Match Day Programme


Warrick Gelant15Stephen Perofeta
Cornal Hendricks14Emoni Narawa
Johnny Kotze13Joe Marchant
Burger Odendaal (C)12Harry Plummer
Rosko Specman11Mark Telea
Morné Steyn10Otere Black
Ivan van Zyl9Jonathan Ruru
Josh Strauss8Hoskins Sotutu
Wian Vosloo7Tony Lamborn
Jeandré Rudolph6Tom Robinson
Juandré Kruger5Jacob Pierce
Andries Ferreira4Patrick Tuipulotu (C)
Trevor Nyakane3Sione Mafileo
Jaco Visagie2James Parsons
Lizo Gqoboka1Karl Tu’inukuafe
Corneil Els16Kurt Eklund
Gerhard Steenekamp17Ezekiel Lindenmuth
Wiehahn Herbst18Ofa Tuungafasi
Ruan Nortje19Aaron Carroll
Ruan Steenkamp20Dalton Papalii
Embrose Papier21Sam Nock
Manie Libbok22TJ Faiane
Divan Rossouw23Matt Duffie
Pote HumanCOACHLeon MacDonald


Good afternoon, Goeie dag; Dumelang #BullsFamily


Willem Strauss

The Vodacom Bulls welcome the travelling Jaguares to Loftus Versfeld and the #BullsFamily in what is expected to be another hard fought tussle between these two teams.
It goes without saying that the Vodacom Bulls need to secure a win against the Argentines to get their campaign underway after a few weeks of close calls.
A team such as the Vodacom Bulls cannot function with the support of our sponsors and we extend a grateful thank you for their unwavering commitment to the Vodacom Bulls brand.
As always, we endeavour to make our supporters proud to be part of the #BullsFamily.
Thank you for your support; Dankie vir jou ondersteunning; Ke lebogela thekgo ya lena #BullsFamily.
Willem Strauss
President of Blue Bulls Rugby Union


Vodacom Super Rugby returns with more Marvel magic


Miguel SimoesInspired by Captain America, Thor, Spider‐Man and Black Panther, South African rugby fields will come to life with more super hero action from 31 January as Vodacom Super Rugby, one of the toughest competitions in the world, continues its collaboration with Marvel.

We have a new generation of rugby heroes in South Africa ready to make their mark in Vodacom Super Rugby in 2020. With three new coaches and a host of exciting new players stepping up to the plate, it’s clear that the four South African franchises intend to build on what the Springboks achieved last year.

We’ve seen a re-energised enthusiasm for rugby in South Africa in recent months and that excitement spills over into Vodacom Super Rugby which will continue to impress us with breathtaking rugby played by the best teams and players in the Southern Hemisphere.

The South African franchises will yet again show their support for the real super heroes of the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation, with their #TacklingCancer initiative.

Vodacom and SuperSport will jointly donate R100 for every tackle by a South African player during the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby competition. And this year, fans will also have the opportunity to contribute to this great cause as R1 will be donated to CHOC for every Vodacom Super Rugby ticket purchased.

Additionally, Vodacom will have a multitude of out-of-this-world stadium activations involving fans, players and celebrities all aimed at raising even more money for CHOC this season.

This will indeed be another season in which heroes in all forms will be celebrated – from the rugby players as the heroes on the field, to the fans for their loyal support, and then our real-life heroes from CHOC.

The response to the 2019 season was phenomenal, bringing the inspiration of some of Marvel’s most iconic, loved and recognizable characters to the thrills and excitement of this tournament. We certainly look forward to joining families across the country this coming year to witness all the skill, speed, agility strength, endurance, honour and strategy that brings this collaboration to life in an even more spectacular 2020 season.

Miguel Simoes
Managing Executive Gauteng Region