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Bulls are a few years late if aiming to shock in pink


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super Rugby on 14 Feb 2012 at 09:48
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They say that most trends tend to catch on in Pretoria a few years late and in the case of the Bulls “out there” decision to play in a “shocking” pink away jersey, this couldn’t be more true.

The Bulls and their new buddies Puma are all over the sports pages today, proudly unveiling their busy new jersey aimed at emphasising the “fresh start” the team is making, or some similar marketing crap. The reality, though, is that they’re simply copying what Stade Francais did way back in 2005 when their decision to play away games in pink really did shake up the rugby world.

In fact, playing in pink isn’t even particularly ground-breaking in the South African context; both Boland and the Pumas played in pink jerseys last year, whereas the Sharks and the Western Force have also donned pink for one-off matches in the interests of raising money for cancer research.

Perhaps the most amusing part of this whole sorry saga, though, is the statement that the “busy” or “smash” design on the front of the jersey has been specially designed to distract opposition players. The thinking here is clearly that the style of rugby the Bulls have lined up is unlikely to distract anyone much, so they’d better hope the jersey does a better job.

Here’s the new jersey, courtesy of Sport24.



76 Comments

  • So glAd I don’t support the bulls….damn that’s scary

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.02.12 09:56:38 by juba_fan Reply
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  • i can see Muzi rocking this jersey solid :lol:

    Go Muesli!

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.02.12 10:03:25 by Megatron Reply
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  • erg… no self respecting male south african rugby supporter should ever have to wear something like that

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.02.12 10:04:15 by RuckingFun Reply
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  • Just for that jersey, I would relegate the bulls and promote the Kings instead…

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.02.12 10:07:48 by RuckingFun Reply
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  • Where is Muzi when you need him?

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.02.12 10:09:26 by Uli Reply
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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 4) : :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.02.12 10:11:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • So its clear that Meisiekind now expanded his role at the Bull, was only hear and makeup but now their clothing too :)

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.02.12 10:14:47 by Franshark Reply
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  • :twisted: LOL! :oops: Oh the noras are gonna feel so butch (maybe FEEl Butch as well) during the pride parade with this blouse! :oops: Hope they will not be wearing hotpants and leg warmers as well :oops:
    Thanks to Rich and Ice for the running commentary during the weekend’s game. Lekker viewing RF radio! :twisted:

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.02.12 10:16:25 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Looks like the Puma company belong to a bunch of gay people. If I recall correctly you guys also have a pink one. He he he!

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.02.12 10:40:34 by Bloubloubul Reply

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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 4) : Seconded.

    Why in the world would the Bulls think this is a good idea? Can you imagine an Oomie with a beer boep rocking this abomination? They must have Pretoria confused with Cape Town. :shock:

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.02.12 10:43:51 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Bloubloubul (Comment 9) : don’t be ridiculous.

    The gay guys I know wouldn’t be caught dead supporting anything as backwards as the Bulls. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.02.12 10:44:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Bloubloubul (C9) :twisted: We all have a pink one but we do not flaunt it! :twisted: We use ours for breast cancer awareness and not to play around with foreign men :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.02.12 10:44:23 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 5) : standing in line to buy one of these things I presume. :)

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.02.12 10:45:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @PienkPersbul (Comment 9) : you guys? who?

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.02.12 10:47:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hahahaha.. Now we can call them the Pink Flamingo’s :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.02.12 10:54:27 by Viking Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : If the are not gay then they must be sexually flustrayed. Lucky its apparently purple.

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.02.12 10:55:15 by Bloubloubul Reply

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  • @Bloubloubul (Comment 16) : :)

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.02.12 10:55:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • Shouldnt this be banned? It will give the Bulls such an advantage on attack, the opposition are going to get double vision big time!!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.02.12 10:55:51 by Pat Reply

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  • no way that shirt is gay. gays normally have style, and keep to the trends

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.02.12 10:56:32 by GeneralSpecific Reply
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  • Slowly, pshycologically getting their supporters ready for a MERGE WITH THE LIONS to accommodate the Kings?

