About Us

HISTORY

The Vodacom Bulls and Vodacom Blue Bulls as they are known as today have their beginnings in a decision that was made in 1938 as the Northern Transvaal Rugby Union opted to breakaway from the Transvaal Rugby Union with the sole purpose of establishing themselves as a competitive rugby union in South Africa.

The Barberton Daisy was adopted as the NTRU’s emblem while light blue was the colour that would become synonymous with success. The union experienced their first taste of success eight years later when the NTRU lifted the Currie Cup for the first time in 1946. The Vodacom Blue Bulls have since gone onto winning the Currie Cup on 23 occasions.

A decision was made at the beginning of the 1998 season to change the proud union’s name to the Blue Bulls in domestic competitions and the Bulls in Vodacom Super Rugby.

The Vodacom Bulls have been the most successful South African franchise in Vodacom Super Rugby as they have appeared in three victorious finals since the tournament’s inception in 1996.

 

team in locker rooms

Vodacom Super Rugby Records – Vodacom Bulls

TITLES

3

2007, 2009, 2010

BIGGEST VSR WIN

89

Vodacom Bulls (92) vs Reds (3)

LONGEST UNBEATEN STREAK

9

2013

MOST CAPS

140

Victor Matfield

MOST POINTS IN A SEASON

263

Morné Steyn

MOST TRIES IN A SEASON

10

Björn Basson

MOST PENALTIES IN A SEASON

57

Morné Steyn

MOST CONVERSIONS IN A SEASON

40

Handré Pollard

MOST DROP GOALS IN A SEASON

11

Morné Steyn

MOST POINTS IN A MATCH

35

Morné Steyn (twice)

MOST TRIES IN A MATCH

3

Wynand Olivier, Warrick Gelant (twice), Adriaan Strauss, Rosko Specman

MOST PENALTIES IN A MATCH

8

Derick Hougaard

MOST CONVERSIONS IN A MATCH

11

Derick Hougaard

MOST DROP GOALS IN A MATCH

4

Morné Steyn

Currie Cup Records – Vodacom Blue Bulls

TITLES

23

Multiple years (four shared)

BIGGEST CC WIN

139

Vodacom Blue Bulls (147) vs SWD Eagles (8)

LONGEST UNBEATEN STREAK

15

1989

MOST CAPS

126

Burger Geldenhuys

MOST POINTS IN A SEASON

268

Johan Heunis

MOST TRIES IN A SEASON

18

Ettienne Botha

MOST PENALTIES IN A SEASON

45

Johan Heunis

MOST CONVERSIONS IN A SEASON

47

Johan Heunis

MOST DROP GOALS IN A SEASON

20

Naas Botha

MOST POINTS IN A MATCH

40

Casper Steyn

MOST TRIES IN A MATCH

7

Jacques Olivier

MOST PENALTIES IN A MATCH

9

Derick Hougaard

MOST CONVERSIONS IN A MATCH

14

Lance Sherrell

MOST DROP GOALS IN A MATCH

5

Naas Botha