Pink Bulls to tackle Stormers

2012-05-22 22:17

Cape Town - The Bulls will play in pink on their home ground in Pretoria when they take on the Stormers in a crunch Super Rugby derby on June 2.

In an attempt to help fight cancer, Bulls have teamed up with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), which will see them wear pink for the first time at Loftus Versfeld.

The pink jerseys were initially only earmarked for away games in the Super Rugby competition.

According to the Bulls website, the team will be using their reach and influence to raise awareness and funds for their service to the public and all affected by cancer across the country.

Bulls fans are also encouraged to dress in pink to show their support for the “Get Your Pink On” campaign.

The Bulls' main sponsor, Vodacom, will donate R20 000 for every try scored by the home side, while CANSA will provide a mobile health unit for clinical breast exams and skin examinations within Loftus Versfeld on match day. Ticket holders can also get their heads sprayed in pink, blue, white and black at six ‘Sprayathon” stations inside the stadium.

Barend van Graan, the Blue Bulls Company's CEO, is confident that their appeal to supporters will be the catalyst in raising the bar of generosity in South Africa.

“Our fans have taken well to our very berry fuchsia coloured kit. For this campaign we have embraced the colour pink as we join hands with CANSA and call on all our players, supporters, sponsors, suite owners and the general public to take part in the 'Get Your Pink On' campaign and be part of this fundraising and awareness drive.

"With the largest fan base in South Africa, the highest viewership figures in Vodacom Super Rugby this season as well as a significant growth on our social media platforms, I am confident that the 'Get Your Pink On campaign' will be a resounding success.”

The Bulls currently lie in fourth spot on the overall Super Rugby log, two behind the table-topping Stormers, which is sure to add more spice to the clash.

The men from Pretoria are currently in New Zealand preparing for the last match of their Australasian tour against the Chiefs on Friday. Kick-off is at 09:35 SA time.


15 Andrew Horrell, 14 Lelia Masaga, 13 Jackson Willison, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Kane Thompson, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Craig Clarke (captain), 3 Ben Afeaki, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Toby Smith

Substitutes: 16 Mahonri Schwalger, 17 Arizona Taumalolo, 18 Michael Fitzgerald, 19 Sam Cane, 20 Brendon Leonard, 21 Robbie Robinson, 22 Maritino Nemani

15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 CJ Stander, 6 Dewald Potgieter, 5 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Rayno Gerber, 18 Juandré Kruger, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouché, 22 JJ Engelbrecht


  • dawiej - 2012-05-22 22:31

    The pink fairies will be blown away on their own grounds by the storms from the cape

      Papa-storm - 2012-05-23 07:54

      ja nee wat weer een van daai dae wat die vlou nulle weer comments report

      jean.rossouwsa - 2012-05-23 07:56

      Ag my hel, julle kon ons slegs met 3 wen op "viskop stadion". Duideluk was jy nog nooit op LOFTUS gewees nie.

      René - 2012-05-23 08:04

      @Tokkie, Nothing is stopping DHL to challenge Vodacom and counter for every try scored by the Stormers, they will donate e.g. R30 000 to CANSA - safe bet and good marketing in my book!

      Nic - 2012-05-23 08:11

      ...yes and to insure the Stomers WILL lose to the men in pink. The Bulls are intent on rubbing the Stompies noses in it. Strong message to Stormers.

      Nic - 2012-05-23 08:31

      Rene, "With the largest fan base in South Africa, the highest viewership figures in Vodacom Super Rugby this season as well as a significant growth on our social media platforms...". You must remember that the Stommes management does not nearly have the business and marketing acumen that Bulls have. They simply do not have that capacity, so you are expecting too much from them.

      steyts - 2012-05-23 08:33

      This just goes to show what the bulls think of the match and their respect for the stormers!! I just hope the stormers show them the same respect!! By far the biggest rivalry in South African rugby!! Can't wait for that match! WP jou lekker ding!!!

