Bulls head to Newlands in pink

2012-03-26 11:36

Pretoria - The Bulls will be heading to Cape Town this weekend, and will unveil their new pink jersey for the first time at Newlands in the heated Vodacom Super Rugby derby against the Stormers.

The away jersey caused much consternation when announced at the beginning of the season, and initially it was only to be used on the four away games overseas, but a potential clash with the Stormers jersey means the Bulls will run out in pink this weekend for the first time.

“We had a look at the two jerseys and there definitely is a clash,” Bulls manager Wynie Strydom confirmed, “So being the away team we will need to wear our away strip.”

While the team kit sponsors PUMA are desperately trying to market it as the “purple jersey”, the overwhelming pink aspect overshadows the “Jacaranda effect” that the marketing boys have come up with and is sure to stir up some debate this week.

But even though they may get some stick on their jersey, the Bulls will head to Cape Town all confident after their 61-8 demolition of the defending champion Reds at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

And once again it will be a classic battle between attack and defence, with the Bulls heading up the try-scoring list with a massive 17 after five rounds, while the Stormers could only manage seven.

On defence the teams are even, having conceded just five apiece, the stingiest in the competition, and the Bulls have conceded less points - 69 to the Stormers 74 while their Reds demolition puts them way out front with points scored - their 153 being the most in the competition thus far.

But the Stormers have one massive thing going for them - they are the only unbeaten team in the competition and have a knack of winning games they probably shouldn’t, as was witnessed at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday night.

The grit and determination of the Cape team have made them the top team in the competition thus far, and while the Bulls are sure to arrive with so many positives going for them, the Cape team will be determined to get one over them after losing their home game in 2011 and the 2010 final to the Pretoria side.

Either way it will be a mouth-watering clash, one which will test the resolves, character and aspirations of both teams.


  • Dhirshan - 2012-03-26 11:39

    meisiekind will finally feel at home! sharks groete!

      Rene - 2012-03-26 11:56

      @Dhirshan, call Wynand what you want, he is playing BRILLIANTLY!!! Only men who feels insecure about themselves WONT wear pink - facts!!!

      Philip - 2012-03-26 12:10

      Only men who are colour blind wear pink-facts!!!

      Willie - 2012-03-26 12:20

      Hope Wynand takes his hair dryer with....he just does'nt warm up properly without it!

      Henri - 2012-03-26 12:52

      Show me the man who said its ok to wear pink and i`ll show you his boyfriend. Voorspeod ek kan nie wag vir die clash nie, gaan lekker lag en rugby wees.

      Hanjo - 2012-03-26 13:02

      Zoolie - It's okay to wear pink? don't have to broadcast your homophobia here...hell. it's the 21st century people.

      Hanjo - 2012-03-26 13:12

      seems the majority of people here feel only girls should wear old are we, 5?

      JungleJim - 2012-03-26 13:20

      i think pink bulls will beat pink stormrs. but rugby must still transofmr

      JungleJim - 2012-03-26 13:20

      Isak you must go away from this sight you talking stormers rubbis again

      John - 2012-03-26 13:33

      With these tail gunners from Moftus here this weekend the gay community will be out at Newlands in full force. Our boys are going to need eyes in the back of their heads.

      Japjapjap - 2012-03-26 13:34

      @isakkie- this is NOT just another TRADITIONAL SA derby, between two old enemies!!! this is a TRADITIONAL SA derby, between one beloved dear friend and one bad evil no-good old enemy!!! BULLE, roer di poofters daar onder!!!

      Schaun - 2012-03-26 17:36

      say what u whant, its gonna be a good game between 2 very good teams, all i can say is ,stormers pls dont loose, not for me but for tourself, the mental damadge its gonna cause for the only unbeaten team this year to loose against the pink bulls, lol, i m not even a stormer supporter and i feel sorry for u if it happens, and for the bulls, loose this one and they just going to hammer the fact of men in pink more,.. well lets wait and see, good luck all wont it be brilliant if meisiekind pink runs over de viliers like he did in so many matches before,teach him a lesson in rugby if they play against each other,.. o boy here comes a cracker, lmfao, and houghaard runs over and around banana with his pink on, just visions sorry but hell its gonna cause mental damadge

      BlouMasjien - 2012-03-27 07:08

      @Schaun ,Ou seun ek dink jy het "mental damage"(let op die spelling). Jy verkag engels, jy het geen begrip van grammatika, sin struktuur en spelling nie! Skryf weer as jy in die groot skool is my kind.

  • Rene - 2012-03-26 11:44

    Now that's what I call GUTSY!!!! Well done by Bulls, you know how to make an entrance!! The Bulls Management is quite aware of the 'attitude in CT' regarding the Pink strip - I love it!!! GO BULLS

      Ockie - 2012-03-26 11:59

      René .. I think you got it right. It think it is more tactical/motivational. Nothing will up the Bulls more than a Newlands crowd giving them the mouth over the jersey!

      René - 2012-03-26 12:31

      @Isak, I won't forget - you have cut & paste that piece about 5 times since it was in the original article, mentioned by AC!! But you can post it a million more times, do you think it will affect the outcome of the match on Saturday?????

      René - 2012-03-26 12:33

      @Ockie, very true! I love they way they cause a 'stir'!!

      Rene - 2012-03-26 12:47

      Ag ou Sakkie, altyd reg vir 'n ou grappie. Ek kan nie so ver in die toekoms in sien nie, maar sal jou op hoogte hou! Maar ek het 'n baie goeie gevoel oor my Pienk Bulle!

