Cheetahs and Bulls to play SuperRugby warm up

Pretoria based Super Rugby franchise the Bulls and Bloemfontein’s Cheetahs have announced that they will play a Super Rugby warm up match at he Peter Mokaba Stadium on 24 January 2015.

The Super Rugby warmup match will be hosted by the Polokwane Municipality, at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

With kick off set for 17h00 on 24 January 2015 a host of activities will preceed the match.

Both teams will be looking to assert a bit of early dominance over their rivals, and will no doubt be looking to send a positive pre-season message to their fans.

The Bulls will take to the impressive 45 000-seater World Cup stadium for the fourth consecutive year. This fixture forms part of a partnership between the Blue Bulls Company (BBCo) and the Polokwane Municipality which is aimed at generating funds for tertiary students in the Province.

Barend van Graan, CEO of the Blue Bulls Company, said that the Polokwane fixture has fast become one of the highlights of their pre-season preparations: “It’s always a real pleasure for our team to play in Polokwane. “

“The professionalism shown by the organsing committee is always of the highest standard, and reception we recieve from the fans is also something that our players and management really look forward to. It’s also a great specticle for all the rugby fans in Polokwane, as most of them are not able to travel for to Pretoria or Bloemfontein for Super Rugby games.”

“But most importantly, we are honoured that by participating in this match, we can assist in enabling young learners to further their education.”

Polokwane Executive Mayor, Cllr Thembi Nkadimeng said besides entertainment for the fans, “the game presents a welcome opportunity for the municipality to raise funds for tertiary students who will in future assist it in realising the 2030 Smart City Vision. Our appreciation goes to the Blue Bulls Company for their continued partnership on this journey”.

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