      Papa-storm - 2012-05-23 08:42

      al wat ek se die bulle het uiteindelik n doel gekry vir hulle pienk jersey (behalwe dat ek my kar daarop park sodat my wielie nie vuil raak nie)

      René - 2012-05-23 08:52

      @Nic, also true @steyts, The Bulls respect ALL teams they play against, that is one of the reasons they are so successful. IMO all derbies in SA are entertaining and always a huge battle.

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-23 13:29

      AAG NEE, HIERDIE PIENK TRUIKIES MAAK MY G@T LAM!! kyk as di Bulle, meer vroue, meisies, stoormers en poofters ondersteuners wil afrokkel of kry, maak asb 'n ander plan, want dit raak 'n naar verleentheid vir pa's om aan hul laaities te probeer verduidelik'- pa ondersteun daai 'funny' pienk span??seun- "maar pa dit lyk soos 'n stoormer under cover span, met snaakse idees..?? pa- "ja, maar ons hoop&bid hulle leer ni weepee se slegte maniere ook nog aan ni..?? verder- dit val ni goed op di oog ni en dit stoot gesonde, rugby opgevoede, testosteroon gedrewe manne eenkant?? so Bulle unie, kom asb by!!!!!

      brahmjulia - 2012-05-23 19:29

      Shame......are you constantly plagued by hallusiations Dawie ? Better see the Cape docter !

  • paul.ramncwana - 2012-05-22 22:31

    I think the STORMERS should donate money becoz I don't see the Bulls scoring tries. LOL

      Staal - 2012-05-22 22:36

      Haha, I hope you are right. Quite sneaky by Vodacom really.

      Bossie - 2012-05-22 23:01


      Grant Campbell - 2012-05-23 00:40

      Sheesh Johan, easy does it my friend. Everyone's entitled to an opinion.

      hvanderlinde - 2012-05-23 07:55

      I was just thinking the same thing, Vodacom not really keen on giviing away a lot of money! If they really wanted to donate to the cause they should have used the Lions game or something. No offence lions supporters

      Stille - 2012-05-23 09:06

      @johan - Wow. Is dit die beste waarmee jy kan opkom? Duidelik 'n Bul ondersteuner. Sterkte vir die game. Stormer Groete.

      Saffa - 2012-05-23 09:16

      @Hannes - correct. The results of this are on these forums.

  • Richard.Jonathan5 - 2012-05-22 22:44

    I am out and out a Stormers fan and looking forward to them beating the Bulls! This does however not stop me from commending the Bulls for this wonderfull effort, firstly in breaking stereotypes about 'unmanly or fairy or feminne' colors and secondly using that same platform to promote such a worthy cause. I am not insecure about who I am and who i support to have to resort to name calling etc!

      Jason - 2012-05-23 02:09

      u and i share the same sentiment

      Neddard - 2012-05-23 07:05

      Nice one Richard. Wish there were more like you mate.

      Koos - 2012-05-23 07:32

      Seeing that Cape Town is the gay capitol of South Africa the Bulls thought it might be a good idea to make the team from down under feel at home.

      Lionel - 2012-05-23 07:37

      @Koos,will be embarrasing if the boys from the ''Gay Capital" as you put it kick your butts at Loftus,now wouldnt it!!!!!

      Dewald - 2012-05-23 09:09

      So why dont they where a pink arm band. We are the Blue Bulls not the pink pigs!

  • Vic - 2012-05-22 22:45

    I take my hat off for the Bulls, I know their supporters wont like this pink Bulletjies at home but I hope they score many tries for a very good cause.

      Neutedop - 2012-05-23 08:17

      Tokolos - I hate it when I read that you guys claim this. Boland kavaliers have been in pink for 2 years now - they even have a pink bus. The Pumas also did it 2 years ago. You are not the first team in SA to claim it. And yes, Boland is a small team, but still makes you the third team to wear pink. So you are followers, not leaders as you believe........

