Bulls tops for 'sexy rugby'

2012-07-02 13:14

Cape Town - Old-timers who recall the days of Northern Transvaal grinding out wins strongly influenced by the place-kicking prowess of “Nasty Booter” and arch-rivals Western Province employing a more flamboyant approach to counter them must be feeling a little confused in 2012.

The try-scoring statistics after 16 rounds of Super Rugby this year indicate just how much more easily the Bulls are crossing the chalk than the Stormers, despite the Newlands-based side still holding the more important aces in terms of ongoing SA conference supremacy with just two rounds to go before the playoffs phase.

The Bulls comfortably lead in the “tries for” department among South African sides – their 45 at an average of 3.21 per game leaves them currently second only to the traditionally free-spirited Hurricanes from New Zealand (55) in the competition.

Their opponents in Friday night’s high-stakes Durban derby, the Sharks, are the second-best SA side for tries registered (39 at 2.78 per match, fifth equal with the Brumbies overall).

Even the Cheetahs, fourth in the domestic conference and well out of contention for the finals series, have registered 35 tries - 10 more than the pace-setting Stormers.

Jean de Villiers’s team did at least manage to wriggle their way ahead of the Lions, bottom-placed both locally and overall, by scoring three tries to their two in the hard-fought Saturday encounter eventually clinched 27-17 by the hosts.

It took the Stormers to 25 tries (average 1.78 a game), one ahead of the men from the Big Smoke, who have the worst record in the competition for tries notched.

The Bulls were in imperious form for about an hour of their high-tempo Loftus meeting with the Cheetahs on Saturday, rattling up six tries to go into a rather awe-inspiring  40-0 lead before they raided their bench and lost much momentum before the finish.

It was largely a reflection of their consistent ability to notch five- or seven-pointers in 2012, and there is some irony in the fact that they are finding the phenomenon so easy with the supposedly sterile, much-maligned Morne Steyn almost always in the flyhalf channel!

Of course the Stormers will provide proud testimony to the fact that miserly defence is a mightily important aspect to mounting a title charge, too.

In “tries against” they are easily the best of the entire Super Rugby bunch as things stand, having leaked only 18 in 14 matches at an average of 1.28 per outing.

Nearest to them for keeping the gate shut, as it were, are the log-leading Chiefs who have given away 24 tries.

In South African terms the Stormers are even more runaway leaders for defence of the try-line: the Sharks are 12 tries worse off in that regard (30 concessions) and the Bulls next with 32.

Purely in terms of try difference, here is the SA pecking order:

1. Bulls (second in conference): tries for 45, tries against 32 - difference +13
2. Sharks (third in conference): tries for 39, tries against 30 - difference +9
3. Stormers (first in conference): tries for 25, tries against 18 - difference +7
4. Cheetahs (fourth in conference): tries for 35, tries against 42 - difference -7
5. Lions (fifth in conference): tries for 24, tries against 44 - difference -20

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  • frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-02 13:22

    slow news day N24? Seriously? If you play the Bulls style, Kick the ball in the air and chase, you will score a few tries, because you can put the opposition under pressure. But if the opposition runs back at you with the possession and space you give them, you will also leak tries. Which means you will lose more games... And the sad thing which the Bulls supporters do not seem to grasp is that this tactic works against weaker teams. Which they would be unlikely to meet in the play-offs if they get there. Better teams will use the possession against them. Shame...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 13:32

      Frans, you are quite the ignorant halfbreed, shame.

      orrinf8 - 2012-07-02 13:34

      EXTREMELY WELL PUT !! score enough tries and just hope and pray the opposition doesn't score more tries than you .. NOW ' THAT'S ' THE WAY FORWARD FOR SA RUGBY .. NOT !!!

      jean.rossouwsa - 2012-07-02 13:35

      Play-offs, that is the games one normally WINS to be in die final, AND THE TEAM WHO WINS THE FINAL IS NORMALLY THE CHAMPS! ne? And your team won how many finals? Bulls played 3 Finals and WON ALL THREE! We do not have to prove anything to anybody especially the Bulls Haters!

