the Love) is awarded to the teams who: *uses or tries to use all 15 men on the rugby field to try and win a game,…

Ludeke makes 9 changes to Bulls

March 20, 2013 15
Injuries and rotation played a major role in Vodacom Bulls coach Frans Ludeke’s call to name an almost new side for Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Reds in Brisbane. An unsatisfactory loss to the Crusaders last weekend also resulted in at least four players being ruled out of the remainder of the tour…

SPRED the Love

March 13, 2013 18
Resident contributor, Shields, cautions against the hype around our teams following this weekend's results. Brendon Shields Okay, so I am regularly berated on this site for advocating a fun-n-gun approach to rugby and seemingly do not care for results as long as the game is entertaining. I enjoy the banter even though I do realise…

Crusaders change one for Bulls

March 13, 2013 0
The Crusaders play their first home game of the season this Saturday night against a strong Bulls team who haven’t lost a game yet this season. The Crusaders last met the Bulls in the 2012 qualifying rounds where the Crusaders came out the victors and secured a place in the semi-final with a 28-13win. Head…

Bulls: Visser starts, Serfontein on the bench

March 13, 2013 4
Utility back Jürgen Visser will start on the wing for the Vodacom Bulls in their Super Rugby clash against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday. Visser, whose Vodacom Super Rugby debut came off the bench last weekend in the win against the Blues, replaces Lionel Mapoe on the left wing. Mapoe picked up a shoulder…

Blues change 10 for Bulls

March 8, 2013 1
The Blues have made 6 changes to their starting XV for their game against the Bulls. Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan has made wholesale changes to his team for Sunday’s clash with the Bulls at Eden Park as he looks to give new players an opportunity to impress. There are six personnel changes to…

Bulls ring the changes

March 7, 2013 7
Clearly not happy with the performance of his players against the Force, Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has made several changes to his team to face the Blues this weekend. Vodacom Bulls coach Frans Ludeke made seven changes to his starting side to play the Blues in Auckland on Sunday in the first of their four…

Bulls tour squad announced

March 5, 2013 1
The Vodacom Bulls named their touring squad to Australasia for matches against the Blues, Crusaders, Reds and Brumbies. All four opponents are previous winners of the Super Rugby title. The 26 man squad include  Vodacom Bulls try scoring ace, Bjorn Basson, although the winger will only joining the squad in a week’s time. Basson injured…

Chiliboy not guilty

March 4, 2013 3
Chiliboy was found not guilty for charging into a ruck with no arms. Release A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found Chiliboy Ralepelle of the Bulls not guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (h) and 10.4 (k) after he was cited during a Super Rugby match at the weekend. No further sanction has been imposed on the…

Steyn move to France confirmed

March 4, 2013 14
The Blue Bulls Company and Mornè Steyn would like to confirm that the Vodacom Bulls flyhalf will be leaving Pretoria for Paris at the end of the 2013 rugby season. Release Steyn has decided to take up an offer from Stade Francais in France and will join them till June 2016, but will see out…
1 2 3 11