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The Bulls will not have Loftus Semis or Finals

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Bulls, In the news, Super 14 on 20 Mar 2010 at 15:21
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Even if the Bulls do qualify for the Super 14 Semi-finals they will not be at Loftus.

Rugby 365 reports that should the Bulls qualify to host a semifinal and/or Final of the Super 14 competition in May, it will be played at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

This deal is still subject to signing an agreement – with Stadium Management South Africa (Pty) Ltd and the City of Johannesburg.

However, all parties have agreed in principal to host the game(s).

It will be the first time that a rugby match of this magnitude could be played at this iconic venue.

This is necessitated by the fact that Loftus Versfeld is being used by FIFA as a Soccer World Cup venue and will be handed over as a ‘clean stadium’ by the time the knock-out stages of the Super 14 starts, ruling out the possibility to staging the match on home turf.

The Bulls hosted semifinals in 2007 and 2009 and the Final in 2009 at Loftus Versfeld.

Orlando Stadium recently had a ZAR300-million total rebuild for the Soccer World Cup and this 41 500 seater stadium can now be described as a modern one.

It will also host the official FIFA concert to celebrate the start of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

The CEO of Stadium Management South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Jacques Grobbelaar said of this possible venture: “Together we are going to make history.”

The Blue Bulls Company will iron out the finer details with regards to tickets, transport and communicate in good time with their suite holders, season ticket holders, supporters, and other relevant parties.


  • Even if Fifa DID allow the game to be played the field would never stand up to the abuse and then recover before the SWC.

    The field already looks worse than an Indian cricket pitch.

    One of the risks of having your stadium used as a SWC venue.

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.03.10 15:26:07 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • But from what I understand the Orlando stadium has been upgraded for the soccer wc and will also be used as one of the venues…..so why are they allowing the rugby to be played here then?

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.03.10 15:29:12 by FireTheLooser Reply
    FireTheLooserAssistant coach
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : no shit so where will they play if to go through semi :evil:

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.03.10 15:33:33 by Chaz Reply
    ChazTeam captain
  • Bwahaaahaaahahaha

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.03.10 15:33:39 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • Chaz
    They will prolly play the final in Soweto as well… Lol
    I love it!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.03.10 15:35:07 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • @wpw (Comment 5) : oh shit me won’t go to hmmmm :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.03.10 15:36:35 by Chaz Reply

    ChazTeam captain
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) :

    My thoughts as well. Only reason i can come up with is the shit state of the Loftus pitch.

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.03.10 15:37:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • I’m thinking the Sharks should offer them Kingspark.

    It will be a sellout and the Bulls have a good record there in Super 14 Finals. ;-)

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.03.10 15:38:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : Can’t imagine the Nulle fans being too happy about that. :grin:

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.03.10 15:38:44 by FireTheLooser Reply

    FireTheLooserAssistant coach
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : haaaa yeee thats a good idea lots of money for the sharks tank and then we can buy our guys back aaahheeee :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.03.10 15:40:27 by Chaz Reply

    ChazTeam captain
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 9) :

    They will want the finals to be at altitude for the added advantage.

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.03.10 15:42:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • Cant imagine the brandy boys will be to happy in soweto!

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.03.10 15:20:12 by billy Reply

    billyVodacom Cup player
  • Can’t wait to see the Broederbond sipping brand in Soweto. Now who would have thought!

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.03.10 13:58:08 by Oubaas2009 Reply

    SportbillyVodacom Cup player

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