1989-97 (Zulus)

Before the formation of the Sabres, Sheffield’s University team was known as the Zulus. Though affiliated to the University of Sheffield the team was a collaboration between both the city’s Universities. Briefly known as the Pirates, the Zulus had mixed success in the British Collegiate American Football League (BCAFL). Prior to their folding in 1997 they managed to earn two playoff births, both cut short in the first round.

1996-97

Schedule
Away Team Home Team
Sheffield Zulus 0-1 Lancaster Bomber
Lancaster Bombers 1-0 Sheffield Zulus
Leeds Celtics 45-6 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 28-42 Newcastle Mariners
Sheffield Zulus 0-1 Nottingham Outlaws
Staffordshire Stallions 48-0 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 0-0 Sunderland Wearwolves

BCAFL Northern Conference- Eastern Division
Team Won Lost Tied PCT. For Against
Lancaster Bombers 7 1 0 0.875 254 122
Leeds Celtics 6 2 0 0.750 311 111
Newcastle Mariners 5 3 0 0.625 270 151
Sunderland Wearwolves 3 3 2 0.500 88 164
Sheffield Zulus 0 6 1 0.071 34 138
Teeside Demons 0 6 1 0.071 24 230

1995-96

Schedule
Away Team Home Team
Sheffield Zulus 0-1 Glasgow Tigers
Sheffield Zulus 12-0 Hull Sharks
Leicester Lemmings 24-6 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 12-6 Leicester Lemmings
Sheffield Zulus 0-30 Loughborough Aces
Loughborough Aces 46-0 Sheffield Zulus
Staffordshire Stallions 2-8 Sheffield Zulus
Strathclyde Hawks 0-0 Sheffield Zulus

BCAFL Northern Conference- Central Division
Team Won Lost Tied PCT. For Against
Loughborough Aces 8 0 0 1.000 230 20
Leicester Lemmings 4 2 2 0.625 53 51
Sheffield Zulus
3 4 1 0.438 38 109
Hull Sharks 3
5
0
0.375 62
101
Staffordshire Stallions 1 6 1 0.188 22 104

1994-95

Schedule
Away Team Home Team
Hull Sharks 12-20 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 24-12 Leicester Lemmings
Leicester Lemmings 8-0 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 9-16 Loughborough Aces
Staffordshire Stallions 18-6 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 0-0 Staffordshire Stallions
Stirling Clansmen 6-41 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 14-72 Glasgow Tigers

BCAFL Northern Conference- Central Division
Team Won Lost Tied PCT. For Against
Staffordshire Stallions 6 0 2 0.875 144 39
Loughborough Aces 7 1 0 0.875 247 54
Leicester Lemmings 4 4 0 0.500 107 86
Sheffield Zulus 3
4
1
0.438 114
144
Hull Sharks 1 6 1 0.188 54 188

1993-94

Schedule
Away Team Home Team
Glasgow Tigers 0-0 Sheffield Zulus
Hull Sharks 6-7 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 0-48 Hull Sharks
Sheffield Zulus 6-12 Leeds Celtics
Sheffield Zulus 33-0 Sunderland Wearwolves
Sunderland Wearwolves 8-50 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 0-0 Teesside Demons
Sheffield Zulus 0-0 Glasgow Tigers

BCAFL Northern Conference

Team Won Lost Tied PCT. For Against
Glasgow Tigers 7 0 1 0.938 232 40
Leeds Celtics 6 0 2 0.875 107 24
Paisley Panthers 6 2 0 0.750 73 65
Sheffield Zulus 4 2 2 0.625 129 65
Teesside demons 3 3 2 0.500 100 61
Hull Sharks 3 4 1 0.438 75 73
Lancaster Bombers 2 3 3 0.438 72 69
Newcastle Mariners 2 4 2 0.375 72 133
Strathclyde Hawks 2 5 1 0.312 58 81
Stirling Clansmen 0 5 3 0.188 33 126
Sunderland Wearwolves 0 7 1 0.062 14 219

