|Position: Flyhalf |
Club: University of Pretoria RFC
Province: Northern Transvaal (1980)
Springbok number: 502
Test debut: 26 April 1980 vs South America in Johannesburg aged 22
Last test: 14 November 1992 vs England in London aged 34
Total tests: 28
Tour matches: 12
Total Springbok matches: 40
Win ratio: 19-9-0
Tours: South America 1980; New Zealand & USA 1981; France & England 1992
Captain in 9 tests
Captain of the 1992 Springbok touring team to France & England.
SA Rugby Player of the Year, 1979, 1981, 1985 & 1987; SA Rugby Player of the Year nominee, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1991 & 1992; SA Rugby Young Player of the Year nominee, 1977.
Scored points in all 28 tests; Second longest international career by a Springbok - 12 Years, 202 days; Holds record for most career drop goals in tests by a Springbok (18) and in all matches for the Springboks (27); Shares record for most consecutive tests as a flyhalf with Bennie Osler and Jaco van der Westhuyzen (17).
Brother of Darius Botha