Was Naas Botha the greatest Springbok ever?

The Naas Botha of today is a well-known rugby commentator on the South African Supersport Channel, but in his day as a player he was one of the most feared match-winners in the game. Botha was best known for his deadly boot – whether he was punting the ball, place-kicking or drop-kicking, he stood in a class of his own.   Such was his brilliance that it didn’t take the British press long to dub him “Nasty Booter” when the Lions toured South Africa in 1980. They found out just…

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Are our current Springbok locks up to scratch? Who is our ENFORCER? VIDEO – Bakkies the ENFORCER

John Philip “Bakkies” Botha, born 22 September 1979 in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal Province and played as a lock for the Springboks until 22 November 2014.    He was a member of the national team that won the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France in addition to winning two Tri Nations titles in the 2004 Tri Nations Series and the 2009 Tri Nations Series.   Botha played for RC Toulonnais in the Top 14 after signing from Blue Bulls provincial team in the Currie Cup competition and the Bulls Super Rugby team. …

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Who is the best Springbok Hooker ever? Meet Uli [The Bully] Schmidt

Uli Schmidt was arguably the greatest hooker to ever represent South Africa. He broke the typical mold and was a mobile player who often acted as an extra loose forward.   He could run like a centre and was exceptionally strong for his size. He scored 74 first class tries, which is uncanny for a hooker.   This is a celebration of a true Springbok legend!       Watch: – Naas Botha, Springbok Rugby Captain and a Match Winning Genius   Please leave your questions and comments below:  …

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