Bulls sing to their supporters

2013-02-11 16:27

Pretoria - The Bulls launched their 2013 Super Rugby campaign with a difference on Monday, posting a video of their call to arms to supporters with their own version of “Stand by me”.

VIDEO: Bulls sing to their fans

According to the website, led in song by captain Pierre Spies and ably supported by the rest of his loose trio in the two Potgieters - Jacques and Dewald - the team modify the words of the classic tune and call on all “bulle” to stand by them.

While team songs are a norm in the United Kingdom and in football in general, the Bulls rendition is cut to the bone, acapella style and is sung only by the players in their changeroom.

The song forms part of their “Stand by the Bulls” campaign this year as they try and recapture their Super Rugby glory of victories in 2007, 2009 and 2010.

The team has kicked off its pre-season preparations well, beating both the Lions and Cheetahs in their warm-up games and will face their nemesis, the Stormers on Friday, February 22 (kick-off 19:10) at Loftus Versfeld to kick off the South African leg of the tournament.


  • - 2013-02-11 16:35

    Desperate times call for desperate measures! (sad)

      BlouMasjien1 - 2013-02-11 17:08

      O jealousy! thou magnifier of trifles!

      derek.francois.3 - 2013-02-11 17:10

      Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! this is so funny! the "PINK PANSIES" singing "stand by me LIEFLING" to their fans........ha! ha! ha! ha!

      jean.rossouwsa - 2013-02-11 18:00

      Peanut ons het nogsteeds 3 en julle NIKS!!!

      mario.roodt - 2013-02-11 18:03

      "Boys van die Suburbs" sou meer van pas gewees het.

      derek.francois.3 - 2013-02-11 18:46

      pinkie! drie wat? praat jy oor braincells? nou stem ek saam.........

      ReneMuller.XOXO - 2013-02-11 20:06

      The Bulls sing to their supporters, and all the Stormers riff -raff come crawling! Great stuff Bulls - a real supporter will always 'stand by you guys' - good or bad! But we know this is going to be a great year!

      derek.francois.3 - 2013-02-11 22:10

      They will be singing the blues soon..........

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-02-11 22:58

      Jean. Jammer om jou mee te deel. Julle het niks. Zip. Zero. Miskien een as jy die onder 19 beker tel. Maar al die ander bekers staan elders. Meeste staan op Nuweland en een staan in Hamilton. Jy sal met 'n ander een voorendag moet kom, want elke keer wat jy daai comment gaan post slaan jy jou naam met 'n plank, Plank.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-02-11 23:00

      Rene, if the Bulls supporters were really standing by their team, they would not feel the need to sing this song. The worse the Bulls play the emptier Moftus becomes. Every game they lose on Moftus you see their "supporters" streaming out the gates 20/30 minutes before the end.

      craven.luyt - 2013-02-11 23:28

      I'm so proud to be a bull right now, I might just get my other testicle tattoo'd blue.

      craven.luyt - 2013-02-11 23:33

      Kaptein Spies, Generaal Steyn, Super King Kirschner, Widowmaker, Hot hot Chilli. I had a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat. Die jaar gaan die vonke spat. - 2013-02-11 23:40

      Trust my ekt ook gehuil toe ek die Nulle hoor sing het liewe lettie dit was nou 'n klomp stront!!!! - 2013-02-11 23:41

      Craven that's called blue balls shame pella kry jy nie poeding in PTA nie????? hehe

      rodney.louis.7 - 2013-02-12 09:37

      lmao bulls making a bigger joke of themselves !! - 2013-02-12 11:03

      Jys common!

  • Hansie.Crook - 2013-02-11 16:37

    First the Pink jerseys and now the singing.. Trendsetters!!! "Stand by the Pink Bull" The next thing you know, Stomers will be releasing a song called "Grab a Pink Bull by the horn"

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-02-11 23:02

      The Stormers don't sing about how they will demolish the Bulls. They just do it. On the field. Uhm, I mean both fields. Newlands and Moftus.

      craven.luyt - 2013-02-11 23:35

      Chris is your obnoxious Aussie boss breathing down your neck? Rumour has it you run errands for R. Huxley. Is this true?

      BlouMasjien1 - 2013-02-12 07:25

      The Stormers just do each other

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-02-12 08:08

      Pinkmasjien. Go read this. Another rugby team named the Blue Bulls. Looks like they're a tribute team for your team? Very fitting don't you think.

  • david.s.duncan.1 - 2013-02-11 16:49

    They sing better than they play rugby

      simone.dechandra.7 - 2013-02-11 18:11

      3 super cups say differently chump

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2013-02-11 18:32

      Just like the Wright brothers who are on the cutting edge of aeronautical navigation

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-02-11 23:03

      I have to agree with that. But it still does not mean they can sing. I've heard better singing at a 5year old's school concert. Mind you I've seen better rugby played by 5 year old school children.

      craven.luyt - 2013-02-11 23:36

      Chris your fat, overbearing wife wants a cup of tea, off you go now.

      simone.dechandra.7 - 2013-02-12 06:22

      craven *boyfriend fyp

  • BlouMasjien1 - 2013-02-11 17:03


      derek.francois.3 - 2013-02-11 18:50

      Ja those pink outfits are really trendsetting in certain communities...............Cape Town and San Francisco comes to mind........

