Bulls - a brief rugby history
Colours: Jersey: Light Blue with Dark Blue trim Shorts: Dark Blue Socks: Dark Blue
Home Ground: Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
The Bulls were formed in 1998. In the first two years of the Super 12/14 competition (ie. 1996/7) the franchise was represented by Nth Transvaal known as the Blue Bulls. The current franchise represents the South African Rugby Regions of Pretoria, East Rand & Limpopo.
The 2019 head coach is Pote Human. The assistant coaches are Chris Rossouw, Anton Leonard, Hayden Groepes & Pine Pienaar.
The 2019 squad is:
Forwards: Tim Agaba; Matthys Basson; Thembelani Bholi; Schalk Brits; Lood de Jager (C); Nick de Jager; Corniel Els; Aston Fortuin; Lizo Gqoboka; Jason Jenkins; Jannes Kirsten; Hanro Liebenberg; Edgar Maratlulle; Simphiwe Matanzima; trevor Nyakane; Pierre Schoeman; Roelf Smit; Mornay Smith; Eli Snyman; Hendre Stassen; Ruan Steenkamp; Adriaan Strauss; Dayan van der Westhuizen; Ruben van Heerden; Marco van Staden; Conrad van Vuuren; Frans van Wyk; Duane Vermeulen; Jaco Visagie.
Backs: Marnitz Boshoff; Francois Brummer; Warwick Gelant; Cornal Hendricks; Travis Ismaiel; JT Jackson; Johnny Kotze; Jesse Kriel; Manie Libbok; Duncan Matthews; Burger Odendaal; Embrose Papier; Handre Pollard; Divan Rossouw; Dylan Sage; Paul Schoeman; Rosko Specman; Jamba Ulengo; Iwan van Zyl; Andre Warner.
They play 8 Home games against: Stormers; Sharks; Chiefs; Jaquares; Reds; Waratahs; Crusaders; Lions.
They play 8 Away games against: Jaquares; Lions; Sharks; Stormers; Rebels; Brumbies; Blues; Highlanders.
They finished in 12th position at the end of the 2018 round-robin stages.
They have finished in the top 6 of the round-robin stages of the Super competition 10 times out of 23 years.
In the play-offs they have featured in 3 finals, winning all three in 2007, 2009 & 2010.
Their average finishing position is 7.39
They are 4th on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ NZ$17.00