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-02 13:37

      Actually Harold, I am not a half breed. As you can see from my profile. And to call me names when you are hiding behind a fake profile is really sad... From now on I am giving you a new name. You will henceforth be dubbed Faye King.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 13:46

      Frans, it's really me. I promise.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-02 13:53

      in all seriousness, and without the LIVING IN THE PAST response, this is how the bulls won 3 trophies. the sad thing is the stormers seem to think their game plan is so superior. yes you beat the bulls this year, but the fact remains, this is the exact style of rugby u guys have been playing for the last few years with no success to show for it. that is the truth. u know u can lose a few games here and there - the only rugby that counts is the playoff games. the stormers have only one gear and thats 1st gear. the bulls have the experience and the BMT to pull of miracles and buckle down for playoff rugby.

      steyts - 2012-07-02 13:59

      Stormers vs Bulls 2012: Stormers 2 Bulls 0...

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-02 14:43

      Frans where is that "agter mekaar" friend of yours Hugo.. Go find him and go play with each other some-where else pls...

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-02 14:44

      steyts i see you found the right click button on your mouse... Copy Paste*spit* makes me sick...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 15:26

      Charlie, he uses the same method in trying to find the g-spot.

      mario.borchards - 2012-07-02 20:21

      Frans be careful! old Harry boy loves to make sexual advances towards other men on this forum. Its not the first time he uses sexual innuendo. Last time he got a tongue lashing from other users Be careful my friend he does not wear his Pink top to support his team but to express his true emotions.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-02 21:27

      Thanks Mario - this is why i call him Faye King now...

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-02 22:15

      don't worry guys! .. I think you're safe from both gay and straight .

      Tom - 2012-07-02 23:38

      Mario seriously did u make it past grade 7?

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-03 05:57

      Wow Tom, You and your friends Charlie, Harold and Blue are really master debaters... I made a comment regarding the rugby tactics, based on the current game plan employed by the Bulls and you revert to name calling and refer back to having won the super rugby cup 3 times. I acknowledged that many times on this forum, you HAD a great team with great players, and the tactics worked. You don't quite have the same personnel, and the game has changed. Some of the rule changes has negated the advantage of the attacking team and made those tactics less effective, which means that you now have to rely more on the opposition to make mistakes. Which the weaker teams do, making you look good and feel fantastic because you score loads of tries. However, as I said before, try this against the better sides and they will run you off your feet with the extra possession. I still think that this comment is valid. I was not attacking your team, I was stating my opinion regarding the flawed statistics. How many tries have you scored against the sides in the top 6 of the competition using these tactics? And how many games have you won against the top 6 sides in the competion? most of your tries came against the Cheetahs - 12, the reds - 8 the rebels- 5 and the lions -5. so 30 of your 45 tries came in 5 games against the lower tier teams.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-03 08:17

      And you Frans are a master bater.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-03 08:23

      Just for the slow ones in the back of the class... Bulls against top 6 sides - scored 8 tries and conceded 13 in 5 games... Still sexy?

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-03 08:31

      Harold - still with the puerile name calling? why don't you debate the facts? Still not convinced? Stormers against top 6 sides - scored 7 tries, conceded 6... Slightly different picture...And even in the two games the Bulls won against top 6 sides they were outscored in terms of tries - against the Brumbies they scoered 2 and conceded 5, and only managed to win because the Brumbies did not have a kicker...

      Wesley - 2012-07-03 12:32

      Frans makes a good point #justsaying

  • henri.robert - 2012-07-02 13:30

    PINK ???

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 13:32

      What about it?

      master.payne.73 - 2012-07-02 13:50

      Your panties Harold, your panties are pink.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 13:53

      Is your mother colourblind?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-02 13:55 in for cancer the pink joke actually is so tired - it affects no one. do u really think we are embarrassed our team wears pink to raise awareness and funds for cancer? not really total mindless brainless inane comments again zzzzzzzzzzz

      master.payne.73 - 2012-07-02 13:56

      No, why?

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 14:00

      She's the only one who's seen my underware lately.

      master.payne.73 - 2012-07-02 14:05

      Nah that can't be true, she does not go for guys with small penises.

      Bossie - 2012-07-02 14:10

      @ Tom- to your question.. and the answer is YES!!! PLease note the initial idea with the pink kit has got nothing to do with Cancer..

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 14:15

      Ok Master, it must be tough not to know who your real father is then.

      Press - 2012-07-02 14:18

      Henri must have been an "average" child who became an "average" stormer supporter . . .

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-02 14:20

      @Raven, Master should know he was rejected by his mom ,after all

      master.payne.73 - 2012-07-02 14:21

      My mother and I communicate with each other, we don't have any secrets. Harold, you are definitely not my father. You are like 150 years old, and I'm not even 30.

