The representatives of the powerful Blue Bulls (formerly Northern Transvaal) provincial rugby union, based around the high veldt city of Pretoria. The Blue Bulls have been the powerhouse of the South African provincial scene in years past, winning or playing in six of the Currie Cup finals since 2003, which includes a shared title with the Free State Cheetahs in 2006.

http://thebulls.co.za/

Head to Head Record:

Highlanders 12 Wins
Bulls 6 Wins
Draw 1

Results:

1996: Northern Transvaal v Highlanders, 59-29
1997: Highlanders v Northern Transvaal, 27-7
1998: Bulls v Highlanders, 26-31
1999: Highlanders v Bulls, 65-23
2000: Bulls v Highlanders, 40-42
2001: Highlanders v Bulls, 32-10
2002: Bulls v Highlanders, 17-54
2003: Highlanders v Bulls, 29-22
2004: Bulls v Highlanders, 16-16
2005: Highlanders v Bulls, 23-0
2006: Bulls v Highlanders, 23-16
2007: Highlanders v Bulls, 13-22
2008: Bulls v Highlanders, 47-17
2009: Highlanders v Bulls, 36-12
2010: Bulls v Highlanders 50-35
2011: Bulls v Highlanders, 28-35
2012: Highlanders v Bulls, 16-11
2013: Bulls v Highlanders, 35-18
2014: Highlanders v Bulls, 27-20

Honours Board:

Champions 2007, 2009, 2010
Semi-Finalists 1996, 2005, 2006, 2013

Log Placings:

1996: 3rd
1997: 8th
1998: 11th
1999: 12th
2000: 11th
2001: 12th
2002: 12th
2003: 6th
2004: 6th
2005: 3rd
2006: 4th
2007: 2nd
2008: 10th
2009: 1st
2010: 1st
2011: 7th
2012: 5th
2013: 2nd
2014: 9th
2015: 9th
2016: 9th

Coaches:

1996: Dr John Williams (convenor) & Eugene van Wyk
1997: Kitch Christie (convenor) & Uli Schmidt
1998: Eugene van Wyk (convenor) & James Stofberg
1999: Eugene van Wyk (convenor) & Chris Buidendach
2000: Heyneke Meyer (convenor), Frans Ludeke & Herman Masimla
2001: Phil Pretorius (convenor), Chris Grobler & Pieter de Villiers
2002: Heyneke Meyer (convenor), Chris Grobler, Mike Bayly, Alfred
Mzizi & John McFarland
2003: Rudi Joubert convenor) & John Williams
2004: Rudi Joubert (convenor), Blikkies Groenewald & John Williams
2005: Heyneke Meyer (convenor) & Mike Bayly.
2006: Heyneke Meyer (convenor), Mike Bayly & Pote Human
2007: Heyneke Meyer (convenor), Todd Louden, Ricardo Loubscher & Pote Human
2008: Frans Ludeke 
2009: Frans Ludeke
2010: Frans Ludeke 
2011: Frans Ludeke
2012: Frans Ludeke 
2013: Frans Ludeke
2014: Frans Ludeke
2015: Frans Ludeke
2016: Nolliss Marais

Captains:

1996: Ruben Kruger
1997: Ruben Kruger
1998: Adriaan Richter
1999: Schutte Bekker
2000: Ruben Kruger
2001: Joost van der Westhuizen
2002: Chris le Roux
2003: Joost van der Westhuizen
2004: Victor Matfield
2005: Anton Leonard
2006: Victor Matfield
2007: Victor Matfield
2008: Fourie du Preez
2009: Victor Matfield
2010: Victor Matfield
2011: Victor Matfield
2012: Pierre Spies
2013: Pierre Spies
2014: Flip van der Merwe & Victor Matfield
2015: Victor Matfield
2016: Adriaan Strauss 

 

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