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A Must-have for Fans: Wim van der Berg’s 75 Blue Bull Legends

75 Blou Bul Legendes75 Blue Bull LegendsA legend is a player who is admired and revered by all, even beyond the boundaries of provincialism. Northern Transvaal and the Blue Bulls have produced some of the world’s greatest rugby legends.

One name that you will remember is Frik du Preez, the lock who could drop, place and score. Tactical kicks are synonym to Naas Botha, he can even brag in a howling wind and driving rain so true to Port Elizabeth. Joost van der Westhuizen brought a new dimension to scrum-half play by becoming more than merely a link or a tactical kicker. And Victor Matfield who ruled the line-outs of the rugby world are only a few who are included in this remarkable book.

In this book the careers and achievements of 75 legends of Northern Transvaal, Blue Bulls and Bulls players over the first 75 years of the union’s independence since 1938 are discussed.

About the author

Wim van der Berg is the editor in chief of Blou, the official magazine for the Bulls and the Blue Bulls. He is a well-known sport writer and author and has contributed to many publications during the past 40 years. Van der Berg played rugby up until the age of 57, was a senior club referee, coached on first league level, served on the committees of various clubs and was also manager and coach for various sevens rugby teams.

Van der Berg has published a wide variety of books: 150 Years of South African Rugby and The Extraordinary Book of South African Rugby (both available in Afrikaans); as well as Great Moments in Currie Cup History. Together with Gerhard Burger he co-wrote Blue Bulls: 70 Years of Glory (also in Afrikaans) and A Lions Tale.

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