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Stormers not 'mocking' Bulls

2012-03-28 20:30

Cape Town - They may be being referred to as the Pink Bulls by some Cape rugby fans, but the Stormers are adamant they won’t be seeing the colour of the opposition jerseys when the north/south Super Rugby derby match is played at Newlands on Saturday.

Naturally the decision by the Bulls to wear their new away strip for this game is attracting comment from both their fans and the supporters of the teams they play against, but according to the Stormers captain Jean de Villiers, what the Bulls wear at the weekend will have absolutely no relevance to the contest.

“We are all proud of the jerseys and the colours we play for, but in the end it is about the team you represent, not what you wear,” said De Villiers.

“When you play the game you play for something you stand for, you play for your team-mates. What matters is not the colour of the jersey that you wear in a specific match, but what that jersey represents. It really doesn’t matter what you’ve got on. We have immense respect for the Bulls and we know what is coming at us on Saturday, regardless of what they will be wearing.”

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee concurred with De Villiers that while the colour of the Bulls’ jersey was an issue that may concern the fans, his team wouldn’t be seeing pink on Saturday, they will be seeing the Bulls.

“There are no jokes in Super Rugby and there is certainly nothing that is a joking matter from our side as we build up to this important game,” said Coetzee when told that his team’s supporters were making jokes about the Bulls’ pink jersey.

“Who is making these jokes? Is it the fans? Well I have no control over what the fans say or think,” he added.

SuperSport

Comments
  • pieter.bosch - 2012-03-28 20:43

    First like the pink Bulls!

      pieter.bosch - 2012-03-28 21:05

      Blaah bla Izak already blaming the ref and it is only Wednesday

      Blou-Daan - 2012-03-28 21:16

      @Isak Jy is te haastig. Die Stormers kan eers Saterdagaand so teen 8:50 begin versonings maak my maat. Nie nou al nie, dis baie swak...!!!!! (,")

      Saffa - 2012-03-28 21:29

      @Isak I smell a rat on here, it's a real stinky one

      Paul - 2012-03-28 22:15

      Die druiwe trosse gan getrap word!Sal maar wag en hoor wat die verskonings gan wees!

      Bluey - 2012-03-29 08:44

      @Pieter....."blaming the ref and it is only Wednesday", isn't that the Saffas favourite past time? Just imagine if you didn't have refs to blame? who'd you blame then? Surely not the players/coach/time zone/IRB/transformation/Paddy etc etc etc Blaming it on the ref makes sense and according to Saffas it's by far the easiest option. If you start a petition I'll bring the arm bands. Yay...hip hip hoorar

      Japjapjap - 2012-03-29 08:56

      @isak- It’s you against 10 000 000 BULLS!!! ..That’s how bad your headache going to feel on Monday after we stampede your ring neck poofters

      Felix - 2012-03-29 08:58

      I better fetch more pop-corn!

      Japjapjap - 2012-03-29 09:03

      @isak- is die stormers & hul supporters nou ni meer di "stormers" ni?? hoekom praat jy nou heeltyd van jou span, as die BIESIES???? jy's altyd een voor ons, ne.. - jou ou platberg sitbok...

      Robsschele - 2012-03-30 11:22

      Graig Joubert: Bull's coach. That is what Schalk called him. Coaching the Bulls and penalizing the Stormers.

  • pieter.bosch - 2012-03-28 20:43

    First like the pink Bulls!

      Bluey - 2012-03-29 10:43

      First we laughed regarding the colour PINK but for heavens sake, why the PINK tutus?

  • Saffa - 2012-03-28 21:29

    Can't wait to hear those brainless, arrogant idiots on Sun after the men in pink nailed them on their homeground by 20. Probably the regular bla die bla die bla about Craig Joubert, the wind, the bounce of the ball, TB in the Western Cape etc that we've heard so often the last 11 years

      Rene - 2012-03-28 21:48

      They will all be suffering from the MAD PINK COW disease come Saturday evening!!!

      Rene - 2012-03-28 22:06

      Another thing, reading some of the Stormer supporter comments, sure signs of the disease showing already!