    Small jump from pink bulls to red bulls . . . :twisted:

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.02.12 11:04:56 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @GeneralSpecific (Comment 19) : @ :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: TRUE! :twisted:

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.02.12 11:07:32 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) : Hahaha – well done on the nic change!!

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.02.12 11:15:29 by Ice Reply
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  • @Bloubloubul (Comment 9) : yeah for cancer awareness week.

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.02.12 11:17:03 by MJ Reply

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  • @MJ (Comment 23) : You guys did it for cancer ja but we are doing it for a other reason.

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.02.12 11:20:28 by Bloubloubul Reply

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  • @Bloubloubul (Comment 24) : and that is?

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.02.12 11:30:01 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 25) : I do not know but beleave it will be for something like to save the Jacaranda trees from all the shark supporters staying in Pretoria. I will find out.

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.02.12 11:33:12 by Bloubloubul Reply

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  • @Bloubloubul (Comment 24) : :twisted: Please tell it to the construction worker, the indian chief or the policeman! Not here :lol: :lol: :twisted:

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.02.12 11:33:33 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @Bloubloubul (Comment 26) : :twisted: Ek is ‘n trotse Pretorianer wat die blou trui gedra het, maar ek weet die trui gaan nie aftrek kry by die manne hier nie! My vriende is nog almal bul supporters maar gaan nie die koeivel aantrek nie. :oops: :lol: :twisted:

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.02.12 11:37:02 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @PienkPersbul (Comment 24) : And your reason is?

    1) It’ll go well with a stonewashed Jean Pant?
    2) It’ll look cool on the back of a Nissan 1400 Bakkie?
    3) Meisiekind now designs clothes as well as haircare products?
    4) All of the above?

    :wink:

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.02.12 11:37:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : I was thinking 3 but my final answer is 4 :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.02.12 11:48:17 by Viking Reply
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  • @Bloubloubul (Comment 16) : Translation for all the sober people: ” If they are not gay then they must be sexually frustrated. Thankfully (the jersey) is also purple, apparently?” :|

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.02.12 11:52:27 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 30) : :)

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.02.12 11:52:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Stade Francais is the original pink jersey team. Bulls are fakes.

  • Comment 33, posted at 14.02.12 11:56:58 by King Shark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 31) : Ja ok. My English are not so very delishesly.

  • Comment 34, posted at 14.02.12 11:58:35 by Bloubloubul Reply

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  • Hope the Bulls have good lawyers, because I’m claiming medical costs from them. I just fractured two ribs falling out of my ofice chair, laughing.

  • Comment 35, posted at 14.02.12 12:02:10 by Culling Song Reply
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  • test

  • Comment 36, posted at 14.02.12 12:05:22 by jako Reply
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  • @Bloubloubul (Comment 34) : :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 37, posted at 14.02.12 12:05:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @jako (Comment 36) : 1.. 2.. 3…

  • Comment 38, posted at 14.02.12 12:10:34 by Franshark Reply
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  • I’m not gonna lie; i really like the Bulls jerseys…and i’m a huge Puma Clothing fan. I really wish The Sharks woudn’t live in the past(ReeBok) and instead have Puma or Le Coq Sportif be the Kit sponsor. And The Sharks have soo many female supporters, why not treat them with a bit of Pink or is it Black ;) or our Sharks kit. Don’t need to lose our colours, just throw in something new, a tertiary Kit colour.

  • Comment 39, posted at 14.02.12 12:16:30 by JJR Reply
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  • Am I detecting a touch of homophobia in some posts here? :shock: Surely not… :roll: I also wonder how many of the regular male readers & bloggers here actually DO own a pink shirt seeing that one sees soooo many guys wearing it nowadays.