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-07-02 14:28

      Just a little stat for the pink bulls - In blue the bulls have now played 8 games this year losing 1, in pink they have played 6 games - losing 4. If I was a bulls supporter I would do anything I can to make sure my team stops playing in pink. Not bull bashing or anything - but this proves the blue bulls are a heck of alot better then the pink bulls.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 14:47

      I agree 100% Pieter.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-02 16:40

      master payne , failed troll.

  • shareef.galvaan - 2012-07-02 13:32

    Stormers: Won 12 - Lost 2 Bulls: Won 9 - Lost 5

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-02 13:37

      jip. That is the reality....

      kelso.hannay - 2012-07-02 13:38

      SuperRugby Trophies: Bulls: 3 Stormers: duck, zero, nada, zip, aikona

      anton.bischoff - 2012-07-02 13:39

      and only 4 points behind the Stormer on the log

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 13:53

      Kelso, your stat is all that matters.

      master.payne.73 - 2012-07-02 13:55

      Yes Anton, with the emphasis on BEHIND.

      steyts - 2012-07-02 13:58

      Stormers vs Bulls 2012: Stormers 2 Bulls 0...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-02 14:00

      u do not need to win every round robin game to win the super 15

      Deon - 2012-07-02 14:02

      The should have been much further ahead (than just 4 points) had they managed to score more tries. Hopefully they don't have 1 bad game or they might slip to 4th on the log.

      anton.bischoff - 2012-07-02 14:16

      No emphasis "Only"

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-02 14:48

      Well if you ask their fans then they had their worst game on saturday, but if you ask the coach he would say it was their best game... So i guess they will have another bad day at the office if you looked at saturdays performance...

  • andre.schutte.319 - 2012-07-02 13:34

    Well done Bulls. A team that really throw the ball around. Good scoring many tries. Only problem is when you also leak many tries. No use if your for is almost the same as your against when scoring many. Good luck.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-02 14:02

      lets say for an instant steyn chiliboy, hougaard, spies were not taken off, as if it were a semi final. cheetahs to score any tries? highly doubtful. round robin rugby is far different to playoff rugby

  • master.payne.73 - 2012-07-02 13:42

    "Bulls tops for 'sexy rugby'" - No wonder, Pretoria is the gay capitol after all.

      cap.mor.5 - 2012-07-02 14:20

      Actually ... Cape Town is. You should know.

      Press - 2012-07-02 14:22

      Bulls dont only score most tries only because they are sexy - they score most tries because they also have Wynand in the team and fewest midgets. . . . .

      master.payne.73 - 2012-07-02 14:22

      Nah, I dont know any gays.

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-07-02 14:33

      it is because of the sexy pink numbers they wear. Must be a bulls fan writing this article. I have thought a lot of things of the bulls, but sexy is never one of them.

  • rennievanas - 2012-07-02 13:44

    This does not mean much,but congrats! Always nice to watch the Bulls play rugby.

  • jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-02 13:50

    Check the Log!!!! Enough said!!!!

      Bossie - 2012-07-02 13:54

      Just about to say that!!!! You see Vallem, they need to come up with something(anything actually) to make them feel better.. At the end of the day they still find them trailing to the Stormers.. and even more after this coming weekend!!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 14:02

      No cups. Enough said.

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-02 14:09

      100% correct Harold, Bulls have no cups in there cabinet, it's been like that for 2 years.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-02 14:10

      so defensive about whose rugby is sexier. why look at the log. everyone knows the stormers are the blandest rugby team. their style of play is perfect for the snoozefests of the british and irish leagues

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-02 14:11

      Yep, Bulls are very exciting when you playing the bottom sides, they look pretty kuk when they playing the top teams.

      Bossie - 2012-07-02 14:13

      Twice Harold, TWICE my baby!!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 14:17

      No real cups, just like you.

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-02 14:58

      A cup is a cup. Bull's are the Liverpool of rugby.

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-02 16:11

      @vallem,Bragging with your Wimpy cups again?

