President’s Message

Willem Strauss President

Welcome to Loftus Versfeld, home of the Vodacom Bulls and the #BullsFamily

How exciting and unpredictable is the 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby competition? We have seen some really interesting and dramatic results in fiercely competitive matches and even two draws last weekend.

The Vodacom Bulls contributed to those dramas and had us, the loyal supporters of South Africa’s most successful team in the tournament’s history, on the edge of our seats at times, but for most of the season, up on our feet and cheering.

Tonight will be no different, when the defending champions, the Crusaders, arrive for what will be a crucial game for the team. Our home matches are done to a large extent, with a very tough tour to Australasia to follow.

The South African Conference is very tight and every match crucial as we move towards the play-offs.

Our team has already won as many matches so far as the whole of last season, so the improvement we were all looking for, did happen.

The Crusaders will be a real test for the squad and this is by far one of the most anticipated matches of the year for all at Loftus Versfeld.

Welcome to our visitors from Christchurch.

We have some passionate fans here at the “Bulkraal’ and we can trust that like always, the values of the game and respect for the opponents will again be there for all to see and enjoy.

Die Vodacom Bulls was nog altyd ‘n span vir sy ondersteuners, iets wat veral opvallend is wanneer die span elders in Suid-Afrika speel. Ons wil graag sien dat daardie ondersteuning terugspoel na Loftus Versfeld, want daar is geen beter plek om rugby te kyk as hierdie stadium nie. Die stadion het van die beste geriewe en die stadion is so toeskouer-vriendelik moontlik gemaak om die ervaring van ‘n dag op Loftus ‘n aangename ondervinding te hou.

Welcome also to the Down Touch Griffons and Vodacom Blue Bulls teams playing in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge, as well as their management and administrators. A warm word of welcome to all other dignitaries present here today.

We want to thank all our sponsors, in particular Vodacom, who keep on supporting our teams and union. It is not easy to run such a big organisation such as the Vodacom Bulls without the backing of sponsors, so we are really pleased to have you all aboard.

Enjoy the rugby!

Isuzu Match day