The Bulls were formed in 1998. In the first two years of the Super 12/14 competition the franchise was represented by the Currie Cup team, the Blue Bulls (Nthn Transvaal). The current franchise represents the South African Rugby Regions of Pretoria, Gauteng Province & Limpopo Province. Their home ground is Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria.
Their colours are Dark Blue with Light Blue trim.
The Bulls play 7 games at Home & 6 Away in the 2010 season. Their bye is in the 4th round.
Their 2010 coach is Frans Ludeke.
Previous coaches were: John Williams, Kitch Christie, Eugene van Wyk, Heyneke Meyer, Phil Pretorius & Rudi Joubert.
The captain is scum half Fourie du Preez.
The Bulls finished in 1st position at the end of the 2009 round-robin stages.
They have finished in the top 4 of the round-robin stages of the Super competition 5 times out of 14 years, the latest in 2009. Their worst finish was last, 3 times in 1999, 2001 & 2002.
In the Top 4 play-offs thay have featured in two finals, winning both in 2007 & 2009.
Their Home & Away winning percentage is 58% & 27% respectively. Their average Home & Away scores against all teams is: 29.8 v 26.5 at Home & 20.6 v 31.0 Away. Their toughest opponents at Home are the Stormers, Crusaders & Hurricanes & Away are the Blues closely followed by the Brumbies, Chiefs, Crusaders, Highlanders & Reds.
Their best score & winning margin (+89) was 92-3 against the Reds in 2007. Their worst score was 27-75 against the Crusaders in 2000 & worst losing margin (-64) against the Brumbies in 1999.
They are 2nd on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ $5.50. On overseas betting places they are also picked 2nd = @ $5.50.
Their website is: www.thebulls.co.za