      Ian - 2012-03-26 13:12

      Oh really.... from "liefling" to pink jerseys - are they now " Die Pienk Bulle" - they will be laughed at whilst being whipped into a pink Storm. Don't waste money on the airtickets - the result is academic.

      Priester - 2012-03-26 16:09

      The Bulls management deserves applause!! They are master strategists and know how to gain the psychological advantage. They seem to always take the negative and use it to their advantage with huge accomplishment, remember Orlando Stadium? Blou Bul Groete!

      Lion - 2012-03-26 18:41

      F@kkit Sakkie.... !!!! Ek glo in my hart is jy 'n dierbare en goeie mens en ek bedoel niks sleg nie, maar geeze my ou sê bietjie iets wat sin maak.

  • Heiku - 2012-03-26 11:45

    Purple? ^#$*& I hate marketing people

  • Lionel - 2012-03-26 11:47

    This is a must see:):):)

  • Chris - 2012-03-26 11:53

    Watching the Stormers get a hiding from the Pink Bulls should be a good laugh.

      hvanderlinde - 2012-03-27 10:20

      Chris, I'm afraid that's not going to happen. We're to scared to bend over in front of you lot

  • Blou-Daan - 2012-03-26 11:55

    Dis die beste nuus ooit, die Bulle in pienk teen die Stormers....!!!! Ek werk solank aan die bewoording van hoe ek die Stormers gaan spot na hulle teen n pienk span verloor het. Hehehe, dit kan ook net so lekker "back fire" op die Bulle maar ek se die die Bulle gaan 7+ wen....!!!

  • WP - 2012-03-26 11:56

    The Bulls new sponsor "OUTsurance"

      S - 2012-03-26 14:03

      Did they take over the sponsorship from "Hello Kitty"?

      WP - 2012-03-26 14:57

      @Stirrer ,Good one bru

      Schaun - 2012-03-26 17:41

      wp needs to go get sponored by lost and found department....they still dint found the cups they won the past 12 years

  • Grace - 2012-03-26 11:57

    Not as bad as the Sharks supporters keep teasing the Bulls fans about !

  • WP - 2012-03-26 11:58

    Cant wait for 50 000 loftus tappets, chanting liefling, to Hougaard in pink

      Andrew - 2012-03-26 12:52

      Good one

  • Lionel - 2012-03-26 11:59

    Is Chilliboy wearing the Bulls warm up jersey???If so,i wish I was at the Danie Craven stand Saturday when the teams warm up,the supporters are going to give them a mouth full!!!!!!!!!!

      Blou-Daan - 2012-03-26 12:14

      @Lionel Die Bulle het n paar verskillende oefen truie. Ek gaan eet so nou en dan n ontbyt by Trademarx en kyk hoe die manne oefen. Meestal is dit die een wat Chilli op die foto aan het maar ek het hulle al gesien met groen trui wat netso lyk en ook met n plein pienk sonder strepe. Jy moet maar gaan draai maak en ons laatweet waarin hulle daar oefen en opwarm :-)

      Hanjo - 2012-03-26 13:10

      Lionel, you and those supporters might benefit from growing up. They'll be giving Newlands and the Stormers a bad name, but what's new...

      Lionel - 2012-03-26 13:46

      Hanjo,atleast we don't invade the pitch...............

      S - 2012-03-26 14:05

      ... or throw bottles at the opposing team

      Hanjo - 2012-03-26 14:07

      I'm a Stormers supporter Lionel. but the actions you are predicting sounds childish irrelevant of who the supporters support.

  • Henri - 2012-03-26 13:07

    @Hanjo, theres no phobia but if the boot fits, wear it !!!!

      Hanjo - 2012-03-26 13:32

      it might not be homophobia, but you're clearly afraid of wearing the colour pink? I'm not too clued up on these things, but I'm convinced that would still be classified as a phobia

      hvanderlinde - 2012-03-26 14:01

      Hanjo, there's a distinct difference between being afraid and refusing to wear it based on conviction

  • Tillie - 2012-03-26 13:55

    I wonder of any of these "toughies" that make all the abusive gay remarks here, will tell that to one of the Blue Bulls players in their face? You guys still are clueless and always will be! Part of the reason why they wear the Pink jerseys, is to support breast cancer> Last year the Sharks played a game in pink, the Pumas also played in pink before, and so some of the overseas teams, but nobody say anything about it. Why? Because jealousy makes you nasty ...

      Jason - 2012-03-26 15:57

      @Tillie, it has absolutely nothing to do with breast cancer. Was never mentioned at the launch! If the marketing guys didn't mention it at the launch then im pretty sure it was never a factor. It actually stems around the jacaranda trees, but they got the color slightly wrong. And if it was the Stormers away kit, the Bulls supporters would be having a field day. Just so happens that we fell on the right side of this particular joke. Stormers 4 life

  • stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-03-26 14:04

    I hope the Bulls remember to have their hair permed and blow-dryed for the occasion... No Bull, this is gonna be heavy stuff, with Morne's boot the big threat. Stormers will have to play according to rules and not concede penalties. Stormers by a whisker because of home advantage.

  • Priester - 2012-03-26 15:38

    Excellent!!! Die poppe gaan dans!! Blou Bul Groete!

  • Lance - 2012-03-26 16:20

    hope the stormers play the way they started the lions game, should be a tough match for both teams, maybe we'll even see Elstadt and Etzebeth play together, go STORMERS!!

  • Marius - 2012-03-26 17:41

    Wat noem jy n blou Kazebo op Loftus,... N Tappet-Cover!!!

  • Johnnie - 2012-03-26 19:57

    Men in pink vs pink men!

  • Johan - 2012-03-26 22:22

    Wie het MY pap gesteel!

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