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Bakkies Botha

Bakkies Botha
  • Name:Bakkies Botha
  • Date of Birth:September 22, 1979
  • Place of Birth:Newcastle, South Africa
  • Height:2.01m
  • Weight:118kg
  • Club:Toulon

Career Stats

Team Games Points
South Africa 55 35

Botha is the hard man in the Springbok pack, the archetypal enforcer.

Botha is the hard man in the Springbok pack, the archetypal enforcer. He's regarded as the best number four lock in the world getting through a mountain of work and providing a physical presence at around the rucks.

His presence also serves as powerful motivating factor for the Boks. He is a natural leader, both through actions and words. He is a powerful ball carrier, provides a go-to option at the front of the line-out and often pops up in support in loose play, showcasing his more subtle skill of anticipation.

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