Border join Bulls franchise

Date published: May 20 2016

The Bulls have confirmed that the Border Rugby Union has signed up to be part of their Super Rugby franchise.

Last week the Bulls announced that they had entered into a partnership agreement with Boland and the Pumas Rugby Unions and on Friday confirmed that the Border Rugby Union is now also part of that agreement.

Blue Bulls Company CEO Barend van Graan reiterated on his sentiments from last week’s announcement.

"The Bulls are excited about the partnership, as we firmly believe that this strategic relationship will notonly benefit the teams involved but will certainly enhance rugby in the various regions, ultimately strengthening the franchise and improving the Bulls performances in the long term," he said.

Monde Tabata, Administrator of the Border Rugby Union also expressed enthusiasm to take the relationship forward.

"There are many talented players in Border and they need anaspirational guide, and I believe that the Vodacom Bulls could fulfill that role," said  Tabata.

"The Bulls also have coaching capacity and skills available that will immensely assist the needs of Border. The strategy (blue print) must be a working relationship that will inspire the partners and deliver top rugby players for all concerned. The relationship must be seen to provide local boys with great opportunities to excel and reach new heights in their careers."