|- | colspan=" 2" style=" text-align: center; padding: 0.5em; " bgcolor=" white" | |- | Sport | bgcolor=#EEEEEE| Rugby with XV |- | Emblem | bgcolor=#EEEEEE| Bull |- | Nickname | bgcolor=#EEEEEE| Bloue Bubble (Afrikaans) |- | Founded in | bgcolor=#EEEEEE| 1938 |- | Competition | bgcolor=#EEEEEE| Currie Cup |- | Colors | bgcolor=#EEEEEE| Shirt sky decorated with a flower with will stack red, shorts and low marine |- | President | bgcolor=#EEEEEE| Andrew Scholtz |- | Trainer | bgcolor=#EEEEEE| Dawie Theron |- | Stage | bgcolor=#EEEEEE| Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria (51 762 places) |- | Official site | bgcolor=#EEEEEE| bluebulls.co.za |}
The Blue bulldozers (Afrikaans: " Bloue Bulle") are a South-African team of Rugby to XV which takes part each year in the Currie Cup. For reasons of sponsoring, it is also called Vodacom Blue bulldozers , of the name of the company of telephony which it sponsored. It was initially called Northern Transvaal, then Mobil Blue bulldozers at the end of the Nineties. She plays with a blue shirt sky and evolves/moves in Loftus Versfeld of Pretoria. She should not be confused with bulldozers, team which disputes the Super 14, even if she provides him the essence of her infrastructures sporting and administrative, like her players.
HistoryFollowing a scission of the federation of the Transvaal, the club is founded in 1938 to represent the districts of the north of the province. After some scattered victories, it dominates the Seventies and Eighties, gaining the Currie Cup 11 times between 1973 and 1991. The epic competition which then opposed it to the Western Province was one of the greatest duels of the history of the South-African sport (eleven finales on the whole between the two teams, including seven between 1979 and 1989). The player emblematic of this time was his fair opener Naas Botha. The club took again this hegemony in 2002, disputing the five last finales, for four victories (including one divided with Free State).
Traditionally, this province calls upon the ancestral virtues of South-African Rugby: the physical challenge, pride and arrogance. It represented the rural people afrikaner a long time, in opposition to the townsmen of Transvaal and the Western Province and always provided a considerable quantity of international to the national team, the Springboks. She also faced, and gave wire to retordre, all the teams in round, beating in particular All Blacks for their 700e match in 1976 (29-27).
Following the political changes of the Nineties, which involved modifications of place names, in particular of the provinces, South Africa, the club had to give up its traditional name of Northern Transvaal and fact of its nickname, Blue bulldozers, its official designation. The club was selected to dispute the first edition of the competition interprovinces of the southern hemisphere, the Super 10 of which it reached the semi-finals, demolishes by the future winner, the Auckland Blues, and took part in it still twice, before being replaced in 1997 by the frankness from the Blue bulldozers.
Blue bulldozers provided nearly 80 players to the Springboks.
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