BULLS

Maku out of Super Rugby

The Vodacom Bulls will be without hooker Bandise Maku for the Super Rugby season after he tore his pectoral muscle against the Cheetahs in Polokwane.


Kriel eyes starting berth

Jesse Kriel enhanced his claims for the Vodacom Bulls No 15 jersey with an impressive showing in their season opening warm-up match against the Cheetahs on Saturday, writes BRENTON CHELIN.


Bulls’ second-half blitz stuns Cheetahs

Piet van Zyl grabbed a brace as the Vodacom Bulls defeated the Cheetahs 30-13 in their first pre-season match in Polokwane on Saturday.


Super Rugby preview: Bulls

The Vodacom Bulls will still be in a transition phase in 2015 but should improve on last year's campaign.


Spies up for the challenge

Pierre Spies says having to compete with Duane Vermeulen for the Springbok No 8 jersey will bring the best out of him.


Bulls start new recruits

Trevor Nyakane and Lappies Labuschagne will start for the Bulls in Polokwane on Saturday, with Joe Pietersen at flyhalf for the Cheetahs.


Strauss, Pollard cleared for opener

Springboks Adriaan Strauss and Handré Pollard will be fit for the Bulls' opening Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Stormers on 14 February.


Loftus crowds hit record low

Loftus Versfeld experienced its lowest attendance numbers in 13 years during 2014.


Flip to miss start of season

Vodacom Bulls lock Flip van der Merwe will miss the first two months of the Super Rugby season with a pectoral injury.


Polokwane to host Bulls, Cheetahs

The Vodacom Bulls will play the Cheetahs in a pre-season friendly at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on 24 January.


Serfontein voted Bulls’ best

Jan Serfontein was named Player of the Year at the annual Vodacom Blue Bulls Player Awards on Wednesday.


Bulls launch more traditional jersey

The new Vodacom Bulls Super Rugby kit pays homage to the team’s loyal fans and features a striking Bull’s head.


Injury setback for Flip

Vodacom Bulls lock Flip van der Merwe will undergo surgery next Tuesday after tearing a pectoral muscle during a gym session earlier this week.


Botha, Spies nearing return

Springbok loose forwards Arno Botha and Pierre Spies will be back on the training field at the start of next year.


Ross off to France

Blue Bulls loose forward Jono Ross has been granted an early release from his contract to join Stade Français.


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