Some South African rugby fans have been taken by surprise that one of the country's favourite rugby teams, the Bulls rejected hard core rugby traditionalists' views on Monday and unveiled a dramatic new purple and pink away kit that the rugby team will wear in this year’s Super Rugby competition.
Local newspaper, Pretoria News, reports that the striking colours mark a
significant image shift for the Bulls from the traditional light blue.
Kit manufacturer, Puma, says it was inspired by the purple jacaranda
trees that mark the streets of Pretoria where the the team is based.
Bulls captain Pierre Spies said on Monday that the kit manufacturer had
certainly changed the pace since their arrival at the Bulls and the team
felt that their new jersey – a complete contrast in colour from the
traditional kit – “is a great way to celebrate a new partnership”.
The players are also 100 percent behind the colour change and will be playing as hard as ever... in pink.
Puma South Africa’s marketing director, Brett Bellinger, said: “In
designing the new away shirt they wanted to create a statement, so we
opted for a striking one inspired by the purple jacaranda trees that are
synonymous with Pretoria.”
The Super Rugby replica away shirt will be available in shops from February 24 and will sell for R599.
Does this mean that the Blue Bulls are now the Pink Bulls? You decide.
Personally i would prefer seeing the whole team play like this :
Springbok Pierre Spies
D.O.B: June 8, 1985
Position: No. 8
Rugby Team: Blue Bulls
National Team: Springboks