Gary Botha

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Gary Botha
ST vs RCT - December 2011 - Gary Botha.jpg
Full name Gary van Ginkel Botha
Date of birth (1981-10-12) October 12, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Pretoria, South Africa
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 16 st 10 lb (234 lb, 106 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Harlequin F.C.
Stade Toulousain
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002–06 Blue Bulls  ? (?)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
73 (40)
correct as of correct as of 23 June 2010.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005 – South Africa 12 (0)
correct as of 2007-09-01.

Gary Botha (born (1981-10-12)October 12, 1981 in Pretoria, South Africa) is a professional rugby union player, who currently plays as a hooker for Stade Toulousain have signed from the Bulls in the Summer of 2011. He also plays for the South African national team. He spent 2 seasons playing for Harlequins in the Guinness Premiership in England after the 2007 Rugby World Cup, he remained with the Quins from 2007 until 2009.[1]

Botha has won the Currie Cup with the Blue Bulls, the Super 14 title with the Bulls and was part of the Springbok squad that won the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Botha made his debut for the Springboks in 2005, in a match against Australia at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, replacing captain John Smit.

Botha has played Rugby League for the South African Rhinos at the age of 18.[2]


South Africa u21
Blue Bulls
  • Currie Cup: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 (Shared Blue Bulls/Free State Cheetahs)
South Africa


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