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name applied to any of a large number of hoofed, ruminant mammals of the cattle family (Bovidae), which also includes the bison, buffalo, sheep, and goats. Found in Africa and Eurasia, they range in size from pygmy antelopes, 12 in.
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(Boselaphus tragocamelus), an even-toed ungulate of the family Bovidae. The male is about 2 m long, has a shoulder height of up to 1.5 m, and weighs about 200 kg. The female is smaller. The males have short horns that have a triangular cross section; the females are hornless. The nilgai is gray with white and black markings and has a small mane. The ungulate is found on the Hindustan Peninsula, where it lives in forests or, less frequently, on plains. The animals stay in small groups or are solitary. They feed on grasses and on the shoots and leaves of trees. Nilgais have no definite mating season. Two offspring constitute a normal litter. Nilgais sometimes damage crops. In the USSR, nilgais are raised in Askaniia-Nova.

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AUTHOR'S NOTES: After taking my blue bull, I became an opportunist, meaning that any good trophy within range was fair game.
He added: "As great as it was to work in the Blue Bulls set-up, in the end you need minutes on the field, and moving down to Cape Town offered me that chance.
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This will be a Sportsman's Evening with special guest speakers in dual code Welsh and Lions international and former Blue Bulls player, John Devereux, and former Great Britain Rugby League international Andy Gregory.
The Demons battled valiantly throughout and deserved more than two tries and they had one of the best players on the pitch in Rogerson, but the Blue Bulls were the much stronger side on the day with many debutants shining, including Dave Upton and Dai Stone.
And this year they have the three of their four home matches against fellow big guns - Blue Bulls, Lions and WP - before the Boks come back into contention in the middle of September.
He joined rivals Bridgend Blue Bulls RLFC in 2005 and scored a hat-trick of tries in their Harry Jepson Trophy Final.
The Blue Bulls look better treated on the fixture list than defending champions Sharks, with first-choice Springboks absent until week ten at the earliest because of the Tri-Nations.
Torfaen play the Blue Bulls in the Welsh Grand Final next Sunday.
Three South African provincial sides, including the Super 12 outfit the Blue Bulls, will be joined by the national sides from Canada, Romania and Namibia and the two Scottish super districts, Glasgow Caledonians and Edinburgh Reivers.
BRIDGEND Blue Bulls take their record of eight straight wins to Hereford Rugby Club to take on West Midlands Champions Telford Raiders in the quarter-final of the prestigious Harry Jepson Trophy today (2.
VALLEY Cougars won their second Co-operativeWelsh Conference Premier title yesterday after edging out Bridgend Blue Bulls 46-44 in an outstanding match at Caerphilly.