PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME John Philip
SURNAME Botha
HEIGHT 202 cm
WEIGHT 122 Kg
BIRTH DATE 22 September 1979
BIRTH PLACE Newcastle
MARITIAL STATUS Married
FAVOURITE FILM 300, Braveheart
FAVOURITE MUSIC Any Afrikaans
FAVOURITE FOOD Braaivleis
PRIMARY SCHOOL Goedehoop Primary School, Secunda
SECONDARY SCHOOL Vereeniging THS & Middelburg THS
PLAYER WRITE-UP
A member of the RWC winning squad in 2007, Bakkies Botha has been amongst the best No 4 locks in the world in recent seasons, displaying a high work rate and uncompromising physicality at the contact points. At one stage during his long career, he and Danie Rossouw were the only players who have winners’ medals from the Rugby World Cup, Castle Tri-Nations, Castle South Africa 2009 Lions Series, Vodacom Super Rugby, Absa Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup. He played in three Rugby World Cup tournaments.

Position: Lock
Province: Toulon (France), previously Blue Bulls
Springbok number: 733
Test debut: 9 November 2002 vs France in Marseilles aged 23
Total tests: 83
Tour matches: 1
Total Springbok matches: 84
Win ratio: 63-20-0
Honours: SA Rugby Player of the Year nominee (2003, 2004 & 2005).
Along with Victor Matfield, he holds the world record for the most Tests as a lock combination in the starting line-up (63).

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Lock
PROVINCE Toulon, France
TRIES 24
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 120
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 83
TRIES 7
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 35
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Argentina 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 15 9 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
British Isles 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England 8 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 5
Fiji 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 4 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 5
Georgia 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Ireland 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 10
Italy 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Namibia 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 15 8 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
Pacific Islanders 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tonga 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uruguay 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 10
USA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
South Africa Castle Lager Outgoing Tour - 2014
South Africa The Castle Lager Rugby Championship - 2014
Springboks Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2014
South Africa Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2014
2014 Springboks 2014 Springboks - 2014
South Africa Castle Lager Outgoing Tour - 2013
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2011
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2011
South Africa Castle Tri-Nations - 2011
South Africa Outgoing Tours - 2010
Springboks Outgoing Tours - 2010
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2010
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2009
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2009
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2009
South Africa British & Irish Lions Tour - 2009
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2009
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2008
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2008
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2008
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2008
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2007
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
South Africa XV World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
South Africa World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2006
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2005
South Africa Nelson Mandela Challenge - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2005
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Qualifying Round - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2005
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 12 - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2004
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2004
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2004
Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2004
Bulls Vodacom Super 12 - 2004
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2003
South Africa RWC Warm-ups - 2003
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2003
SA 'A' Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2003
Bulls Vodacom Super 12 - 2003
South Africa Springboks Outgoing Tour - 2002
Blue Bulls Bankfin Currie Cup - 2002
South Africa A Incoming Tours - 2002
Bulls Vodacom Super 12 - 2002
Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup - 2002
South Africa A SA A tour to Europe - 2001
Blue Bulls Bankfin Currie Cup - 2001
Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup - 2001
Falcons Bankfin Currie Cup - 2000
Falcons Vodacom Cup - 2000
South Africa U/19 FIRA U19 - 1998

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