Alongside their mission to be South Africa’s top rugby team, the Vodacom Bulls also want to strike a blow for conservation. In the 2019 season they will partner with SANParks and Wild Card to raise awareness of conservation matters.

The Vodacom Bulls are wearing their heart on their sleeve. Known as the protectors of Fortress Loftus, the Bulls are also taking on the role of custodians of our natural heritage. In 2019 the #BullsFamily will join forces with SANParks and Wild Card to put the spotlight on conservation issues. The first step is a new away strip.

Thursday 29 November 2018 saw the launch of the new jersey in green and white, a visible declaration of their commitment to Mother Nature. Whenever the Vodacom Bulls run onto the field in their new strip, they will engage spectators on the issues affecting our natural heritage.

South Africa is home to the largest population of white rhino in the world, as well as iconic African animals such as elephant and lion, which are all under threat from poaching. In addition, our wildlife is under pressure from habitat loss, animal-human conflict, climate change and disease. National parks and other protected areas provide a safe haven for these and hundreds of other species.

This is not the first time the Vodacom Bulls have come out for conservation. In June 2018 several players and a couple of Wild Card members helped to track, collar and vaccinate wild dogs in the Kruger National Park.

“We are especially proud of the green and white jersey as this further strengthens our bond with conservation groups,” says Blue Bulls company CEO Barend van Graan. The new away jersey is on sale for R799 at Puma, Totalsports, Sportsman Warehouse and selected retailers. In partnership with Wild Card and SANParks, the team has some exciting initiatives lined up for 2019. Watch this space!