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) 12 October 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Pretoria, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 106 kg (16 st 10 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–2006 Blue Bulls ()
2003 Sharks 10 (5)
2004–2007 Bulls 49 (25)
2007–2009 Harlequins 40 (25)
2009–2011 Bulls 28 (15)
2009–2011 Blue Bulls 21 (5)
2011–2013 Toulouse 24 (10)
Correct as of 1 July 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2007 South Africa (tests) 14 (0)
2005–2007 South Africa (tour) 2 (0)
Correct as of 1 July 2015

Gary van Ginkel Botha (born (1981-10-12)12 October 1981 in Pretoria, South Africa) is a former rugby union player, that professionally played as a hooker between 2002 and 2013. He spent the majority of his career at his home-town team the Blue Bulls and their affiliated Super Rugby team the Bulls, but he also had spells at the Sharks, at English side Harlequins and at French Top 14 side Toulouse. He also played in 12 test matches for South Africa from 2005 to 2007.[1]

In 2015, he was appointed as a technical consultant for the Blue Bulls forwards.[2]

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.[3]

Honours[edit]

South Africa Under-21
Blue Bulls
  • Currie Cup: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 (Shared Blue Bulls/Free State Cheetahs)
Bulls
South Africa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Africa / Players & Officials / Gary Botha". Scrum.com. late 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-19.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Vodacom Blue Bulls name Absa Currie Cup squad" (Press release). Bulls. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.iol.co.za/sport/rugby/hooker-botha-another-present-from-the-bulls-1.524837?ot=inmsa.ArticlePrintPageLayout.ot

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