      René - 2012-05-23 08:23

      @Neutedop, I fully agree with you, you also forget to mention Stade Francais jerseys. Having said that, I cannot recall ANY of those team jerseys causing such a big, huge, ginormous STIRR like the Bulls jerseys. Go Bulls

      steyts - 2012-05-23 08:36

      Neutedop they are the fourth team to do it and the the second big eam to do it! The sharks played a few games with a pink stripe instead of a white stripe in their currie cup last year....

      Neutedop - 2012-05-23 09:10

      Tokolos - hoekom is jou vorige posts delete? En glo my, jy sit in Suid Afrika, en weet van Stade Francias se pienk truie - julle maak nie so groot stirr soos jy dink. Orals in die koerante was dit oor Boland - so jip......julle nie so spesiaal soos jy dink. Die Sharks se charity was op 'n baie groter skaal - dit het 'n hele seisoen gehardloop - so nope, steeds nie so spesiaal.

      Neutedop - 2012-05-23 09:27

      Blue, praat van die charity ding. Onthou toe hulle sulke sterre op die veld geverf gehad het?

      Neutedop - 2012-05-23 09:40

      Stem saam Blue. Dis goeie doel. En aangesien hulle R1b vir sokker gee, kan hulle maar die mans hokkiespan ook borg!

      Bossie - 2012-05-23 13:41

      @Toklos- dit sal my nie verbaas as jy jou eie comment af gehaal het nie.. Jy en JapJap het nogal baie in gemeen..

      Kenengek - 2012-05-23 22:35

      Blou kraai ek sien jy raak beskaaf met tyd. Net Tokkie wat steeds op sy dinges staan om op die bed te klim. Vriendelike groete geensiens vaarwel. Sien julle weer na 2 Junie. Stormers bo!

  • Fred - 2012-05-22 22:52

    All you stormers please feel welcome to join me for a pink milkshake after the game in celebration of the Bull's record win against the stormers!!! You will need it!

      Stille - 2012-05-23 09:21

      If that happens, i will gladly join you. Only, i will be drinking a few beers, and whiskeys, and some tequila, oh, and a cup of coffee. Best of luck for the game, its going to be a good one. Stormers Groete.

  • Reinhardt Leach - 2012-05-22 23:04

    dit is nou 'n jammerte dat Vodacom R20000 gee net vir elke drie wat gedruk word, nou gaan die kankervereniging niks geld maak nie, want die Pienk bulletjies gaan geen driee druk nie! hul moes liewer net 'n eenmalige skenking gegee het van R100000! die pienk bulletjies gaan op hul eie veld verloor! My bloed is blou met wit strepe in! Go StOrMeRs!!!

      bernard.ingram - 2012-05-23 02:33

      wat doen jou windgat span vir kanker?

      Stille - 2012-05-23 09:14

      @azurite - wat doen JY vir kanker? Moet asb nie jou span se sponsor se goeie gebaar jou eie maak nie. Dis pateties. Gaan eerder na jou plaaslike Kansa en doen daar vrywillige bystand of gaan lees vir die mense wat daar le. Sterkte vir die game. Stormer Groete.

      Kenny - 2012-05-23 10:10

      Bwha ha ha Tokolos!!!

  • Blou-Daan - 2012-05-22 23:07

    Goeie idee, maar die game is oor twee weke, waar moet ek so vinnig R600 vir n pienk trui kry? Kyk maar die 2de op TV vir daai ou met die Blou Bulls hemp daar op Loftus, dis ek :-)

      Papa-storm - 2012-05-23 10:49

      kom aan ou blou daan koop dit, ek vir my spesiaal n wit stormers een gekoop vir loftus.

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-05-23 00:07

    I think that they look nice in the pink jerseys. Common let's see how many pink jerseys are at the field supporting worthy cause.

      Tokolos - 2012-05-23 06:10

      Tokolos have a pink jockstrap Mandy.... Inbox Tokolos for details!!!

      Lionel - 2012-05-23 07:19

      Tokkie,dinge sal nooit verander nie hahahaa

      jack.oosthuysen - 2012-05-23 07:54

      What a stunning comment from a stunning Bull supporter.