  • thomas.more.946179 - 2012-07-02 13:53

    Hi Rob, Thanks for this useless but interesting info. You surely know how to waste ones time reading your article. Where's the days when one read interesting articles from a non bias journalist that really matter and made sense?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-02 14:11

      who even reads these things? this site is about trollin' baby

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 14:17

      Spot on, Tom. They might as well only have a heading.

      sean.brady.14224 - 2012-07-02 14:39

      Makes one wonder why you bothered to open the link?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-02 17:04

      er, to troll

  • steyts - 2012-07-02 13:59

    Stormers vs Bulls 2012: Stormers 2 Bulls 0...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-02 14:12

      well done steyts. season was a success then. i guess playoffs mean nothing to u so this season is effectively over for u

      steyts - 2012-07-02 14:32

      Nope, it is just nice to rub it in the bulls fans faces that they haven't beaten us yet this season.. They will probably lose to the sharks this weekend then it is over for them... They will have to travel to new zealand or australia and that will be the end of their season... While the stormers will march on to a home semi and then play the chiefs in the final at newlands since the hiefs will lose to the crusaders this weekend...

      craig.lott.589 - 2012-07-02 14:51

      Actually, you have to win the ones' that count, not, count the ones' you win.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-02 15:27

      LOL - yes Steyts.. they are scared they will have to travel to NZ or Aussie to play in the play-offs. The managed to scrape a 3 point win against the Waratahs and a 6 point win against the Rebels(11 and 13 respectively)..Which is why they are so happy we only managed a 10 pointer against the Lions. But their record against NZ sides this year has been dismal. 1 win in 4 games... of which one was at home against the Blues... This is why they are so bitter and twisted with the Stormers having the temerity to be on top of the log...

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-02 15:51

      the match of this season is the bulls and lions the only two teams that lost to the blues.

  • Bossie - 2012-07-02 13:59

    What a (almost)misleading heading.. Coz if they referred to sexy in the normal way, and with the Niknaks man(aka the missing-link), Stegman, Basson and Werner K in your team...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-02 14:12

      they r not sexy? beauty is in the eye of the beerholder

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 14:22

      While you have Aplon, Grant, dom Duane, Schalk, Fourie, Liebenberg, Kolisi, Etsebeth, Koster, Blaauw, Kitshoff. The list goes on. We have sexy Flip. Check him out.

      Bossie - 2012-07-02 14:28

      @Harold- jy hou jou vuil mond van ons Ginger af :-)

      Bossie - 2012-07-02 14:30

      Go you Ginger!

      Bossie - 2012-07-02 14:49

      Harold ek het trane in my oe na daai clip..

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 14:51

      I'm not surprised Bossie.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-02 16:19

      amper my pulse af gekou...

  • Provence - 2012-07-02 14:02

    Bulls play beautiful rugby especially in pink, it's lovely, like poetry in motion. Now that's over with, just a hint, try play rugby so that you can WIN also. This normally helps getting to the top.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-02 14:13

      no it doesnt. u just need to win enough to get into the playoffs and from there u can win or lose the whole thing. and the pink joke, in aid of cancer, is lacking in any substance and/or insult. its just plain silly to keep that one going

  • cape.maori - 2012-07-02 14:03

    @Blueraven - it is "relief" not relieve. Why did you delete your stupid comment on the Beale article? It was funny though! LOL

  • johan.maree.5036 - 2012-07-02 14:09

    lol, gotta get something that sounds like winning, hey Rob... Log..nope, most tries...nope, but second most tries, woohoo! Shame...

      inmotion2 - 2012-07-02 16:33

      hahahaha, 100%

  • inmotion2 - 2012-07-02 14:14's some stats and the game between the Lions and the Chiefs in 2010...18 tries was scored in the game....9 tries to the chiefs and 9 tries to the who do you think won? ...wait, I will tell you....the Chiefs Won, by converting more points with the where's the lesson in this? Well, it is NO USE you score 9 tries, but also give away 9 tries....that actually makes the score I'd rather support a team that scores 2 tries, but give away none.... The Lions missed 48 tackles in total, the Chiefs missed 44 tackles, a total of 92 missed tackles during the game, so if you were wondering why the scoreline looks like it did....defense is key to winning

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-02 14:26

      perfect logic, flawless argument, grant for springbok flyhalf

      inmotion2 - 2012-07-02 14:41

      That is correct Blueraven...and what was your team's nick name? didn't you score lots of tries last year? where did your team end? You need to win matches to eventually win the cup in the finals...there's not trophy for "They lost in the finals, but they did score lots of tries this season"...another FACT

      inmotion2 - 2012-07-02 16:32

      So what is your point Blueraven....we both did not win the Super Cup Last year...and your trophy cabinet is also empty at the's all equal grounds then is it not? So far THIS year, THIS SEASON, the Stormers managed to beat the Bulls twice out of the two played games. So where was the SEXY RUGBY and GLORIOUS tries against the team all you BULLets make out to be the weak one? 2-0 Raven.... in 2012

  • Blackpoison - 2012-07-02 14:19

    "Sexy Rugby"......well.......they are weiring pink so I guess it's ok to play "sexy" rugby.

