Pretoria - The Bulls on Thursday confirmed
that they will play a Super Rugby warm-up match against the Cheetahs at the
Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on January 24, 2015.
Both teams will be looking to assert a bit
of early dominance over their rivals, and will no doubt be looking to send a
positive pre-season message to their fans.
The Bulls will take to the impressive 45
000-seater World Cup stadium for the fourth consecutive year. This fixture
forms part of a partnership between the Blue Bulls Company (BBC) and the
Polokwane Municipality which is aimed at generating funds for tertiary students
in the province.
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:
“It’s always a real pleasure for our team to
play in Polokwane. 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. It’s also a great spectacle for all the
rugby fans in Polokwane, as most of them are not able to travel for to Pretoria
or Bloemfontein for Super Rugby games. But most importantly, we are honoured
that by participating in this match, we can assist in enabling young learners
to further their education.”
Polokwane Executive Mayor, Thembi
Nkadimeng, commented: “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”.
The Bulls start their Super Rugby campaign at home to the Stormers on Saturday, February 14, while the Cheetahs face the Sharks in Durban on the same day.