Are the Blue Bulls powerless without their Superhero jerseys? On the evidence of what we’ve seen in the Super Rugby season so far, the answer is a definite yes. Pote Human’s men started their campaign (wearing their Captain America kit) with an impressive 40-3 win over the Stormers. They then travelled to Argentina wearing their regular strip, and were soundly beaten by the Jaguares. The Superhero uniforms came back in Round 3 and 4, and so did the Bulls, producing dominant performances to see off both the Lions and Sharks to go top of the South African conference.
Few would’ve then expected the men from Pretoria to lose to a Chiefs side that had started their campaign on a horror note- 4 losses and a draw. Surely the well rested Bulls (they had a bye last weekend) would be too strong on the Highveld for Colin Cooper’s side? Instead what followed was an absolutely lacklustre Bulls performance as the Chiefs, bottom of the NZ conference, scored seven tries to steamroll the home side 56-20 at Loftus. It was at this same venue a decade ago that the Chiefs had been thrashed 61-17 in the 2009 Super Rugby final, but today’s Bulls looked a pale shadow of Frans Ludeke’s title winning team as the men from Waikato found gaps in their defence at will. It was the Chiefs’ highest ever victory margin over the men from Pretoria (beating the 33 point win they had back in 2000) Continue reading
The Waikato Chiefs have unveiled a new special edition heritage jersey. Inspired by their 1996 uniform, the Chiefs wore it for their clash against the Hurricanes at the FMG Stadium earlier today (15 March, 2019). 300 limited edition versions of the shirt will be available for the public to snap up, with the aim of providing funds to the club’s older players.
The game ended in a 23-23 draw, the first one in the 2019 Super Rugby season.
After seeing off the Stormers and the Lions, the Bulls will be looking to make it three wins in a row against South African opposition when they host the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday evening. Pote Human’s men have been the surprise package of the competition so far, demolishing the Stormers 40-3 in their season opener and following it up with an impressive 30-12 win over 2017 finalists the Lions at Ellis Park last weekend.
Both of these wins have come in the Bulls’ special Captain America jersey, and their solitary loss this season was when the men from Pretoria wore their normal strip to Argentina for their clash against the Jaguares.
This the new Golden Lions Marvel Jersey 2019, a special edition Super Hero third kit for the Johannesburg based Lions for the upcoming Super Rugby 2019. The Lions will be wearing Spiderman themed uniforms for select SR games this season, as can be seen in the pics below. Continue reading
This is the new Sharks Black Panther Rugby jersey 2019, a special edition Marvel Super Hero shirt that will serve as the third uniform for the Natal Sharks for the upcoming season. The Sharks have been given Black Panther (Wakanda Forever!) while the Pretoria based Blue Bulls will be wearing Captain America jerseys.
Outside centre Lukhanyo Am and winger Sbu Nkosi, both capped Springboks, are here seen wearing the Cell C Sharks Black Panther third jersey Continue reading