  • James Parker - 2012-07-02 14:31

    anyone else notice how well the bulls played after spending 3 weeks with 3 Stormers in the test matches?

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 14:42

      Did anyone notice how well the Stormers played after 3 of them spent 3 weeks with so many Bulls and Sharks? I didn't, but according to toetie it was their best game of the season.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-02 16:22

      Lol Toetie... i'm sure by looking at that hair of Robbie they both are putting from the rough... Just wonder who is who, if you know what i'm saying...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 16:33

      Take turn maybe.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-02 17:10

      by 3 stormers u mean heyneke meyer right?

  • linda.scheepers - 2012-07-02 14:37

    The last one to believe that the king is naked is the king himself. Blue bull rugby is boring and sucks!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 14:42

      Deep, very deep. Now go finish the dishes.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-02 16:24

      Harold apparently she has a dishwasher and is wearing the pants in that house...

      Deon - 2012-07-02 16:25

      Watching Bjorn Basson score that try on Saturday was not boring at all. It was boring watching Stormers playing theire 14th game without scoring 4 tries, even the Cheetahs did it in the 2nd halve.

  • linda.scheepers - 2012-07-02 14:40

    Why is it necessary for the bulls to deny that the blue bull game sucks. Why dont they just play a better game or at least try!

      Press - 2012-07-02 15:23

      No - they are probably happy to play a game where they can score the most tries . . .

  • linda.scheepers - 2012-07-02 14:40

    Why is it necessary for the bulls to deny that the blue bull game sucks. Why dont they just play a better game or at least try!

      mvw74 - 2012-07-02 14:59

      ok Linda we heard you say the same thing a couple of msg's ago, we got it..

      Deon - 2012-07-02 16:30

      Watching defensive Rugby is as pretty as watching grass grow or paint dry.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-02 17:14

      play a better game or at least try? i dont know about least tries, but we do have the most

      gerhardt.nieuwoudt - 2012-07-03 07:29

      I like it, according to you it sucks and they put up 40 points. Imagine if they really start playing. People hate the Bulls because their good and all the anti-Bulls know it. Why don't anyone hate the Pumas, Leopards or Kings? Because THEY suck. You only hate or don't like a team because they are good and you can't stand losing againts them. If your team has won 3 super rugby titles in 4 years then you can start talking!

  • Skwertno1 - 2012-07-02 14:48

    @blueraven, I have watched yr trolling blogs for so long now and never felt the erge to comment. While I respect your love and loyalty to your beloved pink cows, you have to admit that this is not going to be their year (again). The Stormers may not win the trophy, sobeit. but we have the best defensive record of ALL the teams. Now yr HM should take note of that and the fact that Peter Grant, while maybe not the best flyhalf in RSA right now, has kicked more points that Moffkop wannabe... I will refrain from attacking your person at all. unlike some others here, but really gewt a mlife outside of the cows camp, my friend, next month we'll all (hopefully) be pulling/rooting for the same team. Right now, I feel The Stormers have a 100% better chanceof making the Finals ahead of any pink cows, after that who cares..... don't you think ??

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 14:52

      Raven, they might not win the cup, but at least they have the best defensive record.

      anton.bischoff - 2012-07-02 15:07

      This is the best comment i'v ever heard. SKW what is wrong with you.

      Press - 2012-07-02 15:10

      Skwertno1 - rather let the "erge" pass next time . . . .

      cap.mor.5 - 2012-07-02 15:59

      skwert ... just for your info. Peter Grant is about 100 points behind Morne Steyn in this years S15. Best you check your facts before convincing all of us here that you are an idiot. Cape Town is a lovely place. Just a pity it is full of Capetonians.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-02 17:17

      who has peter grant kicked more points than? moffkop wannabe? utter confusion

  • lean.sadie - 2012-07-02 14:50

    Sexy rugby is losing rugby? 64% wins, yea that is impressive. The all blacks would be proud of that record too.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 14:53

      Winning 3 Super rugby titles, now THAT is sexy. Watching the Stormers choke 12 years running, that is EVEN MORE sexy.

