Bulls (rugby club)

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The Bulls are a South African Rugby Union team competing in the Super 12 competition. They are based in Pretoria and centred around the Blue Bulls (Pretoria) union, but also draw players from the Pumas (Witbank), the Falcons (Kempton Park) and the Leopards (Potchefstroom). Prior to 1998, they competed in the Super 12 as the Blue Bulls.

Their best Super 12 performance was in the inaugural year of the competition, 1996, when (as the Blue Bulls) they finished third on the table and reached the semi-finals, only to be defeated by the eventual cup winners, the Auckland Blues. They equalled this performance in 2005, when a very poor start to the season was followed by six straight wins to earn them a semi-final berth, where they were defeated by the New South Wales Waratahs.

Super 12 positions

(as Blue Bulls)
1996 ..4th .. (lost semi-final to Auckland Blues)
1997 ..8th
(as The Bulls)
1998 ..11th
1999 ..12th
2000 ..11th
2001 ..12th
2002 ..12th
2003 ..6th
2004 ..6th
2005 ..3rd .. (lost semi-final to New South Wales Waratahs)

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