Naka Drotské

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Naka Drotské
Full name Allen Erasmus Drotské
Date of birth (1971-03-15) 15 March 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Senekal, South Africa
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
School Grey College, Bloemfontein
Occupation(s) Rugby coach
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker / Coach
Youth Career
1992 SA Schools
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993–1999 Free State Cheetahs ()
1997–1999 Cats (20)
2000–2001 Bulls ()
2001–2003 London Irish 58 (10)
2004–2005 Free State Cheetahs 12 (0)
2004–2005 Cats 5 (0)
Correct as of 26 June 2013
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993–1999 South Africa 26 (15)
Correct as of 26 June 2013
Teams coached
Years Team
2007–2013 Free State Cheetahs
2007–2015 Cheetahs

Allen Erasmus 'Naka' Drotské (born 15 March 1971 in Senekal, South Africa) is a former South African rugby union player, who played for the Springboks between 1993 and 1999.

He played as a hooker in the South African provincial Currie Cup for the Blue Bulls and the Free State Cheetahs.

He was a member of the 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning team.

He started in the 2002 Powergen Cup Final at Twickenham, as London Irish defeated the Northampton Saints.[1]

Career[edit]

Provincial[edit]

  • Blue Bulls 2000–2001
  • Free State Cheetahs

National team[edit]

He played his first test match for the Springboks on 13 November 1993 against Argentina in Buenos Aires, a game the 'Boks won 52–23.

Honours with the Springboks[edit]

  • 26 caps
  • 3 tries
  • 15 points
  • Caps by season: 1 in 1993, 1 in 1995, 1 in 1996, 7 in 1997, 3 in 1998, 13 in 1999.
  • Took part in the 1995 Rugby World Cup (1 match, 0 starts) winners.
  • Took part in the 1999 Rugby World Cup (6 matches, 5 starts) 3rd place.

Coaching[edit]

After retiring from playing, Drostké coached the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup and the Cheetahs in Super Rugby between 2007 and 2015. He announced his retirement from coaching on 8 May 2015 to pursue other business interests.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exiles claim Cup glory". BBC Sport. 20 April 2002. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Naka retires as coach" (Press release). Cheetahs. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 

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