      Tommy - 2012-07-02 15:00

      Living in the past harold.

      Press - 2012-07-02 15:25

      Tommy.jones - you the old timer who sang "sex bomb" . . . . or just his illegitimate child ?

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 15:30

      Press, he's the bastard child of Tommy Lee Jones.

      lean.sadie - 2012-07-02 15:44

      The bulk of the players who won the title left. Not the same team. What is your point? Morne, hougaard, WO, Bjorn, Chilliboy, Potgieters, etc etc won no WCup either. Live in the past with the old players, by all means. That is all you got left. At least i'm not afraid to post with my real name. Unlike 95% of you supposedly bull supporters on here.

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-02 16:14

      @lean. WO was in the 2007 world cup squad.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 16:15

      Lean, I used to comment with my real name. his was until some of your useless, halfbred, wigger, Stormers supporting buddies sent me obsene fb messages and wrote all types of crap on my wall, where all my cultured friends could see it.

      inmotion2 - 2012-07-02 16:39

      And now Harold's got a name ANON wearing a mask...and he knows that he can stir all he wants...for all we know, he actually runs the Sport24 website...his comments actually generates traffic to the site....good boy

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 16:46

      Inmotion, are you serious?

      lean.sadie - 2012-07-02 17:10

      WO was in the squad, but he did not play lol. He was and is too bad. With people like Jaque and Steyn and JdV ahead of him, and in the next year or 2 even more will be. Spies was in the original squad, back then he was a really good prospect for sure. And did not make it to the WC.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-02 18:16

      Lean it's a rebuilding year for us. We'll be back to our title winning form very soon it seems ( maybe even this year ? ) . . You've won 0 titles and two games against the bulls this year ( one care of CJ and the 2nd the England test ) and bored all to tears in the process .

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-03 07:30

      @lean, WO played 3 games during the 2007 World Cup. Not the sharpest tool in the shed, hey!

  • LaBlue - 2012-07-02 16:14

    Hhhhhhhorrible tattoo that.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-02 16:24

      Says Nacho..

  • stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-07-02 16:41

    Typically moronic behaviour by Bulls supporters I see. All jokes aside though surely Bulls supporters are the biggest arrogant dimwits around.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-02 16:49

      You think?

      Press - 2012-07-02 16:56

      Yes our dimwits are the biggest - even your dimwits are the smallest . . . . and no, you dont necessarily have to play them in your team . . .

  • Craven Luyt - 2012-07-02 17:34

    Dear Stompies, have you all not learned to count your chickens before they hatch, you have not won anything yet and are known to choke. I wouldn't bet on the Proteas in a semi, it's the same with the Stompies. Tom I have a bigger bridge than you, come sit under here and catch some mountain goats.Craven.

  • richard.gee.792 - 2012-07-02 21:15

    So what u saying is the bulls suck and the stormers are the best side in sa rugby !

  • Jco - 2012-07-03 06:56

    Is this figues correct that the Stormers only scored 1 try more than the Lions who is last in the competition? Why do so many complain to get rid of Morne Steyn for Grant? This say that Stormers are a kicking rugby team! How do they win the games? Penalties? Why referring to the Blue Bull kicking boaring rugby if they score 45 tries? This article is an eye opener! Bulls scoring the most tries, the PINK guys, they run the tries in!

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-03 18:13

      well, if you put it into perspective - 30 of their tries came in 5 games against lower tier sides. against the top 6 sides they scored 8 tries, but conceded 13. The stormers may not be such flat track bullies, but scored 7 tries against top 6 sides and conceded 6... so, yeah, maybe the Bulls are a fantastic and sexy side... against the also rans...

  • gerhardt.nieuwoudt - 2012-07-03 07:26

    I don't really care if the Bulls lose against the Sharks. All the other SA teams are still WAY BEHIND when it comes to Super Rugby Trophies. Let's see which SA teams gets 3 trophies in 4 years like the Bulls did??

  • Jason - 2012-07-03 08:46

    Hahahaha....What an hilarious article. Sexy sissy boys....wouldn't be proud of this if I was a Bulls supporter...

      anton.bischoff - 2012-07-03 11:27


  • hans.himmler.7 - 2012-07-06 22:51

    Bulls rugby looked as sexy as a Hillbrow whore, against the Sharks tonight.

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