Cape Town - The Vodacom Bulls on
Wednesday confirmed the highly rated Lions as their opponents for
their annual Vodacom Super Rugby warm-up match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in
This clash will take place on February 13, 2016 in Polokwane in what
will be the fifth consecutive appearance of South Africa's most successful
Super Rugby team ever in Limpopo's capital.
The Bulls will take
to the impressive 45 000-seater Soccer World Cup 2010 stadium as part of a partnership
between the Blue Bulls Company (BBC) and the City of Polokwane aiming to once
again generate funds for tertiary students in Polokwane.
Polokwane and Limpopo rugby
fans are once again in for a treat as the Vodacom Bulls, under a new coaching
regime and bustling with some of the country's best young talent, will take on
the Lions who dominated the provincial competition by winning the Currie Cup in great style.
With kick-off set for 17:00
a host of activities will precede the rugby and the scene will be set for an
epic encounter between these two rugby giants. Both teams will be looking to
assert a bit of early dominance and will no doubt be looking to send a positive
pre-season message to their fans.
Barend van Graan, CEO of
the Blue Bulls Company, said that the Polokwane fixture has fast become one of
the highlights of their pre-season preparations: “The professionalism shown by
the organising committee is always of the highest standard and reception we
receive from the fans is also something that our players and management really
look forward to. So it is always a real pleasure for our team to play in
According to Van Graan, the
Vodacom Bulls are keen to become the people's team and this is a great
opportunity to connect with the fans. "In this regard, it’s also a great
spectacle for all the rugby fans in Polokwane and the rest of Limpopo, as most
of them are not able to travel to Pretoria for Vodacom Super Rugby games. Most
importantly, we are honoured that by participating in this match as we can
assist in enabling young learners to further their education. We saw the need
for funding of students highlighted this year and we are proud to say that we
were contributing to education for the last couple of years."
Polokwane Executive Mayor,
Cllr Thembi Nkadimeng said besides entertainment for the fans, “the game
presents a welcome opportunity for the municipality to raise funds for tertiary
students who will in future assist it in realising the 2030 Smart City Vision.
Our appreciation goes to the Blue Bulls Company for their continued partnership
on this journey”.
She called upon Polokwane and Limpopo community to
support the event. “We call upon all residents of Polokwane
and elsewhere in Limpopo Province irrespective of whether you are rugby fans or
not, to come in numbers to support this worthy cause that is poised to make a
difference in the lives of our own people.”
TicketingTickets are on sale
at the stadium and at Computicket outlets countrywide, by booking online at www.computicket.com or by calling 0861 951 8000.