Bulls go pink and purple

The Bulls’ new away jersey was unveiled on Valentine’s Day – and you’ll either love it or hate it.

According to the press release from Puma, the striking colour marks a significant image shift for the Bulls and is inspired by the purple Jacaranda trees that characterise their hometown Pretoria.

The away shirt, as with the blue home shirt launched in December 2011, has a dramatic ‘smash’ design inspired by the phrase ‘bull in a china shop’ and expresses the Bulls’ powerful playing style. The complexity of the design, which combines a chevron-like effect, is designed to distract opposition players.

Bulls captain Pierre Spies said: ‘Puma has certainly changed the pace since their arrival at the Bulls and the team feels that our away jersey, a complete contrast from our traditional kit, is a great way to celebrate a new partnership.’