Blue Bulls History

From a humble beginnings to a champion rugby team
Sharing the CC Newlands
 
Sharing the CC Newlands

Sharing the CC Newlands in 1979 Burger Geldenhuys and Carel du Plessis

 
1975 Pierre Spies
 
1975 Pierre Spies

1975 Pierre Spies winning try in Bloemfontein

 
Buurman and Thys Lourens
 
Buurman and Thys Lourens

Buurman and Thys Lourens with trophy

 
Frik du Preez
 
Frik du Preez

Frik du Preez running fast

 
New Loftus
 
New Loftus

New Loftus Programme 1977

 
Wynie Strydom en Heyneke Meyer
The Team 1989
 
The Team 1989

The Team 1989

 
Police Carlton Winners
Buurman van Zyl
 
Buurman van Zyl

Buurman van Zyl with front row Tuffy Reyneke, Willie Kahts and Jan Oberholzer

 
Bull statue
1980 parade
 
1980 parade

1980 parade through Pretoria streets before match vs British Lions

 
Buurman van Zyl
 
Buurman van Zyl

Buurman van Zyl appointed first official coach of NTVl in 1968, scoring for EP against NTvl in the 1940s wih Johnny Liurens too late to stop the try.

 
1970 final
 
1970 final

1970 final, lost 11-9 in Kimberley, Piet Uys en Mannetjirs Roux

 
Heyeneke Meyer en Anton  Leonard  2003
 
Heyeneke Meyer en Anton Leonard 2003

Heyeneke Meyer en Anton Leonard 2003 cup

 
Uli Schmidt
 
Uli Schmidt

Uli Schmidt playing hard

 
1998 final, Joost van der Westhuiuzen
 
1998 final, Joost van der Westhuiuzen

Joost van der Westhuiuzen with trophy

 
The Squad
Club game
 
Club game

Club game - Oosteliks vs Police

 
Enjoying victory
Polisie 2012 carlton kampioene
 
Polisie 2012 carlton kampioene

 
Mac van Vuuren
 
Mac van Vuuren

Mac van Vuuren: Becomes general manager in 1982

 
Unbeatable
 
Unbeatable

Unbeatable pack in the 1970s

 
Frik du Preez
 
Frik du Preez

Frik du Preez kicking it hard

 
it makes me happy..
Eugene Hare
 
Eugene Hare

 
The Team
The Team 1991
 
The Team 1991

 
Team
 
Team

The 1970 team

 
Dual Retirement
 
Dual Retirement

Hansie Brewis and Fonnie du toit two club legends, retired on same day after losing to the British Lions in 1955.

 
Excitement results in collapsed stand
 
Excitement results in collapsed stand

Collapsed stand after Northern Transvaal match against the wallabies in 1969, our fans clearly got out of hand.

 
Bakkies - autographs
1981 Bulls Boks
 
1981 Bulls Boks

1981 Bulls Boks to NZ

 
Currie Cup final 98' Team
The Team 2002
 
The Team 2002

 
Fonnie van der Vyfer
 
Fonnie van der Vyfer

Fonnie van der Vyfer chairman of NTvl Schools Association and a provincial referee

 
1938: NT vs British Lions
 
1938: NT vs British Lions

One of the first international games. The northern transvaal first team faced the british lions.

 
Brewis Hansie
 
Brewis Hansie

Brewis Hansie doing what he does best, outrunning the competition towards the trial line.

 
The Ref. Dr. Bertie Strasheim
 
The Ref. Dr. Bertie Strasheim

Dr. Bertie Strasheim becomes the first Northern Transvaal rugby referee in 1958

 
1965: Prof Fritz Eloff
 
1965: Prof Fritz Eloff

1965: Prof Fritz Eloff becomes president

 
Bakkies and daughter with Matfield after 2009 win over Chiefs at Loftus
Francois Brummer after winning drop goal in  vodacom Cup final
 
Francois Brummer after winning drop goal in vodacom Cup final

2010 Cup final against FS. score 31-29

 
Adolf malan
 
Adolf malan

Adolf malan lifted in line-out

 
1990 Naas Botha lion cup
 
1990 Naas Botha lion cup

1990 Naas Botha lifting the lion cup

 
Kallie Knoetze
 
Kallie Knoetze

Kallie Knoetze building a boxing ring for extra mural activity

 
Prof. Daan Swiegers
 
Prof. Daan Swiegers

Prof. Daan Swiegers putting Tuks University on map. He was a coach, NTvl player, national selectors and chairman for many years.

 
Ferdie Bergh
 
Ferdie Bergh

First Northern Transvaal Captain, and our hero!

 
1946: The CC Final
First away win
 
First away win

In 1956 the team achieved the first away win in a CC final.

 
Bulls Babes
 
Bulls Babes

 
1980 logo
1990 logo
Frans Ludeke - the double
 
Frans Ludeke - the double

 
1970 logo
1938: LM Smit
 
1938: LM Smit

LM Smit, still around today and over 100 years old! He played in the first Northern Transvaal match in 1938. Rugby keeps you healthy.

 
1946: First time winners of the CC tournament
 
1946: First time winners of the CC tournament

The victorious players lined up for a photo shoot. Winners of the 1946 CC tournament were no others than the Northern Transvaal Rugby Team.

 
Prof. Davel retires
 
Prof. Davel retires

After the retirement of the well respected Prof. Davel at the end of 1955, Uli Schmidt becomes president.

 
1960 logo
Naas Botha
 
Naas Botha

Naas Botha, appointed captain in 1982 when he was only 22

 
Jacques Olivier,sevens captain in the 1990s.
 
Jacques Olivier,sevens captain in the 1990s.

Springbok wing and Bok sevens captain in the 1990s.

 
2010 logo
2000 logo
Grand Stand
 
Grand Stand

The stadiums grand stand in the 70s

 
1930 logo
1940 logo
1950 logo
1968: First title
 
1968: First title

1968 Northern Transvaal team that won first CC title under Buurman van Zyl

 
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  • 2000
  • 2010
 
 
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