Bulls in blue for Durban trip

2012-07-04 11:19

Pretoria - Despite some confusion, the Bulls will be back in their traditional blue strip when they head to Durban for Friday night’s (kick-off at 19:10) showdown with the Sharks.

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According to the SuperSport website, there was some confusion at the team announcement on Tuesday, especially after coach Frans Ludeke said he believed being an away game, the team would use their away strip, but the Blue Bulls company moved quickly to confirm that it was actually the blue strip and not the controversial away pink strip that would be worn.

The Bulls have come under fire from both their fans and rugby supporters for allowing sponsors PUMA to change their traditional blue kit, and then ludicrously trying to sell it as a purple jersey when the overwhelming colour is bright pink.

The team first played in the bright pink strip at Newlands before their overseas tour, as they unveiled the strip against the Stormers and also used it for the return match at Loftus at the beginning of June, raising over R500 000 for Cansa in the process.

But their record in the strip isn’t great, losing four out of their six matches in the pink strip and whatever the team management have tried to sidestep the issue, it is hard to miss for both Bulls and other rugby fans alike.

No decision has yet been taken about the away strip, which will probably first be debated at the end of the season when the annual review is done, but it has been a commercial success with reports that the pink jersey was outselling the blue jersey five to one at one point.

Still, now that the Bulls are in the business end of the competition, failing a clash of jerseys in a playoff game, they are likely to stick to the blue jersey until their campaign ends this year.


  • Crapdetector - 2012-07-04 11:28

    Bwaaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha. But the fairy's like their pink outfits. Go sharks!!!

      Crapdetector - 2012-07-04 11:32

      I guess when you are desperate staring down the barrel of a gun you will try anything. Very amusing

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-04 11:40

      No cups for 11 years. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-04 11:52

      2 Cups in 2 years. How many cups are in the Bulls Cabinet?

      ingi.raikes - 2012-07-04 11:57

      Who cares what colour they wear? They are the BEST team and just watch them now, they are on a winning streak! Also, I admire them for wearing pink, it's only toffs who would worry about a thing like that. GO BULLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-04 11:57

      Better wimpy cup than no cups not so Raven>

      dirk.dup - 2012-07-04 12:03

      @Vallemj - Sharks won the currie cup in 2010. Which other cup do you have? Bulls won the 2009 and 2010 superrugby!!

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-07-04 12:21

      @eye's cue - winning streak? as far as I know you have to have more than one win in a row to have a winning streak.

      jono.qmann - 2012-07-04 12:23

      typical ManPoo, Bulls supporters! always talk about history when present times are looking shocking! lol o i never knew a winning streak consists of winning one game???

      selma.botha.9 - 2012-07-04 12:30

      R500 000 for CANSA - well done! Great to see the stereotypes with regard to colour being challenged. Colour is not gender based – all colours to all. The emancipation of South African men continues.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-04 12:32

      Jono, for a team in the rebuilding phase, the present isn't really that bad. For your team, who's been rebuilding for 3 years, it's a different story though.

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-04 13:13

      wat se di een 'crap' vir di ander 'crap'?? vee af jo mond, jy praat altyd net 'crap'....

      jono.qmann - 2012-07-04 13:28

      Harold you you consider our side a team that has been together for a few years now or a team that is fairly young with about 5 regulars missing? you dont rebuild a side at this level, if you are rebuilding a side at this level then you didnt cater or run your business corectly!

      terry.burne - 2012-07-04 13:41

      The Blue Bulls in pink ....... otherwise known as the Hairy Fairies!

      beatrix.zimmermann.54 - 2012-07-04 13:41

      @harold.lloyd.520, ummmmmm, WP has one cup in their cupboard at the moment (Vodacom Cup), Lions has one cup in their cupboard at the moment (Curry Cup) and no SA team has Super Rugby cup. How many do the Bulls have AT THE MOMENT which is all that counts?

      Taurus.Blue1 - 2012-07-04 15:27

      @Beatrix, lets see, besides the last Super14 trophy (that is a permanent fixture), we also have the Varsity cup, OK pop...Anyway which Curry cup is that, mild, hot or malay curry cup??

  • tom.tardis - 2012-07-04 11:28

    as much as i appreciate their fund raising, bring back the white strip please. we did have far more success when we werent running around in french jerseys

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-04 11:31

      Agree 100%

  • harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-04 11:28

    Thank goodness!

  • jack.mcgurkin - 2012-07-04 11:31

    Who gives a toss what colour they are wearing? Why is that newsworthy

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-04 11:42

      McGurkin? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • arthur.j.ware - 2012-07-04 11:33

    The bulls chances of winnig just increased

  • jean.rossouwsa - 2012-07-04 11:38

    BLOU BUL!!! The pink was for cancer awareness ext... but the Blue Bulls haters just used it to trash us! So ....... WE ARE BACK!!!

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-04 11:55

      shame now WO gonna feel awkward playing in blue . he looked so much more at home in pink?

      Deon - 2012-07-04 12:07

      the pink probably went well with most of his shoes LOL

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-04 12:11

      deon don't get confused its morne with the pink shoes . they both play like girls yes but its morne with shoes and WO with the pink lipstick .

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-07-04 12:28

      If the colour of your jersey starts becoming an issue then you are really in dire straights...

  • beach.bumz.35 - 2012-07-04 11:41

    Good news!!! I hate that pink crap!!!

  • steyts - 2012-07-04 11:42

    Thank goodness!!!!!!!!!!! This will make it a lot easier to watch....

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-04 11:45

      less laughing but definately easier to watch.

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-07-04 11:42

    wow i said it yesterday that pink is the favourite colour to lose in. just goes to show they worried so they need blue shirts. why not change the shorts to brown so you can't see them s.#*t themselves on Friday .

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-04 11:46

      Why don't you lot go back to that horrendous strip you used in the late 90's, maybe then you can win something? O, never mind.

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-04 11:50

      well Harold seems your comment for your great great great grand daughter getting box seats . she must be organized to get you box seats at newlands or you only gonna get the d*#s seats in front of your tv ?

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-04 11:58

      Ah sorry but you know the papsak is flowing here already we can't help it you know. we already celebrating now for the weekend . and why is that cause we ain't got a tough game at shark tank. banter aside it will be a good match and possibly loads of injuries too cause every player has to put his body on the line to earn the four points to win .

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-04 12:00

      Awesome chirp, Paul, just awesome.

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-04 12:07

      sorry Harold but chirp of the morning must go to raven on maori comment . that was just short and to the point raven absolutely brilliant. pity he needs to find a new hero now raven

  • selma.botha.9 - 2012-07-04 12:31

    R500 000 for CANSA - well done! Great to see the stereotypes with regard to colour being challenged. Colour is not gender based – all colours to all. The emancipation of South African men continues.

  • john.comyn.18 - 2012-07-04 12:41

    Talk about scratching for something to publish!

  • hvanderlinde - 2012-07-04 12:43

    But why? are they afraid the pink and black will clash?

      anton.bischoff - 2012-07-04 12:52

      But why? did you wake up this morning!

  • thys.jager - 2012-07-04 15:21

    Stormers vs Pink Bulls 2 games played, 2 games won by Stormers in 2012. End of discussion!

      Taurus.Blue1 - 2012-07-04 15:34

      @thys, end of discussion and end of your season. Still no cups

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