  • Comment 40, posted at 14.02.12 12:21:42 by diablo Reply

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  • or=on…typo :oops:

  • Comment 41, posted at 14.02.12 12:21:59 by JJR Reply
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  • @diablo (Comment 40) : I used to about 3 years ago; but i hate wearing pink as casual clothing; but it’s kiff on a Rugby Jersey…it’s like, “i’m wearing Pink, but i can still kick ur A$$” :smile:

  • Comment 42, posted at 14.02.12 12:24:01 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 39) : the sharks have pink supporters gear for their lady’s @ the shark tank, if it is puma that’s reponsable for the pink jerseys I say stay away sharks…… come-on die BLOUbulle in PINK…. Imagine the All blacks in yellow :twisted:

  • Comment 43, posted at 14.02.12 12:27:46 by Franshark Reply
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  • Liefling!!!
    Whats next, pink ‘ballas’ hanging from the back of large 4 x 4′s?
    Im already seeing a bunch of pienk boepense in town on saturdays… Spaar my dit asseblief. I suppose thats what you get for living in Snor City. Eish.

  • Comment 44, posted at 14.02.12 12:30:33 by Crock Reply

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  • @Franshark (Comment 43) : Okay, it doesn’t have to be pink, but The Sharks kit could be more “fresh”; like better use of The Black and White; eg. like the design on the Bulls jersey looks cool…we can claim it the waves of the Indian Ocean…or something like that.

    It is not known for Puma to go with Pink; i just think Puma SA are copying Stade Francais. But still new and fresh, and that’s what i like. Le Coq Sportif are cool, they sponsor everton football; but not too many Rugby teams…and i’m sure Michalak would approve :smile:

  • Comment 45, posted at 14.02.12 12:32:05 by JJR Reply
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  • Just had this image in my head.. 2 bull supporters with horns on their head dressed in pink looking in each others eyes singing Liefling every time a PK goes over…
    The face of rugby is changing… Beware

  • Comment 46, posted at 14.02.12 12:36:06 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Crock (Comment 44) :D on’t worry those oomies with the boepe won’t wear pink even if it were the primary kits color, don’t think we will see too much people with it haven’t seen one shop with it.

    it is not really that bad (better than their home kits), still not someting I would buy myself if I were a Bull, atleast it is not nearly as bad as the border or griffons jerseys(2 most ugly jerseys in sa)

  • Comment 47, posted at 14.02.12 12:38:03 by berroos Reply

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  • @Franshark (Comment 46) : my sentiments exactly!
    Regte mans sing nie vir mekaar liefling nie!

  • Comment 48, posted at 14.02.12 12:39:08 by Crock Reply

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  • @diablo (Comment 40) : :twisted: No homophobia. I wear pink, daddy of a little princess and have a gay relative but even they say the jumper looks like a Barbie & Ken 80′s retro seatcover. oh…nice avatar of a topless SPIES though! Mmmmm…??? :twisted:

  • Comment 49, posted at 14.02.12 12:56:19 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Let’s give the bulls some credit, the best looking jersey up to date in Super rugby was the one of a few years back, dark at the top and faded to white at the bottom, then we copied them the next year with black on top and fading lighter towards the bottom… IMO

  • Comment 50, posted at 14.02.12 13:03:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Crock (Comment 48) : En regte mans het die super beker at least een keer gewen. He he.

  • Comment 51, posted at 14.02.12 13:05:44 by Bloubloubul Reply

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  • @Bloubloubul (Comment 51) : :twisted: Dis nie wat die stickers op die bakkies lees nie! :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 52, posted at 14.02.12 13:10:59 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Just imagine the Bulls on the poduim with the cup in there pink jerseys. The world would say “and they say its the toughest tourament in the world?”

  • Comment 53, posted at 14.02.12 13:19:18 by Bloubloubul Reply

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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 49) : you also think he looks yummie? You Killer you ;-)

  • Comment 54, posted at 14.02.12 13:20:03 by diablo Reply

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  • Best description I heard wàs that it looks like a 80′s ravers hempie (by a designer)! LOL

  • Comment 55, posted at 14.02.12 13:24:30 by Ice Reply
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  • @Bloubloubul (Comment 53) : moenie daaroor worrie nie, teen die tyd dat u bull weer by n podium staan(want dit sal nie gou gebeur nie) sal niemand meer die pink hemde kan onthou nie..