1992-93

Schedule
Away Team Home Team
Sheffield Zulus 14-6 Hull Sharks
Hull Sharks 6-0 Sheffield Zulus
Leeds Celtics 44-26 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 12-6 Newcastle Mariners
Sunderland Wearwolves 0-39 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 8-0 Sunderland Wearwolves
Lancaster Bombers 0-8 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 0-0 Lancaster Bombers
Sheffield Zulus 12-42 Leeds Celtics

BCAFL Northern Conference

Team Won Lost Tied PCT. For Against
Glasgow Tigers 8 0 0 1.000 174 28
Leeds Celtics 7 0 1 0.938 166 45
Sheffield Zulus 5 2 1 0.688 107 63
Strathclyde Hawks
5
3
0
0.625 53
56
Paisley Panthers 3 3 2 0.500 122 96
Lancaster Bombers 3 4 1 0.438 39 84
Hull Sharks 3 5 0 0.375 45 65
Teeside Demons 3 5 0 0.375 81 122
Sunderland Wearwolves 2 5 1 0.312 42 100
Stirling Clansmen 1 6 1 0.188 33 134
Newcastle Mariners 0 7 1 0.062 14 84

1991-92

Schedule
Away Team Home Team
Sheffield Zulus 20-8 Lancaster Bombers
Lancaster Bombers 0-20 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 6-2 Leeds Celtics
Leeds Celtics 1-0 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 0-1 Teesside Demons
Teeside Demons 16-6 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 014-2 Hull Sharks
Hull Sharks 0-10 Sheffield Zulus

BCAFL Northern Conference

Team Won Lost Tied PCT. For Against
Strathclyde Hakws 6 2 0 0.750 199 58
Teeside Demons 6 2 0 0.750 85 41
Leeds Celtics 5 1 2 0.750 76 34
Sheffield Zulus 5 3 0 0.625 76 30
Glasgow Tigers 5 3 0 0.625 80 71
Hull Sharks 3 4 1 0.438 38 78
Paisley Panthers 2 6 0 0.250 35 94
Stirling Clansmen 1 6 1 0.188 17 102
Lancaster Bombers 1 7 0 0.125 31 129

1990-91

Schedule
Away Team Home Team
Hull Sharks 6-6 Sheffield Zulus
Leeds Celtics 12-8 Sheffield Zulus
Leeds Celtics 19-6 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 0-1 Leeds Celtics
Sheffield Zulus 1-0 Newcastle Mariners
Newcastle Mariners 0-1 Sheffield Zulus
Sheffield Zulus 0-1 Hull Sharks
Hull Sharks 28-0 Sheffield Zulus

BCAFL Northern Conference

Team Won Lost Tied PCT. For Against
Teeside Demons 7 0 1 0.938 102 40
Strathclyde Hakws 6 0 2 0.875 99 26
Leeds Celtics 5 2 1 0.688 104 101
Hull Sharks 3 2 3 0.562 64 60
Glasgow Tigers 3 3 2 0.500 91 53
Paisley Panthers 3 4 1 0.438 14 130
Sheffield Zulus 2 5 1 0.312 22 67
Stirling Clansmen 1 6 1 0.188 70 81
Newcastle Mariners 0 8 0 0.000 0 8

1989-90

Schedule
Away Team Home Team
Hull Sharks 22-6 Sheffield Pirates
Sheffield Pirates 6-14 Hull Sharts
Sheffield Pirates 1-0 Newcastle Scholars
Newcastle Scholars 0-1 Sheffield Pirates
Teeside Demons 66-0 Sheffield Pirates
Sheffield Pirates 0-1 Teeside Demons

BCAFL Northern Conference

Team Won Lost Tied PCT. For Against
Teeside Demons 4 0 2 0.833 137 40
Hull Sharks 4 0 2 0.833 88 50
Sheffield Pirates 2 4 0 0.333 14 103
Newcastle Scholars 0 6 0 0.000 14 60