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-02-11 23:43

      Not really. The other teams did this in the 90's. It was lame then. It is even lamer now. The Bulls are just 10 or 15 years behind the times as usual. Just like the way they play rugby. They'll probably catch on to the way rugby is played now in about 5 years time.

      simone.dechandra.7 - 2013-02-12 06:23

      like the stormers are showing how to entertain crowds and choke when it counts. clueless

  • trevor.davey.102 - 2013-02-11 17:46

    Let your supporters rather sing to you because you surely gonna need it for this long Super Rugby season . What is that songs name again ???? What about Us !!!! - 2013-02-11 19:10

      Wet wet wet..

  • trevor.davey.102 - 2013-02-11 17:48

    Stormers got a Song too ... Fancy Footwork !!! Ha ha ha haaaaa !!!

      simone.dechandra.7 - 2013-02-11 18:10

      More like I will survive

      Jimmy NZ - 2013-02-11 18:20

      Wrong Simone, stormpies song is 'It's raining men'!

      simone.dechandra.7 - 2013-02-11 19:19

      Excellent I like jimmy

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-02-11 23:07

      Have you ever heard of horizontal rain? Jimmy if you are really from NZ and ever been to Invercargill you would have experienced it. So you might be right. They Stormers might be singing that song after they dive tackle each player from the opposition back 3 meters. Maybe the other teams will then sing the song.

      craven.luyt - 2013-02-11 23:25

      Chris let's face it, as far as analogies go, your's sucked big time.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-02-11 23:44

      Says the guy who's name is made up of two dead guys' names.

      simone.dechandra.7 - 2013-02-12 06:25

      so far craven is winning by a long way

      Jimmy NZ - 2013-02-12 10:11

      You must be right there caravan-park! As for the tackling/rain comparison... You normally do a lot better :)

      craven.luyt - 2013-02-12 11:44

      Chris let me say this slowly, I'm a troll and your a trill.

  • tertius.devereaux.1 - 2013-02-11 17:49

    Die mees modernste span in SA...hule is nie eentonig ni...Die gewildste span in SA oor di wereld...Go BULLS

      derek.francois.3 - 2013-02-11 18:04

      JA! only in Pretoria..................

      tertius.devereaux.1 - 2013-02-11 18:17

      Jy weet f*kol

      derek.francois.3 - 2013-02-11 18:43

      Eiiish! that's deep coming from a "pink poephol".............

      riaan.crouse1 - 2013-02-11 19:07

      @derek lol ja hulle is rerig klomp simpel poepholle ai strmers gan hul weer vinnig terug aarde toe bring die 22 ste.

      BlouMasjien1 - 2013-02-11 19:59

      @riaan, jy kan nie eens stormers reg spel nie

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-02-11 23:11

      Tertjie, jislaaik jy lewe darem in 'n droomwereld. Jy moet 'n slag 'n trip beplan agter uit die mullet gordyn uit. Wat van een Midrand toe? En by the way, jy dink vir 'n span om te sing is modern? Dis so oud soos die berge. Elke span het somewhere in die 90's 'n liedjie gehad wat die span self gesing het. Die Sharks het daai patetiese We're black we're white, we're dynamite gehad. Die WP het ook 'n lame song getry. Die Cheetahs het vir Leon Schuster gekry om te help. Nou 15 jaar later try die Bulls dit. Dit was lame in die 90's, dis nog meer lame nou. Weereens agter die klip en al hulle groupies dink dis fantasties. Ek is bly ek is nie 'n Bull nie.

      tertius.devereaux.1 - 2013-02-12 07:17

      Vi stormers moet j n gebed skryf ni n liedjie

      BlouMasjien1 - 2013-02-12 07:42

      @chrisin,we're thrilled that you don't support the Bulls

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-02-12 07:47

      Does anyone support the Bulls? It looks like all you do at Moftus is shout at them and then you leave with 20 minutes left to play, because there is no way that they can win the game.

  • bootman.bokke - 2013-02-11 17:58

    It's official. Pierre Spies doesnt only suck at rugby.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-02-11 23:12

      Is there anything he does well? Except of course taking some "injury" medication.

  • mariek.raubenheimer - 2013-02-11 18:33

    Mooi man! Nogal noot vas, nou moet hulle net so mooi noot hou met die bal in hand!

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-02-12 01:16

      As hulle gaan noot hou met bal in die hand gaan hulle nie kan rugby speel nie. Hulle sal maar voor die tyd toilet toe moet gaan en van daai noot ontslae raak. Mens kan mos nie knyp EN rugby speel nie. Hulle oe gaan teen halftyd so traan.

  • wayne.vandriel - 2013-02-11 21:19

    Very unexpected. But well done, this is how you keep fans ans get new ones... even with a corny video. Marketing is the key to the success of any franchise. Which is why the top 3 stays at the top.

  • Jeffrey Davies - 2013-02-11 21:55

    as i grt bull supporter, ek was ni dit te wagte ni, smart manne!!!

  • chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-02-12 06:55

    Why the change in song? Is "Die Blou Bul vreet nie van die vloer af nie" now considered false advertising?

      paul.sdoow - 2013-02-12 12:55

      best comment ever Chris. but i fear the real reason do change of song cause spies is trying to make sure there plenty of people standing by him when duane is charging at him like a steam train! best of luck to all the teams including the bulls.

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