  • Comment 56, posted at 14.02.12 13:34:09 by Franshark Reply
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  • @diablo (Comment 54) : Where have you been hiding?

  • Comment 57, posted at 14.02.12 13:36:34 by Ben Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 56) : Ja ja. Ek dink Puma is bietjie vroeg met hulle April fools grap.

  • Comment 58, posted at 14.02.12 13:37:23 by Bloubloubul Reply

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  • how exciting !! :grin:

  • Comment 59, posted at 14.02.12 13:39:49 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Bloubloubul (Comment 53) : well, in order to do that, they’d need to win a final away…

    Oh wait, they did that in 2007 :(

  • Comment 60, posted at 14.02.12 14:06:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 55) : No raver I know would wear that. If you want to see bright colours you do the right thing and take drugs, not wear an abomination like that :mrgreen:

  • Comment 61, posted at 14.02.12 14:13:40 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 57) : Hi Ben – been somewhat busy, but always keeping an eye on you finned ones :shock: Can’t wait for the rugby to start – done enough around the house to keep me in brownie points for a while ;-)

  • Comment 62, posted at 14.02.12 14:32:01 by diablo Reply

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  • @diablo (Comment 40) : OH MY WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IS Pierre Spies trying to give that trophy some head!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Those ou’s behind the boerewors curtain are hardcore. :oops:

  • Comment 63, posted at 14.02.12 15:04:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 63) : I hope you have good lawyers, because I’m holding you liable for my medical costs. I just fell off the chair laughing again and broke some more ribs.

  • Comment 64, posted at 14.02.12 15:08:00 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 64) : :razz:

  • Comment 65, posted at 14.02.12 15:13:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

  • Comment 66, posted at 14.02.12 15:17:49 by Leviathan Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 65) : Can you believe Pokkel gave me grief about my avatar when people are posting gay porn on the site??

  • Comment 67, posted at 14.02.12 15:18:40 by Culling Song Reply
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  • “Bulls jersey as designed by Elton John”

  • Comment 68, posted at 14.02.12 15:31:47 by Leviathan Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 67) : Shocking!!!!!! :lol:

  • Comment 69, posted at 14.02.12 15:42:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 63) : Who knows – winning the trophy does funny things to one, very exciting, you know. Oops, forgot – you would’nt actually know the feeling ;-)

  • Comment 70, posted at 14.02.12 15:54:38 by diablo Reply

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  • @diablo (Comment 70) : that’s very nearly a bannable offence, that comment :mrgreen:

  • Comment 71, posted at 14.02.12 16:59:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob, surely not on this bootiful pink V day

  • Comment 72, posted at 14.02.12 17:16:50 by diablo Reply

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  • Hi

    You wrote the following above:

    Perhaps the most amusing part of this whole sorry saga, though, is the statement that the “busy” or “smash” design on the front of the jersey has been specially designed to distract opposition players. The thinking here is clearly that the style of rugby the Bulls have lined up is unlikely to distract anyone much, so they’d better hope the jersey does a better job.

    Maybe you would like to comment now after the Sharks were distraced on Friday nnight.

  • Comment 73, posted at 27.02.12 15:37:42 by koa1306 Reply

     
  • Hi Koa (new way of spelling koeie?)

    Welcome to the site I hope you enjoy your stay.

    The koeie may have won the game but we could hardly call kicking at poles all night distracting. How many tries have they scored with that style (if kicking everything is a style) of theirs so far this season.

  • Comment 74, posted at 27.02.12 15:45:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @koa1306 (Comment 73) :
    I think the Sharks were distracted by the full stadium that paid to watch that skop en jaag stuff you Bulls call rugby. I was. :mrgreen:

    BTW well done for your team.

  • Comment 75, posted at 27.02.12 15:51:28 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @koa1306 (Comment 73) : yes I supose you could be right and it was a successful ploy as our hooker and loosie/captain every time they were in a ruckk and saw those boots were struck by the hilarity of them that they could stop laughing and forgot to stay on their feet thereby giving Morne easy shots at poles ;)

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