  • BlouJob - 2012-05-23 05:55

    Oom Buurman van Zyl draai in sy graf om.

  • Saffa - 2012-05-23 06:50

    VODACOM your money is safe

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-05-23 07:14

    well well there always a first time to lose in pink at moftus pinkveld.

  • EderickC - 2012-05-23 07:28

    Die Bulle doen glad nie goed in die pienk sover nie so hul kan maar hul pienk pakkies dra kom die 2de Junie....

  • bloedisblou - 2012-05-23 07:32

    Ek hoor die kaapse wyn boere gaan R100000 skenk vir elke drie wat die stormers gaan druk om n' klomp valstande te koop vir die stormers supporters!

  • Jed - 2012-05-23 07:55

    Super Rugby 1. Stormers 4. Bulls. Need i say more.

      David - 2012-05-23 08:09

      After this weekend yes.

      Harold - 2012-05-23 08:12

      Bulls 3 cups, Stormers 0. Need I say more?

      hvanderlinde - 2012-05-23 08:48

      Harold, PLEASE say more!!! that's all you guys could come up with in the last year

      Jed - 2012-05-23 08:52

      32 Currie Cups Province 24 Currie Cups Blue Bulls + your 3 Super Rugby cups that makes 27. Still 5 more to go Ladies. The Bulls are probably the 2nd most successful side in the South Africa. need i say more.

      Sonnyjakes - 2012-05-23 09:10

      "32 Currie Cups Province 24 Currie Cups Blue Bulls + your 3 Super Rugby cups that makes 27. Still 5 more to go Ladies. The Bulls are probably the 2nd most successful side in the South Africa. need i say more. " WP 50 yrs older than Bulls? Please dony't say more because you are displaying your ignorance! Go to the dunce corner.

      Stille - 2012-05-23 09:11

      @harold - LOL - Jy klink nou soos 'n sekere liedjie wat gaan oor manntjies Roux se drie. Ou oom wat op die stoep sit, sy span betekin niks, maar in sy kop is die geroeste trofees en swart en wit fotos sy uitgangspunt op vandag se games. Sterkte vir die game, julle het dit nodig. Stormer Groete

      Dewald - 2012-05-23 09:23

      If that IQ is so high, why are you guys just defend and not playing rugby that could support your briliant IQ? Your game plan suggest no IQ!

      Johan - 2012-05-23 13:34

      WP 50 jaar ouer as Noord Transvaal/Blou Bulle, het die eerste keer die CuurieBeker gewen omdat hulle teen 'n oorsese span gespeel het. Kom ons kyk wie het die CurrieBeker die meeste gewen sedert afstigting van Transvaal, ongeveer 1948. Blou, pienk, enige kleur, komaan Bulle

      Bossie - 2012-05-23 13:46

      @Sonny- dis nie die WP se skuld dat julle knape daar van die jukskei 50 jaar gevat het om by society aan te sluit nie...

  • David - 2012-05-23 08:04

    Wow,die bulle doen iets vir bors kanker en mense se hul nogsteeds sleg, give credit where credit is due!!!

      David - 2012-05-23 08:54

      Ja,wonder wat hulle verskoning gaan wees as ons hulle in pienk wen,kan net imagine: uhm ahh, die pienk het die ligte in my oe laat weerkaats,ek is nie gewoont aan sulke helder kleure ini kaap nie...

      Kenny - 2012-05-23 10:23

      David glo my die Kaap weet van helder kleure!!

      Dieter - 2012-05-24 16:11

      gaan hulle dan die week daarna in kondome speel vir VIGS?

