Puma shows love for the Vodacom Bulls by launching new away kit on Valentine's Day

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Pretoria, South Africa, 14 February 2012 – PUMA® has unveiled a dramatic new Away kit that the Vodacom Bulls rugby team will sport in the Vodacom Super Rugby 2012 competition. The striking colour marks a significant image shift for the Vodacom Bulls and is inspired by the purple Jacaranda trees that characterise their hometown Pretoria.


Vodacom Bulls captain Pierre Spies says: “PUMA have certainly changed the pace since their arrival at the Bulls and the team feels that our Away jersey, a complete contrast from our traditional kit, is a great way to celebrate a new partnership.”


The Away shirt, as with the home shirt launched in December 2011, has a dramatic “smash” design inspired by the phrase “bull in a china shop” and expresses the Vodacom Bulls’ powerful playing style. The complexity of the design, which combines a chevron-like effect, is designed to distract opposition players.


PUMA South Africa’s Marketing Director Brett Bellinger says: “In designing the new Away shirt PUMA wanted to create a statement on the field, so we have opted for a striking colourway inspired by the purple Jacaranda trees that are synonymous with Pretoria.”


PUMA has a long-term deal to supply full technical kit to both the Vodacom Blue Bulls and Vodacom Bulls rugby teams, and is the official distributor of the teams’ match replica gear.


The Vodacom Super Rugby replica away shirt will be available in stores on 24 February 2012 and will retail for R599.

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5 Responses to Puma shows love for the Vodacom Bulls by launching new away kit on Valentine's Day

  1. Gerald Deysel says:

    Then they might as well change their name from the Blue Bulls to the Pink Pooftas…. Looks stupid if you ask me.. I am a Sharks supporter but still respect the Bulls, but they will loose my respect with this pink girly jersey.

  2. Percy says:

    Well, on behalf of the Gay Pride Union, we think its adorable and prgressive. A real statement that Gay men love rugby too!

  3. Jacques says:

    It makes the Bulls look very pretty and we all want a pretty team. Maybe they should be called the Poodles. We are the BLUE Bulls not the Pink and Purple. Yes the design is great I like the bull in china shop concept, but please replace the pink with another more neutral colour. Away colours or not why was pink the choice of the away colours? Purple is fine and agree with the Jacaranda trees that are synonymous with Pretoria, but purple would look just as nice when combined with an alternative colour. By combining pink and purple it makes it look more like a ladies team shirt than a male team shirt. When you think of rugby you think of warriors going into battle fighting for the right to be the best in the world. What you wear into battle is made to show dominance and pride as well as fear and intimidation and I feel that combining those colours do not reflect that way of thinking what so ever.

  4. andries says:

    Wie hierdie bsluit geneem het moet afgedank word en kaalvoet uit Pretoria gejaag word
    Ek sal onder geen omstandigheid dood in hierdie trui gevind word nie. Enige iemand wat die trui koop is beroof van enige commin sense , daar was niks fout met die ou truie nie .As puma nie die truie verander nie onder neem ek om voortaan geen puma handelsware tekoop

  5. Tobris27 says:

    This is great, creative and just overall revolutionary kit!!! so happy that the Bulls are leading with this…PUMA is a great company to partner with and there is no one to date that comes close to this. i will wear this with pride.

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