      Saffa - 2012-03-28 22:28

      @Rene No question, not even to mention the Retrovirus encephalitis so many Stompies are suffering from

      Rene - 2012-03-28 22:39

      OK now THAT I'll have to google - not a clue - LoL

      Saffa - 2012-03-28 23:40

      @Rene It's just a slow puncture virus that screws up your brain and reading some of these Stormer comments it's pretty clear what they have. The highest incidence of that in the world found in the Western Cape, together with TB of course. Shame, I guess we have to be patient with some of these creatures on here, especially when they tell you the Stormers are SA's most successful Super franchise, the grey matter is obviously grossly destroyed

  • pieter.bosch - 2012-03-28 22:48

    The difference Saturday between the teams are that the Bulls will be calm and clinical while the Stormers might loose the plot if they make early mistakes. The pressure in front of their crowd expecting to much might proof fatal.as they will become desperate.

      Blou-Daan - 2012-03-29 04:13

      @pieter.bosch Ek stem 100% saam met jou. Die Stormers is onder baie groter druk as die Bulls. Dis voor hulle tuis skare wat niks minder as n wen verwag nie en as mens na die statestieke kyk gaan die Bulls ook n sielkundige voorsprong he. Die Bulle moet net vroeg-vroeg die druk begin oplaai dan gaan daai Stormpies verward & desperaat raak en weer so oorhoops lyk soos teen die Lions verlede week. Bulls 7+

      Johan - 2012-03-29 10:06

      Ek gaan nou reeds voorspel dat die stormers weer saterdag hulle eie span gaan BOO!

  • Ockie - 2012-03-29 06:29

    Weet enigeen wat van SaffaCat geword het ... ek het haar kommentaar geniet. Sy het iets van Rugby geweet, nie soos van die kommentaar hier die teendeel aandui op hierdie blog nie. (Dalk was dit Rassie se vrou, want sy het nogal baie geweet wat in die bonnekringe aangaan.)

      Rene - 2012-03-29 08:16

      @Ockie, she's around! She mentioned something yesterday that she is busy cleaning C/T and making beds for the arrival of the Champion side, the Bulls and their great fan base!

      Japjapjap - 2012-03-29 09:17

      @ockie- syt miskien meer van rugby geweet as al di stormers.., maar van rugby het sy niks geweet nie. Ek dink dis hoekom jy haar kommintaar so geniet het?? -hoe minder cat, hoe meer rugby!-

      Japjapjap - 2012-03-29 09:23

      @ockie- o ja, om rassie so laaag te vat, is eina. sou dit sy vrou wees, was hy besope en absoluut onnosel- daai verskriklike dag, toe hy di verskriklike vout sou gemaak het...!!en nou moet hy met haar nog seker agter op sy bakkie ry. moeeeeeeeeee

  • Pieter - 2012-03-29 07:05

    Can't wait , Spies and Olivier in PINK

      steyts - 2012-03-29 08:36

      Die naweek gaan daar klomp bulls of stormers fans die aarde hard tref as ek so kyk na die kommentaar!!!!

      Japjapjap - 2012-03-29 09:25

      @pietertjie- hou op kwyl op di forum, dis ni vars ni!!

      Jc - 2012-03-29 14:48

      @ steyts: Ja ek dink daar's baie mense(aan beide kante) wat te veel van hulle span verwag. Sal maar moet sien wat gebeur. Dit gaan 'n TAAI stryd wees, maar ek sal Die Stormers ondersteun!

  • Papa-storm - 2012-03-29 08:11

    im mocking them

      Papa-storm - 2012-03-29 12:34

      YOH blue raven why you so emotional, is it that time of the month for the bulls ,or is it just the pink outfit?

  • Franklyn - 2012-03-29 08:31

    Hell,pink bulls...this is too funny,is your blood also pink now ?

      hvanderlinde - 2012-03-29 08:39

      First the pink jerseys then the pet names between management and players... jeez!! these guys are just making this too easy

      Saffa - 2012-03-29 10:00

      Bumble bees, ants, fairies...it's all too much. I have insisted that the Newlands management play a little Barry Manilow for the Bulls when they take to the field....Copocabana is sooooooooooo appropriate: Her name was Lola...she was a showgirl....etc etc etc.

