Border join forces with Bulls
Pretoria - The Border Rugby Union has become the latest province to form
part of the Bulls franchise in Super Rugby.
The Pretoria franchise officially confirmed the association
“Last week the Vodacom Bulls proudly announced that we had
entered into a partnership agreement with Boland and the Pumas Rugby Unions
regarding the Bulls Super Rugby franchise.
“It gives us great pleasure to confirm that the Border Rugby
Union is now also part of that agreement,” the Bulls said via a press
Barend van Graan, CEO of the Blue Bulls Company, reiterated
on his sentiments from last week’s announcement.
“The Bulls are excited about the partnership, as we firmly
believe that this strategic relationship will not only benefit the teams
involved but will certainly enhance rugby in the various regions, ultimately
strengthening the franchise and improving the Bulls performances in the long
Monde Tabata, administrator of the Border Rugby Union, also
expressed enthusiasm to take the relationship forward.
“There are many talented players in Border and they need an
aspirational guide, and I believe that the Bulls could fulfil that role. The
Bulls also have coaching capacity and skills available that will immensely
assist the needs of Border.
“The strategy (blueprint) must be a working relationship
that will inspire the partners and deliver top rugby players for all concerned.
The relationship must be seen to provide local boys with great opportunities to
excel and reach new heights in their careers.”