  • Melt - 2012-05-23 08:26

    Wie ookal wat doen om geld in te samel vir persone wat kanker het ...laat hulle dit doen. Dit is vir n goeie saak en ons almal behoort dit te ondersteun. Hiermee se ek nie laat die Bulle 5 driee op n skikbord kry nie, maar as jy die ekstra geldjie het gaan koop n pienk truie al gooi jy darts na die trui of al was jy jou kar daarmee, jy het n goeie daad gedoen. Daar is egter mense wat vinger wys en vrae vra oor die Stormers se betrokkenheid by kanker en ander..........As dit n unie se wens is om nie sy bydrae aan die klok te hang nie....respekteer dit. Seer sekerlik is dit by meeste van ons bekend dat J de Villiers reeds jare terug by die kankervereniging betrokke geraak het so is of was daar spelers soos Matfield wat ruim bydra maar nie die hele wereld daarvan vertel nie. Hiermee se ek nie die Bulle moet nie die poging adverteer en daarmee meer geld insamel nie, ek se die wat klippe gooi vergewis julle eers van die feite voor julle klippe gooi. ns waar het die Chris Burger fonds sy ontstaan gehad? Baie sterkte mag die Bulle sewe driee druk ........moet net nie wen nie asb!!!!

  • hc12345 - 2012-05-23 08:31

    Vanish stain remover should make a donation as they all look like bottles of Vanish running all over the field!! Nice to see the Bulls doing something for someone else! Unlike the STORMERS who forever want more money!! Go BULLS. Show the STORMERS how bonus points are scored!!

  • Schalk - 2012-05-23 08:54

    Although i am a Stormer, believing that we will win, that the Bulls wont score - i must admit great initative Well done Vodacom & Bulls

  • willie.jordaan2 - 2012-05-23 09:12

    @papa atorm, tegnies gesproke as jy jou kar parkeer, word jou wiele nie vuil nie, dit is as jy met hulle ry en dit wel in die rondte draai.... ek weet 'n konsep wat meeste ouens wat persoonlik raak, nie sal verstaan nie, want hulle intelegensie spruit tot die speler en nie bevordering van die spel nie.... Aan al die ouens wat mekaar so uithaal, mens neem aan julle gaan dieselfde oor die truie en spelers voel as hulle die springbokke verteenwoordig, en bydrae tot 'n wen of veloor van die games wat voorlê... En o ja as dit 'n tuis game is, speel ons in blou.... nie pienk nie......

      Trav - 2012-05-23 09:41

      Miskien moet jy eers die artikel lees voordat jy kommentaar lewer Willie: "The Bulls will play in pink on their home ground in Pretoria when they take on the Stormers in a crunch Super Rugby derby on June 2."

      Dewald - 2012-05-23 09:45

      Nog 'n comments junkie. Jy is seker een van daais wat heeltyd terug gaan om jou eie comments te lees! Lees eerder die artikel! Pienk is siek!

      Papa-storm - 2012-05-23 09:46

      sillyjordaan you speak to me when your IQ will allow you to spell STORM

  • collinml - 2012-05-23 10:14

    Well done Bulls on your public service initiative.We are all sports fans and love our teams and sometimes forget about the real issues that other people go through.I hope that this match helps to draw more supporters to the cause of Helping CANSA fund raise and get more people into early testing.

  • mvw74 - 2012-05-23 10:25

    This all boils down to marketing from Puma’s side to keep the pink jerseys for the next season. All those harden Bulls supporters will fall for it wearing pink on the day and letting Puma get what they want. On the other hand I think most of the old and serious Bulls supporters (oomies) will NEVER wear pink at Loftus but will allow their wife’s and daughters the opportunity. Oh and btw Tokolosh, kiss my @SS!!

  • OOSTHUIZEN.GAZZA - 2012-05-23 10:39

    tokolosie ,da is nie n manier wat julle 6 driee teen die stormers sal druk nie,nie eens die magte crusaders kan dit reg kry nie,o lol nog n verloor wag vir julle die chiefs gaan julle wen met 13+ en dan vlieg julle terug en dan wag ons vir julle op loftus ,soos ons julle laas jaar geklop het ,pink pas by julle en by spies en steyn vermy kontak wow .......stormers alipad

  • Wynand - 2012-05-23 13:11

    Ons Bulle gaan Stormers ver wen...

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