      Vick - 2012-03-30 11:53

      Pink IS the new Blue

  • BlouMasjien - 2012-03-29 08:34

    What do you do for a drowning Stormers Rugby player? Nothing. You could drag him to the top, but he’ll choke anyway

  • BlouMasjien - 2012-03-29 08:41

    Some Stormer supporters die, and as expected they go to hell. The devil notices that they’re quite happy, and asks them why. They explain “After the lousy weather in Cape Town, we actually enjoy the warmth.” The devil thinks “I’ll fix them” and turns up the heat. He finds the Stormers with their shirts off enjoying a chop on the barbie and having a papsak “Whenever the weather gets this good in Cape Town, we can’t waste it, so this is what we do” The devil decides to wipe the smile off their faces by turning the heat down to freezing. He returns to the Stormers to find them celebrating. “What now?” he asks. One explains “Well, when hell freezes over, we’re sure to win the Super Rugby trophy

      Jc - 2012-03-29 14:56

      @ BlouMasjien: I don't like what you're implying, but that was a good joke!!!!

  • Andrew - 2012-03-29 09:46

    The game has already been decided by the ref, Go SANZAR

  • patrickjasoncawood - 2012-03-29 10:14

    Stormers and Bulls supporters make the most noise, some of it pretty senseless Speak if you have something worth saying.... Looking forward to the game!

      pieter.bosch - 2012-03-29 10:41

      Sê niks dan is daar niks nê, so why bother commenting patrickjasoncawood?

      Saffa - 2012-03-29 11:02

      Patrick is a 'Kings' fan....... No further questions your honour.

      Japjapjap - 2012-03-29 12:39

      Speak if you have something worth saying....

  • mvw74 - 2012-03-29 10:27

    Reading all the comments made by Stormers and Bulls supporters it seems we all back in grade 1 again! Why F can’t you just enjoy the game for once and let rugby be the winner at the end of the day. Take your losses like a man and move on to the next game, stop disrespecting each other’s team cause they both represent SA in the Super Rugby. STORMERS 4 LIFE...

      Igenatius - 2012-03-29 11:05

      mvw - Don't you know this is the kids playground? People don't log on her to deliver intelligent or rational comment/conversation. Noooo, why do that when you can resort to personal insults and childish banter? That is how the 20th century man solves their differences, just look at us evolve.. hahaha This is going to be a great game! Hopefully much running and flowing rugby.

      mvw74 - 2012-03-29 11:10

      Hahaha I suppose you right Igenatius I'm just looking forward to an awesome game with the family this weekend!

  • Pieter - 2012-03-29 11:21

    Gaan die manne in PINK sykouse dra?

  • Johan - 2012-03-29 15:29

    Ek gaan nou reeds voorspel dat die stormers weer saterdag hulle eie span gaan BOO!

      Gert - 2012-03-29 15:45

      Hulle gaan net die blanke spelers uitjou. Dalk Moet Leon Schuster weer laat hulle helium inkry vir 'n slag.

  • Chris - 2012-03-29 18:35

    Het die Stormers al ooit die Bulls/Blou Bulle met Craig Joubert aan die stuur van sake gewen?

  • Farai - 2012-03-29 19:33

    PINK BLUE BULLS ! honestly

  • nicolaas.geldenhuys - 2012-03-29 19:47

    all these people going on about the pink jersey like they are still in kindergarten...geez

  • Marianne - 2012-03-29 20:45

    Dis darem lekker om n kampioenspan soos die BULLS te ondersteun.Kyk net die belangstelling in hulle,ek weet ons klop die Stormers Saterdag op Nuweland,dan wil ek die kommentaar hoor. Getroue Blou Bul ondersteuner van Wellington,Jacques

  • Norval - 2012-03-30 08:18

    nou is ek gesnooker, het altyd gese ek dra eerder pienk voordat ek 'n wp/stormer trui dra (as jy weet hoe voel ek oor pienk)...ja Go Pienk Bulle!!!!

  • Vick - 2012-03-30 12:01

    Pienk of Blou, wen of verloor, daar is en sal altyd net een span wees; - Blue Bulls Saterdag gaan 'n GROOT game wees soos toenter se dae toe dit nog Noord Transvaal en WP was.

  • Simon - 2012-03-30 14:16

    Meisiekind het glo gevra of hulle nie volgende jaar in ballet uniforms kan speel nie

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